The Grillen Bar & Grill Restaurant is located on the road between Tinajo and La Santa has recently reopened after being renovated.
The restaurant offers a stylish but informal approach to dining and you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Lanzarote’s western coast whilst savouring the dishes and sharing plates off the menu. Many of the ingredients come from local fincas and the restaurants own garden and they are prepared in the restaurants open kitchen.
There is live music 3 nights of the week so it’s a fantastic place to relax and unwind and everyone is welcome!
You can book a table through their website or facebook page.
The Carnival 2019 celebrations continue in Lanzarote and this week it is the turn of Playa Blanca to join in the fun.
The celebrations pass through the island starting off in Arrecife, then Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise, Haria and Playa Blanca.
Lots of avid Carnival lovers follow the celebrations over the island.
The theme in Playa Blanca this year is Cuba and here is the program for this weekend.
Curiosity has got the better of me with regard to the dam that can be seen on the left when driving past Guatiza heading up to the north. I decided to park the car and take a walk to see what was behind it. Its a steep walk up on a gravel path and close to the top I got excited as I passed a construction which was owned by the local water authority. I wanted expecting to see a lake at the top, maybe being just a bit naive knowing that we have a severe lack of rainfall here on the island. Arriving at the top imagine my disappointment to find that behind the construction there was not a drop of water, not even a puddle. There was however evidence that the valley does collect a considerable amout of water as the trough was full of green trees. The dam has in fact never been in operation despite plans going back to 1950’s when it was first proposed to use the area for water conservation. It was worth the walk if not only for the panoramic views across the east coast of the island.
Its here! One of the biggest fiestas in Lanzarote of the year is Carnival. Starting in Arrecife capital from the 22nd February to the 9th of March and celebrated in villages and resorts all over the island for the weeks leading up to Easter.
This year the theme for Arrecife Carnival will be dedicated to the creative universe of César Manrique to celebrate the first centenary of his birth.
As a further tribute the council have agreed to designate some of the works of César related to the Carnival so that they can be used for advertising posters and general displays around the festivities. There is normally a competition to create the Carnival poster which this year will not take place.
The first phase of the traditional contests will include of adult murgas for the first week and the procession and Burial of the Sardine will take place on March 6th. The Carnival will travel around the island in the begining of March to San Bartolomé, Playa Honda, Tías and Puerto del Carmen leaving for the rest of March for Teguise, La Griosa, Tinajo, Haría and Yaiza.
This week also marks the 26th anniversary of the artist’s loss. He died on September 25, 1992, in Tahíche. The staff of the Centers will make a tribute in the cemetery of Haría.
The Council has opened this week for the registration to participate in the eleventh edition of the Wine Run Lanzarote, to be held on Sunday June 16. Those interested in participating can formalize through the link http://www.lanzarotewinerun.com/en/inscriptions/ their request to participate in any of the three races (23 km long race, short race and 12 km long walk).
As in previous years, the event will have a strong solidarity theme, by allocating part of the money collected by subscription and sale of drinks to the Save La Geria project. The La Geria project promotes the economic, cultural, environmental and touristic sustainability of the landscape of La Geria through the enhancement of vineyard cultivation, the promotion of wine tourism and hiking and the recovery of traditional trails and degraded spaces.
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.