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.

 

Finca Arrieta

Ten Years Of Finca De Arrieta

Many years ago, we visited the plot of land that is now Finca de Arrieta with founders Michelle and Tila Braddock. And yesterday, they kindly invited us to join their team at the unveiling of a sculpture to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the first guests staying at the finca. These days, Finca de Arrieta is an internationally known holiday property where guests stay in super luxurious yurts, cottages and a farmhouse, all within earshot of the ocean in the…

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Memories of La Tiñosa

Puerto del Carmen Competition “Memories of La Tiñosa”

The Townhall of Tías is organising a very interesting vintange photography contest where photos must be from before 1986. They can portray scenes of: -La Tiñosa village, the Harbour and the Plaza del Varadero. -Avenida de las Playas -Changes in the landscape due to the development of different areas of Puerto del Carmen -Photos of people fishing or doing other maritime tasks in La Tiñosa -Panoramic views of Puerto del Carmen -Historical photos of scuba diving in Puerto del Carmen…

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Calendar Cover

Lanzarote Information 2018 Calendar

Julie has been taking amazing images of Lanzarote since the year 2000. Last year, for the first time ever, we released a calendar of her best shots and we were amazed at the demand – the printers could barely keep up!   These are some of the reviews the 2017 calendar had: “A really good quality calendar with beautifully shot photographs. Wish I was there!!” “Nice photographs, solid quality paper and the inclusion of Spanish holidays is good to have.…

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Timanfaya National Park

Training Astronauts in Lanzarote

We’ve often heard of Lanzarote being compared to Mars, but did you know that the European Space Agency is now training astronauts on the island? The European Space Agency (ESA) produced this video during their Pangaea course in 2016 with astronauts Luca Parmitano, Pedro Duque and Matthias Maurer. Lanzarote was the obvious location for the practical aspect of their course, as it provides the perfect volcanic landscape, with a dry climate and low vegetation. The astronauts had to learn how…

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Ryanair Lanzarote

Changes To Ryanair Baggage Policies

Ryanair offers more flights to Lanzarote from UK and Ireland than any other airline, and also serves on several routes to the Spanish mainland. They have announced a change to their baggage policies, which takes effect from 1st November. The problem they have currently is that their flights are running at over 95% full, and it means their Boeing 737-800’s simply don’t have enough locker space aboard to carry everyone’s hand luggage. Trying to solve the problem of getting all…

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Lanzarote Airport

First Round Of Airport Strikes In Lanzarote Postponed

Following a meeting between AENA and the airport workers union, the latter has decided to cancel the planned strikes on 15th and 17th September, in order to give more time for negotiations to take place. The move was applauded by Spain’s Minister of Development, who is hopeful that a full agreement will be reached to cancel other planned strike dates, at a meeting which will take place on 7th September, with mediation. You can see the full list of planned…

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