Brief news

Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 20

Watch the news by clicking the image, or read it below:

Queen Anne Docking In Lanzarote On Maiden Cruise

Cunard’s newest ship, Queen Anne, is currently on her maiden voyage and will dock in Arrecife at 7AM on Friday morning. After spending the day here, she will depart for Las Palmas. Queen Anne is 322 metres long and has a capacity for 3,000 passengers and 1225 crew.

Arrecife Fastest Growing Cruise Port

More than 200,000 cruise ship passengers visited the island in the first three months of the year, a growth of 11.88%, the highest in the islands. The island is expecting 2024 to break the previous record of tourist passengers when 550,000 arrived.

Airport Had Record Passengers In April

For the first time in Lanzarote Airport’s history, more than 700,000 passengers transited through in April, an increase of 2.2% on the same month last year.

More Than 1,000 Athletes Competing In Ironman

More than 1,000 athletes will compete in Lanzarote Ironman this coming Saturday. The events consists of a 3.8KM ocean swim, a 180KM cycle around the island and finishes with a 42.2KM marathon. The event starts with the swim in Puerto del Carmen at 07:00 and will finish at midnight, on The Strip.

UD Lanzarote Win Cup Place

UD Lanzarote held US Yaiza to a 0-0 draw on Sunday, meaning both teams make the play offs for promotion. Lanzarote finished the season in 2nd place, which gives them a place in next year’s Cope del Rey, with the chance that a decent run could result in a match against a La Liga team.

British Residents Should Apply For TIE Now

The British Embassy in Spain has asked all British residents in the country, who are still using the old green residency certificate, to apply for a TIE now. Ambassador Hugh Elliott said:

“It’s really important that any British person who lives in Spain gets the TIE – not only because it is the most durable and dependable way to prove your rights in Spain, but also to avoid disruption at the border when the EU’s Entry Exit Scheme comes into force.”

Lani’s Suites “Best Boutique Hotel In Spain”

Lani’s Suites in Puerto del Carmen has been voted best boutique hotel in Spain by readers of Trip Advisor. This follows two successive awards from Trip Advisor as “Most romantic hotel.”

Lanzarote Surfer Becomes World Champion

Representing Spain, and based in Famara, Lanzarore surfer Dylan Donegan became world under 16 champion in La Bocana, El Salvador this week. Dylan has been surfing at Famara since he was very young, and his father is a surf instructor on the island. The Spanish team won the Gold medal in the same category for the second successive year.

Teguise Considering Putting Height Barriers On Costa Teguise Car Parks

Teguise Ayuntamiento is studying ways to prevent motor caravanners from using Costa Teguise’s beach car parks for camping. One option being considered is barriers that will restrict the height of vehicles parking.

Remodelling Of Lanzarote Sports Centre Out To Tender

Several companies have tendered for the proposed remodelling of the sports centre in Arrecife, which is home to the UD Lanzarote football team and several athletics clubs. The changes will include new synthetic turf and a new 400 metre running track. Work is expected to be carried out in the second half of 2024.

Monumento Campesino To Be Completely Removed

Manrique’s monument to farmers, which was damaged by high winds last month, will be completely removed for a refurbishment, as extensive rust has been found in the base. There is currently no information as to how long the restoration work will take, but it is hoped the iconic emblem at the very centre of the island will be back as soon as possible.

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

Do you love Lanzarote?
The best way to stay in touch with all the Lanzarote news is by subscribing to our famous weekly Lanzarote newsletter, which we’ve been sending out by email every Friday morning since 2008. It’s packed with all the news, latest articles, upcoming events, photos and a video which we shoot fresh from somewhere on the island.

  • Radley Roof Solutions