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Christmas Programme Yaiza 2014/15

The Ayuntamiento of Yaiza have confirmed their programme of events for Christmas, New Year & Kings in Lanzarote which includes the holiday resort of Playa Blanca.

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Yaiza always have a spectacular Belén (nativity scene) which will be inaugurated tomorrow evening along with a wide variety of musical performances and the Christmas lights switch on to mark the start of the Christmas programme. There’s a Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday in Yaiza, a Santa Parade in Playa Blanca on Tuesday 23rd, the annual Princesa Yaiza Christmas Run on the 27th and a Kings procession on the 5th of January.

Christmas Programme for Playa Blanca & Yaiza

Friday 12th December

A special evening at the Casa de la Cultura de Yaiza to start the Christmas Programme

17:00 Decoration and lighting of the Árbol de Deseos Solidarios

18:00 Storyteller Daniel Minayo knows how to delight children with his fantastic illusions for all the family

18:30 Performance from Jóvenes Cantores (young singers) directed by Roberto Gil

18:45 Performance from the Coral Infantil de Yaiza (children’s choir) directed by Nuvi Tavío

19:00 Rancho de Pascua directed by Magdalena Cáceres

19:30 Performance from Canarian folklore group Parranda Janubio

20:30 Unveiling of the Belén and Christmas lights switch on

20:30 Pensioners Dinner at the Hotel Costa Calero €25 per person organised through the Dinamización Social

Saturday 13th December

19:00 Performance from the Escuela de Baila de Rachel Thompson at the Casa de Cultura Benito Pérez Armas

Sunday 14th December

10:00 Opening of the Feria de Artesanía Navidad Yaiza (Christmas Craft Fair) in the Plaza de Yaiza.  read more »

Donate food for a free pass to Rancho Texas Park

For many years Rancho Texas Park has collaborated with the charity association Calor y Café, who give a helping hand those in need in Lanzarote.

Calor y CafeRancho Texas Park

The park want to deliver three tonnes of food to Sor Ana at Calor y Café to help families on the island this Christmas. In order to encourage residents to participate in the campaign, anyone who arrives with three kilos of food at Rancho Texas Park during the second and third weekend of December, will be given free entrance to the park.

The specific dates are  read more »

Lanzarote Weekend 12th to 14th December 2014

There’s a few festive events in Lanzarote this weekend, please don’t forget to check our Xmas Guide for full details of all things Christmassy in Lanzarote.

Playa Blanca:

Legends Playa Blanca Christmas Fayre

Legends Karaoke Bar at C.C. Punta Limones in Playa Blanca will be hosting a Christmas Fayre on Friday 12th December from 16:00 to 03:30. There will be many stalls (from 16:00 to19:00) from local organizations, such as 9Lives; The Kennel Klub; Rainbows, Brownies and Girl Guide groups; The Playa Blanca Mama and Baby Group and The Family Church of Lanzarote. There’s face painting and activities for childrem and Santa will be in his Grotto with a present for each child at 19:00. Followed by a carol service performed by the Family Church of Lanzarote, The Rainbows, Brownies and Girl Guides. A Christmas themed quiz starts around 20:30 and Christmas Karaoke until late. Becky will be serving Winter Warmer Food including turkey stew, vegetarian lentil stew, vegetable soup, mince pies & mulled wine.

Costa Teguise:

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Tekkers are holding their 3rd Annual Xmas Fayre in aid of breast cancer care on Saturday 13th December from  read more »

Lanzarote Jobs, Resort Assistant Manager

Resort Assistant Manager/Receptionist required for Holiday cover at a busy Holiday Complex.

Jobs

This role will be at various points throughout the year to cover  read more »

Lanzarote Weather, November 2014

This November was the wettest in the Archipelago since 1981!

Barranco flowing in TabayescoChocolate sea at Arrieta Beach

The Canary Islands suffered persistent and widespread showers over a period of 12 days, receiving an average of 135 mm of rain, more than three times the amount normally expected for November. The level of wind was also abnormal for this time of year, very strong gusts were recorded on the 28th & 29th of the month, reminding residents of the tropical storm Delta which hit the islands on that date in November 2005.

The adverse weather affected a number of events in Lanzarote and even the Sunday market was cancelled.

November_Weather_Forecast_2014Check out the previous years weather reports during November:

November 2013 weather in Lanzarote

November 2012 Weather in Lanzarote

November 2011 Weather in Lanzarote

November 2010 Weather in Lanzarote

November 2009 Weather in Lanzarote

3/11 Mainly sunny in Lanzarote, a bit of cloud around this morning. Wind 10-25 km/h from the north / north east. 29 degrees.  read more »

Arucas CF 0 UD Lanzarote 2

U.D. Lanzarote headed into their Christmas party with the word party definitely being high on the agenda.

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With their third win in the last four away matches alongside the league’s best home form they have climbed the league table sitting in second spot just one point behind league leaders CD Marino.

Two headed second half goals were enough to cement a brilliant Christmas party for the team as soon as they returned to the island.

Rojillos manager Adolfo Pérez has done a wonderful job after losing many experienced players last season. He must be so proud that these youngsters have seized their opportunity and are playing for each other like only a true team does.

When a player is injured his debutant steps in and does a better job than him. The fact is the whole squad has only one wish and that is for their team to succeed. I haven’t seen an atmosphere at the club such as this since those fantastic Copa Del Rey games 10 years ago.

The Gran Canarian side began the game with  read more »

Lanzarote's Promotional Strategy & Marketing Plan for 2015

We were invited by Turismo Lanzarote to attend the Sociedad de Promoción Exterior de Lanzarote (SPEL) presentation of their promotional strategy and marketing plan for the island in 2015.

Hector FernandezSPEL presentation Gran Hotel

SPEL promote the island externally, working with our existing tourism markets as well as identifying and developing new ones. President of Lanzarote, Pedro San Ginés stated that the island will exceed 2,400,000 tourists in 2014 and that Lanzarote led the occupation indices throughout the country during the month of August, during his welcoming speech at the Gran Hotel in Arrecife on the 2nd of December.

The President also mentioned that it was necessary to strengthen the existing promotional campaign for tourism products such as the European Sports Destination, Saborea Lanzarote, Destino Sostenible & the Lanzarote Film Commission; before handing over to Héctor Fernández, the CEO of SPEL and Lorena Miranda, the Marketing Director of Turismo Lanzarote, who were responsible for presenting the results of the promotional plan executed during 2014 and outlining the marketing plan for 2015.

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Undoubtedly the United Kingdom is a very important market for Lanzarote, we received 959,513 visitors from the UK during 2013, which equates to  read more »

House In Haria For Private Sale

Patio de Haria is a house we know well in the village of Haria. We have watched the present owners invest a great deal of time and money perfecting the property over the last few years. For personal reasons, they now wish to sell, and they have priced it at well under its true market value.

Patio

The property consists of two houses – one with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and the other with 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms. It also features a fabulous indoor / outdoor swimming pool and extensive landscaped gardens.  read more »

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