Arrecife Carnival 2015

The carnival starts in Lanzarote at midday on Saturday 7th February with the opening ceremony including batucadas Woman Batuca and Villa Pipol leaving from the Cuatro Esquinas until the Parque Islas Canarias with Parranda Pal’ Porrón.

Arrecife Carnival Poster 2015

There’s lots of traditional carnival events plus a children’s Murga competition which has been introduced to the programme for 2015, all leading up to the main procession on Monday 16th February and the smaller procession for the burial of the sardine on Wednesday 18th.

The carnival also includes a tapas fair on Saturday 14th, with food and drink available priced at €1.

There was hope that the carnival events would return to the centre of the capital and be staged in the Parque Islas Canarias this year, however they are once again in the Recinto Ferial by the Cabildo. Víctor Sanginés, concejal de Festejos del Ayuntamiento de Arrecife explained that it’s impossible to celebrate the Carnival in the Parque Islas Canarias not because of economic motives, time or desire by the department, they’ve had a major problem sourcing the terraced seating for this area, promising that their intention is to return the Carnival to the centre of the city for 2016.

The carnival poster was designed by Agustín de Páiz known as “Gringa” who trained at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios Pancho Lasso and has created a collage of images under the title “De Muñique al Puerto”.

Carnival Programme Arrecife 2015

Saturday 7th February

12:00 Pregón del Carnaval (Opening event) with Batucada “Woman Batuca”, Batucada “Villa Pipol” leaving from the  read more »

Lanzarote Weekend 6-8th February 2015

The carnival season starts this weekend in Lanzarote with presentations from Arrecife, San Bartolomé & Tías. There’s a €1 tapas fair and classic car exhibition in Tías, the Rojillos are playing a derby match against Yaiza, a wedding fair in La Villa de Teguise, concerts at the Casa Museo del Timple & Teatro Insular, the Noise Club opens in Arrecife and more….

Arrecife:

Arrecife Carnival Poster 2015

The Carnival party starts in Arrecife on Saturday 7th February with the Batucada groups Woman Batuca & Villa Pipol, plus Parranda Pal’ Porrón in a procession leaving from the Cuatro Esquinas until the Parque Islas Canarias at 12:00. The election of the Reina del Carnaval 2015 takes place in the Recinto Ferial with performances from Gabriel García, Comparsa Los Yaiseros & Batucada Woman Batuca at 21:30.

The children’s Murgas competition will  read more »

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The Rojillos once again show what they are made of. Coming from behind twice and from 2-1 down winning the match with just 10 players is a great way to prepare for next Sundays huge derby match versus Yaiza.

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The game didn’t start well for Lanzarote because in the 13th minute a good cross was swept in and Rojillos centre back Francis Hernández went to clear his lines but as he was doing so the ball took a nasty bounce off the turf and his clearance flew past keeper Agoney inside the right hand post and the Gran Canarian side found themselves 1-0 up.

Lanzarote´s reply was good. Reborn Toñito seemed as though he was brought down by the keeper but the Ref ignored his side’s pleas for a penalty and waived play on.

In the 20th minute Toñito crossed in a free kick and the Rojillos Captain and star striker Rosmen rose the highest and headed his 19th goal of the season to bring his side level at 1-1.

Only four minutes later and the home team were  read more »

Lanzarote Is Blooming!

Parts of Lanzarote are fast becoming a tourist attraction due to the abundance of wild flowers in bloom at the moment.

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Alheli Canario LanzaroteFlor violada near Puerto Calero

The most spectacular and popular floral view has been the fields of Flor violada as it’s known locally, which has taken over the landscape between Puerto Calero and Mácher. Not only do the flowers look good, they smell great too! These violet coloured flowers are Alhelí Canario a species derived from Matthiola bolleana & longipetala, which you might know as night or evening scented stock.  read more »

Lanzarote Open in Horseshoe Throwing 2015

It's that time of the year again!

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Watch out...The Scandinavians are throwing their horseshoes again on Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen!

Some of the readers of Lanzarote Information have probably seen those somewhat unusual activities going on down on the beach Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen every Monday at noon this winter.

Men and women are throwing their horseshoes, trying to get it as close as possible to a stick in the ground. The closer, the better, and points are given.  read more »

San Bartolome Carnival 2015

The carnival programme starts in San Bartolomé, Lanzarote on Saturday the 7th February 2015.

Carnaval San Bartolome 2015

The Ayuntamiento de San Bartolomé invite you to come and enjoy the “carnival of yesterday and today” across four main events during February.

Saturday 7th February

21:00 Carnival Presentation in the Parque Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente with a performance from the dance schools on the island, followed by Batucada Guaychara de Ajei and Murga groups Afilarmónica Las Revoltosas, Infantil Guacimetitos & Infantil Los Retoñitos.  read more »

Valentine's Day in Lanzarote 2015

It’s easy to fall in love with Lanzarote, where better to spend St. Valentine’s Day with your loved one. Here's our guide to romantic events and gift ideas available in Lanzarote.

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Trust Brown Deli in Costa Teguise to come up with something delicious and romantic for Valentine’s Day in Lanzarote, you can order breakfast in bed for two! Order your special breakfast now for free delivery at 9am on Valentine’s day in Costa Teguise. The offer costs €25 and includes Vintage Cava with glasses, fresh fruit pots, creamy yoghurt & crunchy granola, ham and cream cheese croissants, chocolate brownie “love bites”, a scented candle and rooibos spicy tea. Don’t worry if you live outside the area, you can collect from the deli from 8.30. Telephone 928 591 983 to place your order.

Submarine Safaris Valentines Day

How deep is your love? Treat your loved one to a special dive with Submarine Safaris this Valentine’s Day in Lanzarote. There are two special  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote 2nd & 5th February 2015

Next week the two English movies in Lanzarote remain unchanged. They will be shown on Monday the 2nd and Thursday the 5th of February and still only at Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife:

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At 19:40 The Theory of Everything. Little was expected from Stephen Hawking  (played by Eddie Redmayne), a bright but shiftless student of cosmology, given just two years to live following the diagnosis of a fatal illness at 21 years of age. He became galvanized, however, by the love of fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde  (played by Felicity Jones).

And at 19:45  read more »

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