I was talking to a friend who is a local businessman the other day. He was telling me how frustrated he is that he can’t keep up with local news on the island, and that he gets lost in trying to understand the local Spanish newspapers. He’s convinced there’s a market in Lanzarote for an English language daily newspaper, aimed at English speaking people who live here or own property on the island.
Of course, Lanzarote Information isn’t the place for that. Although we do carry some “News,” our focus is read more »
If you’re looking for a fun family holiday in Lanzarote, why not stay in one of these hotels offering themed rooms, we’ve picked one hotel to feature from each holiday resort.
Dream Gran Castillo 5* In Playa Blanca
The Dream Gran Castillo hotel in Playa Blanca offers the Camelot inspired Merlin room for families with princesses, fairies, sorcerers and brave princes. A selection of their premium double rooms have a themed section for children to enjoy with all the elegance of the master bedroom retained for the parents. These 62 m2 rooms have a sliding partition separating the twin beds in the master bedroom from the children’s room which sleeps up to 2 children. Merlin room guests will also receive a free 5D cinema ticket each day of their stay per child.
Castleland offers a whole host of children’s services from clubs to an overnight baby sitting service. The Baby club crèche is open read more »
We’ve put together an exceptional offer for couples looking for a little 5 star pre-Christmas luxury here in Lanzarote. We only have places for five couples, so book now if it’s for you!
The December weather in Lanzarote is glorious, with daytime temperatures of around 22 to 26 degrees, falling to 16 to 18 at night – you might need a light fleece for late evenings outside. The skies are usually stunning and blue, with almost no cloud and light winds. This is the perfect break to charge your batteries up before Christmas.
Here’s the itinerary
Depart London Gatwick for Lanzarote via Easyjet, with speedy boarding and reserved seats and 20KG luggage each. Arrive in Lanzarote at 1155. Collect your pre arranged hire car at the airport – it will be a Renault Twingo with AC and Sat Nav and two drivers are read more »
If I drink when I´m eating, I normally choose wine. But when I´m having "exotic" food sometimes I like having an "exotic" beer to match it: Coronita or Sol with Mexican food, Cobra or Tiger with Indian and so on.
Lanzarote has such a wide range of restaurants that I have discovered 5 new beers that will take you around the world... without leaving the island!
From my favourite Japanese joint Sushi Bar Minato in Puerto Calero, all in 33cl bottles, I have tried:
1) Asahi. Alcohol 5.0% volume.
My favourite one. Quite similar to Sapporo in my humble opinion. I find it dry, smooth and not too bitter.
2) Sapporo. Alcohol 4.7% volume.
Probably the best known of the Japanese beers. I think it has a more robust taste than Asahi but not bitter at all.
3) And finally Kirin Ichiban. Alcohol 5.0% volume.
It seems softer but gassier to me, with a slight bitter aftertaste.
All the way from Jamaica at read more »
ASCAV outlines plans to contest new holiday letting law
ASCAV have announced a three step plan to try to get changes to the new letting decree, which became law this week. They are vowing to step up political pressure, to seek a judicial appeal and they have arranged for the case to be presented to the National Commission on Competition and Markets (CNMC) on 7th September.
First phase of Rubicon shopping centre completed
Centre Commercial Rubicon, which is the large shopping centre on the approach road to Marina Rubicon is currently undergoing a major refurbishment, ten years after it opened. The first phase, which includes a 1,000 M2 outdoor plaza, has been completed, and all the work will be finished in read more »
Consul raises Brit issues with new President
Charmaine Arbouin also urges residents to register with local authorities
Support for British residents and sustainable tourism topped the agenda during a recent meeting between the British Consul for the Canary Islands, Charmaine Arbouin, and newly-elected President of the Canarian Autonomous Government, Fernando Clavijo Batlle.
President Clavijo heard how the local British community, consulate, local authorities and charities work together to provide support for those in need.
The President also welcomed the consulate’s efforts to promote safety amongst tourists and residents, including initiatives to reduce the number of preventable drownings and lost passports.
For her part, Consul Charmaine Arbouin raised concerns about the impact of proposed tourism protection measures on British tourist interests on the islands.
She said: read more »
We heard a terrible story from a reader this week, and it’s one we’ve come across before.
A family from the UK found a villa on a website where you can book accommodation directly with holiday home owners. They conversed via email, had all their questions answered and paid the £2,000 to book their holiday. They emailed again last week to check the arrangements for collecting their keys, and heard nothing back. Eventually, they decided to telephone the owner, who then told them there had been no booking. read more »
We’re half way through the year and Lanzarote’s tourist figures are looking good, thanks to our loyal visitors predominantly from the UK & Ireland.
The increase in arrivals looks set to continue for the second half of the year with a summer occupancy expected to reach over 90%, plus an influx of tourists to the Canaries who were originally destined for Tunisia.
Lanzarote Airport Arrivals
Arrecife airport received 199,782 tourists during the month of June, which is an increase of 3.78% compared to 2014. International tourists were up 7.5% accounting for 175,592 arrivals. Lanzarote received 10.1% more Irish tourists during the month (26,380 arrivals), British tourists were up by 4.8% (99,252 arrivals) and German 4.0% (20,055 arrivals) compared to June 2014. The source of this information is provided by Datos de Lanzarote and sourced by ISTAC & FRONTUR.
France is now the fourth most important market for Lanzarote tourism due to their large growth in volume, up by 60.6% compared to June last year, the island received 8,734 French tourists. Italy is also increasing their market share with a growth of 49% in June compared to the previous year. Visitors from Holland were down slightly with a drop of 2.8%, more worryingly the Polish market was down by 37.3%, one of the reasons given to explain this drop is the opening of more low cost routes from Poland to other islands. read more »