Lanzarote Winners of Agrocanarias 2014

Lanzarote was the second island with the most prizes in the wine section of the 14th edition of Agrocanarias, scooping a total of 5 medals:

Agrocanarias 2014 winners

* Bodegas Reymar / Los Perdomos won a Grand Gold Medal for their "Moscatel de Licor 2012".

* Bodega Los Bermejos won another a Grand Gold Medal for their "Maceración Carbónica 2013" and also,  two Silver Medals for their "Malvasía Seco Ecológico 2013" and their "Malvasía Naturalmente Dulce".

* And last, but not least, Bodegas  read more »

Picture Movie Of Lanzarote

Our friend Jalle has been on another visit to the island over the last few weeks.

This time he has put together a fabulous video of all the still pictures he took, and set it to music. You’ll see plenty of places you recognise here, so grab a  coffee and enjoy his work:

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New Ryanair App Allows You To Check In For Your Flights

Ryanair are one of the largest carriers of passengers to Lanzarote, but one issue with flying with them is that you if you don’t pre book seats with them, you can only check in online within 7 days of your departure. For people staying for more than a week, it means they have to access a computer with printer to print off their boarding passes. That’s why we wrote this:  Where to print Ryanair boarding passes in Lanzarote.

Ryanair App launch

Ryanair have now come up with a solution, with the launch of their new smart phone app.

The new app, allows you to:  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 28th & 31st July 2014

These are the two movies in English shown in Lanzarote on Monday the 28th and Thursday the 31st of July, as follows:

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Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:

At 19:40, newly introduced Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar (Andy Serkis) is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. This sequel, also staring Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke and Keri Russell, has received very good reviews

Multicines Deiland in Playa Honda:  read more »

Lanzarote Nightlife 25th-27th July 2014

We’ve already published details of the Michelin Star Chef Jordi Esteve gastronomy event in Playa Blanca, ECOMAR in Playa Honda and the Motor-Fest show in Teguise. Here’s more information about what’s happening around the island of Lanzarote this weekend.

La Geria:

El Chupadero 27 July

Venue: El Chupadero, behind Bodega Rubicón, La Geria, Lanzarote

Date: Sunday 27th July 2014

Time: 20:00

Details: Flamenco Fusion. Antonio de la Rosa (guitar), Eva Aroca (voice), María José Madrid & Estaban Flores (dancers).

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Puerto del Carmen:

Street Art 25 July

Venue:  read more »

UD Lanzarote Team 2014/15

It’s possible that fans of our local football team U.D. Lanzarote will be able to meet the players on the beach in Puerto del Carmen on Monday 4th August at 19:30 as the squad are due to have a training session on the beach followed by a swim.

Lanzarote Football Market Stall

The team for 2014/15 follows the form from previous seasons with a combination of young players and experienced veterans. The Rojillos could include 3 British players this year Louis Kennedy we already know as the talented winger from last season, Brad Cockerill is 18 years old and a central midfielder who previously played with C.D. Tahiche, plus 21 year old winger Bradley Dickinson is currently trying out for the team. Adolfo Pérez will continue to lead the team as director for the third season in a row, Raico Vega has been named as the goalkeeper and Luis Arráez as central defender. Training commenced on  read more »

Motorsport Lanzarote - Slalom Tinajo 2014

The III Slalom Isla de Lanzarote – Tinajo 2014 motor racing event takes place on Saturday 26th July.

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This event is part of the regional championship Campeonato Autonómico de Canarias, attracting a few drivers from Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma.

Teams will compete over a distance of 4.7km on dirt tracks by the LZ-20 & LZ-67 roads between Tinajo and La Santa. Racing starts at 12:00 midday after the verification and team briefing, the cars will pass  read more »

January to June 2014 Tourism Figures for Lanzarote

We’re now 6 months into 2014 and the tourism figures have been published for Lanzarote.

Playa Blanca Lanzarote

Thank you to everyone who has already visited the island this year and to those planning to do so in the next 6 months, Lanzarote has such loyal tourists who return year after year, we just wanted to let you know you’re very much appreciated!

Tourists

Lanzarote has received 1,127,465 tourists to the island during the first half of this year, 15.27% more than the same period of 2013.

Héctor Fernández from the Lanzarote Tourism Board , commented that “we cannot ignore the good figures received during the last months, we are close to reaching the accommodation limits for the island and we must refocus our efforts on on the loyalty of our tourists and increasing their spend on the island”.

Campaigns such as the European Sports Destination or Saborea Lanzarote to encourage sports & gastronomy tourism have been attributed to why the island has received more than one million tourists in the first six months of the year.

January, April & February were great months for tourism with an increase of 23.67%, 22.35% and 21.93% respectively of tourists compared to 2013, in contrast May reported an increase of just 5.67% against last year.

Nationalities

The French market has increased by a whopping 79% to date in 2014, the Polish market is up 57% and Dutch 40%. The British market accounts for  read more »

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