Beach clean up

Beach Clean Up In Playa Blanca

It’s sad that these need to be done – if only people would take their rubbish off the beaches….. But they don’t, so on most parts of the island, there is a regular beach clean up. The clean ups in Playa Blanca are organised by Pura Vida Diving, Kayak Lanzarote and Cook In Lanzarote. The…

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Noche Blanca

Noche Blanca Lights Up Teguise

The first ‘Light Night’ event I heard of was held a few years ago in Huddersfield, in the UK. The following year my local town of Bury staged its own event and I was privileged to be invited to be one of the Rochdale writers to read at a complementary showcase held on the night.…

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Fiesta del Carmen Puerto del Carmen 2018

Fiestas del Carmen – Puerto del carmen

Despite of the official Saint’s Day being the 16th of July, Puerto del Carmen celebrates their Our Lady of Carmen Festivities later on that most of the other towns and villages in Lanzarote. The town hall releases the official programme almost later than that! Joking aside, here you will find the scheduled activities for this…

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Island Quest

Island Quest Escape Rooms

There’s a new attraction in Lanzarote! Island Quest Escape Rooms is now open in Playa Blanca, and they’re offering a fabulous hour’s entertainment to visitors and residents of the island. In case you don’t know what an escape room is, in simple terms, you are locked into a room and given a series of clues…

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Lanzarote fun fair

The Lanzarote Fun Fair

We had left the house at nine p.m. at night, for a quick trip into town, but in some ways found ourselves heading all the way back to the future ! We pulled into a free car park and strolled across the road on to the site of the travelling fun fair, which has currently…

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Private wine tasting

Private Wine Tastings In Your Accommodation

The team at Wine Tours Lanzarote has introduced a new service – private wine tastings, which can be at your villa or apartment, to check out Lanzarote’s exceptional wines, with the wine growing process here explained, and each wine described in detail. It’s a great idea for a special occasion, like a birthday or anniversary.…

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Moana Show

Moana Show – Harriet Jelley Interview

The Starlight Open Air Cinema on the Rooftop of the Biosfera Shopping Center in Puerto del Carmen is showing the Disney movie “Moana” every Wednesday in July and it’s preceded by the “Moana Show”. I was intrigued about it so I met up with Harriet Jelley, a professional singer and dancer, aka Moana, to find…

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Statue of San Luis

Folding Chair Holds Office

I often sit in my folding chair, which is green and white and rusty, out near Faro Pechiguera, pointed to ‘where the red sun kisses the sea,’ (thank you Lindsay Buckingham and Christine McVie) throwing sun-down shadow on the horizons of Fuerteventura. I also often ‘set up my office’ at various points between there and…

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Castillo de Las Coloradas

Castillo de Las Coloradas or Torre del Águila

I had seen this castle in Playa Blanca in the distance on several occasions when I have visited the resort so I decided to get up close and personal. t’s called Castillo de Las Coloradas (Las Coloradas’ Castle) or Torre del Águila (The Eagle’s Tower), although tower and castle seem to be interchangeable depending on different sources: I’ve also heard…

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