UD Lanzarote Team 2014/15

It’s possible that fans of our local football team U.D. Lanzarote will be able to meet the players on the beach in Puerto del Carmen on Monday 4th August at 19:30 as the squad are due to have a training session on the beach followed by a swim.

Lanzarote Football Market Stall

The team for 2014/15 follows the form from previous seasons with a combination of young players and experienced veterans. The Rojillos could include 3 British players this year Louis Kennedy we already know as the talented winger from last season, Brad Cockerill is 18 years old and a central midfielder who previously played with C.D. Tahiche, plus 21 year old winger Bradley Dickinson is currently trying out for the team. Adolfo Pérez will continue to lead the team as director for the third season in a row, Raico Vega has been named as the goalkeeper and Luis Arráez as central defender. Training commenced on  read more »

Motorsport Lanzarote - Slalom Tinajo 2014

The III Slalom Isla de Lanzarote – Tinajo 2014 motor racing event takes place on Saturday 26th July.


This event is part of the regional championship Campeonato Autonómico de Canarias, attracting a few drivers from Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma.

Teams will compete over a distance of 4.7km on dirt tracks by the LZ-20 & LZ-67 roads between Tinajo and La Santa. Racing starts at 12:00 midday after the verification and team briefing, the cars will pass  read more »

January to June 2014 Tourism Figures for Lanzarote

We’re now 6 months into 2014 and the tourism figures have been published for Lanzarote.

Playa Blanca Lanzarote

Thank you to everyone who has already visited the island this year and to those planning to do so in the next 6 months, Lanzarote has such loyal tourists who return year after year, we just wanted to let you know you’re very much appreciated!


Lanzarote has received 1,127,465 tourists to the island during the first half of this year, 15.27% more than the same period of 2013.

Héctor Fernández from the Lanzarote Tourism Board , commented that “we cannot ignore the good figures received during the last months, we are close to reaching the accommodation limits for the island and we must refocus our efforts on on the loyalty of our tourists and increasing their spend on the island”.

Campaigns such as the European Sports Destination or Saborea Lanzarote to encourage sports & gastronomy tourism have been attributed to why the island has received more than one million tourists in the first six months of the year.

January, April & February were great months for tourism with an increase of 23.67%, 22.35% and 21.93% respectively of tourists compared to 2013, in contrast May reported an increase of just 5.67% against last year.


The French market has increased by a whopping 79% to date in 2014, the Polish market is up 57% and Dutch 40%. The British market accounts for  read more »

Fiestas del Carmen in Puerto del Carmen 2014

Puerto del Carmen is preparing for the celebration of their patron saint, the Fiestas de Nuestra Señora del Carmen which starts in the holiday resort on the 28th July.

Fiestas del Carmen Puerto del Carmen 2014

´The Ayuntamiento of Tías have a full programme of events starting with decorating the streets on Monday 28th of July through to a firework display to mark the end of the fiesta on Sunday 10th of August. The Fiesta del Carmen is a fishing tradition and celebrated throughout Spain. The main events will be held in the Plaza del Varadero which is in the harbour of the old town.

Fiesta del Carmen Programme 2014

Monday 28th July

09.00 Decorating of the streets with traditional paper flags.

18.00 Plaza del Varadero. Children's play area (bouncy castles, activities, workshops, etc)

Tuesday 29th July

20.00 Plaza del Varadero. Argentine Tango classes and display of dancing.  read more »

Do You Have A Property That You Rent Out In Playa Blanca?

We were talking to Matt from Playa Blanca Villa Management just before the weekend, and he and his team are actively looking for more properties to look after.


Over the last few years, they have built up a great reputation for the quality of their work and high standards of service for villa owners and their holiday clients.

Matt told us: “We’re looking for good quality properties – we love it when we can help give holidaymakers a really fantastic stay and a positive impression of the island.”

PBVM’s service includes arrival and welcome packs for visitors, a laundry and cleaning service, pool maintenance and building repair and gardening work.  read more »

Michelin Star Chef Jordi Esteve in Lanzarote

Chef Jordi Esteve from the Michelin starred Nectari Restaurant in Barcelona, will be at the Hotel Princesa Yaiza in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote next week.

Jordi Esteve Princesa Yaiza 24-26 July

This talented Michelin Star Chef is participating in the Jornadas Gastrónimas at the Restaurante Islas de Lobos within the 5* hotel.

A tasting menu will be available on  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 21st & 24th July 2014

There will be only two movies in English shown in Lanzarote on Monday the 21st and Thursday the 24th of July, as follows:

The Fault in Our StarsTranscendence

Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:

At the same time of 19:35 - Transcendence. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is a scientist who's passion for artificial intelligence takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program. Also starring Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy and Morgan Freeman. This is also the debut as a director of cinematographer Wally Pfister who brought us "The Dark Knight" and "Inception" among others.

Multicines Deiland in Playa Honda:  read more »

Enterprise Rent A Car Calling For Transparency In Car Rental Prices

We received an interesting press release from Enterprise Rent A Car about the unfair practices adopted by some car hire companies in Spain. We’ve written about this before, but the trick these unscrupulous companies use is to give potential customers an extremely cheap “headline” price for their car hire, without mentioning the obligatory “Additional charges” they will have to pay on collection, like:


  • A full tank of fuel at a massive premium over normal fuel prices
  • Additional insurance costs unless you opt to leave a huge deposit

You can read more about these practices here: Lanzarote car hire – watch out for the cheap option.

Enterprise have over 8,000 offices and 78,000 employees worldwide, and they are holding meetings with The Canarian regional government in a bid to have the sector regulated, and the issue has already been raised in the European Parliament. The company conducted a survey and found that around 17% of tourists had been caught with the fuel trap, paying an average of €80 for a tank full. It also revealed that 45% of hirers chose a particular company on price alone.

We completely agree with Enterprise CEO Karsten Summers who said:  read more »

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