Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 6

Sail Boat Runs Aground

A sailing boat ran aground just off Puerto del Carmen on Wednesday and ended up on Playa Barranquillo. It was heading for Puerto del Carmen harbour, with three crew aboard. All the crew made it to shore safely. The boat will be recovered.

Lanzarote Has Highest Occupancy

Lanzarote’s hotels, apartments and rural accommodation providers had the highest occupancy of all the Canary Islands in 2022, averaging 79.7% throughout the year.

Skate Park For La Santa

Tinajo council has published a tender for the creation of a share park in the villa of La Santa. The park will be suitable for skate boards, roller skates and BMX bikes.

El Isolte de la Fermina Opens

The fabulous swimming pool and leisure space off the coast of Arrecife opens this coming Monday, with free entry.

We attended the Grand Opening this week, and subscribers to our newsletter will be able to see a full video and lots of photos in this Friday’s edition.

Air Traffic Controllers Strike Has Minimal Effect

The first of the planned ATC strikes on Mondays through to the end of February took place this week. But things ran normally at the airport, with the minimum cover required by law.

Bella, The Robot Waitress

A robot called Bella has been working at the Kokoxili restaurant in Arrecife for almost a year. Her role is to take dishes of food to the table, and bring back the empty dishes. She is also able to sing Happy Birthday! Owner Jaime Jiang spotted one when on holiday in China and was able to find a European supplier.

Unemployment Down To 13,8%

Lanzarote finished 2022 with an unemployment rate of 13,8%, the lowest since 2008. There is a gender difference however, with the men’s rate at 11% and the women’s at almost 16%.

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

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