Tragedy As Six Bodies Are Retrieved
The bodies of six immigrants were brought ashore after their boat overturned close to Caleta de Caballo. A further four were found ashore, suffering from hypothermia. They had travelled in a patera from the African coast.
Fewer Flights To Lanzarote This Winter
With the loss of Thomas Cook, and several route cuts from Ryanair, the total number of flights to Lanzarote this winter will be reduced by about 10%. The island will average about 525 flights per week through the winter months, which is a similar figure to 2017, but significantly down on the record 2018 season.
Petition To Save The Horses Closes In On 1,000 Signatures
A petition started to urge The Cabildo to abandon the removal of the Rising Tide sculptures in Arrecife is expected to exceed 1,000 signatures this week. Currently The Cabildo are pressing ahead with their removal and have appointed a company who are expected to remove them in the next 10 days.
Arrieta Pier Works Started
The works to refurbish the pier at Arrieta Beach have finally started and are expected to be completed in the first months of 2020. The new walkway will feature benches and shade along the walkway, as well as a new wooden surface.
Fred Olsen Ferry Out Of Service
The Fred Olsen high speed ferry which travels between Lanzarote and Fuerteventura is being taken out of service from 9th to 14th November for a regular inspection and check over.
Manrique Waterfall To be Restored
The waterfall feature at Charco San Gines, designed by César Manrique in the 1980’s is to be restored. The restoration was announced by The Cabildo at the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the artist’s centenary year.
Restaurant Training Centre In Puerto del Carmen
A new restaurant training centre has been given approval for Puerto del Carmen. It will be based in the Fondeadero Centre in the old town harbour. The centre, which will be created with a €250,000 investment will train chefs in the use of local ingredients and front of house staff.
New Walkway In Front Of Hotel Fariones
As part of the agreement for the refurbishment permission for Hotel Fariones, work as started on building a new walkway on the beach, which will allow guests to go directly to Playa Grande, and also allow everyone to cross directly from that beach to Playa Chica, connecting through to Puerto Calero. It should be completed before the end of the year.
Do you have your copy of the 2020 Lanzarote Calendar yet?