Record low temperature recorded
The lowest ever temperature was recorded at the Lanzarote airport weather station on Thursday, when it dipped to 7.6 degrees centigrade at 11PM. Records have been kept there since 1972 and the previous low was 8 degrees, recorded in 1974.
Pets now accepted on buses
Animals are now allowed to travel on Lanzarote buses. They must weigh less than 10KG and be transported in a cage.
Midnight curfew on outdoor events
The Cabildo has decided that outdoor events in Lanzarote, with a few exceptions, will now be required to finish at midnight. People applying for a licence for an event will only be successful if the event is timed to finish at or before midnight.
Casa de los volcanes refurbishment
The Casa de los Volcanes, which is a Cesar Manrique designed building at Jameos del Agua, is to be refurbished over the next 9 months at a cost of €2.3 Million. The rooms that comprise the casa will continue to offer visitors the chance to understand more about Lanzarote’s volcanoes, but there will also be a reception room for those visiting for a concert, and the area will be made accessible to disabled visitors, with the installation of an elevator and ramps.
British tourists account for 46.15% of Lanzarote’s tourism market
A record 1.45 million tourists from the UK visited Lanzarote in 2017, representing almost half of the 3.14 million visitors to the island. Irish visitors made up a significant 8.5% of the total – remarkable considering the size of their population while German tourism stagnated and tourism from the mainland of Spain fell to 8.3% of the total.
New roads investment for Arrecife and Playa Honda
A Cabildo initiative to smooth urban transportation has been announced by The Cabildo. This includes the resurfacing of roads and improvement to the cycle lanes that run from Playa Honda towards the airport.
The Strip to be resurfaced again
Puerto del Carmen’s main avenida is to be resurfaced once again. Tenders have been invited for the stretch between calles Cesar Manrique and Pedro Barba, where there are the surface is particularly uneven. The budget is around €260,000.
British Man arrested at airport for causing damage to hotel
A man travelling back to Birmingham in the UK was arrested by Guardia Civil officers just before boarding his flight. It’s alleged that the 32 year old caused €1500 of damage to a hotel room and public areas of a hotel in Costa Teguise on his first day, having arrived at the hotel drunk. The hotel called the police when he left without paying for the damages, and the police caught up with him at the airport.