NEWS

Mayor Oswaldo Betancort

Meeting The Mayor – Oswaldo Betancort Garcia

We’ve known Oswaldo on nodding terms at various events over the years, but we were keen to meet him to establish a better communication channel with him and his team and to address a couple of specific points raised by readers. We were joined by Silvia from The Lanzarote Business and Residents association, who had…

Read More
Lanzarote Airport Queue

Airport Problems At Lanzarote Explained

We had airport chaos at Lanzarote last weekend, when several aircraft had to divert to Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. Fortunately, it doesn’t happen very often, but when the wind is strong, and gusting from the wrong direction it can cause wind shear, so attempting a landing is dangerous. In total 25 aircraft were diverted and…

Read More
Remembering The Peseta

Remembering The Peseta

It’s many years since the Peseta was replaced by the Euro, although some old timers still do the mental conversion, especially when talking larger sums for cars or houses, and in some shops you’ll still get a receipt showing the peseta equivalent to a transaction. Here are some interesting and fun facts about Spain’s old…

Read More
Cesar Manrique

20 Years Without Manrique

Julie wrote this on the 20th anniversary of the death of Cesar Manrique, in 2012. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the car accident that killed Cesar Manrique and the day that Lanzarote lost it’s son. I visited the Fundación Cesar Manrique this morning to witness the installation of a Wind Toy, the mobile doesn’t…

Read More
Lanzarote Airport

Why Aircraft Sometimes Can’t Land At Lanzarote

Sometimes, when the wind is wrong, aircraft landing at Lanzarote airport end up diverting to Fuerteventura. Here’s an explanation of the set up: There is only one runway at Lanzarote airport, and according to the wind direction, aircraft can land either from the sea (Designated runway 03), or over land (designated runway 21). Our wind…

Read More
Christopher Columbus

Lanzarote Legends – Christopher Columbus

Did you know that Christopher Columbus set out from The Canaries for his journey to discover The Americas? He also called in to various islands here over the years, for food an fuel for his mammoth Atlantic crossings. With the fall of Constantinople in 1453 the Europeans no longer had a safe passage over land…

Read More