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Lanzarote Weekend 17-19th October 2014

We’ve already published articles regarding the Marina Lanzarote opening in Arrecife and the Clas-Mu concert at Casa Ajei in San Bartolomé. Here’s details of other events happening around the island of Lanzarote this weekend.

Puerto del Carmen:


The XVIII Torneo Pesca de Altura La Tinosa 2014 will be held from Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th of October in the harbour of the old town Puerto del Carmen. This big game fishing competition attracts boats from other islands with a maximum limit of 50 vessels. The competition is held over 2 days with the boats leaving the harbour at 09:00 returning for 17:00 to confirm their tag and release catches with photographic evidence. To qualify for the tournament champion and top prize of a vehicle, a blue marlin weighing at least 300 kgs must be caught. The prize giving dinner will be held in the Plaza del Varadero at 21:30 on Saturday.

Nikki Beach 18 Oct

Power Emotions on Saturday 18th October at  read more »

Marina Lanzarote Grand Opening

The new Marina Lanzarote situated in the capital of Lanzarote will be holding their official opening this weekend.

Grand Opening Marina Lanzarote

The modern marina is situated opposite the quaint zone of Charco de San Ginés, on the opposite side of Puerto Naos to the cruise port. In just two years, this project has become a reality with many boats already taking advantage of the berths available in the capital.

Entrance to Marina Lanzarote in ArrecifeMarina Lanzarote

The marina has attracted some new brands to Lanzarote as well as outlets already established on the island, there is an information point, Hiperdino Express supermarket and Assa Sport centre.

Shops: Aloe+, Bijou Brigitte, Bodybell, Digital Zone, Joyería Santos, Joyería Txao, La Ormiga, Much Sneakers, Naracamicie, North Sails, Opti+ Visión, Pura Vida, Springfield, Sunglass Hut, Terali Shoes, Timberland, Yamamay & Woman Secret.

Restaurants: 100 Montaditos, Anema y Core, Asiático Marina, Burger King, Cappuccino Gran Cafe, Damien, La Pepa Food Market, Lilium, Lizarran, Plaza 24 & Smöoy.

Marina Lanzarote Grand Opening Programme  read more »

UD Lanzarote 2 Santa Ursula 1

A dramatic 94th minute penalty converted by captain Rosmen sees his side claim all three points which maintains the Rojillos 100% home record this season.

UD Lanzarote Rosmen-the-Lanzarote-Captain

The Conejeros (locals) dominated the early part of the match though it wasn’t until the 11th minute until the first strike of goal. Rosmen controlled the ball just inside the area and Brad fired in a shot which was palmed away by the Tenerife goalkeeper for a corner.

The visitors looked threatening from set pieces and in the 15th minute a free kick from the left found the head of ex Rojillo Faruk but his effort sailed over the woodwork.

Lanzarote were winning the battle in midfield with novice Brad Cockerill and the experienced Marcos Cabrera taking charge. The latter was unlucky when his strike from the edge of the area whistled over the bar.

The Rojillos held the majority of the possession but lacked ideas in the final third as  read more »

Gala Opera Night

Maestro MM have organised two more spectacular concert nights in Lanzarote on Friday 24th & Saturday 25th of October.

MM Gala Opera Night 1MM Gala Opera Night 2

Expect an evening of exciting, dramatic and powerfully emotional arias to feed the soul!

The programme includes famous Arias, Duets, Trios and Ensembles from the Operas and Operettas of Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Puccini, Bizet, Offenbach, Lehar and Verdi. Including scenes from La Bohéme, La Traviata, Rigoletto and Carmen.

Performed by Prima Voce (Artists of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London) including Anne Williams-King (Soprano), Heather Shipp (Mezzo Soprano), Geraint Dodd (Tenor), John Morgan (Baritone) and Nicholas Bosworth (Piano).

Friday 24th October 2014 20:00 Bodegas El Grifo

Saturday 25th October 2014 19:30 for 20:00 Under the Canopy in the marina at Puerto Calero

The concerts will be held in two very different locations,  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Sushi Bar Minato

This is by far my favourite sushi place in the island.  Sushi Bar Minato Lanzarote is in Puerto Calero, on the second floor directly opposite Las Carpas. Minato means port in Japanese and in their culture, it's a meeting point.

Susana making sushiSushi InstructorSushi teacher

I must admit I wasn't a great fan of sushi to start with, it was more of an acquired taste for me.

I first got to know them during the Wine Run in 2013 where I learned about their "Chacho Maki", which is a maki with Canarian twist with cherne, crunchy batata and mojo.  Another must, in my opinion, is the Algae salad, which has also tuna on it and a secret sauce that will have you licking your fingers.

For those not too keen on raw fish, there is always the  read more »

No Eleanora's Falcon chicks survived this summer in Alegranza

It’s been a disastrous breeding season for the Eleanora’s Falcons in Alegranza, not one chick survived according to the biologists who have been monitoring the colony since 2006.

Eleanora's Falcon Chicks in AlegranzaEleanora Falcon

Photos: Courtesy of Lanzarote Active Club

Last Friday we went to a talk arranged by the Lanzarote Active Club and given by Dr Laura Gangoso at the Sands Beach Resort Hotel in Costa Teguise. We learned that of approximately 400 Eleanora’s Falcon chicks hatched on Alegranza this year, there were no survivors due to the phenology mismatch caused by a change in climate.

It’s understood that there are around 20,000 Eleanora’s Falcons in the world, of these approximately 18,000 migrate to the Mediterranean to breed. There are 285 breeding pairs of Eleanora’s Falcon in the Canary Islands, 135 of these migrate to Alegranza, 110 to Montaña Clara and 40 to the Roque del Este.

The biologists on Alegranza work with around 90 nests each year, collecting data by monitoring and tagging the birds. Each bird is given 2 tags, one metal and one plastic to identify them and a tiny blood sample is taken for analysis. There are 3 different colour morphs amongst the Eleanora’s Falcons, of the current population 70% are light, 29% medium and 1% dark. Some falcons breed in solidarity, other’s in a colony, there are benefits to both and a connection between the colour morph and nesting preference is being investigated, in Alegranza the nests are within 300m of each other.

With thanks to the advance of modern technology, we are starting to understand more about the migration route and breeding season of these birds. Originally it was thought that  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Gulliver Cerveceria

Gulliver’s has been on my list of places to visit for a long time, we finally made it over to Tinajo for tapas.

Gulliver Cerveceria

Gulliver Cerveceria is owned by José and Maribel, a lovely couple who give a warm welcome to returning friends as well as new visitors. Situated on the main road in Tinajo, they are easy to find with plenty of parking in the street. Their terrace is a popular place to sit so if there’s a few of you visiting, best to call and reserve a spot, there’s plenty of room inside and a couple of wooden picnic tables outside.

Gulliver Tapas black puddingGulliver Tapas chorizo in honey rum

Maribel brought out a tapa of a fresh tortilla for us to taste whilst deciding on the menu, I had to try the chorizo cooked in honey rum and Miguel loves black pudding, so selected the morcilla, plus a racion of papas bravas and papas Gulliver. Maribel also brought a taster of marinated pork and some slices of fresh goats cheese to the table whilst our order was being prepared.

The morcilla (black pudding) was delicious, served  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 13th & 16th October 2014

There will be three English movies, including one brand, shown in Lanzarote on Monday the 13th and Thursday the 16th of October:

VO 13 y 16 Octubre

At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:

At 19:45 The Good Lie.  Having been orphaned by the civil war in Sudan, 'The Lost Boys' are given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas, where their encounter with an employment agency counsellor called Carrie (played by Reese Witherspoon) forever changes all of their lives.

At 20:05 This Is Where I Leave You.  When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. This dramatic comedy is based on  Jonathan Tropper's novel and starring Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda.

At Multicines Deiland in Playa Honda:  read more »

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