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Flamenco Night, Puerto del Carmen, 7th March 2010

Flamenco Night Tropicana

Tropicana situated on the Avenida de las Playas in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote is holding a special Flamenco Night on Sunday 7th March 2010.

With a foot stomping Flamenco Fusion performance from Antonio de la Rosa accompanied by two dancers and a singer, the show starts at 8pm.

Please call 622 858 087 or email for more details or to book your table.  read more »

A Visit to the Lanzarote Aquarium

I knew that Lanzarote had an aquarium at C.C. El Trebol in Costa Teguise but I hadn’t had the opportunity to visit until earlier this week. There’s a lovely gift shop at the entrance and exit to the aquarium with a good range of souvenirs from pocket money price range upwards.

Aquarium Gift Shop

We descended down the stairs into the darkness and made our way to the first set of tanks, beside each one is an illuminated description of what to look for. If you want to take photos you must not use the flash so make sure you have the camera right setting before entering. There were some beautiful corals and anemone’s really brightly coloured with vibrant pink, purple, red, yellow varieties. The spiny sea urchins were fascinating waving their spines around, there were some red hermit crabs, boxer shrimps with big claws and weird looking sea cucumbers.

Purple anenome sea anenomes

I liked the different styles of tanks, there were round holes to peep through at different levels too so that even toddlers could see the fish, some of the larger tanks had bench seating so that you could sit and watch the life inside. If you’re visiting the aquarium, don’t rush through, take your time to search each tank for the inhabitants listed, some of them are very good at hiding!

Grouper Found Nemo  read more »

Jolateros Workshop, 29th March - 3rd April 2010

Talleres de Jolateros The Cabildo de Lanzarote have organised a second workshop for the Easter school holidays called the Taller de Construcción de “Jolateros” y Taller de Navegación y Regatas de “Jolateros” where local children can attend classes to learn how to build and navigate the traditional tin boats called Jolateros. It’s important for the island that these traditional games are not lost, the Regata de Jolateros are great fun for participants and spectators.  read more »

Rock Climbing, 5-7th March 2010

I Concentración de Boulder The Cabildo de Lanzarote and Ayuntamiento de Teguise have organised the I Concentración de Boulder Lanzarote. Boulder or bloque is a minimalist version of rock climbing (escalada), participants will learn how to read the rock face and know how to scale it. You don’t need anything more than the feet of a cat (pies de gato)!

The event takes place from the 5-7th March 2010 at the Barranco de la Espoleta in Guatiza.

Anyone interested should contact Yauci García by telephone on 659 583 597 or email  read more »

Photographic Exhibition, Que Bello es Vivir

El Grifo An exhibition entitled 'Que bello es vivir' is currently on show in the old barrel warehouse of El Grifo, Museo del Vino. If you take a drive through La Geria, or wine producing region of Lanzarote, you will soon come across El Grifo or the mythological griffin monument by César Manrique which acts as a signpost for the wine museum from the road. Situated next to Masdache, the ancient bodega was built on the lava which followed the volcanic eruptions of the 1730's. Inside it some of these volcanic cavities are on view, still in use as vaults for the storage and ageing of wines.

As a visitor wandering through the museum, its easy to be struck by the very tranquil setting, the ancient and rustic feel of the place and the complexity and number of wine making tools, barrels and instruments. The exhibition itself is an amazing series of aerial photographs of the surrounding landscapes. These stunning views, with their rich natural textures and colours easily compliment the rustic setting. Mainly large scale, they show a range of breathtaking sights including Montana Colorado, Volcan del Cuervo and an aerial view of the bodega El Grifo itself. As a refreshing look at these views the photographs live up to the exhibition title which can be translated as 'life is great'.  read more »

Capturing the Lanzarote Carnaval Spirit

Steve Staples is a professional photographer from Rainham in Essex. Steve was on holiday in Lanzarote for the Puerto del Carmen carnaval and has taken some incredible photos that he wanted to share with everyone. You can see his full Lanzarote Carnaval collection on his Flickr photo gallery but we have picked out some of our favourites below.

Batucada Comparsas Carnaval Shuffle

Little Cutie Drummer Boy Little Sax  read more »

Lanzarote Football, Lanzarote 2 Cacereño 1

Astonishing! U.D. Lanzarote have been in the relegation positions since September and hit rock bottom on the 11th of October when the Rojillos were thrashed 5-0 by this same side. With this victory the Conejeros (locals) not only move out of the four automatic relegation positions but have avoided the 5th from bottom spot which entails a horrible two legged affair with a hungry third Division side in a play off to remain in Spain’s bronze league.

teamcelebration280210.2 The game kicked off at an amazing pace and within the first minute Lanzarote believed they had taken the lead. Striker Carlitos flicked on the ball in the heart of the oppositions 18 yard box and Toñito latched onto the pass and fired it home only for the linesman to wave his flag for offside. The Rojillos dominated possession in the opening stages but rarely threatened. The side from the Extremadura region of Spain seemed happy to sit back and soak the pressure and try and catch the Conejeros on the break.

The first strike in anger was hit sweetly from 25 yards by Jotha. The Cacereño keeper was alert and tipped the ball over for a corner. In the 38th minute Jotha floated in an inch perfect free kick into the danger zone and Carlitos’s guided header was finger tipped onto the inside of the post and away to safety by the visitors keeper, Polo. Only a minute had lapsed and the Lanzarote Captain Vladimir unluckily picked up his second yellow card and the Rojillos were forced to play more than half the match with only 10 men. Importantly Lanzarote saw out the remaining six minutes of the half and went into the break with the game scoreless.  read more »

Lanzarote - a place for second honeymoons?

I was interested to read Donald Norfolk’s post talking about second honeymoons taken in the romantic seclusion of rural Lanzarote.

Rural  read more »

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