Lanzarote Restaurant Review, Bike Stop Cafe

We’ve heard so many of our friends refer to the Bike Stop Cafe in La Santa, so we were really pleased when we had chance to visit one Sunday afternoon recently.

Bike Stop Cafe in La SantaBike Stop Cafe Menu

We were greeted by a great waitress who rearranged tables on the sunny terrace outside to give our party some shade during lunch. The menu is divided into salads, burgers, sandwiches and snacks as well as a children’s menu and tempting range of puddings. Miguel dived straight in for the club sandwich, I was really struggling to decide as I fancied so many of the options on the menu, finally  read more »

Lanzarote's Pirate Museum

The Museo de la Piratería is situated within the Santa Bárbara castle perched on the top of mount Guanapay in Teguise, the old capital of Lanzarote.

Pirate Museum

The position of the Canary Islands made them a popular stop over for ships passing to and from the Americas, who would replenish their fresh food supplies and drinking water at one of the seven islands, this in turn made them an attractive hunting ground for pirates during the 15th, 16th and 17th century.

View from Castillo Santa Bárbara to TeguiseCastillo Santa Bárbara doorway

La Villa de Teguise is one of the oldest villages in the Canary Islands, founded by Maciot de Bethencourt in 1418. The village was named in honour ot Teguise who was the daughter of the aboriginal king who had married Maciot. Beneath the village remains have been found from La Gran Aldea, the settlement of the first inhabitants of Lanzarote. Teguise was often targeted by visiting pirates, there is a street that can be found today called Callejón de la Sangre at the back of the church Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe which was named in reference to the blood that flowed down the cobbled street following a particularly violent pirate invasion.

Castillo Santa Bárbara rooftopCastillo Santa Bárbara display

The first pirate attack was  read more »

Danielle Harris, Nutritional Therapy & Metaphysics

Danielle Harris lives in Lanzarote and offers a range of nutritional therapy and metaphysics workshops and course on the island to help residents and visitors understand causes of why we may be getting ill and what we can change in our food, drink and lifestyle to ease our symptoms.

Danielle Harris

Danielle believes that with a combination of a positive mindset and balanced diet we have the power within us to stay healthy and beat many of the modern diseases. If you, a friend or a member of your family is currently not well, please read on, these short courses could completely change their life just by understanding the underlying causes and correcting an imbalance in diet, drinking more water or relieving stress.

The following workshops and courses will be held in Lanzarote from November onwards.  read more »

Sharing our lives with the local wildlife

I finally think we have got used to the fabulous Lanzarote climate. I love waking up to sunshine every morning but I am starting to appreciate the rain, especially when you don’t see it for months on end. Recently, we sat on the balcony watching an electric storm over the sea and later heard big heavy rain drops on the roof. We looked out and it was definitely raining! It cleared the air and made everything fresher but then the hot weather returned and now it is just as hot and sunny as before the short rainfall.

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Looking back on our year so far, September definitely had the best weather. It was hot and sunny nearly every day with  read more »

Yaiza Sports Classes For Children

The Ayuntamiento of Yaiza have announced the details of sports classes available for children to attend in the south of Lanzarote.

sport

Parents can select classes ranging from football, gymnastics, karate, table tennis, basketball, sailing, handball, Canarian wrestling, tennis, swimming, skating and jui jitsu at the moment, judo and badminton may also  read more »

Charity Day For Aidan Duffy, Hawaiian Bar, 14th October 2011

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Little Aidan Duffy lost his battle against cancer at the tender age of just five years old, he had been struggling with cancer for three years of his short life.  read more »

Ocean Lava 2011- Miles Of Smiles

The second running of the Ocean Lava triathlon took place over the weekend, and it was a privilege for Jules and I to be both competitors and to help out with some of the organisation.

Putting on the race is a logistical feat that only someone of Kenneth Gasque’s standing in the community here could contemplate. Liaising with each of the town halls the race runs through, organising road closures and police support – the list goes on and on. Of course it’s not all Kenneth. He’s the figurehead of an incredible team of  individuals – his family and friends – who just seem to make everything happen, and who once again managed to make sure everyone had a safe and fun filled day.

Lanzarote has been through some tough times over the last few years, thanks to the world wide recession, and the value of events like this shouldn’t be under estimated. Hundreds of athletes flew in from all over the world with their families, to spend the day swimming, running and cycling around the island. Both before and after the event, I saw them everywhere, spending money in shops, bars and restaurants and bringing with them that aura of positive thinking that sports people seem to generate.  read more »

Lanzarote Cricket, F15 Semi Finals

It’s the F/15 semi finals for the Lanzarote Cricket teams this Sunday 9th October 2011.

Lanzarote_Cricket_F15_results  read more »

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