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Red Lion For Sale in Costa Teguise

The Red Lion is one of the oldest bars in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote.

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The bar is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year and the current owners are retiring after 7 years of running this lovely little bar in the holiday resort of Costa Teguise. The Red Lion is situated in a high footfall area on the main road Avenida Islas Canarias, right in the heart of town, just opposite the main square Pueblo Marinero and Tourist Information Centre.

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Popular with residents and tourists, the Red Lion is currently open 7 days a week from 11:00 in the morning. It’s small enough to easily operate as a couple, with occasional help at peak times. The front of the bar is distinctive with a red and white striped canopy and outdoor seating area which benefits from the morning sun. The interior has  read more »

Flight seats increase by half a million to the Canaries this winter

The forecast for flight connections to the Canary Islands from October to April amounts to 5.174.145 places, which is over half a million more seats than in the same period last year.

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These figures released by Turismo for the islands imply and increase of 11.7% in flight seats available for the foreign market this coming winter season in the Canary Islands, over 542.569 more places than the previous year.

Ricardo Fernández de la Puente Armas, the Deputy Minister of Tourism for the Canary Islands described the figures as “very positive” and said that the “Canarian Government is working intensively to increase the connectivity of the Canary Islands  because they know that this is the crucial for success in the tourism sector”.

In respect of the domestic market from the peninsular, there is a total of 1.282.004 places for this winter season, which is an increase of 3.2%, 39,269 more seats than the same period in 2013.

United Kingdom and Germany remain the principal markets for the Canary Islands, with the biggest increase in the number of airline seats available. The UK has an increase of 12.8% from 1,793,217 in 2013/14 to 2,022,661 for this winter. Germany have an increase of 6.6% growing their number of seats from 1.372.913 to 1.463.156 for winter 2014/15.

Other countries such as  read more »

Important Meeting in English for Campaigners against Repsol Oil Drilling in the Canary Islands

The Office for Global Action (OAG) has invited all English speaking people against the Repsol oil drilling campaign to attend a special meeting this Thursday evening.

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The campaign against oil in the Canary Islands has reached a critical point in the conflict and requires a very intense plan of actions for activities during October. There will be a massive mobilisation of demonstrations on all islands, in Spain and Europe on Saturday 18th of October.

The meeting has two agenda points:

1. Discussion of  read more »

Velvet Lady Winter Season 2014/15

The Velvet Lady will be returning to Lanzarote this winter to offer sailing holidays around the island from December 2014 to March 2015.

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This lovely 55 foot Oyster yacht is no stranger to Lanzarote, her owners Lin and Richard offer sailing holidays here in the winter, the Lofoten Islands in the summer and ocean passage experiences in between. With 3 guest cabins, the Velvet Lady can accommodate up to 6 guests and is suitable for complete novices wanting to try sailing for the first time, up to experienced sailors.

A 7 night trip costs £675 per person which is all inclusive when on board, there is a slight supplement for Christmas and New Year at £745 per person.

Please visit the www.velvetadventuresailing.com website for full information about these sailing holidays and to check availability for the number of berths available. A summary of the trips currently available on board the Velvet Lady include:

Ocean Passage - Trade Wind sailing holiday - Vigo to Madeira 2014 

Date: 8th to 18th November 2014  read more »

Selling A Property In Lanzarote

We’ve already talked about buying a property in Lanzarote, so let’s have a look at selling one in the current climate.

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Background

The property market here is certainly showing signs of a recovery from the recession, but there are still lingering issues. There’s a lot of property for sale here, and the banks are aggressively marketing the houses and apartments they repossessed at the height of “El Crisis.” If you are looking to sell, you need to research the market thoroughly first to understand how many similar properties to yours are on the market, and secondly to see their selling prices. You don’t stand a chance of getting a buyer if the price you need is significantly higher than other, very similar places, and even if you can price match them, you need to try to find some unique aspect of yours that will make people look at it rather than all the others.

You should have two prices in mind before you contact agents. One is your preferred selling price, and the other is the lowest amount you are prepared to accept. I would advise having “trade offs” in mind as well. For example, you’ll take an offer of X, but that won’t include the furniture, or completion must be before a certain date.  read more »

5 Live Music Bars in Puerto del Carmen

There are plenty of live music acts to enjoy in the various bars around Puerto del Carmen. We wanted to share our top five live music venues that we’d recommend checking out in this resort during your holiday in Lanzarote.

The Island Live Music Bar

The Island Live Music Bar

Owned by Rory & Cara Gallagher since March 2012, The Island Live Music Bar is open 6 nights a week from 8pm, closed on Thursdays. Rory & The Island (Rory Gallagher & Albert Serrano) play a lively acoustic set from 21:45 - 12:30 then The Sleeping Pilots (Pedro Ruiz, Rory Gallagher & Albert Serrano) rock band play great music through the decades from the 60's until 2am.

The bar is situated in the old town on Calle Tenerife which cuts through from Calle Roque Nublo to the harbour, next to Da Vincis restaurant. Their motto is Sing every song like it's the first time you ever sang it ...and the last chance you might ever get to sing it!

American Indian Cafe  read more »

Tourist Information Office in Playa Blanca

Gladys Acuña, Mayor of Yaiza announced that the holiday resort of Playa Blanca in Lanzarote is to have it’s own Tourist Information Office during her speech at the International Tourism Day celebration on Saturday.

Gladys Acuña courtesy of Ayuntamiento de Yaiza Lanzarote

The mayor revealed in her speech that funds of 50,000 euros have already been allocated to the refurbishment of the antigua casa del maestro which is situated next to the library. Acuña stated that “the kiosk that is actually functioning as the information point is totally  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 29th September & 2nd October 2014

The are two brand new English movies next week in Lanzarote that will be shown on Monday the 29th of September and Thursday the 2nd of October:

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At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:

At 19:50 Belle (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is the mixed race illegitimate daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. Based on a true story,  it also stars Tom Wilkinson, Miranda Richardson & Emily Watson. Reviews are quite favourable for this Austen-style historical drama.

At Multicines Deiland in Playa Honda:  read more »

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