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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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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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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 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 22nd October People with bookings are now receiving emails invoking the “Force Majeure” clause in Sun Park’s bewildering list of booking terms and conditions. The email claims “This reschedule derives from a serious incident with penal consequences occurred in June 2018, perpetrated against the Hotel by local organised crime, with the help of some…

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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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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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