Record Numbers For Ironman 70.3
The event, which takes place in Playa Blanca for the first time this weekend, has attracted a record number of entrants. There are over 1,000 athletes, from 57 countries competing, anda a total of 54 professional athletes.
Tourism Up Again In August For Lanzarote
The number of visitors to the island increased by another 5.6% in August compared to last year. Irish visitors recorded the highest increase. Overall for 2019, until the end of August, Lanzarote tourism has increased by 3.2% versus 2018.
La Graciosa Swim This Weekend
The annual 2.6Km swim from Lanzarote to La Graciosa takes place this Saturday 5th October, starting at 1300. This the the 27th running of this event, and a total of 739 swimmers are registered.
High Tides Cause Flooding At Jameos del Agua
The very high tides over the last week caused the lake at Jameos del Agua to flood, with visitors having to wade through if they wanted to see the lake area.
Mobile Crane Topples Over In Puerto del Carmen
A mobile crane overbalanced and crashed onto the patio of a house in Calle Teide, in Puerto del Carmen. The driver was uninjured, but it took 12 hours to move the crane to a main street from where it will be recovered.
Playa Blanca Harbour Works Ahead Of Schedule
The work on the harbour extension in Playa Blanca, which will allow cruise ships to dock there, is currently three months ahead of the original schedule. A milestone was reached this week when the final concrete pontoon was floated into place. Work was originally scheduled to be completed for early 2021, and it’s possible now it could be finished towards the end of next year.
AENA Offering Incentives To Airlines
AENA are to offer an exemption from passenger duty to airlines adding new routes to the islands, to encourage them to take up some of the slots lost with the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook.