Lanzarote Restaurants, Atún y Vino, 30th September - 10th October 2010

Another Lanzarote gastronomy special has been launched from today until the 10th October 2010. You may recall the Vino y Lenteja week in June or the Ruta Gastronómica through July and August, this time some of the best restaurants in Lanzarote will be preparing dishes created from local tuna and wines for you to enjoy.

The II Semana Gastronómica del Atún y el Vino will be available at the following Lanzarote restaurants:

Stratvs_Menu Restaurante Amura (Puerto Calero)

Restaurante de la Bodega Stratvs (La Geria)

Restaurante Arena (Puerto del Carmen)

Restaurante Lilium (Arrecife)

Restaurante La Puntilla (Arrecife)

Restaurante La Tegala (Mácher)

Restaurante El Risco (Famara)

Restaurante La Graciosa (Costa Teguise)

Restaurante Getaria (Costa Teguise)

Restaurante Isla de Lobos (Playa Blanca)  read more »

Summer Samba, Monumento al Campesino, 2nd October 2010

Monumento al Campesino The Monumento al Campesino in San Bartolomé, Lanzarote is hosting the first in a series of theme nights on the first weekend of every month. The events will start from Saturday 2nd October 2010 at 22:30 with a Brazilian Chill Out night, followed by an 80’s night on the 6th November 2010.

Tickets for the evening cost €25 including tapas and drinks, they are available from the Centros de Arte, Cultura y Turismo.

The velvety voice of Vanessa Borhagian and her band Summer Samba will be performing a legendary repertoire of bossa nova and jazz.  read more »

Clubbin' Lanzarote, 30th September - 2nd October 2010

Here’s our guide to the Lanzarote nightlife events in the clubs and pubs around the island this weekend.

Playa Blanca:


Club: Equilibrium Lounge Bar, C.C. Papagayo, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Date: 1st October 2010

Time: 23:30 – 05:00

Entry: Free

Details: The end of summer has arrived, celebrate the “closing” with Yulian Sotolongo (Nvidia Sound Factory Records) Gran Canaria and Sascha Reder from Germany (Soulmate Music) together with resident DJ Raven.

Legends Karaoke & Wine Bar  read more »

Huelga General / General Strike, 29th October 2010

We wrote earlier this week about the General Strike in Spain promising to update you as to what happened in Lanzarote on the day.

The Cabildo held a crisis cabinet yesterday inviting members from AENA, ASOLAN, AETUR, Lanzarote Chamber of Commerce, General Administration of the State, local Ayuntamientos, Tour Operators etc. The meeting was to agree a level of minimum services across the island if the strike was seconded. The majority of organisations were able to agree that minimum services could be covered such as those supplied on a fiesta day.

General Strike Grafitti Huelga

We were in Arrecife at 9am this morning, other than light traffic on the roads there was little evidence that anything was different than a normal Wednesday. School classes were disrupted with some teachers registering for class whilst others stayed away leaving the students wondering if to attend or stay at home. There was a limited Arrecife Bus service around Lanzarote with some disruption to the normal schedule of the early and late buses.

Huelga General Puerto del Carmen Huelga General Canarias

During the morning a small group of protestors was spotted outside the Jameos Playa Hotel on the Avenida de Las Playas in Puerto del Carmen and there was a heavy Guardia Civil presence at Arrecife airport.  read more »

Lanzarote Directions

Lanzarote Airport Directions We take it for granted that we know our way around the island of Lanzarote.

We stopped recently to consider how easy it was for visitors with a hire car to negotiate their way around from the airport in Lanzarote to their holiday accommodation. We discovered that the holiday resorts of Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise aren’t even mentioned on the signage! 

Directions Lanzarote Airport to Costa Teguise

Directions Lanzarote Airport to Puerto del Carmen

Are you searching for directions to somewhere in Lanzarote?  read more »

Sandra's Cafeteria, Playa Blanca

When ever I’m in Playa Blanca I’m drawn to Sandra’s Cafeteria on the main Avenida de Papagayo in the centre of the resort. This café is always welcoming offering a varied selection of fresh sandwiches, exquisite cakes and service with a smile. They’ve recently opened the café up to include a terraced area and offer Wifi for their customers.

Sandras Cafeteria Playa Blanca Sandras Cafe Playa Blanca

Recently on my search for where the early bird breakfast this café was bustling with activity. Since the inauguration of the new terrace in July there have been some additions to the menu, normally tempted by the sandwiches, croissants and cakes I surprised myself by ordering a tuna salad. I had only just sat down when my plate of fresh salad arrived and it was delicious, lots of tuna, fresh tomato, onion and olives. Another thing I like is that coffee is available everywhere but here there is a fabulous selection of tea, they have an assortment of tea bag varieties in a box on the counter – not just black, green, lemon or mint but summer fruits, lime blossom, cinnamon and many more.  read more »

Lanzarote Football, C.D. Marino 1 Lanzarote 1

It’s the shortest football update ever from Ian!

UD Lanzarote Football Shirt U.D. Lanzarote loses their 100 per cent record in Tenerife against last years play off finalists Club Deportiva Marino.

On a pitch where Lanzarote have only won once in eight attempts a point will not seem such a bad result. The Rojillos still remain joint top as Tenerife B could only manage a 1-1 draw on the Saturday so both teams have 13 points out of a possible fifteen.

The next home game is on Sunday 3rd October at (probably 12 mid day kick off - tbc) against CD Laguna

Football in Lanzarote - UD Lanzarote Fixtures 2010 / 2011  read more »

Restaurant El Amanecer, 25 Years

Seafront in ArrietaThe family Mesa Armas received a special mention from the tourism department at the Cabildo in Lanzarote during their presentation for the Día Internacional del Turismo. This family have owned the popular seafront restaurant El Amanecer in Arrieta for 25 years and their hard work, service and high quality has not gone unnoticed.

Restaurante El Amanecer is one of my favourite restaurants in that village, you are always greeted like a long lost friend and nothing is too much trouble. They have a large dining area inside but its the terrace area that’s sought after, it’s a lovely ambience for a meal when you’re sitting al fresco listening to the lapping of the waves below and enjoying a stunning sea view.  read more »

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