Cocaine Dealers Arrested

Guardia Civil have arrested 6 people from Columbia and Dominican Republic. The investigation started in July last year, when a woman was intercepted at the airport, carrying 1.2KG of cocaine. The group were thought to be in the process of introducing cocaine supply to the island.

Playa Honda Underpass Being Studied

The Cabildo are asking for studies to be carried out into creating an underpass beneath the main road in Playa Honda to decrease the regular traffic congestion caused on both sides of the road.

Lanzarote Hotels Awarded “Smart Hotel” Certification

Several Lanzarote hotels were awarded certificates as “Smart Hotels” at the recent Fitur travel conference. They all use renewable geothermal energy to help run their heating and cooling systems. The hotels are Gran Hotel, Arrecife, La Isla y El Mar in Puerto del Carmen, Club la Santa, HD Beach Resort and the Princesa Yaiza Hotel.

Vueling To Plug Ryanair Gap To Peninsular

Vueling Airlines will be increasing their routes between Lanzarote and the mainland of Spain, adding a new route to Alicante, and increasing the frequency of flights to Valencia, Barcelona, Sevilla and Santiago. This follows several route cuts by Ryanair after the Irish airline closed it’s base here.

Sonidos Liquidos Achieves “Green” Status

The Sonidos Liqudios annual festival of music and light has received the coveted “Greener Festival” certificate for it’s efforts at sustainability. It’s the first festival in The Canaries to achieve the distinction and one of only three in Spain.

Property Owners Encouraged To Use Native Plants When Landscaping

A team from the Biosphere Reserve held a meeting for residents in Charco del Palo at the weekend to explain the dangers of landscaping their gardens with invasive non-native plants and to show them how native plants can be used to good effect.

Ireland Names Lanzarote Best Winter Sun Destination Again

Lanzarote once again was chosen as the “Best winter sun destination” by the Irish Travel Industry last week, beating fellow finalists Gran Canaria, Tenerife, New York (?) and Dubai. Almost 300,000 Irish tourists visited the island in 2019, up 8% on the previous year.

Eurovision Video Shot In Lanzarote

Spain’s entry for Eurovision this year will be performed by singer Blas Cantó. The official video was shot in Lanzarote and Tenerife and features this island’s other worldly landscape.

Lanzarote To Host Food Awards

Lanzarote, through the Saborea Lanzarote brand will host this year’s Heineken food awards, to find the best chefs and best restaurants in the islands. The gala ceremony will be held on 10th February at Monumento Campesino.

JC Takes Over As UD Lanzarote President

Juan Carlos Albuixech, Director of Sands Beach Resort in Costa Teguise, has taken over as President of UD Lanzarote, the island’s top football team. JC won the vote to become the new president by a huge margin.