Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 15

Queues At Tourist Centres

The influx of tourists for Easter had lead to long queues at many of the island’s attractions this week. There was a 1KM line to enter Timanfaya, and similar lines at Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes, where passengers were asked to leave the bus and walk 500 metres to get to the caves.

Prime Minister Here For Easter

PM Pedro Sanchez arrived on the island this week and will be spending Easter in Lanzarote with his family. They are staying at La Mareta, the former King’s House, in Costa Teguise.

Unemployment Down Again

Unemployment in Lanzarote fell significantly in March, dropping by a 5.4% further and year on year is now 17.5% lower.

San Marcial De Rubicon Sports Centre Opens

Playa Blanca’s new sports centre was officially opened at the weekend. The €483,000 development has basketball and handball courts, a 5 a side football pitch, changing and wash rooms, and calisthenic machines, as well as a playground for younger children.

134 Affordable Homes For Arrecife

The green light has been given to a project to build 134 affordable homes in Arrecife for low income families. The properties should be ready for occupation in 2025.

Costa Teguise Aquapark Re-Opens

The Aquapark in Costa Teguise has re-opened. It will be open from 09:00 until 17:00 during April and there is an offer of three tickets for the price of two at weekends during the month.

MediaMarkt Opening In Arrecife

MediaMarkt will open their first store in Lanzarote in the next few weeks. The new store will be next to Hiperdino in Argana Alta. The electronics giant will be hiring around 40 staff to work in the store.

40 Cruise Ships Expected Between April And June

40 cruise ships are booked to dock in Arrecife over the next three months, half of the scheduled for April.

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

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