Tourist Information Office for Cruise Passengers in Lanzarote

A new and improved tourist information service will be available in the office situated by Charco de San Ginés from today.

Turismo Arrecife

As of Tuesday 12th August the Ayuntamiento of Arrecife will provide specialised personnel who can give advice to tourists originating from cruise ships docked at the Muelle de Los Mármoles. The information centre is situated on Calle Juan de Quesada in the area known as zona Ginory.

Rafael Juan González from Turismo Arrecife said "Thanks to this service we are helping to optimise and strengthen our strategy for tourism promotion within the municipality". The arrival of cruise ships is very important for  read more »

GuaguApp Lanzarote

A new App has just been launched in Lanzarote, GuaguApp is aimed at users of the Intercity Bus service.

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The GuaguApp for Lanzarote is available for free download on Apple and Google Play. For those passengers who don’t have these type of smartphones, a full colour leaflet has been printed.

GuaguApp is an application that provides information on the routes, bus stops and timetables for the local bus service covering Lanzarote, users can even request an approximate time to the next bus arriving at the bus stop where they are waiting.

Once downloaded, users don’t have to be online to access the information. The application works automatically with the language that the phone is configured in, it defaults to English although it will switch to Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Polish and Catalan languages when recognised.

Easy to read and very intuitive, GuaguApp includes:  read more »

5 Secret Places To Visit In Lanzarote

Lanzarote is full of wonderful tourist attractions, and a quick web search will quickly list them for you, with all the information you could possibly want to know about them.

But what about the secret places only the locals know about? The places you won’t find in any tourist guide? You’d be surprised how many there are!

We’re going to share five of them with you now:

Mirador de Guinate

Guinate view point 2

Take the main road from Haria and Maguez towards The Mirador del Rio. When you see the sign for Guinate tropical park, turn left and follow the road through the village and out of the other side. Eventually,  read more »

Fiestas de San Gines 2014

The Fiestas de San Ginés in the capital of Lanzarote start on Thursday 14th August with a full event programme through to Monday 25th.

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The poster was designed by Arrecifeño artist and art teacher Santiago Alemán, who created his first San Ginés poster for the capital 25 years ago. This edition features a collage of different scenes from around Arrecife, particularly the Charco de San Ginés.

The capital’s fiesta programme has lots of sporting and cultural events, it’s worth reading through the schedule as there’s some interesting ones. We like the traditional Jolateros racing in small tin boats and the Cucaña which involves climbing a greasy pole balanced off a boat! There’s a classic car exhibition, remote control boat racing, motocross and wheelbarrow races as well.

With two weekends included, there’s plenty of live music events spread across the capital, we’ve attached a map of locations to help you find the venues listed. There’s a big firework display on Monday 25th to mark the end of the fiesta.

Fiestas de San Ginés Event Programme 2014  read more »

Lanzarote Football Season 2014/15

Rojillos fans will be pleased to know that the fixtures list has now been confirmed for the 2014-2015 season in Lanzarote.

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As always these dates could change throughout the season, depending on flight availability for visiting teams. We will confirm the next match date with each football report. Season tickets are €50 for adults and €30 for pensioners, children under the age of 15 are free.

Season tickets and kit can be purchased from  read more »

Tasting Bermejo Wine At Casa Diama

We visited Casa Diama, which is in the wine growing region of La Geria, in order to understand more about wine growing and to taste Bodega Bermejo’s excellent wines. We went with a group from Lanzarote Active Club.

Casa Diama

Casa Diama  Bodega

The house is set well back from the main road in La Geria, and is access by a 2KM dirt track, nestled well inside the volcanic region. The Timanfaya mountains can be clearly seen, and the borders of the finca are actually the lava flow from there. The black picon is extremely deep in this area, which is why the Hoyos (the circular holes dug to get the vines down to the soil) are so deep.

The house itself consists of a two bedroom property and a small apartment, which can be rented weekly and provides an extremely tranquil place for a get away break.

We were shown around the finca by the owner’s son Carlos. There are two grape varieties grown on the finca, the Malvasía, which is the bedrock of Lanzarote’s white wines, and the Moscatel, which provides the grape for the stunning sweet wines made here. The Mavasía grapes are being harvested now (July) and the others will be left on the vines until September,  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 11th & 14th August 2014

These are the two movies in English that will be shown in Lanzarote on Monday the 11th and Thursday the 14th of August:

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Multicines Deiland in Playa Honda:

At the earlier time of 19:40 The Fault in Our Stars continues. Based on John Green's book, it tells the story of Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort), two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:  read more »

Lanzarote Nightlife 8th-10th August 2014

It’s the big weekend for the Fiestas del Carmen in Puerto del Carmen which finishes with a firework display on Sunday at 23:30. The last Jameos Festival event is on Saturday in the Jameos del Agua. San Bartolomé, Mozaga, Tinajo & Nazaret are also celebrating their fiestas at the moment, here's what else is happening around the island over the weekend.

Puerto del Carmen:

Festival Musicas de Ultramar 8 & 9 Aug

Venue: Plaza del Vardero, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

Date: Friday 8th & Saturday 9th August 2014

Time: 21:00

Details: Festival Músicas de Ultramar. A concert in the spirit of Womad will be held for two evenings as part of the Fiestas del Carmen programme. Artists include Taburiente, Germán López, Nayaband, Ciempiés ni cabeza & Más que Son.

Friday: 21:00 Germán López (Gran Canaria) 23:00 Nayaband (Senegal)

Saturday: 21:00 Ciempiés ni cabeza (Lanzarote) 23:00 Taburiente (La Palma) 01:00 Más que Son (Cuba)

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