Just before 8:00 this morning there was a power cut affecting almost the whole island of Lanzarote.
At the time of the incident, Endesa confirmed that a defect in the system caused the outage, although the origin of the problem is unknown. The electrical company are attempting to gradually recover the supply from the energy production plant at Punta Grande this morning.
The holiday resort of Playa Blanca appears to be an exception to read more »
It's that time of the year when TripAdvisor award their Certificates of Excellence.
There were a total of 337 winners in Lanzarote for 2014, only 5 more than last year. They are broken down as follows: 204 eateries (16 less than 2013), 96 accommodation (1 more than 2013) and 37 attractions (20 more than 2013).
Similarly to the previous year, some bars appear as attractions. We can only presume they offer some entertainment as well as serve drinks to fall into that category.
This is the complete list of winners for Lanzarote that TripAdvisor have kindly provided us with. The winners have been sorted by category and then by town, alphabetically for reference.
Hotel Villa VIK
Finca de Arrieta
Caleta de Famara:
Red Star Surf & Yoga Camp
Apartamentos Camels Spring
Apartamentos Los Molinos
H10 Lanzarote Gardens
HD Beach Resort
Hotel Coronas Playa
Luabay Lanzarote Beach
Molino de Guatiza Apartments
Casa Teresita, Casita Carmelo and Susi
Bay View Villa read more »
Vodafone have expanded their 4G coverage to 54 municipalities across the Canary Islands including 58 beaches, ready for the influx of visitors this summer.
The company have accelerated the expansion of their broadband networks in the Canaries, with special emphasis on coastal towns to cover many of the tourist destinations. For the island of Lanzarote, all seven municipalities are confirmed as having 4G coverage including Arrecife, San Bartolomé, Teguise, Tias, Yaiza, Tinajo & Haria.
The beaches in Lanzarote with 4G cover include: Playa del Reducto, El Cable, La Concha, Playa las Cucharas read more »
The second edition of ECOMAR, a fair dedicated to ecological products and traditional fishing will be held in Playa Honda, Lanzarote on the 26th July.
The ECOMAR fair will be open from 10:00 to 16:00, as it’s an ecological fair the suggestion is to be eco friendly and travel by bike rather than driving. The map below isn’t very clear as to where exactly on the promenade the tasting room and exhibitor stalls will be situated.
Participating restaurants include La Terraza, Las Tasca de Lola, La Marea, Emmaz, El Monumento al Campesino & Lanzarote Cocina.
Other exhibitors include Manuel Peláez & Rogelio Viña with ecological products, the Quesería (dairy) Montaña Blanca, La Gamba de La Santa and for sweet things Helathlon, Pasterlería Artesana Casa Matilde.
10:00 – 14:00 DJ with chillout music read more »
This week there are three movies in English been shown in Lanzarote, tonight on Monday the 14th and Thursday the 17th of July:
Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife: read more »
We’ve already mentioned the Fiesta del Mar in Costa Teguise on Saturday and the 4 day Lanzarote Summer Music Festival in Puerto del Carmen starting tonight, there are local fiestas being celebrated in La Villa de Teguise, La Graciosa & Masdache.
Here’s what else is happening this weekend in Lanzarote.
Venue: Mai Tai Bar, Sands Beach Resort, Avenida Islas Canarias, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
Date: Saturday 12th July 2014
Details: Closure Party – European Freestyle Pro Tour. Enjoy a BBQ and fiesta at the Mai Tai on the beachfront at Sands Beach to celebrate the end of the windsurf competition. Tickets €12
Venue: read more »
The annual Pride Festival will be held in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote from the 17th to 19th of July.
The main events will be staged in front of Centro Atlantico by the main beach in Puerto del Carmen, with some evening events at the Bahía in C.C. Costa Mar and Danceclub 928.
Traffic will be affected during the event, the Avenida de las Playas will be closed to vehicles for the parade at 19:30 on Saturday, please see the map below for redirections which will be in place.
Lanzarote Pride Festival 2014 Programme
Thursday 17th July
21:00 Election of Mister Gay Bahía & Mister Gay Puerto del Carmen 2014 at Disco Terraza Bahía Chill Out, in C.C. Costa Mar
Friday 18th July
16:00 Opening ceremony for the Pride Festival 2014 read more »
The annual motorsport event Rallysprint Tomás Viera takes place in Tinajo this weekend.
Sixteen teams have registered for the rally, which takes place on Saturday 12th June, along the stretch of road in El Cuchillo between Tinajo and Sóo.
The verification will be held at the Centro Socio-Cultural Yacomar from 10:30 to 11:30 and the pilots meeting at 13:00.
Racing starts from read more »