Mask Wearing To End
It has been confirmed that outdoor mask wearing will end in Spain on 26th June. Details here.
Manrique Museums To Re-Open
The two former homes of César Manrique are to re-open on 28th June. His house in Tahiche, headquarters of the Fundacion, and his former home in Haria have been closed since the March lockdown. Both have put in place measures to ensure safe social distancing, and the former will be open from 1000 until 1400 and the latter 1030 until 1400, from Monday to Friday.
Tragedy As 3 Die In Car Crash
Lanzarote was in mourning this week as three people died following a head on collision in Tinajo. Manuel Guillén, 61, died at the scene. 22 year old Juan Hernández was critically injured in the accident and was in cardiac arrest when emergency services arrived, but later died in hospital, as did the third victim, Heriberto. A fourth passenger remains in hospital.
Beach Showers And Bathrooms Re-Open In Puerto del Carmen
The beach facilities, closed since March 2020 have been re-opened on all of Puerto del Carmen’s beaches this week. They will be open seven days a week from 1000 until 1900 in summer and 1000 until 1800 in winter.
La Graciosa Leading The Way On Vaccines
La Graciosa will have the entire population of residents 16 years and over, vaccinated with both doses on 4th July, becoming the fist Canary Island to achieve that objective.
At current rates, Lanzarote will achieve the same objective of 100% of residents fully vaccinated with both doses in late July or early August.
Waiters To Race Through Streets
A fun event will take place in Arrecife this weekend, when waiters and waitresses from local restaurants will race through the streets carrying trays of food and drinks. It will be followed by a beer pull competition and a cocktail making contest. More details here: Festival.
Burger King To Open In Arrecife
A Burger King fast food restaurant is to open in the Argana Centre in Arrecife, next door to the existing McDonalds restaurant there.
Lanzarote Tourism At Barcelona Travel Fair
B-Travel is Barcelona’s major travel event, and Lanzarote’s tourism department is there this week, promoting the island to tourists from Catalunya. Agreements have already been reached with Vueling, who will offer two daily flights, four days a week between Barcelona and Lanzarote, and Ryanair, offering a flight on most days of the week.
New Bike Lane In Puerto del Carmen
The bicycle lane that runs along the Avenida de las Playas in Puerto del Carmen will be renovated in late summer this year. The project, which will include resurfacing, will also create a better differentiation between the lane and the pedestrian pavement. The budget for the works is €377,000.
Award For Technology For Tourism Marketing
The Canary Island’s tourism department has won an award for the best use of digital technology for their “Canarias Destino” marketing campaign. The award was presented by The Spanish Digital Technology Industry.
Islands Promoted As “World Reference” For Cycling
Signing a new agreement with the Team Jumbo-Visa professional cycling team, The Canary Islands have positioned themselves as a world class location for professional and amateur cyclists. The offer of challenging climbs, excellent roads, top level facilities, and good year round weather will continue to attract more and more cyclists.
Lanzarote Hosts Karting Championship Race
Gran Karting Lanzarote hosted a round of the Spanish provincial karting championship last week. The racing was entertaining, despite the 34 degree temperatures. There were races in all four categories, ranging from the youngest 7 to 9 year old drivers, to seniors.
900 Registered For Ironman
Ironman Lanzarote, which takes place on 3rd July, will have 900 athletes racing. This will be the 29th running of the event, the oldest Ironman event in Europe. Organisers Club la Santa have arranged for strict sanitary measures to be in place throughout the event.
Water Deliveries Go high Tech
In some rural parts of the island that don’t have mains water, homes and businesses store water, which is delivered by tankers, in aljibes, or wells. Previously tanker drivers would have to collect a voucher from the Insalsa offices, then present it at one of the desalination plants in Arrecife or near Playa Blanca in order to get their trucks filled. The company have now digitised the service – drivers can pay online and receive a QR code, which they can then use 24 hours a days at automated pumps, which will dispense their orders.
Hunting To Re-Commence
The Cabildo has confirmed that hunting on the island will be able to re-start on 8th August. From that date, rabbit hunts will be possible, using dogs and ferrets, and from 19th September, Partridges and wild pigeons, with dogs and falcons.
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