British Driving Licences Abroad

The British DVLA have announced changes to driving licences for those who have the two part (Photo ID and paper counterpart) driving licences. They are scrapping the paper counterpart, which is the section which lists points and bans, and replacing it with an electronic system.

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The reality here in Lanzarote is that the car hire companies don’t even know about this change, which takes place on 8th June, and historically, most haven’t even asked or known about the paper counterpart, because it’s peculiar to the UK.

However, this post is intended to let you know what the new process is, and our advice is to follow the steps in case you are asked by the car hire company, wherever you are holidaying abroad. There are two options:

1/ Obtain a unique code by calling the  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Receptionist

An aparthotel based in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote is seeking a part time receptionist to start immediately.

Lanzarote Jobs

Reception cover required for 2 days per week, 1 of which must be at the weekend during the months of June and July to cover staff holidays. The hours are from 09:30 to 17:30, applicants must be able to speak English and Spanish fluently plus another language, preferably German or French.  read more »

Another Stunning Lanzarote Video

Jalle has been at it again! He really does capture the spirit of Lanzarote on his frequent visits here, and what makes these videos even more amazing is that they are shot on a mobile phone!

Jalle

His latest is called – Lanzarote, an  read more »

Orange Alert For High Temperatures In Lanzarote

We’ve gone to an orange alert for high temperatures here in Lanzarote, with 38 degrees (100 F) forecast today, possibly nudging 40 degrees (104F) tomorrow and Thursday. Other islands in The Canaries are on alert for forest fires. We also have a temperature inversion currently, so that it’s actually hotter in the hills than down on the coasts, and humidity is extremely low at moment.

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All that puts everyone at risk of dehydration, heat cramps or heat stroke, brought on by the body’s inability to cool the blood sufficiently to keep the core temperature  read more »

Ironman Lanzarote 2015 - Will You Be Here?

If you’re on the island on Saturday 23rd May, prepare to be engulfed in Iroman fever!

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Ironman Lanzarote is renowned as one of the world’s toughest  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 19

Here we go for some snippets this week:

New Cycle Lane In Playa Blanca

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A new 1KM stretch of cycle lane is being marked out on along Avenida Papagayo, joining this road, which is used by tourists and locals regularly, with the main road through the resort.

Water Interruption In Some Areas

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Water supplies are affected currently in the areas of Montaña Blanca, Guime, Tias, La Asomada, Conil, Uga, Yaiza and El Golfo, following damage yesterday in the pump system at Las Breñas. Canal Gestión hope supplies will be back on tomorrow morning, 15th May, following emergency repairs. Properties here are required to have an aljibe, or water reservoir, so consumers should never be without water.

Highest May Temperature Recorded in Lanzarote

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A temperature of 42.4 Centigrade (108F) was recorded at Lanzarote airport yesterday, making the island the hottest in The Canaries, and setting a record for May temperatures here, blitzing the previous high of 36 degrees recorded in May 1986.

Major Resurfacing Works In Puerto del Carmen

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Tias town hall has announced an ambitious road resurfacing programme which will see 10 roads and streets in the municipality resurfaced between now and July, including the famous Avenida, or “Strip.” Work on The Strip will start after the Ironman event on 23rd May.

Puerto del Carmen Beaches Only Blue Flag Beaches In Lanzarote

Puerto del Carmen Blue Flags 2015

The beaches at Matagorda, Los Pocillos, Playa Grande and Playa Chica in Puerto del Carmen have all retained their blue flag status. Playa Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise has lost the status for 2015, meaning that Puerto del Carmen now has the island’s only qualifying beaches.

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Youth Hostel in La Santa

The Alberque Juvenil (youth hostel) situated in the village of La Santa opened on the 6th May 2015.

Albergue de La Santa Youth Hostel Lanzarote

The hostel accommodation is available for schools, associations and sports clubs, offering dormitory accommodation and single rooms. Managed by the company Lude, the facility has been renovated and the accommodation price ranges from 12 to 28 euros, depending upon the services required.

You will need  read more »

Puerto del Carmen Aquapark Opens This Weekend

The new parque acuático situated in the sea on Playa Grande, Puerto del Carmen is due to open this weekend.

Mayor Pancho visiting the new parque acuatico Aquapark Playa Grande Puerto del Carmen

Five companies submitted tenders to run the first water park of this kind in Lanzarote when Tías council announced the contract last year. The new facilities were visited by Mayor Pancho Hernández this week ahead of the opening.  read more »

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