Lanzarote Is Jumping Off Point For Sailboat To Grenada

The boat Annie of Orford is currently moored in Marina Rubicon in Lanzarote. On 1st February next year, she will depart the island for Grenada, crossing the Atlantic and being helmed by James Muggoch.


The story behind it is fascinating:  read more »

Book Review - The Drago Tree, Isobel Blackthorn

Let’s clear one thing up straight away: The Drago Tree is not a book about Lanzarote, it’s a novel set on the island.

Drago Tree

There are only three main characters in the book (four if you include Lanzarote) and the story centres on their often complex relationship. The central character is Ann, who visits the island to help draw a line under her failed marriage. Richard is a well known author who has a home here, and Domingo is a local potter. Each is very well drawn by the author, and the triangular tension is palpable throughout.

In keeping with the setting in the north of Lanzarote, the pace is slow and gentle. The timeline changes often as we look back at Ann’s life, and I did sometimes find myself lost for a page or two.  read more »

Salomon in Lanzarote

Many of you were intrigued by the tall ship recently anchored off Arrieta & Playa Blanca, it’s a Swiss boat called the Salomon.

Salomon offshore in Arrieta

The Jugendschiff Salomon is operated by an organisation who help up to 15 teenage boys considered “at risk”. These youths from Germany & Switzerland have normally been in trouble with the law and are required to complete 40 weeks of training on the ship as a last resort to correct their behaviour. The boys are taught how to cook, clean and maintain the vessel and really appreciate the opportunity of working hard whilst travelling and gaining valuable experience.

Salomon windy conditions Arrieta

Whilst some may consider this a holiday, the first few weeks are very difficult for the boys who are  read more »

English cinema in Lanzarote 9th & 12th November 2015

There are two new movies in English next week and they will be shown on Monday the 9th and Thursday the 12th of November.


At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife at 19:45h, the newly introduced "The Intern".

Ben Whittaker (played Robert De Niro) is a 70-year-old widower. He realises that that retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be, so seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (played by Anne Hathaway).

Written and directed by  read more »

Some Places Still Available On ISO Risk Management Course In Lanzarote

There are still a few places available on SoftQualM’s ISO 31000 Risk Manager course, which is running from 30th November until 2nd December. To get on this course, book now.


These course are an ideal way for people to get a qualification they need, whilst enjoying a holiday experience in Lanzarote, with or without their families along. It’s why SoftQualM use the bye line “ISO in the sun.”  read more »

World Travel Market 2015

The World Travel Market (WTM) which took place in London this week is an important event for the Canary Islands.


The Canary Islands won the “Best Stand For Doing Business” award this year. The WTM Jury selected the 700 m2 Canary Islands tourism stand for originality in design and functionality for facilitating business opportunities. A high resolution 100 m2, 360 degrees, mega screen took centre stage with images of the Canary Islands that could be seen from all sides of the stand.

The British market is an important one for the islands with 3.1 million Britons having already visited the Canaries during 2015, which is approximately 100,000 more than the same period for last year. María Teresa Lorenzo, the tourism minister heading up the delegation in London confirmed that bookings for next summer are already up by a massive 38%. The UK market accounts for 30% of tourists visiting the archipelago which is reported to equate to 3.900 million euros of income attributed to tourism in the islands.

The average British tourist is aged 44 years and they like to come to the islands for  read more »

Extreme Center

A brand new indoor skateboard park opens in Lanzarote on Saturday 7th November.

Exztreme Center

Extreme Center is a warehouse on the Poligono Industrial Estate in Playa Honda which has been created by the brothers Diego & Gustavo Rosende.

Diego competed professionally as a skateboarder, coming 30th in the Brasil World Cup in 2000. He was forced to leave the high level competitions after suffering a torn ligament when he was 21 years old. Born in Argentina, and having lived in the skate mecca of California, Diego and Gustavo came to Lanzarote a  read more »

Mini Tapa Week 2015

The fifth edition of the Semana de la Mini Tapa takes place in Tías from the 6th to 13th November.


Seven establishments have confirmed their participation in the Mini Tapa Week, where a tapa and drink will be available for €3. A concert has been organised on Friday from 20:00 to 22:00 with Boulevard & Treintytantos in the  read more »

Syndicate content