I’ve been enjoying my Kindle for years, but since we started travelling, Jules has taken to the plastic book as well. Although she prefers paper books when she’s at home, carting 4 or 5 around, with limited luggage weight allowance, made no sense, so for travelling, she’s a Kindle user too.
We use the basic model, and unlike a tablet, you can read them in bright sunlight, but there are also versions with a backlight, which are great if you want to read in bed without disturbing anyone else. read more »
A Dinner Dance and Auction will be held at Amura in Puerto Calero in February to raise funds for two local charities.
Organised by L4B a business network for women in Lanzarote, the Charity Dinner Dance and Auction is priced at €44 per person including dinner and entertainment. The charities selected are: read more »
Here’s our What’s On information for events taking place in Lanzarote during January 2017. This page will be updated daily as new events are announced.
Please visit our Facebook album for larger versions of the posters included below.
1-31 January: Lanzarote y la tarjeta postal
Visit the Casa Amarilla in Arrecife to see the exhibition “Lanzarote y la target postal” which is a collection of postcards that have been reproduced dating back to the XIX century. La Casa Amarilla is on Leon y Castillo, the main pedestrian shopping street in the capital, it’s open from 10:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday, and Saturday 10:00 to 14:00.
1-10 January: Photography Exhibition
Exhibition of the works of the inmates of Tahiche prison at the Art Gallery El Quirófano in Arrecife.
1-21 January: "Mixtura colectiva" Exhibition
Collective exhibition at El Aljibe in Haría.
1-22 January: "Retrospectiva: Técnica Mixta"
Exhibition By Alfonso Valls Cabrera at the Convento de Santo Domingo in Teguise.
1-28 January: Vidas Truncadas" Exhibition
Photography exhibition by Sergio Dénis and Nieves Delgado at the Art Gallery in Charco de San Ginés in Arrecife.
1-31 January: "Drawings & Paintings" Exhibition.
By Inge Koetzier van Hooff in Playa Blanca.
1-31 January: "Gen80" Exhibition
Collective exhibition at CIC El Almacén.
1 January: Quedada de natación
Andrés Martín Ferrer and his family started a tradition amongst local swimmers to welcome in the New Year with a 1200m swim around the Islote de Fermina from Playa del Reducto in Arrecife. Now in it’s 5th year, the swim will take place at 13:00 and anyone is welcome to join in. This is a fun event, not a competition and due to the popularity, the Ayuntamiento de Arrecife are providing safety measures. All participants are invited for a hot chocolate on the beach afterwards. CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
2-4 January: MalabHaría
MalabHaría is a popular circus festival held in Haria in the north of Lanzarote. These performers wow the crowds with a variety of circus acts over 3 days, which co-incides with a second hand market in the plaza.
Monday 2nd January: From 16:30 to 20:00 Christmas Flea Market in the Square. 18:00 Concert in the Square. 20:30 “Elegants” Show. Pabellón de Haría.
Tuesday 3rd January: From 16:30 to 20:00 Christmas Flea Market in the Square. 18:00 Concert in the Square. 20:30 Circus Gala in the Pabellón de Haría.
Wednesday 4th January: From 16:30 to 20:00 Christmas Flea Market in the Square. 17:30 Circus Show in the Square. 18:30 Visit of Your Majesties the Three Wise Men to collect the letters at the C.S.C. La Tegala in Haría. 20:30 Circus Gala in the Pabellón.
4 January: Joven Orquestra de Canarias
The youth orchestra will be performing a new year concert at the Convento de Santo Domingo in La Villa de Teguise on the 4th January at 21:00. Free entry.
4-5 January: Cabalgata de Reyes (Kings Processions)
7 January: Cantan a Disney en Navidad
Join the Jóvenes Cantadores (young singers) for a Christmas Disney spectacular at the municipal theatre in San Bartolomé. Tickets cost €10 from Casa Ajei. The show starts at 20:00.
7-31 January: International Music Festival of the Canary Islands
Fourteen concerts will be performed throughout the month of January in La Graciosa and Lanzarote for the 33rd edition of the FIMC. More info:
The Festival Internacional de Música de Canarias includes a variety of concerts in Lanzarote and La Graciosa during the month of January, plus one date in February 2017-
This is the 33rd edition of the music festival to be held in the Canary Islands. The varied event programme will bring 650 musicians from around the world who will be performing 78 works during 89 concerts. The concerts have been split across the archipelago with 17 in Gran Canaria, 16 in Tenerife, 11 in Fuerteventura, 10 in La Palma, 10 in Lanzarote, 7 in La Gomera, 6 in El Hierro and 4 in La Graciosa.
The concerts taking place on the island of La Graciosa have free entry. The concerts in Lanzarote have an entry fee ranging from €8 to €20.
Concert programme for Lanzarote & Graciosa: read more »
After a few visits, “A large beer please,” probably turns into “Una cerveza grande, for favor.” But if you’d like to order you beer like a local, read on:
The Large Beer
“Una jarra, por favor.” A jarra (literally a jug, and pronounced Harra) is what we call a large beer. Typically about half a litre, so close to a pint, of draft beer. If you want to know what draft beers are available - “¿Que tienen del grifo?” means “What do you have on tap?" read more »
We’ve found an amazing offer to share with you at one of Puerto del Carmen’s newly refurbished complexes - Lanzarote Palm.
Lanzarote Palm is brilliantly located right in the centre of Puerto del Carmen, and a short walk from the main beach, shops bars and restaurants. We’ve stayed there and thoroughly enjoyed it. The apartments are spacious and very modern, and the pool area is stunning. There is a poolside bar, large reception, a mini mart, laundry room and a buffet restaurant on site, although the rooms are fully equipped for self catering. read more »
Santa will be on board every family excursion with Catlanza until the 6th of January.
Santa has a special sleigh boat for boarding the Gold sailings with Catlanza, he has presents for any children on board, as well as a shot of rum for the adults. read more »
The movie in English on the last week of the year remains unchanged:
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" screened in Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife on Monday and Thursday at 19:25h.
Based on the book by J.K. Rowling and taking place seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school, it narrates the adventures of writer Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne) in the 1920s in New York's secret community of witches and wizards. read more »