Bonfire Night in Lanzarote, 23rd June 2011

The Hogueras de San Juan in Lanzarote are a bit like bonfire night in the UK, some people place a dummy on the top of the fire although we don’t normally jump over the bonfire which is the tradition here.

San Juan 2011 For residents, this is the only time of the year that we can light a bonfire so it’s a time to pile up all that garden rubbish and join in the celebrations. As you can imagine with a climate like ours, we need to be careful about lighting bonfires and the councils have issued some guidelines as to what you should do:

Fires can be lit from 9pm on Thursday 23rd June and extinguished by 2am on Friday 24th June

The fire should be a minimum of  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Cosmos

Cosmos have a vacancy for an Administrator / Representative based in Lanzarote.


The position offers a fixed term contract, the role includes a combination of rep and administration duties. Ideally the candidate should be  read more »

Haría Extreme, Inscription Now Open

Are you ready for the Haría Extreme in Lanzarote on Saturday the 1st of October?

There are three options to participate in the Haría Extreme mountain marathon, the Ultra course is 50km, Medium 22.5km and Senderista 10km. 184 people are ready and have already registered for the event there are currently 82 signed up for the Ultra  read more »

New Craft Market, Pueblo Marinero, Wednesday Evenings

A new weekly artisan craft market called the Paseo Artesanal has opened in the Pueblo Marinero square in Costa Teguise.

Pueblo Marinero Costa Teguise

All of the twenty one stalls have been vetted to ensure that they hold the Carnet de Artesano de Lanzarote so you can be assured you won’t find any lucky lucky men here! The market will be open each Wednesday from 18:00 to 22:00 where you will be able to find an array of hand crafted goods for sale.

This market is different from the weekly Friday night one that has been established for years so please  read more »

Lanzarote Football Coach Quits

Quico de Diego will not coach the U.D. Lanzarote football team for the 2011 – 2012 season.

Quico de Diego U D Lanzarote courtesy Sergio Betancort Francisco Javier de Diego Díaz better known as “Quico de Diego” was expected to coach the team for another season but after failing to reach an agreement to renew his contract the club are now looking to alternatives.

U.D. Lanzarote thanked Quico de Diego for all his work done this season which demonstrated his professionalism and led the team to win the Third Division.

It is rumoured  read more »

Distance Footpaths in Lanzarote

The Canarian Government announced plans on the 16th June to renovate long distance walking paths on the island of Lanzarote.

The announcement was made through the Dirección General de Desarrollo Sostenible del Medio Rural (Director General for Sustainable Development of Rural Areas) and the Cabildo of Lanzarote. The footpaths mentioned are the GR 131 & GR 135 which are the central and perimeter paths in Lanzarote, plans include to  read more »

Lanzarote Wine Run 2011, Results

Lanzarote’s José Carlos Hernández and British athlete Eleanor Dick won their weight in wine, as winners of the third Lanzarote Wine Run 2011 yesterday.

Walkers start Lanzarote Wine Run

The half marathon distance run of 21.1 km was completed in a time of 01:15:16 for José and 01:43:20 for Eleanor. The day dawned warm to strange cloud formations and even rain in Tinajo before the race start at 10am. Conditions were tough during the run with extremely hot temperatures, there was little breeze and no cloud coverage during the route through the wine region.

Lanzarote Wine Run Gorka, Nuria & Jules at the start line Lanzarote Wine Walk First Aid Station

Of the 1334 registered participants, 518 were runners for the 21.1km distance with the balance walking the final 10km of the route. There is a lovely atmosphere both during the race and  read more »

British Teenager Rescued

Emergency services were required to locate and rescue a British teenager from the sea in Lanzarote early on Saturday morning.

Playa Grande

It appears that the 19 year old girl went swimming in Puerto del Carmen opposite the late night hotspot of Centro Atlántico. An emergency call at 2.15am alerted  read more »

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