Los Mambo Jambo Concert in Lanzarote

Los Mambo Jambo are a fabulous instrumental Rock’n’Roll, Swing, Surf, Rhythm & Blues band from Barcelona who are touring the Canaries for the first time this weekend, to promote their second album “Impacto Inminente”.

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Their Imminent Impact album includes nine original songs with their unique blend of sound known as “Jambofónico” which suggests unusual and unexpected atmospheres. The band members are Dani Nel.lo (sax), Mario Cobo (guitar), Iván Kovacevic (double bass) and Anton Jarl (drums). Established in 2009 Los Mambo Jambo are the resident band at the Apolo in Barcelona for their burlesque spectacular Taboo nights.

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Solar Eclipse & Astronomy in Lanzarote

The Lanzarote Active Club have two special events planned for Friday 20th March.

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This is a special date because it is just before the Equinox with Sun entering Point Aries and there is an eclipsing New Moon, which will eclipse the Sun. We will be able to see this event in the Canary Islands from 8:00 – 9:45 in the morning.

Friday Morning

Join the Lanzarote Active Club on Playa Las Cucharas beach in Costa Teguise, where you can use special telescopes to observe the solar eclipse from 08:30 to 09:30.

Friday Evening

The Lanzarote Active Club will be visiting the planetarium in Arrecife for an interesting and fun presentation with Dr. Raúl Martínez at the Arrecife Planetarium. The visit will include a digital simulation of the universe with information in English to explain the solstice, equinox and solar eclipse from Lanzarote’s perspective.

Part 1 includes:  read more »

Lanzarote International Film Festival 2015

This year´s Festival Internacional de Cine de Lanzarote starts today, from Monday 16th to Saturday 21st of March at the Teatro Insular of Lanzarote in Arrecife.

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In the feature films section we have spotted some movies and documentaries subtitled in English that you might find interesting:

Monday 16th March

20:30h, El futuro (The Future). Drama in Spanish with English subtitles. Not suitable for under 16s.

After the PSOE party won the elections in 1982, a group of young people celebrate at a party. The putsch on 23 February is long gone. In 1982, there’s faith in the future. However, that future seems to be fast approaching, as a black hole devouring everything on its path.

Afterwards, there will be a chat with Brays Efe, actor and one of the script writers. 

Tuesday 17th March

18:00h, Hermosa juventud (Beautiful Youth). Drama in Catalan with English and Spanish subtitles. Not suitable for under 16s.

Natalia and Carlos are two young people in love who struggle to  read more »

Arrivals & Occupancy Figures February 2015

The positive trend for more arrivals for the Canary Islands continued for February, with 2.41% more foreign visitors during the month compared to last year.

Feria del Queso in Playa Blanca

For Lanzarote the arrivals figure was 170,128 passengers which was 5,528 more than February 2014, an increase of 3.36%. The total for January and February combined is 332,672 foreign visitors arriving at Arrecife Airport, an increase of 3.34% year on year which equates to 10,759 more tourists over the two months.

Our German market is improving slightly, Pedro San Ginés and Héctor Fernández were focussed on encouraging Lanzarote’s faithful German tourists to leave the all inclusive resort hotels and spend more on the island during their presentation at ITB Berlin. The average daily expenditure of a German tourist is €27.74 which is well below the average of €36.47 per tourist for other markets.

According to the  read more »

Congratulations to Chefs German Blanco & Mikel Otaegui

Lanzarote won three awards in the fourth edition of the regional competition Qué Bueno Canarias Heineken.

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The award ceremony was held at the Hotel Europe Villa Cortés in Tenerife last month with Lanzarote taking three out of a possible thirteen awards in the Best of the Canaries categories.

Germán Blanco from La Tegala in Mácher was awarded the Best Chef in the Canaries

The Princesa Yaiza Hotel in Playa Blanca was awarded Best Hotel Gastronomy

Mikel Otaegui from Restaurant Naia in Arrecife won the Chef Revelation in the Canaries

The Cabildo congratulated the  read more »

Lanzarote Recipe - Chicken With Peppers

It’s one of the staple dishes you will see offered at traditional restaurants and one of our favourites! Pollo con Pimientos is a savoury dish, full of local flavour. It’s taken us some time to work out how to cook it authentically, but we think we’ve cracked it, so try our recipe out and let us know what you think!

Recipe

Ingredients (To serve two)

500G chicken thighs off the bone (Breast will work, but has a little less flavour)

One onion

One large red pepper

4 cloves garlic

Olive oil

Paprika (If you can get smoked paprika or pimienton dulce, it’s even better)

White wine vinegar

Large handful of green Olives (seeded makes them easier to eat!)

Preparation

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English Cinema in Lanzarote 16th & 19th March 2015

Kingsman is the only English movie being shown in Lanzarote next week.

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At Multicines Deiland in Playa Honda:

Kingsman: The Secret Service, still being shown at the same time of 19:30. Gary "Eggsy" Unwin (Taron Egerton), whose late father secretly worked for a spy organization, lives in  read more »

Dialysis in Lanzarote

A new dialysis centre opened in Lanzarote late last year, which is good news for residents requiring regular treatment.

Holidaymakers in Puerto del Carmen

The Centro de Díálisis de Lanzarote is situated on Calle Puerto Rico in Arrecife, this is in the centre of the capital, near the football ground, bus station and shopping centre C.C. Arrecife.

Previously patients were treated in the outpatients hemodialysis section of the Hospital Dr. José Molina Orosa. The new centre can help a total of 72 people every 48 hours, they treat 20 people in the morning and 16-17 patients in the afternoon.

The Hospital Dr. José Molina Orosa will still have a dialysis unit available to  read more »

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