Marvel Movie Starts Shooting In Fuerteventura
The Marvel Movie The Eternals, starring Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek, started shooting in Fuerteventura on Monday of this week. The crew are expected to shoot for around 12 days there before coming to Lanzarote afterwards. Many scenes have already been shoot at Pinewood studios in the UK. There are around 800 crew involved here for the Canary Islands scenes.
Record Week For Cruise Passengers
This week Lanzarote will welcome 38,000 passengers, a record. Starting with Queen Elizabeth on Sunday, another 14 large ships will dock in Arrecife this week including Aurora, Mein Schiff, Explorer of the Seas and Black Watch.
Permission Refused For New Costa Teguise Beach
Departamento Costas, responsible for Spain’s coastline, has rejected permission for a new beach to be created in front of Costa Teguise’s new five star hotel between Sands Beach resort and Los Ancones. The promoters, Gloria Hotels will appeal the decision, but have said that construction, due to start next year, will go ahead anyway.
Lanzarote At World Travel Market
Lanzarote is sending a large delegation to the world travel market in London next month. They have already set up meetings with 9 or the UK’s largest tour operators as part of the bid to recover lost sales due to the collapse of Thomas Cook.
Lanzarote recorded the 4th highest temperature in Spain this week, with 31 degrees at Teguise. Similar temperatures were recorded in Tias and Haria, with Yaiza and the south of the island being the coolest with 26 degrees. The warm weather is expected to continue for all of this week.
King Felipe VI was in Lanzarote this week, and he visited the Fundacion Cesar Manrique, where he opened the exhibition to mark Manrique’s centenary.
Marinas Aim For Superyacht Market
The three marinas of Lanzarote, Puerto Calero, Marina Rubicon and Marina Arrecife boast a total of 34 moorings capable of handling superyachts of up to 50 metres in length. The three have got together to begin a marketing campaign to attract more large yachts to the island to enjoy our climate and culture. This year a total of 13 superyachts have visited the island, and the objective of the campaign it to increase that number to 44 next year.