Lanzarote Facts and Figures - Part Two, Economy

The Cabildo categorizes businesses on the island in the following sectors and the changes over the last eight years are interesting:

No of Companies From 1999 - To 2007

Industrial 367 - 508
Construction 754 - 1,754
Comercial 3,001 - 3,829
Hotels 1,493 - 2,042
Transport 712 - 889
Other Services 2,212 - 4,504

Total 8,539 - 13,526

So in percentage terms the biggest growth has come in the construction sector, and overall the number of registered businesses on the island has increased by 55% in the last eight years.  read more »

Lanzarote's Best Value Bars - The Sociedades

The sociedades are an institution in Lanzarote, indeed, they are throughout rural Spain.  read more »

Walk from Mirador del Rio to Famara, Lanzarote

Please Note: We walked this on the 1st January 2011 following the disappearance of British walker Margaret Holt. This path is extremely dangerous now, there have been several landslides where the path is missing, leaving walkers to cling to the rock face or scramble over narrow ledges of shale with 300m drops.

We advise all walkers not to risk their lives and avoid this path.

This has got to be the most extreme walk that we've done on the island and it was absolutely fantastic but I wouldn't attempt it again until I was sure that some of the landslides had been cleared!

The photo from La Graciosa harbour shows the majestic cliffs that run from Mirador del Rio through Haria and Teguise coastline to Famara.

We were dropped off at the car park just down from the Mirador del Rio that overlooks La Graciosa and spent the first 20 minutes skidding down the zig zag path to a crossroads of paths at the bottom. If you walked just to the right there is a huge deserted beach opposite the harbour at La Graciosa and the old Salinas - this in itself is a great walk and with a picnic you could spend the day on the beach and then walk back up to the car park which is a 30-40 minute slog up hill again.

For this walk we were heading left, the first hour was a gentle amble along the coastline making our way slightly uphill, the views to La Graciosa were lovely and we had to stop and look back at the island until we rounded the corner and it slipped out of view.
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Lanzarote Airport

Lanzarote Airport

This old photo shows Lanzarote Airport with passengers walking to and from the terminal building, its now a museum. If you are interested in viewing other old photos of Lanzarote please follow the link

Lanzarote Facts and Figures - Part One, Population and Land

The Cabildo has recently released it's annual statistics report for the year 2007. Like most government reports, it's lengthy, boring and overly complicated, and of course, it's in Spanish! However, on your behalf, we have waded through it for you, and we have uncovered some amazing and interesting facts. Perfect information if you know and love Lanzarote, and brilliant snippets for you to quote while you're out and about with friends having a drink or a bite!  read more »

Things to do in Lanzarote - Part One - Haria Market

Haria Market

This is the start of a long running series of things to do in Lanzarote , which we will link together, so you can read them all before coming here on holiday.  read more »

The Changing Face of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Playa Blanca has seen some staggering change over the last 15 years, much more so than the other two resorts in Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise. Located on the southern tip of the island, directly facing Corralejo in Fuerteventura, Playa Blanca was nothing more than a small fishing village, but was always blessed with the wonderful beaches at Papagayo.  read more »

Santa Claus and Lanzarote

For this new website, I wanted to create a real splash and interview someone very, very special, and appropriate to the time of year, I sent a letter to the north pole and asked if there was any way I  read more »

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