Avoid "Non Official" Postal Services While On Holiday In Lanzarote

We’ve been contacted by a couple of readers who used “non-official” postage stamps that they bought from tourist shops in the resorts and then put onto postcards to send home. In both cases, they were told by the shops to pop the postcards into letter boxes outside the shops. The postcards never arrived.

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One of them remembered the stamps were issued by a company called “Sun Post” and we’ve found threads on Trip Advisor where other people have bought stamps from them and where once again, the postcard were never delivered.  read more »

New Lanzarote Osteopathy / Back Care Service Service

I was interested to meet Paul Brown, because I’ve never totally understood what an Osteopath is. He explained to me that Osteopathy dates back to ancient Greek times, and is the diagnosis and treatment of the structural parts of the body. It’s all about the relationship between bones, muscles and the connecting tissues. Typically, Osteopaths are called in when someone is suffering from pain, often in the back. They are able to diagnose what the problem is, and then manipulate the body to provide relief.

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Top Catz Dance Lessons in Lanzarote

Starting the second week of September, Top Catz dance classes will begin again for adults and children aged from 4 years old.  

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Image: All About that Bass is a tap dance.

Classes will be held in the Rafael Cedrés school in Tias; in the school Concepción Rodríguez Artíles in Puerto del Carmen;  and possibly another venue. Classes available are: tap dance, Irish, Flamenco, Sevillanas, jazz, hip-hop, Broadway Musicals and classical Spanish dance. 


Image: Afro-Funk is a mixture of African dance, funky style.

Private lessons are also available, for Hawaiian-Tahitian dance, or Arabic dance.   read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 37, 2016

Cabildo announces investment spend details for year so far

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In a typically complex press release, The Cabildo announced this week that the central island government has allocated €42.2 Million of investments on the island’s infrastructure. Highlights are €8.7 Million which has  gone to various municipalities for their own projects, €4.1 Million on road improvements and €8.5 Million for the big project to make out water production energy consumption more sustainable. There has also been a significant spend for the “8th Island” of La Graciosa. A €400,000 budget has been announced to help entrepreneurship and we’ll do our best to find out more about it.  read more »

UD Lanzarote 4 SD Tenisca 2

The Rojillos gained their first win of the season in an incredible first half which saw five goals scored in an 18 minute period sending Lanzarote up to sixth spot in the table after three games.

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The match was played two hours later than normal (2pm) as this was to assist the La Palma side with their connecting flights via Tenerife. At kick off the temperature was 30 degrees and climbing but this did not deter both sides playing good entertaining football.

With two draws in their opening two matches Adolfo Pérez´s men were under pressure to secure their first win of the season in front of their home crowd.

With the new signings of Dani López and Borja , the Rojillos manager is not short of attacking options alongside Rosmen and wingers Kennedy, Miguel Gómez and the suspended Toñito. I am sure there will be plenty of goals in this team this season.

The game began at a fast pace despite the ferocious heat with Rosmen just firing wide with a volley from 25 yards after three minutes.The Abram family from Oldham with Lanzarote´s legendary fan Antonio.

In the 20th minute the La Palma side broke on a quick counter and with two Tenisca players free in the centre it was Borja who read the situation sprinting back to clear the danger.

The breakthrough came in the 24th minute. Rosmen controlled the ball on the edge of the six yard box and laid the ball back perfectly for Miguel Gómez. The midfielder angled his body and struck from the edge of the box placing his right foot shot with power into the top right hand corner hitting the underside of the bar and bouncing into the net.

This lad can hit a ball with either his left or right foot with power and accuracy. Last season Miguel was runner up for the player of the season but was let down with his four red cards, if he can control his temperament he will be the player to watch this season.  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote, 12th and 15th September 2016

There are no changes next week so "Café Society" will be shown at  Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife on Monday and Thursday at 19:50h. 

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Bobby Dorfman (played by Jesse Eisenberg) is a young Jewish man from Bronx who moves to Hollywood in the 1930s to work for his uncle Phil (played by Steve Carell), an influential stars' agent. Bobby falls in love with his uncle's secretary, Vonnie (played by Kristen Stewart). After returning to New York, Bobby is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life.  read more »

Bluefin Tuna Solidarity & Gastronomy Fair

The first edition of the Feria Gastronómica y Solidaria del Atún Rojo will be held in Playa Blanca on Sunday 25th September 2016.

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Pescatron Lanzarote have donated 500 kilos of tuna for this tasting event and another 300 kilos for the demonstrations during the programme. The Cabildo of Lanzarote, Ayuntamiento of Yaiza, Saborea Lanzarote and 20 producers, restaurants, hotels and other entities have collaborated for this food fair.  read more »

Free Book Excerpt - Walking in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura

We’re coming up to walking season in Lanzarote - the summer is pretty much too hot to enjoy walking far on the island, but winter is perfect for exploring some of the stunning places and incredible views we have all over the island. And where else in the world can you stroll into a volcano?

We’ve been recommending Paddy Dillon’s excellent book, Walking in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura,  for a few years now. It has 45 walks in it, including 14 stages of the GR131 trail, and is full of great photos and useful tips, as well as practical information like getting transport and where to stop for food and drink. There are even two walks on La Graciosa, and all have maps and turn by turn directions.

The publishers, Cicerone,  contacted us recently and offered to let us publish an excerpt and this is Walk 8 - Cueva de los Naturalistas, a 9KM walk which will take about three hours.  read more »

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