English Cinema in Lanzarote 18th & 21st May 2015

After a week off, the English cinema is back with two films available next week in Lanzarote.

VO 18 MAYO

At Multicines Atlántida 19:50: Suite Française is a romantic World War II drama directed by Saul Dibb and based on the Irene Nemirovsky novel. Starring Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Matthias Schoenarts, Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson, Lambert Wilson and Margot Robbie. The film was shot on location in France & Belgium and features a romance between a French villager and a German soldier.  read more »

UD Lanzarote 2 Tenerife B 1

The Rojillos end their home campaign unbeaten all season having won thirteen and drawn six following this win against a young and talented Tenerife B side.

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CD Mensajero are deservedly champions and have done it with a game remaining after easing to a 3-0 home win versus UD Telde. Third placed side CD Marino slipped up at home drawing 3-3 which means Lanzarote need one point in their final match to guarantee second spot.

Second position is hugely important as Lanzarote will play a lower placed side in the first playoff, it also means that the first match will be away and a week later the return leg will be played at the Arrecife fortress.

Both Lanzarote and CD Marino are away in the final match of the season with the Rojillos travelling to Tenerife to face mid table side UD Ibarra with a three point advantage. CD Marino are visiting Lanzarote to take on U.S. Yaiza. If Yaiza do not get beaten then Lanzarote are assured of second spot. Goal difference favours CD Marino so as the game kicks off at the same time the Rojillos must at least get a point otherwise they are relying on their neighbours.

It has now been over a year since Adolfo Pérez´s men have tasted defeat at home so if you fancy supporting Yaiza next week all will be forgiven.

U.D. Lanzarote got off to a dream start, seconds into the second minute and Raúl whipped in a cross from the right flank and Rosmen got in between the two central defenders and his superb guided header flew into the bottom right hand corner. The 1-0 lead calmed the nerves of the Lanzarote players and paved the way for an entertaining first half in scorching heat.

It certainly wasn’t one way traffic as this young Tenerife side some of whom have played for the first team were comfortable in possession and dangerous on the break.

Man of the match had to go to  read more »

Sun Park Living - where the people are as warm as the weather

Sun Park Living is the retirement community in Playa Blanca we have visited a few times. An unusual place, and one that is quite hard to describe, it offers incredible value accommodation for the over 50s and a communal lifestyle that suits the people who stay there. This piece is written by a visiting journalist and captures what Sun Park is all about very well.

I didn’t know what to expect from my visit to a ‘retirement community’ in Lanzarote. As someone at the younger end of the 50+ age range, I welcomed an escape from the tired toddlers on the plane – but I wasn’t ready to just doze in a deckchair all day!

But the moment my foot touched the tarmac I knew I’d come somewhere special. The sea sparkled and the sky was cloudless. As we drove towards the pretty seaside resort of Playa Blanca, no ugly high rises spoiled the view.

And then there was Sun Park; just five minutes walk from the beach.

A magical place…

Sun Park Living

Passing through a security gate under drifts of bougainvillea I came to an airy reception room.  read more »

Arrivals & Occupancy Figures April 2015

The Canary Islands foreign passenger figures fell 5.92% in April 2015, compared the to same month the previous year with a total number of 910,103 foreigners arriving at our airports according to Aena.

Famara

The shortfall in tourists during April has left the island 0.69% down on the year to date figures for 2015. The Canaries have been visited by 4,066,677 foreign passengers from January to April 2015, which is 28,449 less than 2014. That said, the news isn’t so disappointing, as the islands still received over 4 million passengers which is the second highest record in our statistical history.

In relation to Lanzarote we received 176,230 passengers in April, 1,511 less than last year which equates to a drop of 0.85%. Our year to date figures for  read more »

British Driving Licences Abroad

The British DVLA have announced changes to driving licences for those who have the two part (Photo ID and paper counterpart) driving licences. They are scrapping the paper counterpart, which is the section which lists points and bans, and replacing it with an electronic system.

DVLA

The reality here in Lanzarote is that the car hire companies don’t even know about this change, which takes place on 8th June, and historically, most haven’t even asked or known about the paper counterpart, because it’s peculiar to the UK.

However, this post is intended to let you know what the new process is, and our advice is to follow the steps in case you are asked by the car hire company, wherever you are holidaying abroad. There are two options:

1/ Obtain a unique code by calling the  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Receptionist

An aparthotel based in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote is seeking a part time receptionist to start immediately.

Lanzarote Jobs

Reception cover required for 2 days per week, 1 of which must be at the weekend during the months of June and July to cover staff holidays. The hours are from 09:30 to 17:30, applicants must be able to speak English and Spanish fluently plus another language, preferably German or French.  read more »

Another Stunning Lanzarote Video

Jalle has been at it again! He really does capture the spirit of Lanzarote on his frequent visits here, and what makes these videos even more amazing is that they are shot on a mobile phone!

Jalle

His latest is called – Lanzarote, an  read more »

Orange Alert For High Temperatures In Lanzarote

We’ve gone to an orange alert for high temperatures here in Lanzarote, with 38 degrees (100 F) forecast today, possibly nudging 40 degrees (104F) tomorrow and Thursday. Other islands in The Canaries are on alert for forest fires. We also have a temperature inversion currently, so that it’s actually hotter in the hills than down on the coasts, and humidity is extremely low at moment.

Aemet

All that puts everyone at risk of dehydration, heat cramps or heat stroke, brought on by the body’s inability to cool the blood sufficiently to keep the core temperature  read more »

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