Lanzarote Enogastronomic Festival

The seventh edition of the Saborea Lanzarote Enogastronomic Festival  will take place over this weekend in the Villa de Teguise This is a very special edition as the theme is “The flavors of the sea”

Lanzarote has fantastic source of seafood. The island has a historical connection with the sea and its resources, it can be said that it breathes sea in all its corners. The island is located in the center of a privileged marine ecosystem. Its proximity to the Canarian-sub-Saharan fishing bank gives the island a strategic character on the Atlantic maritime map.

To the north of Lanzarote we find the Marine Reserve of the Chinijo Archipelago. With 70,700 Hectares is the largest marine reserve in Europe and an area of ​​exceptional scenic value

The event will take place 25th &26th of November in the Village of Teguise.


Christmas Lights in Arrecife

On Friday 24th November the Marina Shopping Center in Arrecife will be celebrating the traditional Christmas lighting of its facilities with a Christmas tree which stands 30 meters high. All islanders and tourists are invited to the event. A chance to welcome Christmas with just over a month until the celebrations. There will be a great variety of activities including parades with juggling and well known Disney characters, as well as other leisure activities for both young and old.

This event also coincides with Black Friday, so there will be plenty of discounts in the stores .

The parade will start at 1900hrs.


International Space Station Passes in Lanzarote

The clear night skies make it easy to see the International Space Station as it passes over Lanzarote but it does move quite quickly across the sky. It is traveling at 17, 150 miles per hour which means his means that the Space Station orbits Earth (and sees a sunrise) once every 92 minutes. If you are on the island and interested in spotting the space ship take a look at the table below.

Date Start Highest point End Pass type
Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az. Time Alt. Az.
22 Nov 05:51 17° SSW 05:51 17° SSW 05:52 10° S visible
22 Nov 19:10 10° SSE 19:11 11° SE 19:11 11° SE visible
23 Nov 19:52 10° SW 19:54 25° SW 19:54 25° SW visible
24 Nov 19:00 10° SSW 19:03 35° SE 19:04 30° E visible
25 Nov 19:45 10° WSW 19:47 28° NW 19:47 28° NW visible
26 Nov 18:52 10° SW 18:55 65° NW 18:57 18° NNE visible
27 Nov 19:38 10° WNW 19:39 12° NW 19:40 12° NNW visible
28 Nov 18:44 10° W 18:47 22° NW 18:50 10° NNE visible

RORC Regatta Lanzarote to Grenada

The Royal Ocean Racing Club are holding a regatta which will be departing from Lanzarote on 25/11/18. Expected to be one of the most impressive events which has taken place on the island. The regatta has been organised as a combined celebration  in conjunction with the Yacht Club Costa Esmeralda and Norddeutscher Regatta Verein in Hamburg marking 50th and 150th  anniversaries respectively. Leaving Lanzarote the race will cross the Atlantic and finish in Granada a distance of 2865 nautical miles


Black Friday Has Reached Lanzarote

Black Friday has arrived in Lanzarote. On Friday 27th November in Biosfera shopping centre in Puerto del Carmen, this is the same day that Christmas shopping will be inaugarated. (things start a little later here!). to accompany the discounts there will be concerts and other surprises. Ther will also be the oportunity to win a stay in Barcelo Jandia Mar. To obtain a ticket you will need to make a purchace for a value higher than 10 euros.


Brexit Tourism and Lanzarote

The United Kingdom maintains its strength in Lanzarote, it continues to be a dynamic market, and despite the uncertainty of Brexit, a significant impact is not expected in principle, as British airlines do not contemplate a scenario of elimination of air freedoms that could lead to an increase in rates. This is one of the main conclusions that were given on Tuesday during a press conference offered by the council president of Lanzarote. Lanzarotes touris advisor has come to this conclusion after attending the World Travel Market 2017, which took place in last week between November 6 and 8 in London

In conclusion The United Kingdom continues to be strong and maintains an indisputable leadership amongst the markets on the island. The British market is showing stability which gives peace of mind to tourism in Lanzarote. It has however experienced a slight decline for this winter of just 1.3% in the reservation of slots (landing and take-off rights) at Lanzarote Airport, mainly because of the overcapacity of previous seasons and the recent demise of Monarch Airlines, although it must be said that other airlines such as Jet2, easyJet and British Airways have begun to occupy part of the gap left which has been left.


New Villa in Puerto Calero

It was a beautiful day yesterday to take photos of a new 5 bedroom villa in Puerto Calero which we are adding to our portfolio. Its not your traditional type of villa. Very spacious, it was easy to get lost after wandering around for the first time. I always think of my family holidays when I look these larger places and how we would all fit in. This villa could of been a competitor as there were plenty of rooms for all of us to find some privacy including 2 lounges and nice outside are with a gated pool so we could let the kids run free. There was even a gym and a games room. Its such a nice area and great place to relax so we welcomed a trip down the marina for a cold drink to cool off.

 


New BBC Programme filming in Lanzarote

We have been contacted about a new TV programme which will be shown next year on the BBC. Filming took place over this weekend. The concept is following people that are fed up with the miserable winters in the UK and are planning to spend to escape abroad. Aplicants a show properties on the island with the view to long term rental and choose one which that would like to stay in within their budget.

If you are interested in taking part you can apply via the BBC website


The Ice Cream Factory

It may be November but the temperature is around 24 degrees. The sun is beating down on the island and the conditions are perfect for trying out La Fabbrica Del Gelato in Puerto del Carmen (Ice Cream Factory). This acfe bar situated on the seafront has some great reviews. The choice of ice-cream is amazing,the portions are very generous and its expensive and most importantlythe ice cream tastes incredible.

Ideally located, after spending a day on the beach you can take a nice stroll back to your accommodation with a tastey treat.


Wine week Lanzarote

The Lanzarote wineries have had a success after finding out the scores of the 2018 edition of the prestigious guide specialising in wines. Mentioned are the volcanic Canarian Malvasía and El Grifo with a score of 95 out of 100 marked as exception wines.In addition to these, another 42 wines have also achieved high scores which is quite an acheivement when up against the 11,500 wines presented throughout Spain. Specifically, 7 wines obtained the rating of excellent, 33 of very good and 2 of acceptable.

From 6 to 12 November, you can enjoy a program of activities of the most diverse wines of Lanzarote.
For more information click here