Ponte de Pilas Campaign Collects Batteries

School children in Lanzarote have collected 114,700 batteries for recycling as part of the campaign. The batteries, weighing 1.8 tonnes, earn €1 each. The money will be used to landscape an area of the island.

Arrecife Declared Tourist Area So Businesses Can Open When They Want

The Canarian government has declared Arrecife a tourist area, in a move welcomed by businesses. It means they will now be able to open whenever they want, especially in order to serve cruise ship visitors. Currently, shops and bars have restricted opening hours.

Manrique Foundation Introduces Tourist Audio Guides

The foundation has announced that free audio tourist guides will be available at both Taro de Tahiche and Manrique’s house in Haria. They are available in Spanish, English, French, German and Italian and can be downloaded in iTunes and the Google app store.

Heatwave Predicted

The island’s weather forecasting service is predicting hot weather starting this Friday, with temperatures of 28 degrees, and increasing over the following few days.

New Pool Open In Arrecife

The new 3500 square metre swimming pool at Islote de Fermina in Arrecife is already filled. It will shortly be handed over to CACT, who will add spaces for leisure and nautical activities to the island, and it will soon be open to the public.

Lancelot Television shared a video showing the current state of work on the island:

Travesia El Nado Opens On 25th June

The iconic swim from Lanzarote to La Graciosa opens for subscriptions at 0800 on 25th June. The event sells out every year within a matter of minutes, so be ready on time! Here’s the link: Travesia el nado

New Town Hall For San Bartolomé

The ayuntamiento has announced it is actively seeking plots for a new town hall for the municipality, The current building is simply too small, and staff are spread across the town. They have set aside €2 Million for the project and are looking at plots in Guime and Playa Honda, as well as San Bartolomé itself.

51 Tonnes Of Salt Ready For Saturday

The Cabildo has delivered 51 tonnes of salt to various municipalities, which will be made into colourful salt “carpets” this Saturday as part of the celebrations for Fiesta de San Juan.




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