Lanzarote Steps In To Help Stranded easyJet Passengers

An easyJet flight, bound for Liverpool with 156 passengers booked to travel, was unable to leave the island due to a technical problem yesterday.

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Because the island is so busy at the moment, easyJet were only able to find enough space in hotels overnight for elderly passengers and those with young children.

Failing to secure more rooms, the airport authorities called the Department of Social Services at The Cabildo for help, with the remaining passengers facing the prospect of having to camp overnight at the airport without food and drink.  read more »

Fiestas de La Caridad 2014

The bodegas in Lanzarote have been busy harvesting their grapes since the end of July.

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Friday 15th of August is a special day in La Geria, visitors can join in some bare feet grape crushing at Bodega La Geria, there’s usually some camels and live music as well as the obligatory wine tasting. We would recommend visiting this bodega from 09  read more »

Lanzarote School Calendar 2014 / 2015

The school holiday calendar in Lanzarote for the academic year 2014 / 2015 has been confirmed in the BOC 116 on the 18th of June 2014 by La Consejería de Educación.

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Educación Infantil & Primaria schools will return on Monday 8th September 2014 and Educación Secundaria & Bachillerato on Wednesday 10th September. The fiesta days and school holidays for Christmas and Easter 2014/15 have been confirmed for Lanzarote as:  read more »

Surf Lessons in Lanzarote

We both enjoy a spot of bodyboarding off the beaches of Arrieta or Famara once in a while, but despite living here for fourteen years, we hadn’t tried learning to surf until recently.

Lavaflow Surf kitting up

There are many surf schools in Lanzarote the majority of which are based in Famara. Lavaflow Surf however is listed as the top attraction on TripAdvisor for Puerto del Carmen and they’ve been awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2014 with 143 excellent reviews published. We arranged to meet up with surf instructors Paul and Phil and give it a go!

We met our group of wanna-be surfers at Playa de Famara. There was a mix of nationalities and ages and it was going to be an interesting day out on the water. After kitting up in wetsuits and rash vests, we all took part in a stretch and warm up session on the beach. Afterwards we were divided up into those that had tried surfing before, and novices. Phil took the more experienced people and we headed off with Paul and our surfboards for a safety briefing on the sand.

Lavaflow Surf Instructors

The guys are passionate about water safety and before they would let loose in the ocean, they gave us a detailed briefing and showed us how to recognise a rip current and what to do if you get caught up in one. Famara is not a beach for  read more »

Classic Cars At Lanzarote's Fiesta Del Carmen

It’s currently Fiesta del Carmen in Puerto del Carmen, and there are tons of events running from last week until 10th August.

Carmen  Cortina

We enjoyed being part of one of the attractions yesterday, when we joined a group of about 50 classic car owners for the day. We borrowed one of Go Karting San Bartolomé’s cars, a 1970’s Ford Cortina, and in convoy with their Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, we met all the other cars at the football ground car park in Tias.

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English Cinema in Lanzarote 4th & 7th August 2014

The same two movies repeat at the cinemas of Lanzarote in English on Monday the 4th and Thursday the 7th of August:

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Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:

At 19:40 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes remains unchanged. A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar (Andy Serkis) is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. This sequel, also staring Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell, has received very good reviews

Multicines Deiland in Playa Honda:  read more »

Jobs In Lanzarote, Garden Centre Assistant

Well known garden centre Flower Power, at Macher, are looking for a part time assistant to join their team. Their ideal candidate will speak German, English and / or Spanish, be physically fit and  have some knowledge of plants and flowers.

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Chamber Of Commerce Calling For Lanzarote Runway Extension

José Torres, President of Lanzarote’s Chamber of Commerce, supported by The Cabildo and both Tias and San Bartolomé’s Ayuntamientos, recently asked Aena, the airport’s authority, to fast track their airport expansion plans, including the proposed runway extension.

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Lanzarote’s runway is the smallest of all the international runways in The Canaries, at 2,400 Metres in length. The proposal is to extend it, to match the others, to 3,400 Metres. Although large aircraft can take off from here – we’ve seen 747’s doing so – they generally cannot do so with a full load of passengers and fuel, which means a refuelling stop en route to wherever they are headed.  At maximum take off weight a 747 needs just over 3,000 metres to get airborne.

The chamber conducted a study into the project, and not surprisingly, it concluded that the extension should be out to sea, rather than trying to find a way to extend it into the industrial area of Playa Honda.  read more »

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