Are You A Lanzarote Expert?

We book people’s holidays to Lanzarote every day of the week, and it gives us a lot of insight into the people who come to visit the island. One surprising thing is how many of you come back time and time again, sometimes several times a year.

We call you our “Lanzarote experts.”

We thought we’d take a slightly tongue-in-cheek look at what sets our experts apart from our occasional visitors.

Are you a Lanzarote Expert?

Do you ignore the guy beckoning you to park in the first car park at Teguise market to save yourself a long walk?

Teguise Market General

Do you order cañas (halves) not jarras (pints) of beer because you know pints get warm too quickly in our hot weather?

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Do you know that steaks are generally cooked more rare here, so a medio hecho (medium) is like a rare at home, and a bien hecho (well done) is  read more »

Ironman Lanzarote 2015 Road Closures

The following road closure information has been issued by the sports department of the Cabildo for the Ironman Lanzarote race on Saturday 23rd May.

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The map details the times that each of the roads will be closed from and when they re-open to traffic again.

Paseo marítimo of Puerto del Carmen from Calle Noruega until the Hotel Fariones

LZ- 40 from Rancho Texas until the roundabout with “Restaurante El Toro” in both directions

The downhill from Conil to Los Lirios in both directions (11:00-19:00)

From Tias to Puerto del Carmen by Hoya Limpia in both directions

From La Hoya to El Golfo (07:55-12:40)

From El Golfo roundabout at the juction for Yaiza on the old road (07:55-12:40)  read more »

Lanzarote Jobs - Advertising Sales Manager

The “What’s On In” Group is seeking a Advertising Sales Manager covering the main four Canary Islands Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura & Lanzarote.

Jobs

• Must be fluent in English & Spanish
• 2 to 5 years B2B Advertising sales experience
• Based on one  read more »

Grand Charity Day 20th June 2015

Mark this date on your calendars, people!

PALS June 20th

P.A.L.S. has been holding a Car boot Sale in Lanzarote a Caballo, near the Playa Quemada roundabout, every Sunday for years. But this occasion is going to be bigger and better.

All charities of the island are invited to attend the "Grand Charity Day" to promote themselves and the services they offer: whether is a helpline, support groups, animal shelters, kids and sports organisations, etc.  Charities already announced include: PALS themselves, of course, Niños del Tercer Mundo, SARA, 9 Lives Lanzarote, Orbis, The Kennel Klub, Café y Calor and Brownies.

Everybody is welcome to come and  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 18th & 21st May 2015

After a week off, the English cinema is back with two films available next week in Lanzarote.

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At Multicines Atlántida 19:50: Suite Française is a romantic World War II drama directed by Saul Dibb and based on the Irene Nemirovsky novel. Starring Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Matthias Schoenarts, Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson, Lambert Wilson and Margot Robbie. The film was shot on location in France & Belgium and features a romance between a French villager and a German soldier.  read more »

UD Lanzarote 2 Tenerife B 1

The Rojillos end their home campaign unbeaten all season having won thirteen and drawn six following this win against a young and talented Tenerife B side.

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CD Mensajero are deservedly champions and have done it with a game remaining after easing to a 3-0 home win versus UD Telde. Third placed side CD Marino slipped up at home drawing 3-3 which means Lanzarote need one point in their final match to guarantee second spot.

Second position is hugely important as Lanzarote will play a lower placed side in the first playoff, it also means that the first match will be away and a week later the return leg will be played at the Arrecife fortress.

Both Lanzarote and CD Marino are away in the final match of the season with the Rojillos travelling to Tenerife to face mid table side UD Ibarra with a three point advantage. CD Marino are visiting Lanzarote to take on U.S. Yaiza. If Yaiza do not get beaten then Lanzarote are assured of second spot. Goal difference favours CD Marino so as the game kicks off at the same time the Rojillos must at least get a point otherwise they are relying on their neighbours.

It has now been over a year since Adolfo Pérez´s men have tasted defeat at home so if you fancy supporting Yaiza next week all will be forgiven.

U.D. Lanzarote got off to a dream start, seconds into the second minute and Raúl whipped in a cross from the right flank and Rosmen got in between the two central defenders and his superb guided header flew into the bottom right hand corner. The 1-0 lead calmed the nerves of the Lanzarote players and paved the way for an entertaining first half in scorching heat.

It certainly wasn’t one way traffic as this young Tenerife side some of whom have played for the first team were comfortable in possession and dangerous on the break.

Man of the match had to go to  read more »

Sun Park Living - where the people are as warm as the weather

Sun Park Living is the retirement community in Playa Blanca we have visited a few times. An unusual place, and one that is quite hard to describe, it offers incredible value accommodation for the over 50s and a communal lifestyle that suits the people who stay there. This piece is written by a visiting journalist and captures what Sun Park is all about very well.

I didn’t know what to expect from my visit to a ‘retirement community’ in Lanzarote. As someone at the younger end of the 50+ age range, I welcomed an escape from the tired toddlers on the plane – but I wasn’t ready to just doze in a deckchair all day!

But the moment my foot touched the tarmac I knew I’d come somewhere special. The sea sparkled and the sky was cloudless. As we drove towards the pretty seaside resort of Playa Blanca, no ugly high rises spoiled the view.

And then there was Sun Park; just five minutes walk from the beach.

A magical place…

Sun Park Living

Passing through a security gate under drifts of bougainvillea I came to an airy reception room.  read more »

Arrivals & Occupancy Figures April 2015

The Canary Islands foreign passenger figures fell 5.92% in April 2015, compared the to same month the previous year with a total number of 910,103 foreigners arriving at our airports according to Aena.

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The shortfall in tourists during April has left the island 0.69% down on the year to date figures for 2015. The Canaries have been visited by 4,066,677 foreign passengers from January to April 2015, which is 28,449 less than 2014. That said, the news isn’t so disappointing, as the islands still received over 4 million passengers which is the second highest record in our statistical history.

In relation to Lanzarote we received 176,230 passengers in April, 1,511 less than last year which equates to a drop of 0.85%. Our year to date figures for  read more »

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