Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 12

Aldi Coming To Playa Honda

The Aldi supermarket chain have been given a licence by San Bartolomé ayuntamiento to build a new store on the town’s industrial estate. The new store will be on Avenida Mamerto Cabrera Medina and will be the German company’s second store on the island.

Casa Tomaren On The Market For €6 Million

The luxury complex in La Geria has gone on the market with an asking price of €6 million. The property consists of 11 luxury villas, set in grounds of 120,000 m2 with a swimming pool and hot tub, well as extensive gardens. Many well known visitors have enjoyed stays there, including former British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Lanzarote Increases Solar Panels By A Factor Of 10

The number of “self-consumption” solar panels on the island has increased ten fold on the last 3 years. Self Consumption means those installed by businesses and home owners, as opposed to central installations.

Agreement Reached On Exchange Of British Driving Licences

After a long delay, agreement has been reached between the Spanish and British governments to allow the reciprocal exchange of driving licences, so British residents of Spain can one again exchange their licences for Spanish ones.

Spain Portugal Summit Will Be Held In Lanzarote

The annual summit between Spain and Portugal will take place in Lanzarote this week, with meetings taking place at Jameos del Agua. The countries respective Prime Ministers, Pedro Sánchez and António Costa will be attending, along with many government ministers, and the two countries take turns to host the event. Spain takes over the presidency of the European Union in 4 months time, and that role is expected to high on the agenda.

New Tour Of Cueva De Los Verdes Coming

A new Insólita tour of the caves is being planned, which will take visitors to parts they have never been able to access before. The new tour will include a visit to the geodynamics work station in the caves, which monitors the geothermal pulse of the island, and will also go to the refuge islanders used to hide in during pirate attacks.

Re-Brand For Melia Salinas

The Melia Salinas own Costa Teguise is currently undergoing a €15 million refurbishment. It is expected to re-open on 22nd May and will be branded Paradisus Salinas Lanzarote.

Sea Mist Causes Flight Delays

A very heavy sea mist caused issues at the airport and in various other parts of the island on Sunday. The mist affect the coast from Puerto del Carmen to Las Caletas, but other areas were bathed in sunshine, on what was the hottest day of the year so far. A total of 15 flights had to be diverted.

Hiker Rescued In Playa Blanca

Emergency services carried out a rescue on a German hiker, who broke an ankle while hiking in the Montaña Rosa area in Playa Blanca.

Costa Papagayo Nears Completion

The Costa Papagayo Hotel in Playa Blanca is nearing completion and booking is now available from 1st November 2023. The 720 room hotel will be the largest in Lanzarote and is the result of a €150 Million investment. It will be a 4 star, with facilities aimed at the conference market.

We’ll add more news here as it comes in this week…….

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