Queen Victoria unable to dock on Christmas Eve

Sadly the Queen Victoria cruise ship was not able to dock in Lanzarote on Christmas Eve due to the easterly weather.

Queen Mary 2 in Lanzarote

The weather didn't prevent the Aidablu docking at 08:00 and Oceana at 08:30 but it was not safe for the Queen Victoria which was due in at 09:00 to enter the harbour area. It’s a double whammy when this happens, obviously all the cruise passengers are disappointed at being forced to spend the day at sea and with the excursions cancelled, it’s a bad day for the tourist facing businesses on the island. Plus the Cunard Line ships always draw a crowd into the capital.

This situation once again highlighted the shortcomings of  read more »

Kentish Plovers in Lanzarote

Birders and nature lovers have an opportunity to do something different in Lanzarote tomorrow.


The Lanzarote Active Club have organised a special event for tourists to discover the Kentish Plovers which can be found in Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote.

Gustavo Tejera will give a lecture and photo presentation about the life of the Kentish Plovers at the Hotel Miramar in Arrecife. Gustavo is a local expert ornithologist who has  read more »

Christmas Day 2014 Lanzarote Tour

Our tradition on Christmas day is to tour parts of the island to catch up with friends and capture the atmosphere of Christmas day on the island. This year we also had the enjoyable task of delivering Lanzarote Information Reader Awards to two local companies.

It dawned bright and clear on the big day, with just a hint of the calima from the last few days still lingering, but it promised to be a hot day. We headed to Costa Teguise first of all, where we walked through Pueblo Marinero and down to Las Cucharas beach, before checking out Playa Jablillo. Most of the restaurants were full of people enjoying a late breakfast, although both beaches were already pretty full of sunbathers and swimmers.

Santas Resting  Breakfast in Costa Teguise  read more »

Lanzarote Weekend 24th to 28th December 2014

We’ve extended the weekend to include Christmas Eve, so here it is….. Merry Christmas everyone.

For traditional Christmas events & midnight mass around the island, please visit the individual programme’s already published.

Christmas Programme Costa Teguise & La Villa

Christmas Programme Puerto del Carmen & Tías

Christmas Programme Playa Blanca & Yaiza

Christmas Programme San Bartolomé & Playa Honda

Christmas Programme La Graciosa

Christmas Programme Arrecife

Christmas Programme Haría

Christmas Programme Tinajo

Christmas Church Services

Puerto del Carmen:

Nikki Beach 24 Dec

Nikki Beach are having an Xmas Party on Christmas Eve, situated in Centro Atlantico in Puerto del Carmen, it’s free entry with 10 hours of entertainment from DJ’s Joe, Ca$$ino, Hassan & Pedro Diaz.


The Biosfera Plaza shopping centre have a visit from Santa on the 24th, a dancing show on the 26th plus hats & crowns on the 27th, situated in the old town area of Puerto del Carmen.  read more »

Lanzarote FAQ's

We love answering your questions on social media, on our website and via your emails. But it can take some time every day to do so!


To save us a little, we’ve put together this list of the questions we are asked most often, and we’ll add to it as more come up. If we’ve sent you a link to this page, it means the question you’ve asked is answered below. And remember, we have more than 6,000 articles on the website, so just use the search box at the top of every page if you want to find pretty much anything out about Lanzarote!

We’re coming to Lanzarote on <insert your dates>, what will the weather be like?

If you’re coming over in the next two weeks, all our weather forecasts are here:  Lanzarote Weather  read more »

Lanzarote Christmas Church Services 2014/15

We’ve collated a list of local church services that will be celebrated in Lanzarote from Christmas Eve through to Reyes. There’s lots of traditional services to be found in many of the village churches over the festive season as well as the main towns.

tasnavidad2014Church Services Tías

Wednesday 24th December

16:30 Holy Communion for Christmas in the Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Playa Blanca (Parish of St Laurence)

17:00 Carol Service with Sunday Worship in the Salon Dali at the Barcelo Hotel in Costa Teguise with tea, coffee & mince pies served afterwards.

18:00 Eucharist in Tao

18:30 Christmas service in Playa Blanca

19:00 Eucharist of the birth of Jesus in Puerto del Carmen

19:00 Nochebuena in the Parroquia San Antonio María Claret, Valterra, Arrecife

20:00 Eucharist of the birth of Jesus in San Antonio, Tías

20:00 Celebration of Noche Buena in the Iglesia Parroquia de San Roque in Tinajo including a representation of Christmas, Rancho de Pascua & Besapié

20:30 Eucharist in San Bartolomé

22:30 Special service to stage the birth of Jesus in the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in Teguise with Rancho Chico, & Rancho de Pascua de Teguise, followed by midnight mass

23:30 Midnight Communion in the Church of Nuestra Señora in the harbour of Puerto del Carmen (Parish of St Laurence)

24:00 Midnight mass with Rancho de Pascuas  and a recital of verses from children of the municipality at the church in the Plaza de Haría

Thursday 25th December

09:00 Natividad del Señor mass in the Ermita de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores in Mancha Blanca  read more »

Voice your opinion with the Socialist Party in Tias

The Socialist Party in Tías are running a series of workshops to develop their Electoral Programme, ahead of the municipal elections in May 2015.

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The meetings will take place at the PSOE Headquarters in the centre of Tías, they are open to members, supporters and the general public. The party would like to understand the opinion of residents regarding important topics including local taxation, tourism, education, health, culture, sports and public services.

You have a chance to air your opinion and proposals at these meetings, it isn’t about listening to what the party have to say, they want to understand your point of view and what you expect from your local council & government. This party are particularly interested in hearing from foreign residents living in Lanzarote, and they speak English.

You don't need to register in advance for these workshops which are expected to last no longer than 2 hours. Everyone is welcome to attend any or all of those workshops which are of interest to them.

Monday 12th January 19:00 Taxation  read more »

UD Lanzarote 4 Villa Santa Brigida 4

An avalanche of goals in one of the most entertaining matches ever played in Lanzarote. From the moment the Ref blew to start the game until the very end it was impossible to takes your eyes off the play.


The Rojillos will be a little disappointed after taking a 4-2 lead with 10 men but the Gran Canarian side were well worthy of a point.

A victory here would have sent Lanzarote top of the league but nobody expected an easy game against a side that spent many years with Lanzarote in the league above Segunda B (League 1).

The visitors almost scored in the opening minute. Futre the small bald headed number 10 who was the engine of the Gran Canarian side swept in a corner and as the ball fell the Lanzarote keeper Agoney managed to pounce on it before a striker could fire it home.

The Rojillos response was to take the lead in the 7th minute. Great work from the Colombian Mauri who won the ball on the right wing, he in turn fed Kilian and the bushy haired midfielder sent a lovely ball in to his skipper Rosmen. Lanzarote´s top striker made no mistake nodding the ball into the net from six yards and sending his side 1-0 up and also sent himself to the top of the goal scoring charts with 11 strikes for this season.

The lead was only held for five minutes as ex Rojillo Yeray Ortega drove in a shot and with a slight deflection beat the Lanzarote keeper to make the score 1-1.

In the 19th minute the visitors completely turned the score around as the 35 year old Yeray Ortega broke down the left wing and delivered a great low cross which was finished off superbly by striker Romario to give his side a 1-2 lead.

The Conejeros (Locals) had two great chances to even the score. Toñito who was on fire hit the bar from a free kick and Rosmen saw his header well saved by the Gran Canarian keeper.

The fifth placed side came so close to making it  read more »

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