Image: The Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero Water taxi.

UD Lanzarote Fail To Make Play Offs

UD Lanzarote lost 1-0 at home to CD Mensajero, meaning they finished the season in 5th place and are therefore no in the play offs for promotion to the Second Division B.

Camel Sculpture For Uga

A new sculpture by artist Isidro Viñoly has been placed in the main plaza in Uga. It’s a life size camel resting, and is made of iron, weighing 100 kilos.

More Awards For Lanzarote Wine

Lanzarote wines won awards at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles. Bodegas Rubicon achieved a a Gold medal for their Malmsey Volcanic Semi Dulce wine and a silver for their seco, while Bodega Vulcano wo na gold medal for their dulce.

Fishermen Ask For Better Labelling

Lanzarote’s fishermen have come together to ask The Cabildo to insist on more detailed labelling for fish sold on the island. They want to differentiate their locally caught, sustainable product from other fish which are either imported, or come from fish farms.

Sara Animal Shelter Struggling

Sara, the animal centre based in Tahiche is struggling financially, after having received no subsidies from town halls, apart from Tias, for the last two years. The charity has been on the island for 32 years, and is desperately seeking donations to keep the doors open for abandoned cats and dogs. You can donate here: Sara website.

Plans To Open Papagayo Campsite All Year Round

The Cabildo, working with various camping associations, is putting together a plan to open the Papagayo campsite all year round, starting in 2020. A three year contract will go to tender for a company to run the site. This summer, the site will be open from 14th June to 16th September.

New Pavement Areas For Puerto del Carmen

The pavements areas between The San Antonio and Las Costas Hotels along to Matagorda are to be transformed in a €3.7 Million project which should be completed in time for Carnival 2020. The aim is to improve accessibility, better integration of the bike lane, more parking spaces and nicer street furniture and plantings.

Funds Agreed For New Wind Turbines

The commission for energy change has announced that funding has been approved for 14 new wind turbines for the island, which will be placed at the existing wind farms in Arrecife and San Bartolomé, as well as a new one in Costa Teguise above the golf course.

The objective for Lanzarote is to produce 20% of our energy by clean means by 2020 and 73% by 2038.

Sat Nav Now Available For Aircraft Landing In Lanzarote

The airport has announced that Lanzarote is now one of seven Spanish airports with satellite navigation landing facilities. The new system does not reply on land based systems like ILS, and will allow aircraft, with the appropriate systems and crew training to conduct landings in some conditions where it would otherwise not be possible.

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