Charco del Palo

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 17

Sunbeds back in Costa Teguise The sunbeds are finally back on the beaches of Costa Teguise, almost a year since they disappeared, and at least six months later than Mayor Oswaldo Betancort hoped when we interviewed him. The new contractor is paying an annual fee of €295,000 for the concession to supply the beds, umbrellas…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 16

Campaign To Prevent Drownings In both 2016 and 2017, 9 people drowned off the beaches of Lanzarote. In a new initiative by the Lanzarote Emergency Consortium, leaflets will be distributed in 4 languages in the hope it will reduce the number this year. The aim is to raise awareness of potential dangers from the ocean,…

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Paseo de Puerto Naos

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 15

LZ34 Being Resurfaced The LZ34 between Tahiche and San Bartolomé is being resurfaced currently. The road has suffered heavy traffic because of the Zonzamas environmental centre there. The total cost of the project, which will include new signage is 1.7 million Euros. New Fishing and Marine Life Museum For Arrecife The Cabildo has announced that…

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Marina Lanzarote

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 14

New Showers For Puerto del Carmen Beaches Tias Ayuntamiento has installed new showers and foot baths at Playa Chica. These are the first of a total of 20 new showers for the resort’s beaches, which will include 13 on Playa Grande. British Diver Critical A 48 year old British lady is critical in hospital after…

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Wine Region La Geria

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 13

Decomposed Body Found On Famara Beach The body of a male was found of Famara beach this week. It was too heavily decomposed to identify, but it is thought it might be that of an immigrant attempting to reach the island from Africa. New Sports Centre Opens In Costa Teguise A new sports centre has…

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1980's video

Lanzarote Tourism Video From The 1980’s

We managed to find this, and it’s a “must watch – ” a 1980’s video of Lanzarote! It’s an English language promotional video, and it’s a little over 20 minutes long, but do watch to to see: The early days of Club La Santa with sunbeds around the 50 metre pool Haria before the football…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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