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Lanzarote's Economic Recovery

Here in Spain, the recession is known as “La Crisis.” And just like the Spanish peninsular, Lanzarote suffered quite badly during the depths of the recession, with construction almost coming to a standstill and many shops and businesses closing their doors for the last time.

Fortunately, one thing that kept going well for us was tourism, and the island has enjoyed one of its best ever years in terms of tourist numbers during 2014. And looking to other sectors, there are signs that a full recovery is really underway:

New Car Sales

Porsches

Always a barometer of the strength of an economy, new car sales in Lanzarote had already beaten last year’s figure by the end of October, and a full year total of more than 4,500 registrations is expected. As usual, San Bartolomé will lead the numbers with over 1,000 registrations – this is due to the fact that two of the island’s largest car hire companies are based there. Teguise, Tias and Arrecife will  read more »

Lanzarote Weekend 14-16th November 2014

A wedding fair, art exhibitions, tapas tasting, concerts, surf & kart championships & more this weekend in Lanzarote. Here’s our guide as to what’s on, where:

Famara:

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A Surf Festival is taking place in Famara from the 14th to 16th of November, including the El Cribo 10km trail run along the coast on Saturday.

Teguise:

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The Noches de Vino y Musica continue in  read more »

Mercadona Opens in Lanzarote On Friday!

It’s here, the long awaited opening of the first Mercadona store is this Friday the 14th of November 2014.

Mercadona in Arrecife

The first Mercadona will open in the Argana area of Arrecife on Friday, shortly followed by the second in Valterra on Friday 12th of December 2014.

Mercadona Supermarkets already exist in the Canary Islands, in fact this one will be the 79th to open with outlets already on Gran Canaria, Tenerife & Fuerteventura. The company has created 500 jobs within the islands, 60 staff have been hired in Lanzarote.

If you want to be  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, TJs Caribbean Tapas

TJs Caribbean International Tapas Restaurant, usually simply known as  "TJs" is run by chef Tony and front house / waitress Jeannette.  Their initials give name to the restaurant which also means "Taste of Jamaica". It was meant to be, wasn't it?

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Tony, who is originally from Jamaica, came to Lanzarote in 1995 and he loved the more relaxed way of life and of course the weather. Jeanette, originally from Manchester, in England,  has lived here 7 years after meeting Tony.  They both love Lanzarote’s beautiful all year round climate, the lovely scenery and their favourite place is Órzola because of how tranquil the beaches are there.

Their restaurant has now been open for 4 years.  The idea came because they both love Caribbean food (which was non existent on the island) and they also love the Spanish way of eating, tapas.  Tony being a qualified chef they thought it would be a great idea to bring something a little different to the island. So they decided to do a mix of Tony's original roots food and Spanish style of eating together.  We have to agree with them than it is  a great combination!

They describe their food as a explosion of flavours like you have never tasted before. They get lots of people (other chefs included!) trying to guess the ingredients in lots of their dishes.

My favourite dishes happen to be  read more »

Lanzarote International Marathon 2014

The Lanzarote International Marathon is another of the island’s world class sporting events, and it takes place on Saturday 29th November this year.

We have two free places to give away, so read on if you want to participate, and we’ll also tell you the best places to watch the event.

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This is the 25th anniversary of this iconic event, and like so many marathons it attracts a wide field of professional athletes, amateurs and people just doing it for fun or charity. This year there will also be at least 25 disabled athletes  read more »

Jobs In Lanzarote - Part Time Sales Agent / Bike Mechanic

A busy hire company in Puerto del Carmen is looking for a part-time sales agent / bike mechanic on a part time basis.

Jobs

Some previous sales experience and able at the same time to maintain and repair Bicycles.

Must be fluent in English and at least in one other European Language. German or French would be a Plus  read more »

Lanzarote Holiday Offers - Christmas 2014

Imagine spending Christmas in Lanzarote……

Last Christmas was just perfect in Lanzarote, we spent the 25th travelling around the island to discover how everyone was celebrating their Christmas Day in the sunshine, soaking up our 25°C heat.

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It’s not too late to join us this year!

We’ve found a great flight departing Manchester on the 21st of December for 10 nights, staying in the 24 hour all-inclusive Sandos Payagayo 4* hotel in Playa Blanca for just £1093 per person, based on a couple sharing. The price quoted includes a return flight with suitcase, shuttle transfers to & from the airport, staying in a 1 bedroom standard hotel room.  read more »

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Unión Deportiva Lanzarote drop their first home points of the season despite taking the lead through top scorer Rosmen and slip two places to fourth spot.

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The Rojillos dominated the early stages of the match and in the 12thminute a pinpoint cross from Louis Kennedy found the head of his captain Rosmen but the tall striker headed inches over when he really should have given his side the lead.

On the half hour Lanzarote had the best opportunity of the match when Brad Cockerill struck a half volley from eight yards but unfortunately the 19 year old saw his clean strike deflected wide of the upright and away for a corner kick.

Whilst the Lanzarote keeper Agoney had yet failed to have been tested by the Tenerife side it was the home team that squandered two good opportunities in the closing minutes of the first period.

Defender Ángel Gil fired in a low shot from  read more »

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