Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 10

San Bartolomé’s New Tourist Guide

San Bartolomé Ayuntamiento launched a new tourism guide last week.  The municipality, not known currently for tourism, is looking to attract more visitors and the guidebook, sponsored by Cicar, has details of places to eat and drink, Museo Tanit and various nature trails. The launch was attended by councillor for tourism, David Rocio Perez, The Canarian government’s Director General of tourism, Rita Hernandez Callero and Héctor Fernandez Machado, Director for Foreign promotion of Lanzarote.

OFERTA TURISTICA 1  read more »

New Lanzarote Skyride at The 6D Cinema

We’ve written about the regular films available at Cine 6D at Arrecife Marina – read about those amazing high speed simulator rides here.

Skyride Lanzarote

But we had a real privilege recently, when we were some of the first to experience their latest movie. It’s a “Skyride” over Lanzarote!

Here's the promotional video:  read more »

Opinion - More "Surprise and Delight" Please

We stopped and took some photos of the magnificent camel sculpture on the roundabout at the bottom of Femés yesterday and I immediately imagined the surprise and delight on the faces of tourists heading down to Playa Blanca on their first visit to the island. Yaiza Ayuntamiento has rightly taken plenty of criticism over recent years for some dubious planning decisions, but I believe the camels and the new windmill on the roundabout as you come in to Playa Blanca should be applauded as good decisions.

First impressions do count.

Camel family sculpture

Other town halls should take a leaf out of Yaiza’s book. I can’t begin to imagine what new tourists must think as they drive, or are driven into Costa Teguise for the first time. Look to the right for the first couple of  kilometres or  read more »

Lanzarote Weather: February 2015

February was a disappointing month for weather in Lanzarote, the sun was often hidden behind clouds this year.

Waves in Arrieta

Lanzarote’s winter sunshine was a bit lacking this month, there was quite a lot of cloud around. It wasn’t wet, in fact it’s been a dry winter since the initial rainfall in November. It was just all a bit grey and definitely on the cool side without the sun.

You can find a daily weather forecast for Lanzarote during the weekdays on our Facebook page LanzaroteInformation.

February weather forecast 2015Check out the previous years weather reports during February:

February 2014 weather in Lanzarote

February 2013 weather in Lanzarote

February 2012 weather in Lanzarote

February 2011 weather in Lanzarote

February 2010 weather in Lanzarote

February 2009 weather in Lanzarote

2/2 A grey and overcast day in Lanzarote with showers expected around midday, 20-25 km/h wind from the north east and gusts up to 45 km/h. 20 degrees.

3/2 Lanzarote is mainly overcast today, although the sun is expected to break through for a couple of hours from 13:00 to 15:00 this afternoon. 5-20% chance of a shower, North wind 15-25 km/h gusts >45km/h. 20 degrees.  read more »

30th Anniversary of the Teguise Sunday Market

There will be special activities every Sunday throughout March to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Lanzarote’s Sunday market in La Villa de Teguise.

30-años-aniversario-mercadillo-de-TeguiseMarket Anniversary

The first market was held on the 12th March 1985 when various sellers decided to create a small market in the old capital of Lanzarote. Thirty years on, that outdoor market is now one of the biggest attractions on the island and within the Canaries, visited by thousands of tourists and residents every Sunday.

Lourdes Cabrera, the  read more »

The Phantom of the Golden Mask 19th March 2015

Tickets are selling fast for the Orquesta Clásica de Lanzarote’s performance of El Fantasma de la Máscara Dorada on the 19th March.

El Fantasma de la Mascara Dorada 16 - 19 Mar

The Phantom of the Golden Mask will be performed in schools on the 16th, 17th & 18th March. Plus two performances open to the public on the 19th March at 19:00 and 21:00. The earlier performance is now sold out on the 19th March, there are seats remaining for 21:00 at the moment.  read more »

Stewart Andrew

Recently I stumbled upon "Shoot Lanzarote" and I was really impressed by all these photos of a different Lanzarote. I was so taken aback by this alternative view that I decided to get in touch with the mastermind behind it, Stewart Andrew.

Stewart

Where are you from originally, Stewart?

I am originally from Manchester. I lived there until I was 18 years old when I joined the Royal Navy. Since then, I've lived in many places!

What brought  you in Lanzarote then?

I first came to Lanzarote in the early 1980's with my parents. They bought a timeshare apartment here and we came on holiday regularly. In September 1995 I came on holiday to Lanzarote after having not been here for 5 years. It was then that I decided to make the move and by January 1996, I was back living here.

How did you come up with "Shoot Lanzarote"?

It was an overnight idea 19 years in the making!

Hahaha! Tell us more about it?

I've always been interested in the more “off the beaten track” aspects of the island, of which there are countless examples. Whether it be exploring old fincas, going for cliff top walks or just driving to somewhere you've never been to before to have a nosey. Even in an island as small as Lanzarote, there are still many places I haven't yet seen. There are many, many places you can find professional stock photographs of Lanzarote, but not many where you can find pictures taken by amateurs. Pictures of different things and not just the beaches and marinas.

So how does it work?

I set up Shoot Lanzarote on Facebook as a Community page because I want people to get involved. I want them to get the bug...to get out and about and find places which they already know are there (they've probably driven past them hundreds of times!) but they have never really paid any attention to. Facebook has a huge reach and it's the ideal way for me to get the word out about  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 2nd & 5th March 2015

Next week the English movies in Lanzarote are reduced to one, on Monday the 2nd and Thursday the 5th of March.

VO 2 y 5 marzo

At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife, at the unchanged time of 19:30: American Sniper. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. Starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, directed by Clint Eastwood based on Chris Kyle´s biography.

There are no English movies at Multicines Deiland Multicines in Playa Honda next week.  read more »

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