Massive Power Cut in Lanzarote

Just before 8:00 this morning there was a power cut affecting almost the whole island of Lanzarote.

Producción de Energía de Punta Grande 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 »

Lanzarote's Certificates of Excellence 2014

It's that time of the year when TripAdvisor award their Certificates of Excellence.

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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.

ACCOMODATION

Arrecife: 

Hotel Villa VIK

Lancelot Hotel

Arrieta:

Finca de Arrieta

Caleta de Famara:

Red Star Surf & Yoga Camp

Costa Teguise:

Apartamentos Camels Spring

Apartamentos Los Molinos

Apartamentos Sol

Club Tahiti

H10 Lanzarote Gardens

HD Beach Resort

Hotel Coronas Playa

Luabay Lanzarote Beach

Melia Salinas

Molino de Guatiza Apartments

Nazaret Apartaments

Sands Beach Resort

Santa Rosa

Haría:

Casa Teresita, Casita Carmelo and Susi

Casitas Tabayesco

La Asomada:

Casa Hugo

Mozaga:

Casa Tomaren

Playa Blanca:

Bay View Villa  read more »

Vodafone expands 4G coverage in the Canary Islands

Vodafone have expanded their 4G coverage to 54 municipalities across the Canary Islands including 58 beaches, ready for the influx of visitors this summer.

Vodafone-4G

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 »

ECOMAR

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.

ECOMAR

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.

ECOMAR Programme

10:00 – 14:00 DJ with chillout music  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 14th & 17th July 2014

This week there are three movies in English been shown in Lanzarote, tonight on Monday the 14th and Thursday the 17th of July:

VO 14 y 17 julio

Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:  read more »

Lanzarote Nightlife 10th-13th July 2014

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.

Costa Teguise:

EFPT Closure Party

Venue: Mai Tai Bar, Sands Beach Resort, Avenida Islas Canarias, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote

Date: Saturday 12th July 2014

Time: 21:00

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

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Tías:

Bodegas Vulcano

Venue:  read more »

Lanzarote Pride Festival 2014

The annual Pride Festival will be held in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote from the 17th to 19th of July.

Cartel Lanzarote Pride Festival  2014 Español

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 »

XXI Rallysprint Tomás Viera

The annual motorsport event Rallysprint Tomás Viera takes place in Tinajo this weekend.

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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 »

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