What Insects Will We Find In Lanzarote?

Let’s start with the good news. We don’t have wasps here! In fact, we don’t have too many insects at all – there’s very little water for them, the wind makes life difficult for many, and the birds and lizards eat the rest!

So what will you find here?

Flies

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Lots of them in the summer, fewer in the winter. They’re smaller than the ones you find in northern Europe, and they’re irritating little blighters. They like salt, so they will land on you if you are sweating or have just come out of the ocean. They also love sea food, so have a  read more »

Lanzarote Weather: June 2015

Apart from a cloudy start to the month, June has been lovely in Lanzarote this year. The temperatures haven’t been too hot, reaching around 28 degrees most days with a summer breeze.

Playa del Reducto

Check out the previous years weather reports during June:June_2015_weather_forecast_Lanzarote

June 2014 weather in Lanzarote

June 2012 weather in Lanzarote

June 2011 weather in Lanzarote

June 2010 weather in Lanzarote

June 2009 weather in Lanzarote

1/6 Mainly sunny on the east coast of Lanzarote, cloudy in Tinajo on the west coast and Haría, in the north of the island. Windy with 30-35 km/h from the north and gusts up to 55 km/h. 28 degrees.  read more »

Tempo Lanzarote

The musical and dance spectacular Tempo Lanzarote will be available on Sundays from July to October 2015 at the auditorium in the Jameos del Agua.

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Tempo Lanzarote is a magical musical depicting the story of Lanzarote, performed by 9 musicians and 17 artists. The nine confirmed performances take place over the next four months, all  read more »

Hotels With Air Conditioning In Puerto del Carmen

We’re often asked to identify which hotels in Lanzarote have air conditioning available, especially during the hot summer months.

Surprisingly there’s not that many! The fact is with our perpetual breeze, you can often cool a room by opening a door and window to get a through flow of air which naturally cools your accommodation. There are times of the year though when the wind drops and the temperature rises, which can make for an uncomfortable night’s sleep.

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The following hotels all offer air conditioning, although some of them only offer this in the summer months.

Bitacora Club

The superior apartments at Bitacora Club have air conditioning installed.

El Dorado

Air conditioning is available in all of the apartments at El Dorado, there is an additional charge of 5 euros per day and a 20 euro deposit to use the air conditioning in the standard apartments, the superior are free of charge.

La Geria

All of the rooms at the Hipotel La Geria have air conditioning available during the summer.

La Isla y El Mar  read more »

Lanzarote And The Terrorist Threat

Following the tragedy in Tunisia, the UK government has bizarrely decided to classify The Canary Islands security risk from terror attack as “High.”

FCO

Part of the problem is that they don’t actually separate the islands from the mainland, so all of Spain is classified at the same level.  Understandably, we’ve had people contacting us who are concerned.

Looking at their website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/terrorism you’ll see they talk about ETA, whilst acknowledging their last major attack was in 2006, and they also mention a ”heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals.” And of course, they don’t mention The  read more »

Trip Advisor Without Tears

We’re quite often contacted by people who are panicking – they’ve booked accommodation here, and then they’ve decided to read the Trip Advisor reviews to get some more information, only to find that there are some negative reviews.

This article is to help you get the best from Trip Advisor, and to suggest you research your accommodation before booking.

Trip Advisor is the daddy of all review sites:

  • There are more than 225 Million reviews on it
  • Almost 5 million businesses in 150,000 destinations have been reviewed
  • Reviewers have posted 32 million photos to the site
  • 139 new reviews are posted every minute!

The numbers are staggering and it’s wonderful to be able to get so much information in a way we were never able to before. But there are some things you need to take into account.

Review sites attract extremes

Poo

The vast majority of people do not post reviews to Trip Advisor. Those that do are often motivated because they’ve either had an amazing experience, or a really bad one. That’s why you’ll see reviews at both extremes. People who have  read more »

Noches de Jameos 2015

The Jameos del Agua will be opening for 3 nights per week for the Noches de Jameos in 2015.

Noches de Jameos

The Noches de Jameos were normally held on Tuesdays and Saturdays, due to demand, a third evening on Wednesdays has been added to the calendar for this summer. On weekdays the Jameos del Agua will open the doors at 19:00 to serve two different menus from 19:30.

Menú de los martes / Tuesday’s Menu

Primer Plato / Starter

Ensalada de langostinos con queso fresco de cabra, guacamole, mezclum de lechugas bañadas con salsa rosa y vinagreta de albahaca / King prawn salad with fresh goats cheese, guacamole served on a mixed bed of lettuce with pink sauce and a basil vinaigrette

Sorbete de lima / Lime sorbet  read more »

Tragedy In Arrieta - Mother And Children In Hospital

Tragedy struck in Arrieta this week in the early hours of the morning on the fiesta de San Juan. It is believed that a mother attacked her two children with a kitchen knife and then tried to kill herself. Neighbours raised the alarm after being alerted by screaming,  and police entered the property to find the children in one part of the house, and the mother bleeding severely from a stomach wound in another part.

Arrieta Beach 3

The children, aged 3 and 5,  are in hospital being treated for defensive wounds, and the mother, who is a Doctor, is in a coma in intensive care. The mother is a Spanish citizen, originally  read more »

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