Lanzarote Active Club Excursion to Alegranza

Note, the date of this trip is likely to change to a day later as the weather conditions look more favourable for Thursday 10th of July.

The Lanzarote Active Club have a few places left on their special boat excursion this Wednesday 9th July  to discover the marine reserve in the north of Lanzarote.

Swim through the sea cave Alegranza ExcursionWalk to Caleta de Sebo

The island of Alegranza is privately owned, so special permission is required from the owner before you can visit. That’s why excursions here are limited and one of the reasons you should take the opportunity when there’s a chance of a trip. This is a full day excursion with the Lanzarote Active Club and it’s one of my all time favourites.

The day starts with a transfer from your accommodation to the harbour in Órzola, where the group departs on a boat for the island of Alegranza. On previous trips we’ve seen flying fish, Cory’s Shearwaters, turtles and on a very special occasion a pod of pilot whales actually came right up to the boat. Alegranza is a bird sanctuary, Eleanora’s Falcons migrate from Madagascar to nest here from March to November, ospreys and Egyptian vultures are also in residence on the island.

It’s normally possible to visit the the volcanic cave known as El Jameito, passengers can opt to swim through this brightly coloured sea cave to the jameo or take a small boat trip if the sea conditions permit.

After some time bird watching and swimming the boat  read more »

Fiesta del Mar 2014

The annual Fiesta del Mar will be held on Playa de Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise on Saturday 12th July.

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The event is a great opportunity to have some fun on the beach and try something new, Fiesta del Mar is part of Teguise’s European Sports Destination promotion. It also marks the end of the European Freestyle Pro Tour windsurfing competition which takes place from the 9th to 12th of July off Playa Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise.

Fiesta del Mar 2014 Programme

Friday 11th July

20:00 BBQ & Big Party at Poco Loco

Saturday 12th July

11:00 Fitness Zumba

11:00 Free trials of Stand Up Paddle (SUP), diving, skimboard & windsurf

11:30 Beach football tournament  read more »

Lanzarote Cricket June Update

St George’s are top of the Lanzarote Cricket Association league after some exciting games in June.

Lanzarote CC 2014 courtesy Lanzarote Cricket Association

Week 4

St George’s played the Wolves, batting first they posted a daunting 243 for 7 in 35 overs. Nathan Holmes was the top scorer with a composed 66. Only Andy O’Connor from the Wolves offered any resistance with 53. St George’s used 9 bowlers to take the Wolves out for 129, winning by 114 runs. Rubel Singh had excellent figures of 4.2 overs 4 maidens for just 4 runs for St George’s.

Week 5

A depleted Wolves side played Lanzarote Cricket Club.  After their last ball get out of jail draw, against the Wolves in their first encounter, Lanzarote were determined to win this one and  read more »

Bar For Sale in Costa Teguise

Papa Jack’s, the Irish bar and live music venue in the centre of Costa Teguise has got to be imminently sold, the owner is open to serious offers in the region of €25,000.

Papa Jacks TerracePapa Jacks view to Pueblo Marinero

Owner, Mark placed the bar on the market priced at €55,000 in late 2013, after 11 years on the island, it was time for him to head back to Belfast. Unfortunately an urgent family problem now has forced him to slash the price.

Papa Jack’s was established in 2007, this Irish pub has a great reputation and is situated in the centre of the resort, close to Pueblo Marinero. Currently the bar is open 6 nights a week from 18:00, closing on a Sunday. Papa Jack’s is well known as a live music venue with top local performers playing three times a week on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. The existing clientele tend to be more mature and generally enjoy a drop of whisky and a pint or two of the black stuff whilst soaking up the atmosphere.

Papa Jacks Interior 1Papa Jacks Interior 2

There are two levels to the bar, the ground floor has a bar installed down the right hand side with fixed booths providing cosy seating on the left and a stage set at the far end. Two staircases lead to the basement, the one  read more »

Round the Island: Passage Making & Skills with Endeavour Sailing

Fancy brushing up on your sailing skills and discovering Lanzarote by sea? Endeavour Sailing have announced two dates to go “Round the Island” during their passage & skills course, which are scheduled to take place on the 20th July and 21st September.

Endeavour Round the Island

The course starts on a Sunday, when everyone is settled onto the boat at 18:30. Day one (Monday) starts with a safety briefing before planning the passage and setting sail from Puerto Calero to Arrecife.  On Tuesday (day two) the yacht departs Arrecife to sail up the north east coast to the island of La Graciosa. Day three (Wednesday) the crew will plan passage and pilotage down the west coast of Lanzarote to Marina Rubicón in Playa Blanca. Thursday (day four) is a chance to improve your sailing skills by practising  read more »

Lanzarote Nightlife 3rd-6th July 2014

La Villa de Teguise, the old capital of Lanzarote is the place to be this Friday for the Noche Blanca. Here’s what else is happening this weekend around the island of Lanzarote.

La Villa de Teguise:

Noche Blanca CantinaNoche Blanca La Galeria

Noise Noche BlancaLa Tahona

Programme: Noche Blanca 2014


Puerto del Carmen:

Gran Fiesta de las Cometas 5 July

Venue:  read more »

Motor-Fest Lanzarote 2014

Lanzarote will host a motorcycle stunt spectacular & motor show Motor-Fest 2014 from the 24th to 27th of July.

Cartel-Oficial-Vertical-Motor Fest Lanzarote 2014

This is the first time that the island has hosted a Motocross Freestyle Xtreme event which is expected to bring world class bikers to Lanzarote.

The Cabildo of Lanzarote have collaborated with the Ayuntamiento of Teguise along with twenty companies based in Lanzarote and the Canaries. A motor show will be held from the 24th to 27th of July and the FMX Freestyle Motocross Xtrem will take place on Saturday 26th at the Complejo Agrotecnológico situated on the main road between Teguise and San Bartolomé.

Advance tickets for the FMX show on the Saturday are available online at  read more »

Lanzarote Summer Music Festival 2014

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

Lanzarote Summer Music Festival 10 to 13 July 2014Lanzarote Summer Music Festival 2014 Programme

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 »

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