English Cinema in Lanzarote 11th & 14th August 2014

These are the two movies in English that will be shown in Lanzarote on Monday the 11th and Thursday the 14th of August:

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Multicines Deiland in Playa Honda:

At the earlier time of 19:40 The Fault in Our Stars continues. Based on John Green's book, it tells the story of Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort), two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:  read more »

Lanzarote Nightlife 8th-10th August 2014

It’s the big weekend for the Fiestas del Carmen in Puerto del Carmen which finishes with a firework display on Sunday at 23:30. The last Jameos Festival event is on Saturday in the Jameos del Agua. San Bartolomé, Mozaga, Tinajo & Nazaret are also celebrating their fiestas at the moment, here's what else is happening around the island over the weekend.

Puerto del Carmen:

Festival Musicas de Ultramar 8 & 9 Aug

Venue: Plaza del Vardero, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

Date: Friday 8th & Saturday 9th August 2014

Time: 21:00

Details: Festival Músicas de Ultramar. A concert in the spirit of Womad will be held for two evenings as part of the Fiestas del Carmen programme. Artists include Taburiente, Germán López, Nayaband, Ciempiés ni cabeza & Más que Son.

Friday: 21:00 Germán López (Gran Canaria) 23:00 Nayaband (Senegal)

Saturday: 21:00 Ciempiés ni cabeza (Lanzarote) 23:00 Taburiente (La Palma) 01:00 Más que Son (Cuba)

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Couple With Lanzarote Connections Jailed For Fraud

Glen and Lynn Moore were both jailed yesterday for stealing £290,000 from children’s charities in the UK.

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The couple, from Sheffield,  have spent some time over the last year living in Lanzarote, in a villa which reports suggest they were renting on a rent to buy scheme.  Glen Moore was at one time active on Facebook, offering various items he was importing from the UK to Lanzarote, and also offering to transport goods and pets between the island and the UK.  read more »

Lanzarote Steps In To Help Stranded easyJet Passengers

An easyJet flight, bound for Liverpool with 156 passengers booked to travel, was unable to leave the island due to a technical problem yesterday.

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Because the island is so busy at the moment, easyJet were only able to find enough space in hotels overnight for elderly passengers and those with young children.

Failing to secure more rooms, the airport authorities called the Department of Social Services at The Cabildo for help, with the remaining passengers facing the prospect of having to camp overnight at the airport without food and drink.  read more »

Fiestas de La Caridad 2014

The bodegas in Lanzarote have been busy harvesting their grapes since the end of July.

Fiestas_de_Senora_de_la_Caridad_La_Geria_2014Bodega La Geria

Friday 15th of August is a special day in La Geria, visitors can join in some bare feet grape crushing at Bodega La Geria, there’s usually some camels and live music as well as the obligatory wine tasting. We would recommend visiting this bodega from 09  read more »

Lanzarote School Calendar 2014 / 2015

The school holiday calendar in Lanzarote for the academic year 2014 / 2015 has been confirmed in the BOC 116 on the 18th of June 2014 by La Consejería de Educación.


Educación Infantil & Primaria schools will return on Monday 8th September 2014 and Educación Secundaria & Bachillerato on Wednesday 10th September. The fiesta days and school holidays for Christmas and Easter 2014/15 have been confirmed for Lanzarote as:  read more »

Surf Lessons in Lanzarote

We both enjoy a spot of bodyboarding off the beaches of Arrieta or Famara once in a while, but despite living here for fourteen years, we hadn’t tried learning to surf until recently.

Lavaflow Surf kitting up

There are many surf schools in Lanzarote the majority of which are based in Famara. Lavaflow Surf however is listed as the top attraction on TripAdvisor for Puerto del Carmen and they’ve been awarded the Certificate of Excellence 2014 with 143 excellent reviews published. We arranged to meet up with surf instructors Paul and Phil and give it a go!

We met our group of wanna-be surfers at Playa de Famara. There was a mix of nationalities and ages and it was going to be an interesting day out on the water. After kitting up in wetsuits and rash vests, we all took part in a stretch and warm up session on the beach. Afterwards we were divided up into those that had tried surfing before, and novices. Phil took the more experienced people and we headed off with Paul and our surfboards for a safety briefing on the sand.

Lavaflow Surf Instructors

The guys are passionate about water safety and before they would let loose in the ocean, they gave us a detailed briefing and showed us how to recognise a rip current and what to do if you get caught up in one. Famara is not a beach for  read more »

Classic Cars At Lanzarote's Fiesta Del Carmen

It’s currently Fiesta del Carmen in Puerto del Carmen, and there are tons of events running from last week until 10th August.

Carmen  Cortina

We enjoyed being part of one of the attractions yesterday, when we joined a group of about 50 classic car owners for the day. We borrowed one of Go Karting San Bartolomé’s cars, a 1970’s Ford Cortina, and in convoy with their Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, we met all the other cars at the football ground car park in Tias.

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