Christmas Programme Yaiza & Playa Blanca 2016-17

Yaiza Ayuntamiento have published the agenda of events for Christmas, New Year and Kings (Reyes) in the municipality of Yaiza, including the holiday resort of Playa Blanca.


Thursday 1st December

Christmas decorations Centro Cultural of Uga and Femés and Casa de la Cultura Benito Pérez Armas  in Yaiza17:00 hours. Everybody is invited to contribute to the Christmas spirit by helping decorate these Cultural Centers. 

Friday 2nd December

Putting up the Christmas Tree Centro Cultural of Uga 17:00 hours
Christmas decorations Centro Cultural of Las Breñas 17:30 hours
Christmas Tree Centro Cultural of Femés18:00 hours Putting up the Christmas Tree and decorating it for the youngest in the family. 

Saturday 3rd December

Christmas Market Uga's Market From 09:30 to 13:30 hours. Alongside the usual monthly craft stalls, there will be workshops to make Christmas decorations.   read more »

CD Tenerife B 2 UD Lanzarote 1

Lanzarote suffer their second defeat of the season but still remain in tenth spot though have drifted five points off the play off positions.

Jonathan Quintero with another goal for his new club

Los Rojillos went in front when one of the few in form players Quintero struck the ball on the turn beating the Tenerife keeper in the 14th minute.

The hosts levelled in the 26th minute with a hotly disputed penalty and the score remained 1-1 at the break.The referee booked many players in the second half and even though the game was intense it failed to flow due to the stoppages.  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote, 12th & 15th December 2016

Next week there is only one movie shown in original version, mainly in English but since the story happens during World War II it also has some French and German.

The newly introduced "Allied" will be shown  on Monday and Thursday at Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife at 19:35h.

During a dangeours mission in North Africa during the Second World War Max Vatan (played by Brad Pitt), an Allied counter-intelligence agent, meets and falls in love with Marianne Beauséjour (played by Marion Cotillard), a French Resistance fighter. They reunite in London and soon become a young family.  read more »

Lanzarote Charity Calendars 2017

Other than our fabulous Lanzarote Information 2017 Calendar, these are the Charity Calendars you can choose for next year (in alphabetical order): 

Barbarella s Cats of Jesuralem

Barbarella Buchner, who we interviewed last year, is a local Lanzarote photographer and web designer who usually creates a "Cats of Lanzarote" calendar.  

However, earlier this year she travelled to Jerusalem and took photos of the hundreds of street cats there, and decided to do feature those cats instead.  read more »

What's A Canarian Style Christmas Like?

Many of our visitors over the Christmas period celebrate the festive season in the same way they do at home, but we’re often asked how Canarians celebrate Christmas, and it’s a little different to what you might be used to.


December 22nd

It all starts off with “El Gordo,” the massive Spanish Christmas lottery. Almost everyone will buy a ticket, or a share of a ticket,for this huge event. also known as lotería de Navidad. Various draws take place during the day, and the winning numbers are chanted on television and radio by children.  read more »

El Tonelero Sculpture

"El Tonelero",  meaning "The Cooper", is a new sculpture that was just unveiled on the evening of the 2nd of December in San Bartolomé.

 Sculpture Sculpture and the man himself

It's located on the roundabout on the Avenida Alcalde Antonio Cabrera Barrera at the intersection with Calle Dr. Severo Ochoa.   read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 49, 2016

Former Playa Blanca Mayor Jailed

Playa Blanca

José Francisco Reyes, the former mayor of Yaiza has been sentenced to 19 months imprisonment and disqualified from holding public office for a period of 9 years and three months. Reyes was found guilty, along with two officers from the technical office, of “Urban Prevarication” relating to licences granted for various projects in 2005.  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Villa Inspector

Full time villa inspector required.

Lanzarote Jobs


40 hours a week, hours of work can be varied.


You will be joining a team working within a rapidly growing company based in Playa Blanca.  read more »

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