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Population of Lanzarote 2009

The latest census compiled by the National Institute of Statistics confirmed that Lanzarote had 141,938 residents officially living on the island in 2009. The figures have increased in all municipalities and by 1.7% overall. The municipality of Yaiza covering the resort of Playa Blanca had the biggest influx with a growth of 7.7% followed by Teguise at 3.3%.

Map of Lanzarote Municipalities Population Comparison from 2008 to 2009 by Municipality

Arrecife:  From 59,040 (2008) to 59,127 (2009) an increase of 0.1%

Haría: From 5,188 (2008) to 5,249 (2009) an increase of 1.2%

San Bartolomé: From 18,300 (2008) to 18,517 (2009) an increase of 1.2%

Teguise: From 18,798 (2008) to 19,418 (2009) an increase of 3.3%

Tías: From 19,487 (2008) to 19,849 (2009) an increase of 1.9%

Tinajo: From 5,746 (2008) to 5,837 (2009) an increase of 1.6%

Yaiza: From 12,947 (2008) to 13,941 (2009) an increase of 7.7%

These figures were surprising as it was generally believed that the island’s population had decreased during the year with foreigners in particular heading home due to the world’s economic situation.

Population by Nationality

The other interesting fact from the data was that 40,623 (28.6%) of the 141,938 residents, that’s virtually three out of every ten residents weren’t born in Lanzarote and are registered as foreigners! The figures and chart below show the nationalities with more than 1,000 residents registered as living in Lanzarote:  read more »

Papagayo Campsite Open for Easter 2010

Puerto Muelas Campsite The Ayuntamiento de Yaiza have confirmed that the Lanzarote campsite situated at Puerto Muelas, Papagayo, Playa Blanca will be open for Easter from Friday 26th March until 4th April 2010. Campers are now being asked to pay €7 for a large plot and €4 for a small plot per day as a contribution to the costs of supplying water, electric and washing facilities available on the site.

The large plots are designed for caravans, motor homes and large tents, the small plots are just for basic tents.

Please click this link for more information on the beaches at Papagayo.  read more »

Exhibition: prostitución compra-venta de intereses

exhibition leaflet The Sala de Arte Ermita San Antonio in Tías, is currently showing a group exhibition 'prostitución compra-venta de intereses'.

On the surface this is perhaps a thought provoking theme for an exhibition in a gallery which was once a chapel, the building itself situated in the heart of Tías was originally built in 1800. Now a gallery with a beautiful wooden beamed ceiling the actual space is divided in two by arches, still retaining some sense of a church. The gallery easily accommodates the work of the 10 Spanish artists who feature in this mixed show.

The exhibition presents a broad range of work and includes sculpture, painting, photography, illustration, graphic design, fashion, literature and mixed media, visually rich and varied, each artist provides a unique interpretation or response to the theme of prostitution which has been interpreted in its widest sense.  read more »


Playas del Papagayo The Punta de Papagayo is the southern most tip of Lanzarote, the area is one of spectacular beauty and includes five large golden sandy beaches. The Playas del Papagayo are part of a protected area called the Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches.

By Car:

Follow the Papagayo sign on the large roundabout on the outskirts of the resort when heading towards Femés. There is a toll booth situated on the 4km dirt track road, it costs €3 per person, for resident’s discount please take proof and ID with you.

By Water Taxi:

The Princesa Yaiza Taxi Boat sails from the old harbour to Marina Rubicón and then Papagayo. There are four trips a day:  read more »

Spring Flowers in Lanzarote

The island of Lanzarote has blossomed, there are wild flowers along the roadsides, covering the pícon and volcanic landscapes and transforming them into fields of yellow, white, blue and red….Spring has arrived!

Máguez Palm Corona Daisy

Máguez has an abundance of big beautiful daisies.

Poppies in Lanzarote Spring flowers

San Bartolomé has a vibrant red field full of poppies.  read more »

IRC, Canary Islands, 28th April - 1st May 2010

34 Rally Islas CanariasGreat news for motor sport fans, the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) will take place in the Canary Islands for the first time in 2010. 

The Canary Islands rally “Trofeo El Corte Inglés” will replace the usual slot at Rally Principe de Asturias. The rally will take place in Gran Canaria from the 28th April to the 1st May, the race change came about after difficulties with funding at the Rally Principe de Asturias last month. Competitors will now return from Argentina to Europe and then over to the Canary Islands, this is a one year agreement but Marcello Lotti the IRC boss is hoping this could become a permanent fixture.  read more »

Malpaís 2010, 26th March - 22nd May 2010


The Malpaís Festival runs from 26th March 2010 until the 22nd May with a variety of street theatre, entertainment, comedy shows and live music concerts based in and around the streets of Arrecife, Lanzarote. Read on for the full programme of events:  read more »

Flower Power, Spring Specials

Hortensias Have you been to the Flower Power garden centre in Mácher recently? They have got some great new plants in stock for spring including:

Hydrangeas (Hortensias)

Orchids (Orchidees)

A wide selection of colourful bedding plants

With petunias from €1 and bouganvilleas from €5.95 you know where to head to for some colour in your garden!

Flower Power is open from 10 – 6.30pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 2pm at the weekend.  read more »

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