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Visitor Centre for Salinas de Janubio

The Ayuntamiento of Yaiza have facilitated an investment of a million euros for the Salinas de Janubio.

Salinas de Janubio Lanzarote

The Casa de la Sal visitor centre will have  three buildings of 27 x 16.5 m separated by streets and a viewing balcony to provide a visitor’s reception, exhibition area and a bar  restaurant. Other facilities are planned including shops, offices, toilet facilities, storage area and parking.

The project has been received favourably by Servicio de Medio Ambiente del Cabildo de Lanzarote (environmental services), Área de Patrimonio de la Primera Corporación insular (heritage department) and the Oficina Técnica del Ayuntamiento de Yaiza (planning department).

One of the last working salt pans remaining from  read more »

Homeless man with plastic bag shoes dies in Lanzarote

Puerto del Carmen lost one of it’s characters today, when the body of Luis Miguel was discovered in the abandoned La Perla building.

Avenida de Las Playas

Most of you probably didn’t know his name, but if we said a homeless man wearing layers of plastic bags on his feet, would you know who we mean?

It’s said that Luis Miguel became homeless after losing his family and that despite offers of help from well wishers and social services, he chose to remain on the streets. This homeless man was well known to  read more »

Clas-Mu 2014

The first of four concerts from the Clas-Mu 2014 programme was held in San Bartolomé at the weekend.

ClasMU 2014

Most tourists won’t have heard of San Bartolomé unless they’re visiting the No 1 TripAdvisor attraction of the Go Karting Track, the town has an interesting history and some fabulous buildings. The council are keen to attract more tourists and have produced a concert programme for October with 4 artists in 4 different emblematic stages, sadly we missed the first one which was on Saturday, here’s the information on the next three which all start at 20:30 and cost €5.

11th October

“Una noche con Piazzolla” with  read more »

Costa Teguise Bus Routes & Timetables

The number 31 bus connecting Costa Teguise with Famara started a new route with stops at various hotels and the Fundación César Manrique on the 1st of October 2014.

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The new route has been designed to meet the needs of tourists and residents with pick ups from hotels in Costa Teguise and a stop at the Fundación César Manrique, as well as the Centro de Salud (doctors) and Ayuntamiento (council offices) in the old capital. Costa Teguise has more than 8,000 residents living in the resort now, who need access to the local services situated in the municipal town of La Villa de Teguise.

The new route interconnects with the Intercity Bus Lanzarote service linking Costa Teguise with destinations of Arrecife, Puerto del Carmen, Máguez, Órzola, Puerto Calero & La Santa, through the lines 1, 3, 7, 9, 25 & 53 respectively, plus the Sunday Market in Teguise.

The number 31 bus service runs Monday to Friday (except holidays) from 07:30 to 19:45 and weekends from 10:00 to 20:15.

Route: Hotel Las Salinas, Lanzarote Gardens, Pueblo Marinero, Playa Bastián, Timanfaya Golf, Avda. del Golf I, Los Aljibes I, Tahiche Alto, Tahiche, Las Cabreras, Nazaret, Ayuntamiento de Teguise, Centro de Salud de Teguise, Convento San Francisco, CSC Caleta de Famara, Caleta de Famara, Soo (Tienda de Muñique, Sociedad de Muñique, Iglesia de Tiagua).

Departing Costa Teguise  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Teacher

An English Language Centre in Lanzarote is looking for another TEFL teacher with a relevant degree to join their staff.

LI Jobs

Applicants should have knowledge of Cambridge exams, speak Spanish and be comfortable teaching a range of students from small children to adults.

This position is to work approximately  read more »

English Language Cinema In Lanzarote - 6th and 9th October 2014

Next week there will be three English movies, including two brand new ones, shown in Lanzarote on Monday the 6th and Thursday the 9th of October:

At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:

This is where I leave you

At 20:05 This Is Where I Leave You. When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. This dramatic comedy is based on  Jonathan Tropper's novel and starring Jason Bateman and Jane Fonda.  read more »

Lanzarote Nightlife 3rd to 5th October 2014

It’s the third night of Arrecife en Vivo with 4 more bands playing live in the streets of the capital, plus a classical concert in the cave, just click through to read the full details we’ve already published.

There’s horse racing at the Complejo near Teguise on Sunday as part of the Fiestas del Aguapata and it’s the annual El Río swim from Lanzarote to La Graciosa on Saturday.

Arrecife:

Gran Hotel October

Venue: Pool & Bar, Gran Hotel, Arrecife, Lanzarote

Date: Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th October 2014

Time: 21:00 & 22:00

Details: Bravísmo Latin dance show on Friday and Lágrimas Negras Latin music on Saturday, both free entry.

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Tías:

Sara 5 Oct

Map Centro de Ocio Tegoyo

Venue:  read more »

Lanzarote Tourism Awards 2014

Kenneth Gasque, the father of Ironman Lanzarote receives the award Isla de Lanzarote 2014.

Pedro San Gines and Kenneth Gasque Isla de Lanzarote 2014Lanzarote Tourism Awards 2014

This year’s tourism awards were presented at a special ceremony for World Tourism Day celebrated at the Castillo de San José, the winners were selected by a jury formed from members of the Sociedad de Promoción Exterior de Lanzarote (SPEL).

Kenneth Gasque won the highest accolade for his decisive work for raising awareness about sports tourism during the 30 years he has been based on the island, living a dream. Fondly known as the padre del Ironman Lanzarote, Kenneth has also been responsible for adding other International sporting events to the Lanzarote Calendar including the Wine Run and Ocean Lava, he commented during the award that “it’s a dream come true, on an island that transforms dreams into reality”.

After congratulating all of the winners, Kenneth talked about his life on the island since arriving 30 years ago including some of the events he had to overcome to organise the first Ironman Lanzarote in 1992 when there was no email or fax. “Do not give up, keep going, follow your dreams" he explained is his motto for life. The Dane dedicated the award to his family, sports family of La Santa and the fifteen thousand finishers of Ironman. “If this is a dream, please, don’t wake me up” he emotionally concluded.

Other winners of the Distinguidos del Turismo 2014 awards included the  read more »

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