NEWS

Lanzarote Statistics 2017

Every year The Cabildo releases a Yearbook of Lanzarote statistics, and the one from 2017 is available now. I love delving into these to find the little pearls of information, so I’ve shared the numbers I found most interesting for you here: Population The island population is now 147,023, with 40% of those living in…

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E-Bike

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 30

New Mortgage Signings Fall New mortgages issued in the first six months of the year fell by 9% to 523. However, the average value of the mortgages granted increased by a whopping €35,000 showing that some of the island’s larger properties are moving now. There was also a huge increase in the number of mortgages…

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News

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 29

San Bartolomé Moves To Restrict Off Road Vehicles In a new ordinance passed unanimously at a council meeting, San Bartolomé Ayuntamiento has banned off road vehicles like buggies, quads and motorcycles from using many of the urban, unpaved roads in the municipality.  They will in future be limited to just three roads – The Camino…

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Ryanair strikes

Ryanair Strikes July 2018

It’s looking increasingly as though the planned Ryanair strikes on 25th and 26th July will go ahead and will affect aircraft at their bases in Belgium, Portugal and Spain. The company claim they have “done all they can.” The airline has already cancelled 300 flights. If your flight has been cancelled, you will receive an…

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Sun Park Living

Sun Park Living Lanzarote

Update 16th August. Still no real news, but several updates from readers. The Sun Park website was temporarily redirecting to a casino website for several days last week, although it appears to be back online now. Bookings are still being accepted on it for stays from 1st October this year. The Manchester telephone number that…

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News

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 28

Changes To Opening Times For Visitor Centres Some of Lanzarote’s most popular places to visit have announced extended hours for the summer months. Until 15th September, they are: Timanfaya from 0900 until 1845 Cueva de los Verdes from 1000 until 1800 Jameos del Agua from 1000 until 1800, and on Tue, Wed and Sat from…

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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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