Natural Pools For Cruise Terminal

The Cabildo has announced an ambitious plan to create two natural swimming pools as part of the recreation area being built at the cruise terminal in Arrecife. The idea is to create a “Transit Gateway to the Ocean” and provide top class leisure facilities for people arriving on cruise ships to the island. One will be a 50 metre Olympic sized pool, and the other adapted for use by visitors with limited mobility.

Hesperia Hotels Announce New Marketing Partner

Lanzarote’s two Hesperia Hotels, currently marketed as part of the NH brand, have announced a new marketing partner, Apple Leisure Group, who run the worldwide Dreams and Secrets spa hotel chain. It’s not yet clear which is which, but the one of the hotels here will go to adults only. The hotels are the Hesperia Puerto Calero, and the Hesperia Playa Dorada.

Christmas lighting completed in Teguise

Teguise is the first Ayuntamiento to have completed the installation of Christmas lights on street lamps throughout the municipality. New lights have been installed early so that they are in place in time for the food festival at the end of this month.

EU officials attend energy conference in Lanzarote

The EU’s second renewable energy conference for islands was held in Lanzarote this week, with more than 100 delegates attending. They were updated on Lanzarote’s “Sustainable 2020” project, which is aiming to make the island’s energy 20% “clean” by the year 2020. A new, more ambitious plan to reach 27% by 2038 is now being considered.

Julio Iglesias loves Lanzarote cheese

The world famous singer has apparently fallen in love with Finca de Uga’s sheep’s cheese, which is matured for ten months in a cave.