Aircraft Diverted

A Ryanair flight from Edinburgh and a Jet 2 flight from Manchester had to divert to Fuerteventura on Monday morning this week as low cloud and the southerly winds made landing here impossible. Both aircraft were able to subsequently land in Lanzarote, with 2 to 3 hour delays.

This explains why that happens sometimes: Airport problems at Lanzarote.

Earthquakes off the coast

Two off shore earthquakes were recorded off the coast of Lanzarote and Fuertentura on Saturday evening. The Lanzarote one was off the coast of Costa Teguise, at a depth of 33KM and was a 2.9 magnitude ‘quake.

Construction continues to gather pace

The amount of concrete being used on the island grew 67% over the first four months of this year, indicating a boom in construction in Lanzarote.

Hunting season shortened

The association of hunters has agreed that there will be no partridge hunting this year, and that the rabbit hunting season will be reduced to 29 working days running from 4th August to 10th November. This is in reaction to the pressure on both species caused by the lack of rainfall over the last year.

Crime falls everywhere, except Arrecife

The number of reported crimes so far this year has fallen by 7.2% in six municipalities of Lanzarote. Arrecife, however, saw an increase of 9.1%.

Tragic Death of British hairdresser

Melissa Holdcroft, 23, died on holiday this week in Lanzarote. According to her sister Zoe, she had been suffering from mental health issues and took her own life. The family have launched an appeal to raise the money needed to have her body returned to the UK.

Papagayo – Best beach in Spain!

Papagayo has been voted the best beach in Spain by readers of Condé Nast Traveller. The summary concluded: ” …..its fine golden sand and the quality of its waters, so transparent that sometimes they acquire an emerald colour so intense that it would remind you of the Caribbean.”

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