The Lanzarote Information Podcast

Our weekly newsletter goes out to around 13,000 people every Friday. As a big fan of Podcasts, it dawned on me that some people might prefer to listen to the news from Lanzarote, rather than read it.

Podcasts

With that in mind, I’ve created a Podcast of yesterday’s newsletter, and will continue to record one every week for a few weeks to see if its something that readers might enjoy.   read more »

Whats on Lanzarote: November 2016

4 November: Sinestesia Iron Skulls

Platea 4 November 2016

Iron Skulls are a fusion dance group of contemporary and urban dancers. They will be performing at the theatre in Arrecife on Friday 4th November at 21:00. Tickets €12 from the Cabildo.

5 November 2016: IV Circular Nocturna

Nocturna Maguez 

The 4th edition of the night trail run and last event in the II Copa de Carreras por Montaña for 2016 takes place in Maguez on the 5th November. Organised by Haria Trail Team.  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote, 5th and 8th September 2016

There is only one newly introduced English movies in Lanzarote, which will be shown on Monday & Thursday as usual:

"Café Society" shown at  Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife at 19:50h. 

Bobby Dorfman (played by Jesse Eisenberg) is a young Jewish man from Bronx who moves to Hollywood in the 1930s to work for his uncle Phil (played by Steve Carell), an influential stars' agent. Bobby falls in love with his uncle's secretary, Vonnie (played by Kristen Stewart). After returning to New York, Bobby is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.  read more »

Estrella CF 0, UD Lanzarote 0

Late on Saturday afternoon the Rojillos earned their second draw of the season in the same amount of games in a goalless intense match away in Gran Canaria.

UD Lanzarote Estralla CF

Lanzarote dominated the early stages of the encounter though it was the home side that created the best opportunity. Defender Leandro struck central from outside the box forcing Lanzarote´s keeper Agoney into a good save.

With all the possession the Rojillos were enjoying they could still not find that creativity to produce an opportunity at goal. It was the hosts who again came close in the 25th minute, a cross by Juanma found striker Anchor on his own in the penalty area with just the Lanzarote keeper to beat; fortunately for Adolfo Pérez´s men he shot wide.  read more »

Roper Properties - New Name, Same Service

Kevin Roper started K C Properties over 30 years ago in Puerto del Carmen. The name of the business reflected his and his wife’s initials, and made a clever play of the fact that the word “Roper” actually appears in the word “Property.” One of the reasons they have been successful for so long is that 90% of their business comes from personal referrals.

Logo rp ok

These days, Kevin’s son Olivier is part of the business, which has expanded in recent years, and the time is right to change the name and update the branding.

K C Properties is now Roper Properties, with the same great team offering the same, excellent and personal service. They have offices at either end of Puerto del Carmen’s main Avenida, one near Hotel Fariones, and the other near Hotel San Antonio. Full details are on their website. Roper Properties.  read more »

Velvet Lady Canary Islands Sailing Holidays Winter 2016/17

Velvet Lady is returning to her winter base at Marina Rubicón in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, with some new sailing adventures planned for the Canary Islands. 

Velvet Lady

Velvet Adventure Sailing is owned and run by Lin Parker and Richard Andrew, their aim is to provide fun filled sailing adventures for up to six guests on their Velvet Lady, 55 foot sailing yacht built by Oyster of Ipswich.

It’s an idyllic life spending the summer months in Scandinavia enjoying the islands and fjords, following the sun to the Canary Islands for the winter. Guests have an opportunity to gain hands on sailing experience from round the world yachtsman Lin, who is an RYA Instructor and Examiner.

Lin & Richard's idea of cruising is to complement a great days sailing with enough time to relax and explore the places that they visit. Non sailors are welcome, these activity holidays are also a great way for sole travellers to join a small group and make new friends.

There’s some new adventures planned for the Velvet Lady’s winter months, the yacht will be completing some longer milebuilding trips, including Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Graciosa. Plus an expedition to La Palma, as she’s not visited that island before.

We’ve highlighted the winter schedule from December 2016 to March 2017:

Milebuilding trip in the Canary Islands

Date: 1st -11th December 2016  read more »

Los Dolores 2016

The village of Mancha Blanca is preparing for the annual celebration of Lanzarote’s patron saint Los Dolores.

Los Dolores Monumento Campesino

For the first time in history, the annual pilgrimage from around the island to Mancha Blanca, will not co-incide with the large Canary Islands craft fair. 

The Romería Los Dolores will be held on Saturday 10th September 2016. On this day around 20,000 residents are expected to walk from their towns & villages in Lanzarote, to pay homage to the saint in the church at Mancha Blanca. Visitors are welcome to join in the pilgrimage, traditional clothes can be bought from Casa situated in Calle Fajardo, Arrecife. A good place to start is from the Monumento al Campesino, where you can follow the brightly coloured procession of pilgrims along the 9km route to Mancha Blanca.   read more »

Finding Long Term Rental Accommodation In Lanzarote

It’s cyclical, but once again we have a real shortage of long term rental accommodation on the island, and we’ve been contacted recently by increasingly desperate people looking for somewhere to stay for more than a holiday.

Alegranza 2

Long term rentals fall into two categories - those who live here, or are planning to move here, and those who want to rent for several months for an extended break - often retired and referred to as “Swallows."

One thing everyone should consider is where they want to live. Whilst it’s true that there is very little available in the resort areas, there is usually a much larger choice outside of them - Arrecife, Playa Honda, Tinajo and the rural areas tend to have much more available. They will also be cheaper, which might cover the cost of travel into the resorts if you need to work or spend time there.  read more »

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