Lanzarote Weekend 9-11th January 2015

There’s not much on the event calendar for this coming weekend in Lanzarote, we think it’s because everyone’s glad of a quiet weekend after all the partying over Christmas!


vinoteca del Charco 9 Jan

DJ Fritang is in La Vinoteca del Charco, Arrecife for a funk experience from 19:00 on Friday 9th January 2015.

UD Lanzarote

U.D. Lanzarote are playing at home on Sunday 11th January against S.D. Tenisca from La Palma. The Ciudad Deportiva football grounds are situated on  read more »

Art En Mala - A Fabulous Art Gallery In Mala

Art en Mala isn’t a place you will stumble upon – it’s on a very quiet back street you wouldn’t normally turn into. Look for the turning opposite the pharmacy as you drive through Mala in either direction, and you’ll see a small sign, turn into the road and within a few hundred metres, you’ll see the gallery.

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We called in to meet owner Luz Gloria López Ramirez, who has built the gallery in a traditional rural building at the side of her own home. She speaks excellent English and is obviously passionate about art. The gallery is superb, with paintings and sculptures from a wide range of artists, both local and from afar. The art is arranged in various rooms, and it’s a joy to discover the next room, with the next set of interesting objects in it! Prices vary from very low impulse type buys to some serious money,  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review - Fazz's Costa Teguise

You might remember we recently reviewed the set menu lunch at Fazz’s in Playa Blanca. We loved the food, but felt the service was average.

Fazz's Bar  Comfy Seating

We were recently out in Costa Teguise and looking for somewhere to eat when we spotted Fazz’s on the promenade there, so we headed inside for an evening meal.

This time both the food and the service were excellent!

The restaurant is a big one, with doors that open onto the beach prom, although they were closed at this time of year. There’s a huge central bar, with shelves that look as though they are bending under the weight of bottles, but we were assured they are meant to be like that! There’s a comfy seating area for people waiting for a table, and a raised dining section.  read more »

Are Repsol planning to leave so soon?

According to an article published in CanaryPorts on the 4th January, it’s entirely possible that Repsol are planning to withdraw the Rowan Renaissance ship within 10 days to start exploration off the coast of Africa.

Rowan Renaissance courtesy of Rowan Companies

There’s much speculation if these rumours are true as Repsol were originally due to complete their first survey and have initial findings later this month.

The logistical support ship, Troms Lyra which arrived with the Rowan Renaissance has already left our waters and is currently situated off  read more »

Tapas in Arrecife App

We’ve just downloaded this new App to help visitors and residents discover the tapas bars and restaurants in Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote.


The App called Tapas en Arrecife which doesn’t officially launch until Friday 9th of January 2015, is already available for free download on iOS and Android.  The information is displayed in English and it’s really easy to navigate, there are menu options for restaurants, tapas products, routes and ranking.

Restaurants: When you click on a restaurant listed in the App, their address, telephone, map location and suggested tapas dishes with prices are displayed  read more »

Irish couple with IRA connections arrested in Lanzarote

A post Christmas holiday to Lanzarote ended badly for Leonard Hardy and Donna Maguire, their arrival on the island on the 26th December was just the opportunity the police had been waiting for and the couple were later arrested at the hotel they were staying in.


The former IRA members have appeared before the court accused of tobacco smuggling, money laundering and financing terrorism. Five other people were detained in Malaga and Alicante in connection with their arrests.

The Irish couple appeared in court on the 1st of January 2015 where Hardy was remanded on bail of 250,000 euros and Maguire was released with charges, so that she could care for the four under age children who were travelling with them at the time. Details of the others arrested on the mainland included  read more »

Lanzarote 2014 Review - Part Three

Here are the key posts from Lanzarote Information from the third quarter of 2014:


One of our “most read” posts of 2014 was this one, which is an indication that the property market in Lanzarote is picking up: Buying a property in Lanzarote


We carried the updated population census for Lanzarote  read more »

Lanzarote Information Readers Awards 2014 - Best Accommodation

It’s time for the final vote to find out your favourite Lanzarote accommodation of 2014. As before, we first asked the question on our Facebook page and received thousands of nominations.


We’d planned to take the top ten, but there were two ties, so we’ve ended up with 12 making it through to the final vote.

The list is heavily biased towards Puerto del Carmen,  read more »

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