Strike At Attractions Continues

The strike by the CACT workers, which has closed Lanzarote’s main official tourist attractions looks like it will continue until at least Monday 27th August. The two sides in the dispute failed to reach an agreement on Thursday, despite meeting all day with members of the Labour Court from Gran Canaria.

Tax Office To Investigate Private Holiday Lettings

The Hacienda has begun cross referring data from websites advertising properties for holiday lets with it’s own database to find potential income not being declared by the owners for tax purposes.

Man Arrested Attempting To Break Into Cars At Papagayo

Following a call from people in the area reporting a man behaving suspiciously, Guardia Civil officers arrested a man who had attempted to gain entry to several hire cars parked while the drivers were on the beach. Visitors are reminded not to leave personal effects on display when parking.

New Beach For Playa Blanca

Following approval from the Costas department, tenders have been invited for the creation of a new beach between Playa Blanca and Marina Rubicon in a flat area of around 100,000 square metres. The successful bidder will bring sand to the beach and equip it with lifeguards, sun beds and a kiosk.

A Vintage Year For Lanzarote Wine?

The wine harvest this year has already exceeded 2.5 million kilos, and that’s before the Diego and Moscatel grapes have been harvested. Weather conditions have been perfect this year, and as well as a bumper crop, it’s expected that the wine will be high quality. Vega de Yuco has already bottled over 10,000 litres of Malvasia wine which will go on sale shortly and is the first 2017 wine on sale made in the northern hemisphere.