Round the Island: Passage Making & Skills with Endeavour Sailing

Fancy brushing up on your sailing skills and discovering Lanzarote by sea? Endeavour Sailing have announced two dates to go “Round the Island” during their passage & skills course, which are scheduled to take place on the 20th July and 21st September.

Endeavour Round the Island

The course starts on a Sunday, when everyone is settled onto the boat at 18:30. Day one (Monday) starts with a safety briefing before planning the passage and setting sail from Puerto Calero to Arrecife.  On Tuesday (day two) the yacht departs Arrecife to sail up the north east coast to the island of La Graciosa. Day three (Wednesday) the crew will plan passage and pilotage down the west coast of Lanzarote to Marina Rubicón in Playa Blanca. Thursday (day four) is a chance to improve your sailing skills by practising  read more »

Lanzarote Nightlife 3rd-6th July 2014

La Villa de Teguise, the old capital of Lanzarote is the place to be this Friday for the Noche Blanca. Here’s what else is happening this weekend around the island of Lanzarote.

La Villa de Teguise:

Noche Blanca CantinaNoche Blanca La Galeria

Noise Noche BlancaLa Tahona

Programme: Noche Blanca 2014


Puerto del Carmen:

Gran Fiesta de las Cometas 5 July

Venue:  read more »

Motor-Fest Lanzarote 2014

Lanzarote will host a motorcycle stunt spectacular & motor show Motor-Fest 2014 from the 24th to 27th of July.

Cartel-Oficial-Vertical-Motor Fest Lanzarote 2014

This is the first time that the island has hosted a Motocross Freestyle Xtreme event which is expected to bring world class bikers to Lanzarote.

The Cabildo of Lanzarote have collaborated with the Ayuntamiento of Teguise along with twenty companies based in Lanzarote and the Canaries. A motor show will be held from the 24th to 27th of July and the FMX Freestyle Motocross Xtrem will take place on Saturday 26th at the Complejo Agrotecnológico situated on the main road between Teguise and San Bartolomé.

Advance tickets for the FMX show on the Saturday are available online at  read more »

Lanzarote Summer Music Festival 2014

The popular Lanzarote Summer Music Festival returns to Puerto del Carmen from the 10th to 13th of July 2014.

Lanzarote Summer Music Festival 10 to 13 July 2014Lanzarote Summer Music Festival 2014 Programme

The LSMF kicks off with Karaoke All Stars on Thursday where you can be the star of the show with DJ Scotty Silver. There’s a full line up of great local and International bands playing on Friday & Saturday and the weekend finishes with the World Cup Party on Sunday. The Lanzarote Summer Music Festival is opens at 16:00 each day through until 01:00.

Lanzarote Summer Music Festival Programme 2014

Thursday 10th July

Karaoke All Stars

Friday 11th July

Rory and The Island  read more »

S1 Rules Change 1st July 2014

From today, early retiree expats will no longer be able to apply for the residual S1 to entitle them to healthcare within European countries.

General Hospital Lanzarote

Previously it was possible to carry an entitlement of up to 30 months of UK funded healthcare, if you retired early or were without employment in Spain or another EEA country.  Anyone who has successfully registered in the system here, using the old E106 / S1 form and below retirement age will know the difficulties of trying to use the paperwork locally. It was possible to  read more »

Fiestas del Carmen Teguise 2014

The Fiestas de Nuestra Señora del Carmen will be celebrated in La Villa de Teguise from the 4th to 16th of July 2014.

Fiestas del Carmen La Villa de Teguise 2014Fiestas_del_Carmen_Teguise_2014_Programme

The fiesta starts with La Noche Blanca on Friday 4th of July and includes a variety of activities and events including the musical El Mago de Oz and the Jóvenes Cantadores concert.

Fiesta del Carmen Programme

Friday 4th July

16:00 – 04:00 La Noche Blanca 

Saturday 5th July

17:00 Pelotamano between La Villa & Soo

21:00 Choir concert organised by the Coral Polifónica Villa de Teguise in the Convento Santo Domingo

21:00 Dinner & bingo in the Carpa Municipal

Sunday 6th July

11:30 Performance from the group Guanapay in the Plaza de la Constitución for the Sunday market

21:00 Gran gala evening with comedians Kike Pérez & Manolo Vieira in the Carpa Municipal. Tickets 8€ in advance from the council & tourist information offices  read more »

Lanzarote's Trade Winds

Lanzarote is known as a fairly windy island, and part of the reason our climate is so good is because of the wind which blows here on most days – without it temperatures would be much higher and the island would effectively become a desert, like the nearby Sahara.


But why do we get the winds, and why are they called “trade” winds?

Why we get winds in Lanzarote

Around the equator, which is the area known as the doldrums, there is a low pressure area of light, variable winds. The low pressure draws air in from above and below the equator, which results in wind moving from a north easterly direction above the line and a south easterly track from below it.  read more »

Free Tyres For Your Car!

Our friends at Talleres Viajar have an interesting offer running at the moment – they’re giving away free tyres to customers booking their car in for repair work!


Tyres don’t last long in Lanzarote – it’s a combination of high temperatures, abrasive road surfaces and because the roads are always dry, so they can be a costly consumable for anyone doing a reasonable mileage on the island.

The offer depends on what work needs doing and will be tailored to your requirements, but if your car needs something fixed and your tyres need changing as well, it’s a great opportunity to get something for nothing!  read more »

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