NEWS

In this section of Lanzarote Information, you can stay in touch with all the news from Lanzarote, from the latest and also going back over the last 12 months.

 

Dominic Murray

Artist Dominic Murray Dies

Lanzarote resident artist Dominic Murray died suddenly on Tuesday and is a sad loss to the island. Doncaster born Dominic had been resident in Lanzarote since 2003 and made his name here initially painting goats. In recent years he produced some stunning seascapes and exquisitely detailed portraits. After a career working on the sets and costumes of some of the world’s most successful theatre productions, he moved to the island to relax and paint, opening his Cabra Cabra Art gallery…

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Canary Islands tourist tax

Canary Islands Tourist Tax

From time to time British newspapers get worked up and write articles suggesting the implementation of a Canary Islands tourist tax, similar to the one enacted in The Balearics in July 2016. A tourist tax is an additional payment made once you get to your destination and is paid in local currency. It’s not included in the holiday cost, so for example, if you book a holiday to Mallorca, you will be billed separately at your hotel for an additional…

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Concorde

When Concorde Came To Lanzarote

It was on 18th November 1999 when G-BOAC, a British Airways Concorde, landed at Arrecife airport. She was bringing in passengers who were due to embark on a luxury cruise setting out from the island. Word went out, and the airport surroundings were filled with people to watch the aircraft as she landed and taxied to the gate. Work stopped on all the other aircraft on the apron as workers paused to see the supersonic jet. We found this series…

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Patera

Tragedy In Lanzarote As Seven Die In A Patera

Updated 16th January 2018 One of the immigrants aboard has been identified as the skipper of the boat. He was found to have around 9000 Moroccan Dirhams in cash on him, about €800. He has been arrested on a charge of reckless homicide. The two who were taken to hospital yesterday have been transferred into police custody.  It is being reported that the boat left Morocco on Saturday 13th January. In an awful event witnessed by hundreds of holiday makers…

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Casita Palmera

American Visitors To Lanzarote

I was fascinated to hear from my Friend Marcus at Casita Palmera that he had an American family staying at his property recently. There are no direct flights from the USA to Lanzarote, and based on our experience of travelling in the states, many people there have never even heard of The Canary Islands. I asked him to find out more and he very kindly asked Paul some questions on our behalf: 1) Can you tell us a little bit…

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Freediving Lanzarote Project Seeks Crowd Funding Support

World Champion freediver Marianna Krupnitskaya and her partner Nick have been based in Lanzarote for some time and have offered training for freedivers from all over the world here, through their business Freediving Lanzarote.   They now have an ambitious plan to create Europe’s largest freediving project here on the island, based in Puerto Calero. The new facility will have a club house and learning centre offering courses, workshops and coaching sessions. The club will also be equipped with state…

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