San Juan Bonfire Night Lanzarote 2017

Tonight is San Juan in Lanzarote, the one night of the year where residents can legally have a bonfire, as long as they are in accordance with their local council rules.

Los Hogueras de San Juan

Once you have permission from your council, bonfires can be lit from 21:00 on 23rd June until 01:00 on the 24th June, the maximum height is 5 metres and maximum width 6 metres. Generally the materials are garden waste and pallets. The burning or tyres and plastic products is prohibited. They must be at least 50 metres from buildings.

In case of emergency, the emergency number for the fire department is 112 080.

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Lanzarote News In Brief, Week 25, 2017

Housing Crisis Being Needs To Be Addressed

The case of “Gabriela” who was evicted from her home in Arrecife and protested outside The Cabildo, has sparked debate about the current shortage of residential housing stock on the island. There are many factors - the increase in tourism, with the subsequent increase in holiday lettings, the lack of a cohesive housing plan since 2012, the lack of new build properties, empty properties on the island, often owned by banks, the way the law favours tenants which discourages some owners from renting longer term and the increase in the island’s population. The bottom line is there is a desperate shortage of affordable rental accommodation, particularly in Playa Blanca and Arrecife, so hopefully this issue will be address shortly.

Average of 55,000 Tourists On The Island On Any Given Day

Recent figures suggest there are an average of 55,000 tourists in Lanzarote on any given day, swelling the island’s resident population by a staggering 37% to over 200,000.  read more »

Registration for the annual swim from Lanzarote to La Graciosa 2017

The 25th anniversary of the Travesía a Nado “El Río” annual swim from Lanzarote to La Graciosa opened this morning for registration.

Travesia el rio 2017

There are 675 places available for adults and 50 places for under 18 years old. You need to be quick if you want to apply for a place in this open water swim event as it fills up very quickly. It opened at 08:00 this morning 21st June until the 12th September 2017, or the places have been filled, at which point a waiting list is normally started.  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Cleaner

Full time cleaner required in Lanzarote.

Lanzarote Jobs    

Available to work 8.30-4.30h Mon - Fri and Saturdays 9.30-12.30h where needed

Must be able to work Bank Holidays and Spanish Holidays

Must have a clean driving license  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 24, 2017

Hotel Lancelot 2

Remodelling Of Avenida Continues

Tias Ayuntamiento has announced plans to continue the remodelling of Puerto del Carmen’s famous “Strip.” Specifically, they will be carrying out works in the section around the San Antonio Hotel, to join up with the main avenida and the section around Playa Los Pocillos, adding a bike lane and with the intention of increasing parking in that area. Mayor Pancho Hernandez is aware that the previous work reduced parking in the avenida by some 300 spaces, so an attempt will be made to increase spaces in the new section, but staying true to the general aim of reducing traffic on the strip.  read more »

Papagayo Campsite 2017

The Papagayo campsite in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote known as the Área de Acampada de Papagayo, is due to open for the summer on Wednesday 21st June until Sunday 17th September 2017.

Papagayo Camping

The registration form can be downloaded from this link http://www.cabildodelanzarote.com/Uploads/doc/20170615143721138.pdf which should be printed, completed and taken in person to the Juventud department on the first floor of the Cabildo de Lanzarote building in Arrecife, from 08:00 to 14:00 on Monday and Tuesday of next week. From 12:00 on Wednesday 21st June 2017 reservations can be made directly at the campsite.  read more »

Roaming With Your Devices On Holiday In Lanzarote

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As of 15th June 2017, a new EU law has come into effect which gives all EU citizens an entitlement to “Roam like at home.” For most of you who visit Lanzarote, it means you will be able to take advantage of our excellent 4g coverage while on holiday here.

Essentially, the new law means you can enjoy the same benefits, in terms of speed and amount of data, as you do at home, without paying more for the privilege.   read more »

English Cinema at Cine Lanzarote, 19th & 22nd June 2017

The only Cine Lanzarote movie in English at next week is the "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" and it will be shown both on Monday and Thursday at 19:25h at Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife. 


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