UD Lanzarote 0 Real Sporting San Jose 0

Rojillos manager Adolfo Pérez openly admits that this was his side’s worst home performance of the season. Nevertheless with the two top sides both losing Lanzarote have narrowed the gap to league leaders CD Mensajero to just three points.

To-late-for-prayers-as-Echedey-receives-red courtesy Lanzarote Deportiva

It does seem that neither of the top three sides want to win the league championship and gain entry to the Copa Del Rey (F.A. Cup) for next season. Incredibly the leagues bottom club CD La Laguna has taken four points off the top two sides in the last fortnight.

There is no doubt that the Conejeros (locals) should have won this match against the 4th placed Gran Canarian side especially as the visitors were reduced to 10 men in just the second minute following a head butt by striker Victor on defender Falo.

If anything the sending off of the  read more »

Free entry to the Las Manos documentary about CACT

The documentary entitled Las Manos will be shown free of charge to residents for the next 4 Sundays at the Jameos del Agua auditorium in Lanzarote.

Los Manos

The film which translates to “Hands” has been produced by Tenerife filmmaker Miguel Morales, it’s a tribute to all of the men and women who were part of the team to develop our Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism, under the artistic leadership of César Manrique.

The documentary will be shown at 12:30 on Sundays the 12th, 19th &  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 15

Here are this week’s news snippets

Rubicon Palace and Hotel Volcan Submit Plans To Legalize

Volcan

Two of the larger hotels in Playa Blanca which fell foul of planning regulations after completion have submitted a plan to legalize their status. Their original licences were cancelled almost a decade ago. The plans are being considered by Yaiza ayutamiento and will be cross checked by the court that annulled the original licence. The details  read more »

VIP Projects For Arrecife's Waterfront

Pedro San Ginés and Rafael Juan González Robayna recently announced information on three very important projects planned for the waterfront of Arrecife.

Cabildo de Lanzarote

Vía Ciclista Lanzarote

A  cycle lane will be created as part of a new Paseo Marítimo (promenade) between Puerto Naos and the Charco de San Ginés. The project has a budget close to one million euros and is part of the Planes de Infraestructuras Turísticas del Gobierno de Canarias. Tenders have already been invited for this project and the President of Lanzarote is confident that the work will start in the next few months.

Zonas Comerciales Abiertas (ZCA)

The Open Shopping Zone project will modernise the Capital’s waterfront from the roundabout by  read more »

Food Shopping Like A Local In Lanzarote

We’re often asked by people staying in villas, or those who are planning to be on the island for several months: “Where do locals do their food shopping?”

The resorts are populated with small supermarkets where you can get most of the essentials, but they are relatively expensive and lack a good range of products, so you won’t find residents shopping at them. We also don’t have huge hypermarkets in Lanzarote, so getting everything you need in one place isn’t always an option. That means that we need to visit several places to get the best of what we’re looking for.

It calls for some organisation, so we try to write a menu plan each week, and from that we can produce a shopping list. We’ve adopted the Canarian way of eating, which means we hardly ever used pre prepared foods, and enjoy fresh produce all the time, with each meal prepared from the base ingredients. It takes time, but food is an important part of life here!

Typically our weekly shopping will look something like this:

Fresh meat, fresh vegetables and salad – Congelados Roper

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Ropers is on  read more »

GR131 Mountain Bike Ride From Orzola To Teguise

We decided to try mountain biking the GR131 route in Lanzarote recently, starting from Órzola in the north of the island.

GR131 LanzaroteGR131 Barranco Orzola

This is a footpath that stretches 72km the full length of Lanzarote, whilst it’s great underfoot for walking, it was quite technical in places for riding. The notice board for the footpath is situated in the harbour of Órzola, from here it’s guess work as to how to get on the path, which starts from the small car park on the left just after the two supermarkets as you enter the village. After following a track past a dirt trial circuit we picked up the trail which follows the barranco towards the Aloe Vera visitor centre, it was here that the first sign actually confirmed we were on the right path. If you are going to MTB this route, we would suggest riding the road and joining at this section rather than cycling up the barranco.

GR131 Orzola to YeGR131 Maguez to Haria

From the Aloe Vera farm, the path zig zags up the hill until meeting the road further up the climb, stay on the tarmac ignoring the first footpath on the right, you’re looking for the second track which is the access road for some houses, just opposite a small white building on the left. This track climbs steeply up towards the "castle house" by La Corona. Follow the track left when it splits so that you join the  read more »

Sonidos Liquidos 2015: Bodega Los Bermejos & Juan Zelada

The first concert of Sonidos Liquidos 2015 will be staged at Bodega Los Bermejos on Sunday 19th April at 13:00.

Sonidos Liquidos

Juan Zelada has just released his most ambitious album to date, Back On Track is a step forward in terms of sound which mixes his usual influences with electronic beats. Zelada has returned to Spain after building an international career, he has collaborated with Carlos Jean for his third album which is a mix of blues, soul, harmonies of pop with big beat rhythms, jazz, folk and electronic loops.

During the concert there will be an opportunity to taste 4 wines from  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 6th & 9th April 2015

Next week we are back to two movies on two days and in two locations!

VO 6 Y 9 ABRIL

Being shown on Monday the 6th and Thursday the 9th:

Unchanged at 19:40 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife. As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny (Dev Patel) pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel. The sequel by the same director / writer combo (John Madden and Ol Parker) stars many of the original cast, including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy and other well-known names... and a few new ones, including an ever sexier looking Richard Gere!

Newly introduced at  read more »

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