Noches de Jameos 2015

The Jameos del Agua will be opening for 3 nights per week for the Noches de Jameos in 2015.

Noches de Jameos

The Noches de Jameos were normally held on Tuesdays and Saturdays, due to demand, a third evening on Wednesdays has been added to the calendar for this summer. On weekdays the Jameos del Agua will open the doors at 19:00 to serve two different menus from 19:30.

Menú de los martes / Tuesday’s Menu

Primer Plato / Starter

Ensalada de langostinos con queso fresco de cabra, guacamole, mezclum de lechugas bañadas con salsa rosa y vinagreta de albahaca / King prawn salad with fresh goats cheese, guacamole served on a mixed bed of lettuce with pink sauce and a basil vinaigrette

Sorbete de lima / Lime sorbet  read more »

Tragedy In Arrieta - Mother And Children In Hospital

Tragedy struck in Arrieta this week in the early hours of the morning on the fiesta de San Juan. It is believed that a mother attacked her two children with a kitchen knife and then tried to kill herself. Neighbours raised the alarm after being alerted by screaming,  and police entered the property to find the children in one part of the house, and the mother bleeding severely from a stomach wound in another part.

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The children, aged 3 and 5,  are in hospital being treated for defensive wounds, and the mother, who is a Doctor, is in a coma in intensive care. The mother is a Spanish citizen, originally  read more »

Learning To Sail In Lanzarote

This is the first piece from our new writer Stuart, you can find out more about him here, and we’re looking forward to reading more of his exploits around the island.

Where better to learn to sail, than an island renowned for sunshine and wind? If you´re looking for an exciting way to spend your holiday in the sun, then Lanzarote is the perfect destination, and I would highly recommend that you call Endeavour Sailing in Puerto Calero. They run RYA courses, delivered by enthusiastic and experienced instructors, for every level, from complete novice all the way up to Yacht master.

Boats

I started  read more »

English cinema in Lanzarote 29th June & 2nd July 2015

There is only one new movie available in English at the cinema in Lanzarote for next week.

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Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife at 19:30 on Monday the 29th of June and Thursday the 2nd of July: Child 44 tells the story of Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), a disgraced member of the military police who is sent to investigate a series of child murders in the Soviet Union during Stalin times. Things get nastier when  read more »

Ageism

Lanzarote is a well known destination for retired people from northern Europe  -many live here full time, and others come over to rejuvenate in our all year round sunshine. Our friends at Sun Park Living have written an interesting article about ageism.

As Britain’s “Baby Boomer” generation reaches retirement, it’s a sad and sobering fact that ageism is still a very real obstacle that those reaching retirement age must overcome.

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From discrimination in the workplace to social perceptions, it seems that despite  read more »

Island Hopping - Gran Canaria, Bohemia Suites And Spa

As you all know, we enjoy island hopping from time to time, and we recently spent a few days exploring Gran Canaria and we discovered an amazing hotel there!

Ferry

For this trip, we decided the take the car, so we headed over on the Naviera Armas ferry, which was comfortable and good value for money.

Playa Del Inglés

Playa del Ingles

After docking in Las Palmas, we drove down to the south of the island, to Playa del Inglés – the roads are fast and the traffic light, so we covered the 60KM in about 45 minutes. PDI is a huge resort, with loads of hotels and apartment complexes, all encircling the main beach, which is fabulous. There are several large shopping centres, and many smaller ones close to the beach, full of souvenir shops and bars and restaurants. The famous Maspalomas sand dunes separate PDI from Maspalomas, which is quieter and has a more upmarket feel.

Bohemia Suites and Spa

Bohemia Suites & Spa Hotel

The hotel is pretty special – it’s  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 26

Here are the short news stories from this week in Lanzarote

Teguise going for three blue flags

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Teguise mayor Oswaldo Betancort announced a €300,000 per year investment in the municipality’s beaches, with the aim of attaining blue flag status for three of them. Las Cucharas beach in Costa Teguise now has safety personal based in the co-ordination post near the beach, and Famara has three lifeguards, a quad and a jet ski permanently based on the beach.

Feral cats taking a toll on wildlife

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Around 1,000 feral cats living in the central strip between Tao, Tinajo  read more »

Lanzarote's TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence 2015

There have been TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence popping up all over the island during the last month.

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This year Lanzarote has a total of 441 winners, which is a massive increase of a 104 in relation to last year. They are broken down as follows: 93 accommodation (3 less than 2014), 81 attractions (44 more than 2014) and 267 eateries (63 more than 2014).

Similarly to previous years, some bars have been duplicated as both eateries and attractions, we can only guess that it´s do to with the fact that they offer some entertainment.

Below you can find the complete list of winners that TripAdvisor have kindly supplied us with, relating to the island of Lanzarote. For your convenience, we have sorted first by category and then by town alphabetically.

ACCOMMODATION

Arrecife

Apartamentos Islamar

Arrecife Gran Hotel

Hotel Diamar

Hotel Villa VIK

Lancelot Hotel  read more »

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