Spain's "Monopolies Commission" Declares New Letting Laws Restrict Competition

Following a complaint by ASCAV, The Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia has carried out a study of the new letting legislation enacted by The Canarian government.


The commission has called for two major changes to the legislation:

  • To allow owners of properties in tourist areas to apply for a letting licence
  • To allow owners of residential properties to let out individual rooms

They say the new legislation restricts competition and creates barriers to the tourism market with an overly complex application process for a licence.

The Canarian government are meeting to discuss this on Tuesday.  read more »

Lanzarote Jobs - PR And Social Media

Club La Santa, the island’s sports resort is looking for a graduate to work in the marketing department on PR and social media.


The role will provide excellent work experience in content creation, community management, copy writing and audio-visual communication within the world’s best active holiday and sports resort. The position also offers the possibility of being part of the organisation team for Club La Santa’s numerous events including the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for social media and a creative flair for  read more »

Stephen Hawking In Lanzarote

Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking spent the day in Lanzarote today. He is currently cruising aboard P & O’s Ventura, which has spent the day in port in Arrecife.

La geria  CACT

Hawking visited the Fire Mountains and Bodega La Geria in the wine region. He was last in The Canaries in June when he visited Tenerife  read more »

English cinema in Lanzarote 21st & 24th September 2015

Only one movie in English remains next week on Monday the 21st and Thursday the 24th of September.


At Multicines Deiland in Playa Honda at the same time of 20:20h :"Transporter Legacy" (also known as "The Transporter Refueled").

Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) is the best highly-skilled transporter around. The stakes are  read more »

End Of Summer Fiestas in Playa Honda

The Fiestas Fin de Verano commence in Playa Honda today until Sunday 27th September.

Fin de Verano

The full programme is only available in Spanish, there’s lots of events for all ages over the next week. Some highlights of popular events are the Hondarock concert is on the 19th from 22:00 with live music from Inadaptados , Pechuga  & Galiot. The Emmax open water swim race is on the 20th. The Carrera de Caballos is a horse racing event on the beach 26th finishing with the Fiestas del Viento kite festival on Sunday 27th.




17:00 h.    Música con Dj, Batucada, Actividades infantiles con Ludoteca e Hinchables.  read more »

An Afternoon At The Aquapark

We decided to get a young person’s view on Lanzarote’s original Aquapark, so here’s a guest post from Lucy.

Aquapark Map

So on my day off this week, me and a team of expert fun havers (my mum and a friend of my age) decided to venture into the Aquapark at Costa Teguise.

Now the last time I'd stepped into this park I was 15 and although that was a good 7 years ago the park doesn't seem to have changed. This may seem like a good thing in some aspects as last time holds great memories but the place also seemed sad.

Aquapark Costa Teguise

Let's start from the beginning. The entry price is  read more »

Drinking Water From Your Tap In Lanzarote

The water here in Lanzarote comes from a desalination plant, so its basically filtered sea water. In almost all cases, the water is then stored in an Aljibe, or well, in your house or apartment complex, before being delivered to your taps via an electric pump.

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You can imagine why everyone drinks bottled water, which is generally pretty cheap here!

But there is a huge downside to it – the stuff is heavy! Even for a couple, you’ll probably need 25 litres a  read more »

Tapas Festival Puerto del Carmen 2015

The 4th edition of the popular Feria de la Tapa will be celebrated in Puerto del Carmen on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of September 2015.


This tapas festival offers visitors an ideal opportunity to discover the gastronomy of Lanzarote. There will be lots of different stalls offering a wide variety of food and wine for tasting. As it’s tuna season, the show cooking chefs from the island will be demonstrating how to carve tuna and the amateur cooking contest is based on using Skipjack tuna.

The fun starts at 19:00 on Saturday 26th September and 11:00 on Sunday 27th September. The food festival is situated in Plaza del Varadero, by the harbour in the old town area of Puerto del Carmen.

Already confirmed as attending with food stalls are:

11 restaurants: Bar La Galería, Minato Sushi Bar Lanzarote, Puerto Bahía, Taberna de Nino, Los Aljibes de Tahíche, El Cangrejo Rojo, El Sardinero, La Chalana, La Cofradía de La Tiñosa, Mamma Carolina & El Asador.

2 cheese manufacturers: Filo el Chuchillo & Los Callaítos

6 wineries: Bodega Vega de Yuco, La Grieta, La Geria, Guiguan, Rubicón & Tierra de Volcanes

3 bakeries: Ana María, La Montagne & Taberna Atlántica

1 ice-cream manufacturer: Helatlon


Saturday 26th September

18.00 Opening of the Feria de la Tapa Saborea Lanzarote  read more »

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