22,000 Additional EasyJet Seats To Lanzarote This Winter

Easyjet has ramped up flights to Lanzarote this winter from their bases in Milan, Berlin, Bristol, Paris, Bordeaux, Basel and London. The largest increase is in flights from Milan, with more than half of the extra seats, reflecting the fact that Italy is the island’s fastest growing market.

Sea Cloud Spirit Docking Friday

Sea Cloud Spirit, the second largest sailing ship in the world, will dock in Arrecife on Friday this week. The 138 metre long vessel is a luxury cruise ships and carries up to 138 passengers and 90 crew. Around 90% of the passengers come from Germany.

Teguise – One Of The Most Beautiful Towns In Spain

In 2019 La Villa de Teguise was awarded the title of one of Spain’s most beautiful towns, and this week a plaque to that effect was unveiled in the central plaza de los Leons.

Positive Signs For La Palma Volcano

Scientists are suggesting the end of the volcanic eruption in La Palma could be in sight, citing positive signs on the number and frequency of tremors and the decreased amount to sulphur dioxide in the emissions. Some flights to La Palma were disrupted this week when the wind changed and blew ash north, but it has since changed again, and the ash cloud is now moving away from the islands.

New Bike Path From Uga To Yaiza

The Cabildo has approved funding for a new cycle path to connect Uga with Yaiza. It will run alongside the road and be clearly marked along the 2KM stretch.

Full Details On Puerto Del Carmen Sunbeds

We reported last week that the sunbeds were being put back on Puerto del Carmen’s beaches and we now have full information. The beds will be available from 1000 until 1800 (until 1900 from June to September) and there will be a total 1698 beds 849 shade umbrellas, 10 kayaks and 17 pedaloes.

Prices of the beds and umbrellas are €3.50 per day each, and €15 to rent a kayak or pedaloe. Additionally, 568 metres of wooden walkways will be installed on the beaches, to make access easier.

Fred Olsen Ferry To Pause This Week

The Fred Olsen ferry, Bocayna Express, will pause it’s service from 3rd to the 10th November for annual maintenance work to be carried out. Normal service will be resumed on 11th November.

Lanzarote At World Travel Market In London

Here’s a video of the Canary Island’s stand at World Travel Market this week, promoting the island to tour operators and travel agents. Lanzarote Cabildo President Dolors Corujo is speaking:

Highest Occupancy In September Since Pandemic

Lanzarote achieved the highest occupancy since the start of the pandemic in September, with 66% of beds used, and a total of 154.730 travellers arriving on the island.

Tias Taxis For Yaiza

While the island is suffering from a shortage of available rental cars, Yaiza Ayuntamiento has agreed to allow Tias taxis to operate in the municipality during the day for the first week of November, with an option to extend the period. Tias has 109 registered taxis and Yaiza only 67. The town hall are also considering increasing the number of licences available in the municipality.

Opinion: The taxi service is desperately due for an overhaul here. Because taxis cannot pick up from other municipalities, we have the ridiculous situation where some drivers are sitting around idle, and passengers are queueing and waiting for a ride just a few KM away.

We’ll add more news here as it comes in this week……

The best way to stay in touch with all the Lanzarote news is by subscribing to our famous Lanzarote newsletter, which goes out every Friday morning and is now 700 editions old. Every week, it’s packed with all the news, latest articles, upcoming events, photos and a video which we shoot fresh from somewhere on the island.