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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 49, 2017

Road Closures For Lanzarote Marathon This Saturday it’s the Lanzarote International Marathon, which runs along the coastal paths between Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen via Arrecife. There road closures in Costa Teguise, Arrecife, Playa Honda and Puerto del Carmen. You can see the details on this map – click to enlarge it. New Costa…

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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.…

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Lanzarote News

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 48, 2017

Largest Shopping Centre On Island For Arrecife A new shopping centre is being built on the site of the old canning factory, opposite the city’s sports centre. Building work will take just over two years and the result will be a 32,000 M2 shopping centre with underground parking for 900 cars. Crime Increase Crime in…

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Amura competition

Best Bar People In The Canaries

Estrella Galicia, makers of one of Spain’s favourites beers, have been holding a competition at Restaurante Amura in Puerto Calero, in a bid to find the best bar people in The Canaries. Competitors were tested on their skills at pulling draft beer, pouring bottled beer and their knowledge of the world of brewing. The winner…

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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…

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La Bomba Lanzarote

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 47, 2017

Searching for sand Tias Ayuntamiento has commissioned a survey ship to find areas of sand off the coast, which can be dredged up to re-stock the sand on Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen. The town hall are also putting out to tender works to improve the breakwater on the beach in a bid to…

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