Papagayo Campsite Re-Opening

The campsite at Payagayo will re-open on 22nd June. The large plots will be €9 per day, and the smaller plots €6. As with last year, to book, you will need to telephone 3 days ahead of arrival and you will then have to make the payment into a local bank account. Details of the phone number and bank account will be published in the next few days on their Facebook page.

Prosecutors Office Calls For Heavy Sentence For Estate Agent

The prosecutors office has called for a 10.5 year jail term and a €9,900 fine for the estate agent Teresa Reyes Pérez. Pérez ran Lanzarote Properties SL and The Property Warehouse Lanzarote. She has been charged with 16 specific acts and misappropriating around €600,000 from clients. These acts took place between 2006 and 2011 and most of the victims were foreign.

Medals For Lanzarote Wines

Three Lanzarote wineries were awarded medals at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. Bodega Vulcano won the gold for their Dulce, with silvers being awarded to El Grifo, for their dry selection and Rubicón for their dry Malvasía.

Ironman Winners

Ironman Lanzarote 2018 welcomed two repeat visitors to the top step of the podium. Britain’s Lucy Gossage won the ladies event in 9 hours, 49 minutes, and Italy’s Alessandro Degasperi won the men’s race in 8 hours and 52  minutes. Performance of the day was from British amateur athlete Simone Mitchell who came second overall in the women’s race. Veteran Coventry athlete Neill Morgan, completed his fifth Lanzarote Ironman in 15 hours and 55 minutes and received the special “5 times” medal. Asked for a comment, his reply was “It was hard.”

What’s Ironman Lanzarote all about? Read here—> Ironman Lanzarote

Increase In Cruise Passengers

More than 207,000 cruise passengers visited Lanzarote in the first four months of this year – an increase of 32.5%.