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.
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 Caldera Blanca is one of the highest peaks created in the volcanic eruptions in 1736 and located in the centre of Lanzarote around the region of Timanfaya National Park. Its a popular walk for hiking with a route starting from the church of Dolores and lasting 10 kilometres along a combination of pathways which are suitable for anyone to use crossing the volcanic lava fields with spectacular views of the crater. Its another way to explore this volcanic region for which Lanzarote is well known for and take advantage of seeing a volcano up close.
If your at a loose end during your stay and are looking for something to do that is not going to cost a lot, why not take a bus into the capital Arrecife and jump on the hop on and off train that circuits the city. For just 4€ you can take a look at the points of interest. There are 2 lines to choose from
The Red Line starts from Charco San Ginés stopping at Calle Real, El Almacen, Playa El Reducto, Intercambiador Guaguas / Cabildo, Arrecife Gran Hotel, Real Club Nautico, Castillo de San Gabriel (History Museum), Marina Lanzarote and finishing at the Castillo de San José (International Museum of Contemporary Art).
The Blue Line Starts from Charco San Ginés stopping at the Castillo de San José (International Museum of Contemporary Art), Estacion de Guaguas, Teatro Insular, Intercambiador Guaguas, Arrecife Gran Hotel, Real Club Nautico, Castillo de San Gabriel (History Museum), finishing at Marina Lanzarote.
Situated on an incline in San Bartolome is one of the most important houses in Lanzarote which dates back to the 18th century. It was originaly owned by an influential militar but today stands as a museum portraying the history of San Bartolome.
With a budget of almost 50,000 euros, San Bartolomé is making improvements to this historical landmark concentrating on the exterior and it is planned to create a sports ring, in the space where palm trees were planted, which have now mostly dried up.
The project signed by Daniel González, to be executed throughout 2019, includes three new recreational areas, as well as the planting of trees to offer shade and shelter from the wind.
For anyone on holiday in Lanzarote at the moment this is a fantastic evening event not to be missed.
The Lanzarote Big Band are on at the Gran Hotel Pool Bar in Arrecife tonight at 22.00. The 15 piece orchestra are complemented by the wonderful voice of Colin Farrell and they put on a great show of swing, big band songs and also some new modern numbers.
Thoroughly recommended. Tickets can be bought at the entrance for 8 euros.
For those not lucky enough to be on the island this week, the Lanzarote Big Band can be seen at this venue on the last Saturday of every month.
The Lanzarote Cactus Garden (Jardin de Cactus) is an award winning haven of beauty and tranquility.
It was the last work of César Manrique that he created in Lanzarote and the famous artist could see the potential of the old quarry in Guatiza being surrounded by such a large cactus plantation.
Today the Cactus Garden has around 450 different species and a variety of 13 different families of Cacti.
The garden, with so many amazing green plants, gives a beautiful contrast against the Lanzarote blue sky and this is a must see attraction for visitors to Lanzarote.
The photo is courtesy of CACT.
Nativity Scenes are a very popular Spanish tradition that date way back to 1223.
In Spanish it is called a “Belen” which actually means Bethlehem in Spanish.
They will consist of life like little models of Bethlehem, the scene of birth of Jesus and other typical stories from the bible such as the Three Kings being guided by a star and the Angel visiting the Shepherds.
If you are on holiday in Lanzarote you will find one is most of the islands villages but they can vary considerably in size and details. One of the best “Belens” on the island is in the village of Yaiza. If you do get to see one, don’t forget to look out for little man with his trousers down who is often hidden. This is another funny tradition and is always present in a Spanish Nativity Scene.
CACT Lanzarote has prepared in the Casa-Museo del Campesino a complete program of family workshops, musical performances, craft experiences and other activities to create a memorable Christmas experience for all its visitors. Craft workshops will provide part of the creative entertainment to share with children. During the Christmas holidays workshops have been organised to create figurines for the nativity scene in clay, ornaments for the Christmas tree and delicious cakes and treats. There will also be a Christmas Market at the Casa-Museo del Campesino. Locally made items will be sold showing some of the techniques of traditional craftsmanship of the island such as dye with cochineal, the braid of the empleita, the traditional ceramics, the embroidery of rosettes or the elaboration of gofio, mojo, jams or delicious recipes with local products. To find out more please click here
The largest animated exhibition of animatronic dinosaurs will visit Lanzarote on Saturday.This prehistoric exhibition will be inaugurated under a large tent installed at the fairground at the Recinto Ferial in Arrecife where it will occupy an area of more than 1,500 square meters until Sunday 6 of January.
This traveling exhibition that has traveled more than a dozen European countries including Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Norway, Poland or Romania will have thirty unpublished full-size pieces, some of them animatronic, which will simulate the appearance and behavior of dinosaurs. Visitors will be able to see the latest technological advances. For more information click here