Brief news week 16

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 16

EU Working On Legislation To Register Holiday Homes

The European Union is drafting legislation that will cover the registration of holidays homes across the region. All member states have agreed the initial proposal, which will require owners to register their properties and to meet certain minimum standards, as well as feedback number of rentals.

Gold Medal For El Grifo

Bodegas El Grifo, Lanzarote oldest winery, won medals at the recent “World of Malvasia” wine awards. Their Malvasia Lias wine won a gold and their winter harvest wine and Collecion Seco, both from 2022, won silver awards.

Plain Clothes Officer Finds & Returns Bag Containing €6000

A plain clothes Guardia Civil officer found a bag in Costa Teguise this week, containing €5000 in Euros and another amount in Sterling. Police were able to locate the owner, a local business person, thanks to a health card in the bag, and return it to them.

Jellyfish In Famara

Jellyfish were reported at Famara last weekend – their first arrival in several months, thought to be caused by unusual tides.

Huge Increase In Visitors

504,000 tourists visited Lanzarote in the first two months of the year, a staggering 47% increase on the same period last year. Irish visitors grew the most, up by 85% to 51,899, while the largest market overall were from UK with 214,000 visitors.

Prime Minister Dives Museo Atlántico

Pedro Sanchez, who has been holidaying in Lanzarote over Easter, scuba dived Museo Atlántico, the underwater museum off the coast of Playa Blanca, this week.

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

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