NEWS

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 26

New Water Rates For Lanzarote Canal Gestion, the island water company has had approval to increase the price of water, by between 1 and 8 centre per cubic meter – this represents an increase of between 1.66 and 2.28%. The higher increase kicks in at higher levels, effectively meaning people who use more water than…

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Playa Chica

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 25

Cabildo Commissions Study Into New Airport The Cabildo has commissioned a study into the feasibility of building a new airport for Lanzarote. The study will explore possible locations to replace the current airport, which dates from the 1940’s. The study is in response to criticism that the current airport has limited runway length, proximity to…

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Holiday letting law

Opinion – Possible Consequences Of The Proposed New Letting Law

Most readers will know that the “revised” version of the new holiday letting law which is currently being debated in The Canarian Parliament doesn’t address any of the concerns raised by us and many others. I don’t believe it will be passed in it’s current form, for what that’s worth – there is simply too…

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Mirador del Rio

Special Lanzarote Holiday Offer – Free Tickets!

This is a special offer for anyone booking a Lanzarote holiday with us between now and the end of June. Free Tickets to Lanzarote Attractions! We don’t believe in making things complicated, so this offer gives every single passenger travelling, adult or child, free entry to three of Lanzarote’s most iconic attractions, worth around €80…

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Lanzarote Tapas

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 24

Traffic Accidents Increase Of 35% Traffic accidents on the island have increased 35% so far this year, compared to 2017. There have been 164 so far in 2018. There have been 5 deaths so far this year on the roads, the same number as last year and the number of seriously injured people has fallen…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 23

Two Band Members Die In a tragedy for Lanzarote’s music scene, two members of the same band lost their lives over the weekend. Marco Antonio Murica, drummer with the band Tribu was killed when he was run over in Tiagua. The driver who fled the scene was later arrested.  The following day, the death was…

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Tourism Figures

Lanzarote Tourism Figures

This article on Lanzarote Tourism Figures is based on 2017 numbers, and we’ll update it each year with the latest information. Tourism Figures Overview Lanzarote, despite it’s small size and a population of only 148,000, receives 3.1 million tourists per year who come here on holiday and a further 400,000 visitors who arrive for the…

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News

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 21

Papagayo Campsite Re-Opening The campsite at Payagayo will re-open on 22nd June. The large plots will be €9 per day, and the smaller plots €6. As with last year, to book, you will need to telephone 3 days ahead of arrival and you will then have to make the payment into a local bank account.…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 20

Underwater Museum Numbers Less than 5% of the divers who visited Lanzarote last year dived at the Museo Atlantico in Playa Blanca. A total of 8, 729 divers visited the underwater attraction in 2017. Arrecife Letters Can Stay The giant letters spelling out “Arrecife,” located by the Las Bolas bridge in the city can remain…

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Holiday letting law

New Holiday Letting Law Redrafted

After many months of deliberation, The Canarian Government has released details of the proposed new holiday letting law. This draft decree now has to go through the usual consultation process, which will take around six months. Note that many aspects of the proposal may change during this period. The redraft maintains the most controversial aspect…

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