The continuing lack of sunbeds and umbrellas on the beaches of Puerto del Carmen is now a major concern for tour operators.
The sunbeds were removed at Easter and there are two months left before the peak summer season. The reason for the concern is that tourists may try to claim for compensation for the lack of amenities as advertised in travel brochures or experienced on previous visits.
Both tourism organisations Asolan and Aetur have raised concerns and asked that the issue is addressed as soon as possible so that our tourism is not affected. Tías Ayuntmiento insist that they are read more »
German Tour Operator FTI have confirmed six more planes a week to connect Lanzarote with Germany from the 1st November 2013.
This is fantastic news for Lanzarote as Germany is the second largest market for the island and tourism has been suffering through flight prices and connections.
The additional flights will be operated by SunExpress which is a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, they will depart from Düsseldorf, Munich, Leipzig, Frankurt, Stuttgart and Cologne every Friday. The Boeing 737-800’s each have a capacity for 189 seats, which represents 1,134 additional seats per week. This operation will read more »
Travellers passing through the airport in Lanzarote will have access to a free internet service in the future.
AENA have awarded Kubi Wireless SL a two year contract to implement a WiFi internet network at 28 airports. The free service is limited to the first 15 minutes, surfers can then pay for a “premium” service with a faster connection if more time is required.
The full list of airports that this service will be rolled out to includes: read more »
A well established bar in Puerto del Carmen is looking for a bookkeeper.
The applicants MUST have previous experience, speak English and Spanish and be able to be able to work between 9am and 3pm from Monday to read more »
Our round up of events happening around Lanzarote this weekend.
La Villa de Teguise:
Venue: La Villa de Teguise, Lanzarote
Date: Friday 26th April 2013
Time: 21:00 – 22:30
Details: Paseo por el Teatro Español by Comi-K Teatro. Enjoy a variety of Spanish theatre in a walk around the old capital of Teguise including Palacio Spinola, Palacio Ico, Plaza de la Vera Cruz, Calle de los Árboles, Plaza Maciot de Bethencourt, Casa Torres and the Iglesia de Guadalupe. The event aims to raise cultural and educational awareness of important Spanish literary works ranging from the 15th to 20th century including Libro de buen amor, La Celestina, El Lazarillo de Tormes, Fuenteovejuna, Leyenda de Bécquer, Tres sombreros de copa & La casa de Bernarda Alba.
The event is free and starts from the Palacio Spinola at 21:00.
With performances from Begoña Cedrés, Patria Montes, Edgar Núñez, Maribel Abuin, Joe Ramsey, Almudena Moreno, Néstor García, Yurena Martín, Alby Robayna, Nieves Armas, Corín Machín, Jessica Suárez and special participation from Germán Barrios.
Directed by Alby Robayna.
Organised by the Ayuntamiento of Teguise.
Venue: read more »
Congratulations to Emma Späni Sacks who attends the Colegio Hispano Británico school in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote.
Emma has been honoured by Cambridge University for achieving the best score in the world, on a German test equivalent to 4º de ESO. According to Colegio Hispano Británico, approximately a million students from 150 countries between the ages of 14 – 19 years old are considered to have achieved an education sufficient to take these exams. It’s an incredibly difficult challenge to achieve considering that read more »
The Disco Night Urban Race on the 4th May has been organised by Biolab Siete Mare, Club de Atletismo Lanzarote, Sands Beach, the Sport Departments of the Cabildo de Lanzarote and the Ayuntamiento de Arrecife. It promises to be spectacular, fast and fun. Not only it will be at night time, but there will be lights and music!
Another difference is that, on top of a suggested training program, free training sessions with Olympian José Carlos Hernández are being held weekly to train in group and help you improve your running technique.These training sessions normally take place on Friday evening at 19:00 in the Recinto Ferial de Arrecife but check the website (link below) or the event’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/10kArrecifeBiolab as this changes, some weeks.
There are two lengths for the race: read more »
The annual Festival de Gimnasia Isla de Lanzarote "Lolina Curbelo" will be held from the 27th April to the 4th May. There’s also a special event to mark the Día Internacionale de la Danza on Saturday 27th April.
Festival de Gimnasia Programme
Saturday 27th April
11:00 Parade in Arrecife from the Parque Islas Canarias to el Reducto
Thursday 2nd May
20:00 Pabellón Municipal in Teguise
Friday 3rd May
18:30 Teatro Municipal in San Bartolomé
20:00 Pabellón Municipal in Teguise
Saturday 4th May
11:00 Pabellón Municipal in Tías
20:00 Festival Closure in the Plaza el Varadero (old harbour) in Puerto del Carmen
Please contact Deportes within the Cabildo of Lanzarote for more information.
The dance school Beatrice Senent present an International Day of Dance with guest artists including Vanessa Valdueza, a classical dance professor from the Royal Conservatory in Madrid and read more »