Arrecife History Museum

The Museo de Historia de Arrecife is a history museum based in a castle on the waterfront of Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote.

The San Gabriel castle can be found on the waterfront of Arrecife. The castle was founded in 1593 when a square shaped fort was built over 5 years to create a defence against pirates. The outer walls, stairs, guardhouse, ammunition store, underground reservoir, dungeon and sentry boxes were added between 1666 and 1667. The castle was still inadequate to properly defend the island from buccaneers, so the San José castle over looking Puerto Naos was constructed and Las Bolas bridge added during 1771 and 1779.

Mumified body at the history museum Arrecife

It's good to see this castle open to the public again, it's an interesting place to have a wander around and offers a lovely panoramic view of Arrecife's waterfront from the roof. The interior has  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 16th & 19th February 2015

Next week only one English movie is going to be shown in Lanzarote and sadly it´s not the much awaited one.

On Monday the 16th and Thursday the 19th of February and only at Multicines Deiland Multicines in Playa Honda at 19:25 Jupiter Ascending. In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by the ruthless son of a  read more »

Woman dies in a traffic accident with a school bus in Lanzarote

A woman has died and another is seriously injured after a traffic accident this morning in Lanzarote.

The head on collision between an Amanda Bus and white VW Polo, happened on the LZ-2 at KM16 by Lanzarote a Caballo in the municipality of Yaiza and was reported to the emergency services at 07:47.

The woman who lost her life was the driver of the car, she is reported to be 43 years old and of foreign nationality. The passenger in the car was another lady, aged 30 years old who has multiple injuries and was transferred in critical condition to the Hospital Doctor José Molina Orosa in Arrecife.

The only other person involved in the accident was  read more »

Puerto del Carmen Carnival Programme 2015

Puerto del Carmen is a really popular place to enjoy the spirit of carnival in Lanzarote. Thousands of spectators line The Strip to watch the procession of floats, batucada drum bands, comparsa dancing groups and the distinctive Murgas.

Puerto del Carmen Carnival Programme 2015

Apart from the carnival parade, the remainder of the events in the carnival programme will take place in the Plaza del Varadero situated in the harbour in the old town of Puerto del Carmen. Everyone’s welcome, especially in fancy dress costume, so don’t be left out, go and join the carnival party! This year's theme is the Enchanted Forest if you need inspiring for a costume, although anything goes.

Puerto del Carmen Carnival Programme 2015

Thursday 19th February

19.30 Carnival Zumba Party in  read more »

Brits in Canaries urged to register for healthcare and social services

The following is an announcement from the British Consul.

British residents in the Canary Islands urged to register for healthcare and social services for future peace of mind

British Consulate and Spain Healthcare Team to host 
four free information events this month

Some 45,000 British nationals are believed to live in the Canary Islands but only 32,000* are registered with their local authorities. That means one in three Brits risk missing out on basic social services when in future they need it most.

So the British Consulates in Las Palmas and Tenerife, and the Healthcare Team in Spain that represents the UK’s Department of Health, are joining forces with local town halls to tell residents about the importance and benefits of registering for healthcare and other public services.

Discover why you should register on the ‘padrón’

Between 24th and 26th February the joint team will host four free information events in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, where British residents can find out why it  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Guides / Commercials

Submarine Safaris in Lanzarote are looking for guides / commercials to join their team.

It is essential that applicants can speak fluent English plus French or German & preferably Spanish too.

The positions offered are  read more »

Lanzarote Weekend 13-15th February 2015

It's Valentine's Day on Saturday and we've already published information about romantic events to treat your loved one. There are carnival events in Arrecife & San Bartolomé and sporty ones in Playa Blanca, here's what's on this weekend in Lanzarote.


It's the main carnival weekend in the capital of Lanzarote, ahead of the parade on Monday. The grand final of the Murgas competition is on Friday, there's a tapas fair and Gala Drag Queen event on Saturday, children's carnival on Sunday and fancy dress concerts during the evenings. 

Full carnival programme here: arrecife-carnival-2015

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Jobs in Lanzarote, Shop Assistant

The Aquarium in Costa Teguise, has a vacancy for a person to work in their shop.

This position is part time, with 20 hours a week with an immediate start.

A high level of  read more »

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