Easter Additional Restrictions End
The additional Easter Covid restrictions ended at noon on Friday, and Lanzarote remains at Level 2 of covid restrictions. Most indicators show that the island may move to Level 1 at the next review.
Motorhome Users Evicted From Papagayo
Up to 100 people, staying at the Papagayo campsite in motorhomes were moved on by police this week, as the campsite is currently closed.
Beach Work In Playa Honda
San Bartolomé ayuntamiento is carrying out work on the beaches in Playa Honda, painting walls, repairing damaged street furniture and installing walkways onto the beaches.
Lowest Number Of Tourists Since 1989
Lanzarote had 795,423 tourist visitors in 2020, the lowest number since 1989, and massively down on the 3 million for the previous year. British visitors retained top spot with 299,967, but represented only 37% of the total, compared to nearly 50% normally. Spanish tourists from the peninsular accounted for their highest ever percentage, with 133,691 people and nearly 17% of the total.
The average stay was 9.49 nights, the longest average stay since 2006.
Cruise ship passengers arriving on the island were down to149,450, the lowest number since 2002.
Sports Halls & Football Pitches Open In Teguise
Teguise town hall has re-opened sports halls and football pitches in the municipality this week. Facilities have seating marked out to ensure social distancing.
Decision On Sonidos Líquidos To Be Taken In June
The Sonidos Líquidos music event is one of Lanzarote’s most popular, and normally takes place in June each year. The organisers have accepted that this June may not be possible, but they have said they will announce the date in early June, with the hope that it can take place later this year. The 2020 version was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Excellent Potato Harvest…..
The potato harvest on the island has been excellent this year, but that has caused a problem. Without our 50,000 tourist visitors on the island, there aren’t enough people here to eat them all! Farmers are asking for help to find commercial refrigeration units to preserve as many as possible.
More Hotels Opening
The Fariones will be opening on 1st June, and The Princesa Yaiza on 1st July.
Wind Scooters Removed From Island
Wind has removed all their electric scooters from Lanzarote. In the two years they have been on the island, 50,000 people have made 230,000 trips on the scooters, which are hired via an app. It’s not clear whether the decision is because of legal issues, or the lack of use during the pandemic. A spokesman commented that “We remain very inspired by offering a practical, clean and silent mobility option and we hope to be able to do it again in the future.”
New Binter Flights To Europe
Binter Canarias has announced an ambitious plan to start offering flights to several European cities starting in July. Using their new twin jet aircraft, they will offer direct flights to Toulouse, Marseilles, Lille, Turin and Venice. As part of the initial promotion, the airline is offering free connecting flights to Las Palmas, for anyone on the islands who wants to use one of the new routes.
El Grifo Going Organic
Bodegas El Grifo, The Canary Islands’ oldest wine maker has announced a plan to go fully organic by 2025. The winery, which opened in 1775, will convert it’s 40 hectares of grapes to organic status over the next four years, coinciding with the company’s 250th anniversary.
Tias Police Have A Radar Car
Local police in tias have taken delivery of a radar equipped car. The silver Fiat is equipped with speed detection cameras, and will also be used to carry out drink and drugs testing on drivers stopped for speeding.
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