The Lanzarote Geopark along with Culture and Tourism Centers of the Cabildo have reached an agreement for daytime surveillance at Los Hervideros and Los Clicos to ensure the safety of visitors. Los Hervideros is a protected area. The strange rock formations are a resort of lava flows meeting the sea in the volcanic eruptions of Timanfaya in th 1700’s. There are pathways leading to spectacular views where you can see the waves crashing against the strange formations. The area will benefit from the new safety plan
Happy Valentines day from Lanzarote! With the temperatures reaching 27 degrees during the day what better way to spend this special day with a loved one either by the pool or on the beach. For the evening you can make a date at the Rooftop Cinema where you can watch a romantic movie under the stars. There is a deal for couples and for 50€ for two you can enjoy pre booked seats with wine or Cava and a selection of chocolates.
The third edition of the Atlantic Ocean Surfski was held on Saturday on the east coast of the island. Starting in the north in the village of Arrieta 180 participants made their way south to the beach of Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise where they stopped for a short break. The next leg of the competition continued south to the finishing line in Puerto del Carmen at Playa Grande with the closing ceremony being held at the Fariones Sports Centre in the Old Town. Participants were from all over the world covering 16 different countries. Sean Rice was the winner of the men’s category, while in the women’s the winner was Haeley Nixon. whole party where this sport was promoted among the young Canaries. The runners up were as follows
The German Gordon Harbrecht got the second place, while the canarian Esteban Medina achieved third in the mens section. In the women’s category, the second position fell on the Spanish Judit Verges, while the French Angie Le Roux classified third.
Lanzarote is a great place for hiking and you can’t beat a walk along the beautiful Lanzarote coastline.
Some fantastic recommended routes would be as follows:
Puerto del Carmen – Puerto Calero- Playa Quemada.
You could start this walk in either Puerto del Carmen and stop off half way for some refreshment in Puerto Calero before finishing in Playa Quemada for lunch in only of the great fish restaurant at the seashore.
Set off from the village of Famara and head towards the stunning cliffs. You will pass a small white house which is the last occupied building and if you go far enough you will reach the “Casa del Agua” (the house of water) Enjoy the fantastic views!
For those of you who like a bit of plane spotting, you cannot beat the lovely coastal walk from Puerto del Carmen through to Playa Honda. In the middle you will pass the airport and you get really close to the planes landing and taking off. Playa Honda also has some great beachside restaurants for some lunch in the sun.
Charco del Palo to Arrieta
A beautiful coastal walk from the naturist village of Charco del Palo in the North of the island through to the village of Arrieta. It’s a flat walk but wear sensible shoes as the path isn’t paved. Look out for a small pebbled beach about half way there!
La Opera Restaurant in Playa Honda has been popular amongst residence of the island for a good few years. Not only does it offer great a la carte menu, there is also a selection of menus which are very reasonably priced. For sure you will not leave this restaurant feeling hungry! Situated close to the Deiland Comercial Centre its a good place to eat after some retail therapy
Electric rental scooters have appeared on the streets of Arrecife capital. They have been put on the streets by a German companyy called Wind. Unfortunateley the local police will start to remove them because the company does not have an activity license or permission to occupy the public road. Its a great idea for people to get around the city but unfortunatley this company has not gone through the proper chanels to provide this service.It was previously tested in Barcelona and Madrid but again the city councils ordered the withdrawal in both cities just a few hours after their installation for not complying with their respective ordinances. Specifically, in the case of the city of Barcelona, because rental scooters are only allowed accompanied by a guide and in the case of Madrid, customers were not specified areas where they could start or end their trip and the ordinance prohibits its use in certain spaces.
Flintston’s Bike Hire is located in Matagorda in Puerto del Carmen. It was established in 2006 and is a family run business offering a wide range of bikes for hire. They also can offer organised cycling routes, Routes on Segway and also electric E scooters.
Their goal is to offer an unforgettable experience to everyone and take pride in the quality of their products and at the same time support a friendly environment.
All accessories are included (such as helmets, repair kits, pumps and locks) and they also offer an SOS contact number from Monday to Saturday from 9am -18.00.
Don’t worry if you are staying in another area of the island because they also offer a pick up taxi service.
You can contact them on the following email Flistonbike@yahoo.it or tel number (0034) 928 512 046 / 928 077 408
The facility owned by Endesa (the electric company on the Canary Islands), Enel Green Power Spain and the Insular Water Consortium of Lanzarote are generating a capacity of 8.5 MW of electricity
The wind farm of Los Valles operated by all these consortiums reached a total of 24,544 MWh [megawatt hours] last year increasing by 8% the production compared to 2017. This park located in the municipality of Teguise, was the third of those participated by Endesa in the Canary Islands with the highest production in 2018, just behind Arico (Tenerife) and Carretera de Arinaga (Gran Canaria) ).
Throughout the Canary Islands, EGPE participates in fifteen wind farms that have an installed capacity of 62.89 MW. In 2018 they produced 7% more energy than the previous year with a total production of 170,106 MWh, equivalent to supplying about 50,000 homes on the islands through wind generation.
A new exhibition takes a tour through many of the carnival manifestations including a tour of the Carnival of Arrecife in the early twentieth century
The former seat of the town council of Lanzarote, now known as Casa Amarilla, hosts the exhibition ‘Buches & Diabletes – The Traditional Carnival’, which opened on Tuesday afternoon.
The inauguration started at 7:00 p.m. with the words of welcome from the exhibition coordinator, Miguel Ángel Martín Rosa, who thanked the work carried out by a whole team of professionals who gave their all to achieve the projected objective.