Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 23

Here are some short news snippets from Lanzarote this week:

Two Immigrant Boats Intercepted En Route To Lanzarote

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Two boats with immigrants from the Sub Saharan region arrived on the island over the weekend. These are the first in some time. One boat with 17 people aboard, made landfall in La Graciosa, thinking they had arrived in Lanzarote. A local informed the authorities. The other, inflatable boat,  read more »

New Letting Law A Huge Let Down

Like many people, we were lulled into a sense of complacency knowing the new letting law was meandering it’s way through the Canarian Parliament. We were looking forward to property owners being able to legally holiday let their apartments and villas on the island. We carried a piece which explained the draft legislation, and we liked that people would register their properties, pay their taxes and be able to fix a plaque to the outside showing they were a “legal” let.

And then last Friday, just two days before the election here, the draft came into law. But the legislators threw in a last minute curve ball that nobody saw coming:

Properties in “tourist areas” are specifically excluded from the new legislation.

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What does that mean? It means that almost all the properties actually located in Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca cannot apply for the new licence.

To quote Ascav,  read more »

4 Year Old Drowns In Lanzarote

A 4 year old girl drowned in a hotel swimming pool in Lanzarote yesterday.

Playa Blanca town beach

A call activating the emergency services to a possible drowning at a hotel in the municipality of Yaiza, which includes the holiday resort of Playa Blanca, was made at 19:15 on Saturday 30th May.

A Servicio de Urgencias Canario (SUC) ambulance responded with  read more »

Canarian Day 2015 in Lanzarote

It’s the Día de Canarias on Saturday 30th May and this weekend is packed full of traditional Canarian events to celebrate the formation of a parliament in the Canary Islands.

Arrecife:

Arrecife LaTrova

You can enjoy Canarian Day in the capital with a tapas and wine fair in the Parque José Ramírez Cerdá for €1 per taste from midday to midnight. There are 25 stalls at the tapas fair offering tapas, cheese, wine, beer and much more for a local gastronomy experience.

There will be performances from the Parrandas Los Labradores, Los Buches, Los Encontrados and Tebete, plus El Golpito, Chimia, Gurfines del Puerto and Parranda Central de La Palma.

It’s recommended that traditional clothing is worn, Canarian sports and games will be exhibited and the seafront is closed to traffic for the duration of the event.

Haría:

Canarian Day Haria

Visit the Mercado Artesanal de Haría (craft market) in the plaza of Haría this Saturday to enjoy browsing the artisan stalls and witness a range of traditional Canarian activities. The market is on from 10:00 – 14:00. At 11:00 there will be a demonstration of Lucha Canarias, Juego al Palo and Juego de la Billarda. The Escuela  Municipal de Folclore y Parranda de la Tercera Edad de Haría will be performing at 12:00 and there’s a cooking lesson for children.

Sabores de Haría is a gastronomy event at 13:30 where you can taste tapas from €1 with collaboration from restaurants within the municipality of Haría, plus live music.

It’s competition time at  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 1st & 4th June 2015

There will be only one movie in English shown next week on Monday the 1st and Thursday the 4th of June:

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Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife at 19:35 The Longest Ride remains. After an automobile crash, the lives of  read more »

Lanzarote Restaurant Review, El Navarro

We were dining out with friends and they wanted to eat at one of their favourite restaurants in Lanzarote before flying back to the UK. El Navarro is No1 on TripAdvisor for Costa Teguise, it was our first experience, we hadn’t dined here before.

El Navarro Ramon running with the bullsEl Navarro Interior

Our timing was lousy as we didn’t get to meet Ramon, apparently he’s just retired and left the restaurant in the capable hands of his daughter Irache and her husband who is the chef. There is a photo mounted on the wall inside the restaurant of Ramon running with the bulls on the mainland, we understand that his front of house personality will be missed.

El Navarro lamb curry croquettesEl Navarro serrano ham & baby squid salad

We were greeted by  read more »

Seat Ibiza Manrique Sol 2015 Edition

A ceremony was held in Haría yesterday evening to celebrate the launch of a new special edition Seat Ibiza.

Manrique car exhibition in Haria

Seat Ibiza ManriqueManrique Interior Seat Ibiza

César Manrique painted a limited number of vehicles for the first edition of the Seat Ibiza in 1987 which were named after the artist as the Seat Ibiza-Manrique-del Sol and presented at the Barcelona motor show.

The distinctive design has been recreated on the current edition of the Seat Ibiza and  read more »

Communion Offers From Chevere JR

Our friends at Chevere, the artisan jewellers, have two offers running currently:

Communion Rosaries

These beautiful hand crafted pieces are designed as communion presents and use Chevere’s signature silver and locally inspired stone.

Rosary 1  Rosary 2

The offer is a  read more »

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