Three Kings Processions in Lanzarote 2015

what is a viagra pill Apart from Playa Honda, the three kings processions with Melchor, Gaspar & Baltasar riding camels will take place in Lanzarote on Monday 5th January.

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The Cabalgata de SS.MM. Los Reyes Magos de Oriente in Playa Honda will be held at 19:00 on Sunday 4th January, leaving from the Explanada de Guacimeta, travelling along the streets of Mástil & San Borondón, finishing in the Zona Comercial Abierta on Calle Mayor.

The atmosphere is lovely at these traditional processions, the kid’s are so excited to see the kings and shout up to catch their attention so that the king throws a handful of sweets to them, which sends them scurrying around everyone's feet to gather them up quickly. There’s a traditional cake eaten called the Roscón de Reyes which is a circle of sweet bread available with a choice of cream, custard and chocolate fillings and two special items hidden within. The person to discover the pottery figurine of a king wears the gold crown, and the one who finds the bean in their piece is supposed to pay for the cake! You can buy these cakes in the bakeries and supermarkets on the 5th of January, known as the víspera de Reyes, if you’d like to try one.

This is the list of official parades organised by the local councils across Lanzarote on Monday 5th January 2015.

12:00 The Reyes Magos de Oriente will arrive by boat at  read more »

Lanzarote 2014 Review - Part One

Here’s our annual review of some of the key things that happened in Lanzarote during 2014. As always, we’ve split it into four sections, so look out for parts two, three and four over the next few days. In each title, there’s a link to the original post, so you can read the whole story.

January

The video “Lanzarote Effect” was released as part of the 7 stories project and has since since been viewed by hundreds of thousands of people.

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The island’s Agriculture department offered property owners a chance to buy discounted vines and to be shown how to cultivate them.

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Canaries dominate the all inclusive resorts within Spain

The Canary Islands are a popular destination for all inclusive holidays, in fact 9 out of the top 10 hotels from the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for All Inclusive Resorts in Spain this year, were situated in the Canaries.

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Two of these top ten hotels are situated in Lanzarote, the Hotel Costa Calero was placed 2nd and Iberostar Lanzarote Park 7th.

1. Iberostar Anthelia, Playa de Fanabe

2. Hotel Costa Calero, Puerto Calero  read more »

Costas Approve Playa Blanca Harbour Extension

The harbour extension planned for Playa Blanca has been approved by Costas, this project has now completed all of the steps necessary before the tender process can begin.

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The General Director of Puertos Canarios, Juan José Martínez confirmed that they now have the authorisation from the regional public organisation and can start writing the technical and administrative specifications for the tender to amplify the port.

The existing harbour in Playa Blanca occupies a space of 91,470m2, the new extension will add a further 114,099m2 to the facility. The expansion project includes a new breakwater from  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 29th December 2014

Next week there are two English movies in Lanzarote only on Monday the 29th because Thursday is... New Year's Day!

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At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:

Newly introduced at 19:30 Unbroken. After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Directed by Angelina Jolie and starring Jack O'Connell, who you might remember as Cook on TV Series "Skins".

And remaining but at the  read more »

Queen Victoria unable to dock on Christmas Eve

Sadly the Queen Victoria cruise ship was not able to dock in Lanzarote on Christmas Eve due to the easterly weather.

Queen Mary 2 in Lanzarote

The weather didn't prevent the Aidablu docking at 08:00 and Oceana at 08:30 but it was not safe for the Queen Victoria which was due in at 09:00 to enter the harbour area. It’s a double whammy when this happens, obviously all the cruise passengers are disappointed at being forced to spend the day at sea and with the excursions cancelled, it’s a bad day for the tourist facing businesses on the island. Plus the Cunard Line ships always draw a crowd into the capital.

This situation once again highlighted the shortcomings of  read more »

Kentish Plovers in Lanzarote

Birders and nature lovers have an opportunity to do something different in Lanzarote tomorrow.

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The Lanzarote Active Club have organised a special event for tourists to discover the Kentish Plovers which can be found in Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote.

Gustavo Tejera will give a lecture and photo presentation about the life of the Kentish Plovers at the Hotel Miramar in Arrecife. Gustavo is a local expert ornithologist who has  read more »

Christmas Day 2014 Lanzarote Tour

Our tradition on Christmas day is to tour parts of the island to catch up with friends and capture the atmosphere of Christmas day on the island. This year we also had the enjoyable task of delivering Lanzarote Information Reader Awards to two local companies.

It dawned bright and clear on the big day, with just a hint of the calima from the last few days still lingering, but it promised to be a hot day. We headed to Costa Teguise first of all, where we walked through Pueblo Marinero and down to Las Cucharas beach, before checking out Playa Jablillo. Most of the restaurants were full of people enjoying a late breakfast, although both beaches were already pretty full of sunbathers and swimmers.

Santas Resting  Breakfast in Costa Teguise  read more »

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