Arena Golf Society Welcomes Visitors

The Arena Golf Society is based in Playa Blanca, but meets once a month to play at the golf course in Puerto del Carmen.

Golf009

They welcome players of all abilities, whose first consideration is fun, to join them, whether resident on the island, or just visiting as a tourist.  read more »

Wedding Trends Event

There is a wedding trends event being hosted between Thursday 31st March and Sunday 3rd April at Restaurante Amura in Puerto Calero.

Amura

Its a “must visit” for anyone planning to get married in the future, and will feature professional exhibitors showing:  read more »

Discovering the history of Guatiza

I really do enjoy my day’s out with the Lanzarote Active Club, they offer guided activities for tourists to enjoy when visiting the island, plus a resident’s club for those of us who live here.

Guatiza Cemetery

Last Sunday was a residents club outing, we met up at the cemetery to start a history tour of Guatiza with historian Arminda Viotti.

Santa Margarita

For many visitors Guatiza is a small rural village where the Jardin de Cactus visitor centre is located. The original village was actually called Santa Margarita and situated up on the hill, Arminda told us the fabulous legend of a woman from Uga who had witnessed a miracle and in return promised to build a chapel to honour Santa Margarita. The site of the chapel was to be determined by a camel! The woman attached an image of the saint on to the camel and they set out from Uga in the south of the island, the goal being that where the camel stopped, the chapel would be built. The poor animal kept going until it was exhausted, eventually dropping to it’s knees at the base of Montaña Guenia.

The ermita de Santa Margarita was constructed close to the site of where the cemetery stands today, the original chapel was eventually ruined and isn’t the one standing inside the walls of the cemetery. The camel had found fertile land with natural water resources for the village that was constructed around the chapel, however there was one problem with the location. The other name of Buena Vista given to this village, gives a clue to the issue, the properties had a lovely vantage point down to the coast, which also meant that they could be seen from pirate ships.

Guatiza from the site of Santa Margarita

During the 16th century the island had less than 400 inhabitants, more people were needed to  read more »

Las Palmas B 1 UD Lanzarote 1

A super point away against the league leaders nevertheless the Rojillos drop one place to third spot following Santa Brigída´s fine away win 1-4. It is just a single point splitting the top three sides.

UD Lanzarote

This point may prove to be extremely valuable as earlier on in the season Lanzarote beat Las Palmas B 2-1 at home and in Spanish rules should both teams finish on level points then the side who has done the better against the other will have priority rather than goal difference.

Prior to today Las Palmas B won their last four matches on the bounce and have not been beaten since early December so were brimming with confidence.

The Rojillos were without three of their top players all due to suspension, Vladi, Toñito and Javi Betancort and to make things even more difficult during the week midfielder Kilian (Fellani hair) decided to call it a day this season due to minimum appearances and work commitments.

Manager Adolfo Pérez played a defensive looking team unsurprisingly with five at the back. The hosts dominated the early stages though it was Rojillos midfielder Marcos Cabrera who was first to come close with an effort on 7 minutes which produced a comfortable save for the Gran Canarian keeper.

Las Palmas then hit back coming close on two occasions but in the 20thminute Las Palmas striker Jefté Betancort was alleged to have head butted his old team mate from last season at Las Palmas Fran Gil and the official immediately produced a red card leaving the home side to play for 70 minutes with just ten men.

This did very little to dampen the spirits of the yellow and blue ten men of Las Palmas B who are all looking for a possible call up to the rejuvenated Las Palmas first team who have climbed out of  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 12 2016

Papagayo Camping Open Again This Year

Papagayo  read more »

Easter in Lanzarote 2016

Our holidays for Easter are on held the Thursday and Friday before Easter Sunday, rather than Friday and Monday as in the UK.

Easter chocolates are available in a few shops, bunny shaped chocolate can be found in the main supermarkets and easter eggs in the British supermarkets / newsagents if you want to indulge.

The campsite at Papagayo will not open for Easter this year, so there is no official space for camping available over the weekend, other than the beach campsite in La Graciosa.

Programme of church services for Easter in Lanzarote

Easter Programme in Tías

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Jueves Santo (Thursday 24th March)

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

17:00 Church in Puerto del Carmen

19:00 Church in Tías

Hora Santa

21:00 Church in Puerto del Carmen  read more »

Easyjet or Ryanair To Lanzarote?

We share our thoughts on the pros and cons of the two budget airlines for flights to and from Lanzarote.

We travel a lot between Lanzarote, mainland Spain and the UK, and we usually end up travelling on Ryanair or Easyjet, so we thought we’d share our views on making travel on the budget airlines painless, and also on the difference between the two of them.

 

 

We don’t have an overall preference, because, as you will see, each offers advantages, so we tend to base our decision on the price and which offers the most convenient timing.

 

Some things we do without fail:  read more »

Los Aljibes in Puerto del Carmen

Los Aljibes produce a craft beer made in Lanzarote which can be tasted at their original location in Tahiche, as well as their new bar in Puerto del Carmen.

Los Aljibes Puerto del CarmenLos Aljibes Sea View

The company currently produce three beers, although Oktoberfest is sold out for the time being. We popped in recently to try a taste.  read more »

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