Lanzarote Nightlife 11th - 14th September 2014

It’s a long weekend in Lanzarote as Monday is a holiday for the Virgen de los Dolores, the island’s patron saint. It’s a quiet weekend for events as almost everyone will be heading to Mancha Blanca on Saturday to celebrate the Fiestas de Los Dolores.

Playa Blanca:

Rock Festival 14 Sep

Venue: Discoteca Jungle, C.C. Papagayo, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Date: Sunday 14th September 2014

Time: From 17:00

Details: Rock Festival with live music from Massimo Santalucia, Boulevard, Zombie Love, Mick James Band, Sly Band & the Skatoons.

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Costa Teguise:

Skatoons 12 Sep

Venue:  read more »

UD Telde 0, UD Lanzarote 0

A goalless draw this may have ended but Rojillos manager Adolfo Peréz may feel a little aggrieved that his side were wrongly disallowed a goal for offside, had a huge appeal for a penalty turned down and a 35 yard free kick from British lad Brad Cockerill which was brilliantly saved by the Gran Canarian keeper.

Brad & Louis UD Lanzarote

It wasn’t until the half hour mark that this game burst into life. A free kick on the far left wing was swept in and was then flicked on into the path of Rosmen, the tall striker finished off with a volley firing the ball home. It was a close call but following the video replay the Lanzarote captain was unlucky not to have put his side in front.

The home side had equal possession to Lanzarote but were not causing the Lanzarote number one Agoney any problems as the half ended.

The second half began as the first half had with both teams not creating much. On the hour mark Lanzarote were reduced to ten men when midfielder Marcos Cabrera picked up his second yellow card.

This did seem to inspire the Rojillos as  read more »

Spanish Courses For Beginners In Playa Blanca

Academia LILS are expanding their language courses to Playa Blanca this year with a new beginner’s course aimed at taking people from basic to conversational Spanish. The courses will be held at Sun Park in Playa Blanca, near to the Hotel Princesa Yaiza. 

Lils

If you’re a regular winter visitor to the island and have been frustrated at not  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Manager

A surf & SUP school based in Famara, Lanzarote are looking for a manager.

LI Jobs

This role will be responsible for managing the staff, controlling the accounts, day to day administration of the company including email correspondence, bookings, marketing on social media & contacting tour operators.

Candidates are required to speak Spanish, a high level of spoken & written English other languages especially French and German will be a bonus; have IT knowledge (Photoshop & Illustrator experience is of value). The ideal candidate will  read more »

Arrecife Autumn 2014 Update

Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote is a lovely city break destination if you fancy a change from our tourist resorts.

Playa del Reducto Arrecife LanzaroteHotel Lancelot

Sunbeds and umbrellas have been available to hire on the beautiful Playa del Reducto since the end of August. There’s 160 available in two areas of the beach, the daily price is €3 for the sunbed and €2 for an umbrella, or €8 for two beds sharing an umbrella. Apparently this beach used to have sunbeds on, way back in the 60’s according to the council. Sunbathers will also be able to hire pedalos & kayaks from this location.

This beach in the heart of the capital also has a lifeguard service, ramp access and showers, their aim is to win the blue flag award for 2015.

The Hotel Lancelot has been nominated for the Distinguished Tourism 2014 award by the Tourism Department of the Ayuntamiento de Arrecife, the winners of which will be decided on the 27th September as part of World Tourism Day. The Lancelot was specifically constructed for the tourism market, opening in 1969 making it the first in Arrecife and second tourist hotel on the island, the Fariones in Puerto del Carmen was the first.

Charco de San GinesLeon y Castillo Arrecife

A traditional market with up to 58 stalls returns to the Charco de San Ginés area of Arrecife on Wednesdays & Thursdays from the first week of September coinciding with the start of the cruise season, after a two month summer break at the request of the stall holders. The capital also has a Tourist & Handcraft Market on  read more »

Tapas Festival Puerto del Carmen

A tapas food & wine fair has been organised in the holiday resort of Puerto del Carmen to take place on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th of September 2014.

Saborea Lanzarote 27 28 September

The Saborea Lanzarote brand which means Tasting Lanzarote promotes the island’s gastronomy. This weekend has been planned to coincide with World Tourism Day, along with 20 other Spanish cities, who will be holding similar events.

Plaza del Varadero is the square in the harbour situated in the old town area of Puerto del Carmen. A selection of restaurants, dairies and wineries from Lanzarote will be participating over the weekend with live music for entertainment.

The food stalls will be open for tastings:  read more »

Fiestas de Los Dolores 2014

The annual pilgrimage, Romería de Los Dolores will be held on Saturday 13th September this year.

Dolores_Programme_2014Romería de Los Dolores Tinajo 2014

Thousands of locals will dress in traditional clothing and walk from their villages around the island to Mancha Blanca in Tinajo to pay homage to Lanzarote’s patron saint, the Virgen de los Dolores, Nuestra Señora de los Volcanes. This tradition dates back to the 18th century eruptions when villagers promised to build a church in the virgen’s name if the lava flow stopped before the village of Mancha Blanca, you can read more details here: Romería de Los Dolores.

One of the popular routes to walk is from the Monumento al Campesino in San Bartolomé, it’s 9km from this point to the Plaza de Los Dolores.

Visitors wanting to experience the traditional side of Lanzarote will really enjoy the activities in Mancha Blanca this weekend. The craft fair has 85 stalls showcasing traditional crafts from Lanzarote and the other Canary Islands. The English wine & cheese tasting event will be held on Sunday 14th from 14:00 – 15:15 so if you’re planning to visit on this day, go to the information point on arrival at the fair and register in advance, it’s free!

Around 60,000 people are expected to attend the festivities in Mancha Blanca.

Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores Programme 2014

Thursday 11th September

12:00 Opening of the craft fair XXVI Feria Insular de Artesanía  read more »

Fair Trade Shipping In The Canary Islands

The Canaries gained world significance in the 18th and 19th centuries, when nations began to trade using the great sailing ships of the time. Those ships used the trade winds to allow them to sail across The Atlantic and to The Caribbean, bringing them past the islands, and with many stopping here to take on water and supplies before heading across the great ocean. These days we continue to rely on shipping for almost everything we buy locally in Lanzarote.

Tres Hombres

Fair Transport Shipping are a Netherlands based company dedicated to continuing the tradition of sail-only powered ships, regularly trading around Europe, and visiting Africa, as well as The Canary Islands. Currently the company operates Tres Hombres and is actively restoring a second ship Nordlys IV.  read more »

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