Puerto del Carmen Burglar Arrested

A man was arrested last week and charged with 25 counts of theft from properties in Puerto del Carmen. His MO was to steal from tourist complexes in the early hours approaching dawn, targeting those with windows open, and stealing cash, jewellery and mobile phones.

Lanzaroteño Progresses On Talent Show

Local lad Jodri Garcia progresses to the next stage of the talent show “Got Talent” on Spain’s Telecinco, after singing an improvised song which got all four judges to say “Yes!”

Peak Car In 2019 For Lanzarote?

The total number of cars registered in Lanzarote grew by 400 a month in 2018, and now stand at just under 130,000. Unsurprisingly Arrecife has the most, at just over 45,000 vehicles and Haria the fewest at 4,500. There’s some speculation that this may be “peak car” for the island, with numbers starting to fall in 2020.

E Commerce In The Islands Half Of Spanish Average

E commerce in The Canary Islands only represents 4.3% of total purchases, about half that on the mainland. This is due to difficulties of importing goods and some companies choosing not to offer delivery service to the islands.

Awards for Lanzarote Restaurants

Two island restaurants earned wins in this year’s Heineken Restaurants Awards. Restaurante El Risco in Famara which won best traditional restaurant, and La Cascada del Puerto, which won best grill. Other restaurants nominated included Kentia, Cala, Altamar, Cantina Don Rafael, Sebastyans, Arena, Casa Roja, Lilium, Brisa Marina, Isla de Lobos, and La Bodega de Santiago.

You can read many of our reviews of these in this section: Restaurant reviews.

Old Playa Blanca Road To Become A Via Ciclista

Bicycle riders will soon be prohibited from using the main LZ2 road between Yaiza and Playa Blanca. Instead they will use the old LZ701, which runs parallel to it. The 701 has been designated a via ciclista, with a new speed limit of 60KMH