A recent study carried out by the Centro de Datos del Cabildo confirmed that 8.7% of tourists visiting Lanzarote during 2013, visited the island for sport.
The study showed that a total of 166,745 tourists came to Lanzarote to participate in sporting activities. The UK was the biggest nationality to visit the island for sports holidays / training accounting for 33% of these tourists, Germany was second with 21.3% and Spain 9.9%. Together, these three countries equalled 64% of the 166,745 tourists, visitors from other countries also worth mentioning include Ireland 7.7%, France 5%, Denmark 3.9% & Italy 3.9%. Further analysis of the nationalities found that 68% of visitors from Finland and 52% from Denmark come to Lanzarote for sport, where as just 6.1% of visitors from the United Kingdom cited sport as a reason to visit Lanzarote.
The study delved deeper to better understand the kind of tourists that visit Lanzarote for sports holidays. It was found that 75% of them are read more »
Lanzarote airport has inaugurated three new direct routes from France within the past week.
Smart Wings, the low cost brand of Travel Service initiated a new route between France and Lanzarote on Sunday 30th March. Their Boeing 737 is scheduled to fly over 15 weeks through the summer, carrying 189 passengers to and from Nantes. In total the airline has programmed 30 flights with 5,670 places available from the end of March until October.
On Saturday 5th April, two new flights from Lyon and Paris (Charles de Gaulle) commenced, operated by Europe Airpost. Both routes will operate every Saturday through the summer.
Other airlines offering regular flight connections from Lanzarote to France include read more »
This year’s Lanzarote Marathon will take place in Costa Teguise on Saturday the 29th of November.
The marathon is a popular event on the sporting calendar for Lanzarote, attracting hundreds of athletes from all over Europe. Last year just over 1,000 runners finished the 10 km, 21.1 km & 42.195 km distances. In 2012 , there was a record attendance from wheelchair athletes, with 25 wheelers finishing the full distance marathon.
In 2014, the marathon course returns to the popular route along the coastline from Costa Teguise, through the capital of Arrecife and past the airport to a turn point in Puerto del Carmen. The shorter distance of 10 km turns in Costa Teguise and the half marathon in Arrecife. The route profile is fairly flat and undulating following the coastal promenade apart from a road section through Arrecife, the challenge is running back into a headwind.
Lanzarote Marathon is not just a race, it’s an event for all the family to enjoy. Visitors can read more »
You can find a daily weather forecast for Lanzarote during the weekdays on our Facebook page LanzaroteInformation.
The weather was pretty good for this year’s carnival season in Lanzarote. We enjoyed plenty of sunshine, although strong winds brought coastal alerts at the start and end of the month, which also felt cool once the sun had set.
Check out the previous years weather reports during March:
March 2013 – Weather in Lanzarote
March 2012 – Weather in Lanzarote
March 2011 - Weather in Lanzarote
March 2010 - Weather in Lanzarote
March 2009 - Weather in Lanzarote
3/3 Sunshine with a few cloudy intervals for Carnival day in Arrecife. The municipalities of Haría & Tinajo are cloudy this morning, clearing for a sunny afternoon. Wind 30-35 km/h from the north, gusts up to 55 km/h. 21 degrees. read more »
The culinary heritage of Lanzarote will feature in the second season of the MasterChef programme.
The contestants and presenters of this talent show will feature the secrets of the island cuisine in an episode recorded between the 8th to 11th of April.
The culinary secrets of Lanzarote will be highlighted in a special feature which will be broadcast across Spain in the second edition of MasterChef, where La 1 of Televisión Española have been working for months. Cameras, crew and actors of this renowned television talent show will move to the island in the coming days 8-11th April to record a chapter where the main event will be staged at the Jameos del Agua. In addition, the Echadero de camellos de Timanfaya and Playa del Reducto amongst others will be scenarios for scenes to be broadcast in the coming months. MasterChef’s presence on the island is read more »
Two interesting pieces of news from our favourite digital printers on the island:
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Colorworks are well known for their high standard of design and presentation, and they’ve put together this excellent booklet which will help any business to understand more about how they can “get noticed.”
It’s available free to all – you can either call in to Colorworks in Puerto del Carmen to collect a copy, or scroll down to the bottom of this post to download it and read it instantly! read more »
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The Ayuntamiento of Yaiza have started work to improve the road access to Papagayo.
The project to improve the 6 kilometres of dirt roads and parking areas of the Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches is also supported by the Cabildo of Lanzarote.
Yaiza council using construction machinery from the Cabildo of Lanzarote have commenced work this week to improve the dirt tracks used by hundreds of vehicles each day to access the beaches at Papagayo, situated in the protected area and national park of Los Ajaches in the south of the island.
The work will be undertaken by read more »
We’ve already mentioned the opening of the new restaurant Qué Muac in Arrecife today and the first Sonidos Líquidos concert at Bodegas El Grifo on Sunday, here’s what else is happening around the island of Lanzarote this weekend.
Venue: Terraza Zen Gin, Campo de Golf, Costa Teguise, Lanzarote
Date: Saturday 5th April 2014
Details: 2nd edition of the Reggae Festival (RootsTime) in Lanzarote with International and national reggae artists performing live, market, tastings, prizes and much more. Artists include Ben Jammin, Roots&Fyah, David Mahoh & Don Virgilio, Siroco Sound, Barabas Sound Longside Bobo Natty & Sr Carmelo Antunez. Tickets €10.
Venue: read more »