Walkways Being Installed At Mirador De Haria
Work continues on the building halfway down the “switchback” road to Haria. It is nearing completion, and this week new walkways have been installed, which will allow people to step out from the cliffs and look down into the valley. The building, restored as a monument to Cesar Manrique, will open to the public in the summer.
Additional Covid Measures For Easter
The Canarian Government has announced additional measures for the Easter period, in a bid to avoid a spike in cases similar to the one after Christmas, caused by families getting together. Travel between islands and from the peninsular to the islands is suspended, other than for compelling reasons, and a covid test will be required. Additionally, for Lanzarote, numbers getting together will be reduced to four, and the curfew will start at 10PM. This is for the period 26th March until 9th April.
Irish Harbour Bar Presentation
A presentation took place at the Irish harbour Bar in Puerto del Carmen on St Patrick’s day when Irish Consul Eileen Izquierdo Lawlor presented The Mayor of Tias with some fresh Shamrock. The bar also presented him with some Waterford Crystal.
First Cruise Ships Confirmed For Playa Blanca
The first cruise ships have been confirmed for Playa Blanca’s new cruse terminal. Marella Cruise line has confirmed that Marella Explorer and Marella Dream will be regular visitors to the port, with the first ship due to dock there on November 10th.
Lanzarote Will Be Venue For Olympic Qualification
Lanzarote has been selected as the venue for a series of sailing regattas as qualification events for Olympic hopefuls from Africa and Europe. More than 100 participants from 30 countries are expected on the island in the summer to take part in the events, based out of Marina Rubicon.
5G Coming To Lanzarote
Plans are being drawn up to offer 5G for the island. In a meeting between Cabildo President Dolores Corujo and the President of Telefonica España, it was agreed that the island lends itself to quickly building a 5G infrastructure for Lanzarote.
Iberia Gift Cards Back
Iberia has relaunched it’s gift card offer, which gives deep discounts to frequent flyers. Buy any gift card before 19th March and your get a 25% discount, meaning a £500 card will cost £375. More info here: Iberia.
Lanzarote Joins The “Green Wave”
The Casa Museo del Campesino, in the centre of the island, will be lit green on Wednesday, St Patrick’s Day, as part of the worldwide celebrations. Angél Vázquez, Lanzarote’s tourism councillor said: “with this symbolic act we want to return to Irish tourists the enormous affection they profess for our island, which they have repeatedly awarded as one of their favourite international destinations.”
Film Crews All Over The Island
Four film crews have been shooting on the island the week in Charco del Palo, Famara and La Geria. The series being shot are Netflix’s “Welcome to Eden,” Apple TV’s Foundation, the film “Maret,” and the German production “The Family.”
Tourist Centre Restaurants Re-Open
The restaurants at the official tourists centres have re-opened this week as Lanzarote has moved back to Level 2 restrictions. Capacity at Monumento Campesino, Castillo San José and Montañas del Fuego will be limited to 75% on terraces and 50% inside.
Sunday Market Numbers Increasing
Visitors to the Sunday market in Teguise jumped to 2,400 this week, with 92 of 138 stalls open. Mayor Oswaldo Betancort paid tribute to “all those who are struggling to return a certain normality to the municipality despite an adverse situation like the current one.”
Canaryfly Resume Flights This Month
Canaryfly, the low cost airline which files between the islands will resume it’s service on 22nd March, after a two month suspension.
Average Age Of Lanzarote Citizens Increases
The average age of islanders has increased to 39.4 years, the highest this 1999. Yaiza has the youngest average age at 37.7 years, with Haria the oldest at 45.1. Haria also has the highest percentage of over 65’s – 20%, compared to 10% in Yaiza.
Around 120 military personnel from Spain, Germany, Denmark and Italy are currently taking part in an exercise based at the military airfield at Guacimeta. The exercise has been arranged by ETAC, the European Tactical Transport Agency and is designed to train personnel in rapid airborne deployments for humanitarian aid. Flights are taking place at night and will continue until 26th March.
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