NEWS

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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John Hadland

Leeds Man Missing In Lanzarote

Update 1100: John has now spoken to his family in the UK and is safe and well at the airport. They are working on getting him home. The family of John Hadland are desperately trying to locate him, following his disappearance here in Lanzarote on Wednesday evening. 34 year old John was staying at Apartamentos…

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Crafts

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 19

Canarian Crafts On Display In Puerto del Carmen Tias ayuntamiento have opened an annexe to the tourist office on Playa Grande to display Canarian crafts. Local artists and craftsmen will display ceramics, basketry, engravings and basket work. This month the exhibition will feature Canarian clothing and the machinery used to make it. Diving Station In…

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Freemasons Lanzarote

Lanzarote’s Freemasons welcome masons who live on the island and those visiting on holiday. They meet on the second Tuesday of every month from October through to April, and then monthly through the rest of the year to practice for upcoming meetings. Their meeting room is in Argana Alta, Arrecife. They provide financial support to…

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Patera

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 19

Jet 2 Increase Stansted Flights Jet 2, the Leeds based budget airline, has increased their capacity from Stansted for the summer, adding Bulgaria, Crete and Turkey to the destinations, and with additional flights to Lanzarote meaning they now fly here every day of the week. Immigrant Boat Intercepted A boat with 11 immigrants on board…

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Arrecife

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 18

New Health Clinic In Costa Teguise Construction has started on the new clinic in Costa Teguise. The €800,000 project should be completed within 12 months, and will give the resort a large and functional new health centre, offering an emergency room, family care and paediatric care facilities. High Speed Internet For Villages The Cabildo has…

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