Haria Carnival Programme 2015

The carnival party heads north in Lanzarote this weekend, to the town of Haría. This is one of the favourite locations to celebrate carnival, there’s normally a great atmosphere in the plaza for the after party.

Haria_Carnival_Poster_2015Jaime Romero Exhibition

The African themed carnival poster was designed by artist Jaime Romero who is a master at designing carnival queen outfits and has an exhibition of his work in the Aljibe during carnival in Haría.

The centre of Haría will be closed to traffic on Saturday 28th February, with diversions around the village. Vehicles travelling on  read more »

Eight Things To Do In Lanzarote When The Weather Isn't Good

It’s no secret that the weather this winter in Lanzarote hasn’t been brilliant. Apart from in November, we haven’t had much rain, but it has been generally cloudy and, by Lanzarote standards, cool. Talking to older Canarian friends, they all confirm it has been as cool as they remember it – on some days the temperature has stayed around 15 degrees. Without boring you with the details, this has been caused by an anomaly in the jet stream, which has resulted in reduced temperatures for the whole of southern Europe.

The good news is that things will return to normal, and the sun will gradually heat the land and buildings so we can enjoy our usual, much milder temperatures.

But in the meantime, here are some ideas for things to do in Lanzarote when the weather isn’t up to lying on the beach or sitting on a bar terrace watching the world go by:

Go for a walk!

Walk

All three resorts have fabulous promenades that run along the seafront that are flat and easy to negotiate, as well as plenty of places to stop for a tapa and a beer or glass of wine. Head inland, and you’ll find the island is full on fascinating tracks that wind around volcanoes, with stopping points at rural villages. Here’s more about walks in Lanzarote.

Visit one of the 7 attractions

Attractions

Lanzarote has seven official attractions which are all breathtaking and will give you an insight into the island’s history and volcanic origins. All are unique and well worth a visit. Our favourite is Timanfaya, where you can see some of the world’s most  read more »

St Patrick's Day in Lanzarote 2015

Plans are being finalised for the Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote.

St Patricks Day

This holiday resort in Lanzarote is very popular with Irish visitors, it’s become an annual tradition to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day here on the 17th March with a parade and live music.

The harbour in the old town area of Puerto del Carmen will be the focus for this year’s event, there are at least 10 Irish bars confirmed as participating with market and live music. We’re expecting a parade down the Avenida de Las Playas to be confirmed for the evening.

We can’t tell you  read more »

Pet Friendly Beach in Tias

Earlier in the month the first pet friendly beach in the municipality of Tías was inaugurated. 

Las mascotas ya cuentan con un playa en el litoral de TiasPlaya-de-Mascotas-en-Guacimeta-en-el-término-de-Tías.-Asistentes-a-la-quedada

Several Town Hall representatives, including the mayor of Tías Pancho Hernández, as well as SARA´s staff and volunteers were present at the opening of approximately 200 meters stretch of beach in the Playa Guacimeta, not far from the Playa Honda one that opened up in October 2014.

A good number of residents from different nationalities and their pets attended the official opening also, with a constant flow of other people coming and going at different stages to check it all out.  Blackie, my dog, and I decided to go along and after the initial nervousness wore off dogs of all ages, colours and sizes got acquainted with each other.

Many displays of enjoyment followed: there were dogs who loved swimming or rescuing objects from the water, there was also plenty of ball and stick fetching as well as just simply just running around, digging and general playing.  As an exception and with the attending authorities blessings the dogs were allowed to be off their leashes. The usual norms will include cleaning up after your dogs and  read more »

Lanzarote Extreme Fest

This Saturday the 28th of February the island has a treat in store for anybody who is a fan of heavy metal music!

Lanzarote Extreme Fest

The Lanzarote Extreme Fest will be staged at the Recinto Ferial in Arrecife, in collaboration with Cultura Arrecife & Asociacion Musical y Cultural Montaña de Fuego. Five bands from three different islands have been brought together in one big festival for our enjoyment!

From Gran Canaria: The Zeronaut & Searching For A Hidden Place (YouTube)

The ZeronautSearching for a hidden place

From Tenerife: Tserjnobyl &  read more »

The Art Room

The Art Room at Sun Park in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote is an exciting new venture, launched this year by a group of local artists.

The Art Room -Kids Art ClubThe Art Room 2

This art project has been created by Jodie Tilbury-Fowler, Betty Rawson, Sharon Kinsley and Jenny Graham. Their aim is to make art accessible to all and to share knowledge and skills across the various forms of art.

The Art RoomKids Art Club

A range of weekend workshops were held during the month of February to establish what demand there is locally for art courses, these included Kids Art Club, Life Drawing, Craft, Sugar Craft, Creative Writing and  read more »

Playa Blanca Cheese Fair 2015

The IV Feria del Queso de Playa Blanca takes place in Lanzarote on Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March.

IV Feria del Queso

This cheese fair is one of the islands annual gastronomy events, organised under the Saborea Lanzarote brand, which translates to tasting Lanzarote.

Stalls will be available with food and wine tasting, along with entertainment from the groups Boulevard & Tributo Queen on Saturday and Los Salineros de La Hoya & Totem Music on Sunday.

The fair will be open on Saturday evening from 17:30 to 22:30 and during the day on Sunday from 11:00 to 15:30. The cheese fair is usually situated in  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Resort Representative

James Villas currently have a vacancy for a Resort Representative in Lanzarote to cover for someone on maternity leave.

Lanzarote Jobs

They are looking for an enthusiastic, conscientious, confident individual, with proven customer service experience to join their busy team. The candidate will need excellent communication and problem solving skills and have a flexible approach as well as the ability to work on their own initiative. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the Spanish language are also required.

· Applicants must be resident in Lanzarote in the Puerto del Carmen area, as accommodation is not provided.

· Applicants must have  read more »

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