Lanzarote And Brexit

Readers keep asking me to write a piece on how Britain exiting the EU would affect them in Lanzarote - some are regular visitors, some own properties here, and others live on the island full time.

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Sadly, I don’t have answers for them, and neither does anyone else. There isn’t a precedent, so any answers are mere speculation. At one extreme people are saying nothing will change and at the other some "remain" campaigners are talking about travel visas, work permits and an end to free reciprocal health care.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 21

Ayuntamiento Office Open In Puerto del Carmen

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In order to save residents of Puerto del Carmen travelling to Tias all the time, the town hall has opened an office in the old town harbour where people can do things like pay local taxes, get travel permits and register dogs. Puerto del Carmen is actually home to half the municipality’s population.  read more »

International Sailing Regatta - Canaries To Madeira

The 19th edition of the sailing regatta from The Canaries to Madeira will take place this year from 6th to 11th September.

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The start from Lanzarote will take place from Marina Lanzarote on 6th September when vessels in ORC and Open classes will set out on the 300 nautical mile journey. At that time of year, mild north east trades should ensure a great few days of blue water sailing.

On arrival in Madeira, the party starts with a “Feira do Mar,” which is a programme of live events and tastings of regional cuisine, and it finishes with a “Festa Branca” or white night party.  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote, 30th May and 2nd June 2016

There is still only one movie in English in Lanzarote next week and that remains unchanged, being shown twice on Monday and Thursday.

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At 19:40 at Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife: "Eye in the Sky":

Colonel Katherine Powell (played by Helen Mirren) is the military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists who are living in a safe house in Kenya. But she finds out that the terrorists are planning a  read more »

Dia de Canarias in Lanzarote 2016

The independence of the Canary Islands is celebrated on the 30th May, with lots of traditional Canarian events.

We’ve pulled together all the event information for what’s happening in Lanzarote to celebrate the Día de Canarias.


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There’s a folklore festival in the old harbour at Plaza Varadero on Sunday 29th May with different groups performing live from 12:00-21:00. Sport is the theme of the events on Monday 30th with lucha wrestling, jolatero & chalanas boat races, children’s games and a BBQ with traditional Canarian food.  read more »

Lanzarote Property Update From KC Properties

We’re often asked how the market is doing here, so who better to ask than our friends at K C Properties in Puerto del Carmen, who have been selling estate agents on the island for over 30 years.

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The news is good! They told us:  read more »

Rallye de Tierra Isla de los Volcanes 2016

Twenty six teams have registered to participate in the XIX Rallye de Tierra Isla de Los Volcanes taking place in Lanzarote this weekend.


The start line is lower than expected, however there are teams registered from Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, La Palma and Lanzarote. Lanzaroteño Yeray Lemes and co-pilot Dany Sosa are strong contenders for the victory, as well as Gustavo Sosa & Juan Carlos Quintana. There’s also a  read more »

Papagayo Campsite Summer 2016

A meeting was held this week regarding the Área de Acampada de Papagayo (campsite) in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.

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The campsite is due to open in early summer after an investment in the region of 800,000 euros.

New improvements include an increase in the number of plots available, creation of two new barbecue areas, new bathrooms, a shaded area and an access ramp to the beach for wheelchair users. The investment project also included the  read more »

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