Lanzarote Summer Music Festival 2014

The popular Lanzarote Summer Music Festival returns to Puerto del Carmen from the 10th to 13th of July 2014.

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The LSMF kicks off with Karaoke All Stars on Thursday where you can be the star of the show with DJ Scotty Silver. There’s a full line up of great local and International bands playing on Friday & Saturday and the weekend finishes with the World Cup Party on Sunday. The Lanzarote Summer Music Festival is opens at 16:00 each day through until 01:00.

Lanzarote Summer Music Festival Programme 2014

Thursday 10th July

Karaoke All Stars

Friday 11th July

Rory and The Island  read more »

S1 Rules Change 1st July 2014

From today, early retiree expats will no longer be able to apply for the residual S1 to entitle them to healthcare within European countries.

General Hospital Lanzarote

Previously it was possible to carry an entitlement of up to 30 months of UK funded healthcare, if you retired early or were without employment in Spain or another EEA country.  Anyone who has successfully registered in the system here, using the old E106 / S1 form and below retirement age will know the difficulties of trying to use the paperwork locally. It was possible to  read more »

Fiestas del Carmen Teguise 2014

The Fiestas de Nuestra Señora del Carmen will be celebrated in La Villa de Teguise from the 4th to 16th of July 2014.

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The fiesta starts with La Noche Blanca on Friday 4th of July and includes a variety of activities and events including the musical El Mago de Oz and the Jóvenes Cantadores concert.

Fiesta del Carmen Programme

Friday 4th July

16:00 – 04:00 La Noche Blanca 

Saturday 5th July

17:00 Pelotamano between La Villa & Soo

21:00 Choir concert organised by the Coral Polifónica Villa de Teguise in the Convento Santo Domingo

21:00 Dinner & bingo in the Carpa Municipal

Sunday 6th July

11:30 Performance from the group Guanapay in the Plaza de la Constitución for the Sunday market

21:00 Gran gala evening with comedians Kike Pérez & Manolo Vieira in the Carpa Municipal. Tickets 8€ in advance from the council & tourist information offices  read more »

Lanzarote's Trade Winds

Lanzarote is known as a fairly windy island, and part of the reason our climate is so good is because of the wind which blows here on most days – without it temperatures would be much higher and the island would effectively become a desert, like the nearby Sahara.

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But why do we get the winds, and why are they called “trade” winds?

Why we get winds in Lanzarote

Around the equator, which is the area known as the doldrums, there is a low pressure area of light, variable winds. The low pressure draws air in from above and below the equator, which results in wind moving from a north easterly direction above the line and a south easterly track from below it.  read more »

Free Tyres For Your Car!

Our friends at Talleres Viajar have an interesting offer running at the moment – they’re giving away free tyres to customers booking their car in for repair work!

Tyre

Tyres don’t last long in Lanzarote – it’s a combination of high temperatures, abrasive road surfaces and because the roads are always dry, so they can be a costly consumable for anyone doing a reasonable mileage on the island.

The offer depends on what work needs doing and will be tailored to your requirements, but if your car needs something fixed and your tyres need changing as well, it’s a great opportunity to get something for nothing!  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote, 30th June & 3rd July 2014

There are two movies available in English to be shown in Lanzarote next week.

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Both of them at Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife on Monday the 30th of June and Thursday 3rd of July:

X-Men: Days of Future Past remains at 19:35. The X-Men send Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to the past in a desperate effort to change history and prevent an event that results in doom for both humans and mutants. In other words, "Back to the future" mutant style. Also starring Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and James McAvoy among the rest of the usual suspects of this comic book saga directed by Bryan Singer.

And newly introduced  read more »

Mid July for sunbeds in Costa Teguise

The latest update on the sunbeds for Costa Teguise beaches is that they should be in place from the 15th to 20th of July.

Playa Bastian

It’s not official as yet but two companies from Gran Canaria have won the tender to provide the service on the beaches of El Jablillo, Bastián, Las Cucharas, El Ancla & Los Charcos in the holiday resort. Legal services are currently verifying the companies and their guarantees have been requested. If everything goes smoothly  read more »

Lanzarote Nightlife 26th to 29th June 2014

The Fiestas de San Pedro are being celebrated in Mácher & Máguez this weeked in Lanzarote.  The biggest event will be the 40 Principales concert on the beach in the capital on Saturday, it’s free entry and there are some well known artists performing.

Playa Blanca:

White Bar 28 Jun

Venue: White Bar, C.C. Papagayo, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Date: Saturday 28th June 2014

Time: 23:00 – 06:00

Details: Fiesta Hawaiana. Hawaiian themed party night with limbo, go go’s, dj’s, free shots and good music.

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Arrecife:

Arrecife 40 Pop&Dance 28 Jun

Venue: Playa del Reducto, Arrecife, Lanzarote

Date: Saturday 28th June 2014

Time: 20:00

Details: Arrecife 40 Pop & Dance. A free concert on the beach in the capital of Lanzarote including performances from Porcelain Black, Sweet California, Marien Baker, Maria Sagana, Midnight Red, Alvaro Reina, Ray Castellano, Sophia del Carmen, Dasoul, Laura Low, Claritzel, Nada que Decir, Naela, Penka Players, Maldito Zurdo, La Sonrisea del Guirre & Nakor. In case you don’t know the artists, we’ve included a few videos….  read more »

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