Salt Carpets 2015

Twenty tons of sea salt have been provided by the Ayuntamiento of Arrecife and the Cabildo of Lanzarote for the creation of Las Alfombras del Corpus Christi this weekend.

Salt carpets in Haria

Around 500 people are expected to participate in this traditional religious event in the capital on Saturday 6th June, staying late into the early hours of the morning to finish their intricate and vibrant creations.

The salt is mixed with around 100 kilos of non toxic pigments to create the various bright colours used to create salt carpets in the streets by the San Ginés church. On Sunday 7th June, a procession will leave the church at 12:00 accompanied by the Banda Sinfónica de Lanzarote to walk over the carpets for Corpus Christi.

The salt carpets are normally designed by  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review - Taberna La Parra, Puerto del Carmen

This is a guest article from Graham Snelgrove. Graham has lived in Tias for two and a half years and is a freelance writer, copy editor and proof reader. He loves off- roading in his Jeep, taking photos and writing about the less known aspects of Lanzarote.

Tucked away in a side street in Puerto del Carmen old town is a little gem of a tapas bar called Taberna La Parra.

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We found La Parra while looking for something different to the tourist fare you tend to get in the resorts. The place looked traditional, cosy and the welcome we received was warm and effusive. We ordered drinks at the bar and the owner, Vera, brought us some fresh made pizza slices.

The bar has been recently taken over by Vera, her partner Massimo and his cousin Tiziana from Taranto in southern Italy. Vera told us  read more »

Lanzarote Jobs - Receptionist

San Franciso Park Apartments are looking for a receptionist.

Jobs

San Francisco Park is a small peaceful self catering tourist complex in Puerto del  read more »

Opinion - Why The New Canaries Letting Law Is A Disaster

We carried the news this week that the new letting law has been passed through The Canarian Parliament, but with a last minute change excluding properties in tourist areas.

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The hope was that the new law would give the right to owners to holiday let their properties. For communities, a vote was required, the property would have to meet certain standards and local taxes and a licence fee would have to be paid. All eminently sensible.

Until the vast majority of properties were excluded from the new legislation.

Properties here in Lanzarote are on land designated “touristic,” “residential” or  read more »

Lidl Opens In Puerto del Carmen

Lidl will be opening their second supermarket in Lanzarote on Thursday 4th June 2015.

Lidl Puerto del Carmen courtesy of Flower Power

To celebrate the special occasion, the supermarket is discounting all of their fruit by 30% during the first week, followed by vegetables during the second week. The new Lidl supermarket is situated on Avenida Juan Carlos in Puerto del Carmen, which is the main road connecting the holiday resort to the town of Tías. This photo was taken by the Flower Power team who are currently on site planting the gardens.

Lidl have invested 6 million euros in  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Chef

Hennessy’s Irish Bar in Costa Teguise are currently recruiting for a chef to join the team.

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The bar is offering a contract, excellent pay and the hours can be discussed.

To apply for this position  read more »

Lanzarote Recipe - Pimientos De Padrón

Another Lanzarote tapas staple and one which is so easy to cook! If you manage to get the correct type of Spanish Padrón Pepper, remember, there’s an occasional hot one in every 20 or so!

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Ingredients

Padrón peppers (allow 8 to 10 per person) – they are a particular type of green pepper, which originated in Galicia, but you can substitute any type of small pepper.

Sea salt – From Lanzarote is best!

Olive oil

Method

We use a skillet,  read more »

Lanzarote Weather: April 2015

We had lovely weather in April, apart from the Easter weekend which was overcast with a chance of rain.

Playa Blanca in April

Otherwise the weather was sunny with a light breeze for the first half April, with the wind increasing to include some stronger gusts in the latter half.

Check out the previous years weather reports during April:April_2015_weather_forecast

April 2014 weather in Lanzarote

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April 2009 weather in Lanzarote

1/4 Mainly sunny with some high cloud and cloudy intervals in Lanzarote today, a light north easterly breeze 0-15km/h and 27 degrees.

3/4 There's not a cloud in the sky or on the forecast for Good Friday / Viernes Santo in Lanzarote, which means 12 hours of sunshine to enjoy. Hardly a breeze during the day and variable direction from north & south, a bit windier this evening 0-20km/h. 25 degrees.  read more »

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