Repsol Ends Exploration In The Canaries

After a decade battling environmental groups & local government for the right to seek oil off the coast of Lanzarote & Fuerteventura, Repsol have confirmed today, that they have ended their oil and gas exploration in the Canary Islands.

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Repsol’s press release issued at 09:15 this morning explains that the analysis of samples collected in the survey at Sandía confirms the existence of gas without any volume or quality sufficient to consider a future extraction. Rowan Renaissance will return to Angola to continue their exploration for hydrocarbon in that country.

The exploration off the coast of Lanzarote & Fuerteventura to analyse the possible existence of hydrocarbons began on the  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 19th & 22nd January 2015

There are two new films available in English next week on Monday & Thursday evening at the cinema in Arrecife, Lanzarote.

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At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:

The Theory of Everything at 19:40. This film explores the relationship between famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife, starting when he first meets her as a Cambridge student, although shy at first, they both get close. Featuring Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking and Felicity Jones as Jane, directed by James Marsh.

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) at 19:45. An American black comedy starring  read more »

El Quemao Class 2015

The surf tournament El Quemao Class will bring 64 of the best surfers and bodyboarders in the world to compete at La Santa, Lanzarote.

Quemao Class

The Quemao is a very technical, demanding and dangerous wave that forms in La Santa during the winter, reaching between 8 and 10 metres high.  El Quemao Class has been organised by the association GOBIG who are a collective of athletes keen to promote surfing and bodyboarding in Lanzarote to an international level. The organisation was praised by President Pedro San Ginés for their professionalism, seeking significant financial support from the private sector and asking the Cabildo only for collaboration with logistics.

International Surf Competition Quemao Class from Alejandro Casado on Vimeo.

The Quemao demands respect and is considered to be one of the best in the world, part of this event is to pay tribute to Fula who died surfing the wave during January 2009.

The surf contest will take place at  read more »

La Geria Visitor Centre & App

The Cabildo of Lanzarote have placed a small information centre in La Geria which will be managed by Adislan.

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Many visitors are drawn to the unique wine region of Lanzarote, not just to taste wine but also witness the moonscape where deep pits were dug down through the volcanic ash to grow vines.

This new information centre is part of the “Salvar La Geria” project and will provide details of the agricultural, ethnographic and volcanic values of this protected natural area. The project to “Save La Geria” employs people with disabilities to help recover the abandoned fincas in this region of Lanzarote.

The information centre will be operational once the agreement with Asociación de Personas con Discapacidad de Lanzarote (Adislan) is signed. It can be found on the LZ-30 situated between the Bodega La Geria and the village of Uga. The exact location is at the foot of the Montaña de El Chupadero (28.963533, -13.725258).

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Additionally, a new audio guide app can be downloaded for La Geria on Android and iOS devices. The app is available in  read more »

Lanzarote Weekend 16-18th January 2015

There’s a variety of concerts on in Lanzarote this weekend, plus salsa in Arrecife and a space night in Puerto del Carmen. Here’s what’s on….

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It’s a special version of the Noches de Jameos at 22:30 this Saturday 17th January, the Toñín Corujo Quartet will be performing with José Manuel Díez and Markos Bayón plus actor Roberto Cabrera will take to the stage to recite a poem.

José Manuel Díez is an award winning composer, singer, writer and poet, one of his highlights was the anthem for the Spanish Paralympic team in London 2012. Markos Bayrón is a composer, producer and multi instrumentalist, he’s involved with important bands including Bebe, Perroflauta, Combolinga, Comando Macondo, Cathy Claret and Luis Pastor.

Tickets for this concert can be purchased from the network of Centros de Arte, Cultura y Turismo priced at €2 for Lanzarote residents, €7.20 Canarian residents and €9 non residents. The Jameos del Agua is open from 20:00 serving an à la carte for those who would like to dine before the concert.  read more »

UD Lanzarote 4 SD Tenisca 2

A hat trick from Captain Rosmen and a headed goal from British lad Louis Kennedy was just enough to send the Conejeros (locals) four points clear at the top of the league.

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The Rojillos looked in the mood from the start as they closed their opponents down forcing them into errors in their own back four.

In the 14th minute midfielder Marcos Cabrera who has only just returned from injury delivered in a deep cross from the left wing and Louis Kennedy kept his eye on it the whole way and from the narrowest of angles the 21 year old found the gap low at the far post and nodded his team into a 1-0 lead.

In the 19th minute a quick and intelligent free kick taken by Marcos Cabrera was read by Rosmen, the league’s top scorer launched himself Andy Gray style into what could have been a clattering but instead what he got was his head onto the ball before the keeper and brilliantly doubled Lanzarote´s score to 2-0.

The La Palma side were not playing bad football as they neatly passed the ball around. In the 24th minute the visitors had a great opportunity to reduce the deficit when midfielder Chema was put through by striker Riki however his strike was easily saved by Lanzarote´s number one Agoney.

On the half hour Lanzarote made full use of the frailties of the Tenisca defence and went 3-0 up. Rosmen who was tearing the defence apart was winning everything in the air and a cross from the right was met first, of course, by Rosmen and the Rojillos went into the break with a huge advantage.

Most of the crowd were hoping for an avalanche of goals for Lanzarote in the second half but  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Representative

Jet2holidays have a vacancy for an Overseas Representative to be based in Lanzarote this summer.

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This is a full time position of 40 hours per week on a fixed term contract and excellent salary. Reporting to the resort management team, the successful overseas representative will be meeting customers at the airport and visiting them at hotels, so that the guests return home with excellent memories of their holiday and want to come back time and time again.

The ideal candidate will  read more »

La Masia de Teguise

I’ve got to confess a little secret, we didn’t share this place with our readers as it was so good, we wanted to keep it to ourselves, just for a while!

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La Masia de Teguise were offering a menu del día which we discovered just before summer last year, their 3 course menu was priced at €9.50 and in a beautiful setting. However, on Wednesday afternoons when the new menu for the week was launched, the price was an incredible €5 per person. It was very popular and a brilliant marketing concept, although we didn’t share it at the time, other than to a handful of people sworn to secrecy.

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It was lovely to see something working in this location, the restaurant is situated on  read more »

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