Blogs for the year 2014

Jameos Auditorium Reopens
9 December 2014
The natural, volcanic auditorium located within the grounds of the Jameos Del  Agua, one of Lanzarote’s leading visitor attractions, is one of the best and most atmospheric  live performance spaces on the island.  And now after being closed for renovations for 13 years it i...
More Manrique Magic
28 November 2014
Many of our regular visitors will already be au fait with the imaginative creations of Lanzarote ’s favourite son César Manrique But they may well not yet be aware that they can now visit his last home on the island, located in Haria, which sits on the floor of the Valley of 1...
On the grapevine
22 November 2014
Lots of our clients are keen to sample locally produced wines.  So the latest edition of the Peñin Guide to Spanish Wines should be of interest, as it features over fifty marques from the island, with one awarded the highest accolade possible, an ‘Exceptional Wine’ ...
Sea Sculptures for Playa Blanca
14 November 2014
The island’s tourist authorities are set to invest €700,000 in an exciting and innovative new project that should help to further boost tourism in Playa Blanca, with the creation of Europe’s first ‘underwater museum’. The project is the brainchild of Jason deCaires Ta...
Here come the French
29 October 2014
Foreign tourists continue to flock to Lanzarote as the latest data just released by ISTAC, the Canarian Institute of Statistics reveals, with passenger numbers during the first nine months of this year rising by an impressive 14%. But whilst the UK remains Lanzarote’s largest market by some...
Lanzarote Marina now open
24 October 2014
The wait is finally over… after two years, two months and 24 days of ongoing works Lanzarote’s newest marina has just opened to much fanfare in Arrecife, bringing the island’s complement of these important maritime facilities to a total of three. Developed by the owners of the ...
Oil Extraction One Step Closer
6 June 2014
Tourism in the Canary Islands is facing a new challenge following the last few years of economic crisis. Despite continued resistance to the plan, Repsol, the leading Spanish oil company, has just been given government approval to start prospecting in the waters surrounding the archipelago. The S...
Carry on Cruising
26 May 2014
It’s not just passenger arrivals by air that continue to boom on Lanzarote. As the number of tourists visiting the island by sea has also taken off during the first four months of this year, with cruise passenger numbers rising by 36.9% for the year to date versus the same period in ...
Lanzarote's Latest Marina Takes Shape
15 May 2014
Work has already begun to dredge the port that will become Marina Lanzarote, the newest sports marina on the island, based in Puerto Naos, Arrecife. It is estimated this part of the preparations for the new port will take four months to complete and once done, the harbour will be ready to be inaugur...
On Yer Bike! Sports Tourism Up 50%
1 May 2014
Think there are more cyclists on Lanzarote’s roads than ever before?  Well you’d be right, as sports tourism continues to grow in popularity on the island, according to a report just released by ISTAC, the Canarian Institute of Statistics.  Which reveals that this sector of the...
Lanzarote Tourist Arrivals Soar By 18%
25 April 2014
It’s not just the British Prime Minister David Cameron and his family who have been enjoying a holiday on Lanzarote.  As after a record breaking year for visitor numbers in 2013 foreign passenger arrivals during the first quarter of this year have soared by 17.93 %, according to...
David Cameron Takes Break On Lanzarote
18 April 2014
If you’re holidaying on Lanzarote over Easter then you’ll be in good company, as the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is also currently enjoying a break from the rigours of running the country with his family on the island. with the Maria Miller scandal and the looming threat of...
Lanzarote Sizzles In Spring Heatwave
14 April 2014
Residents of the UK made heavy weather of the fact that dust from the Sahara was recently blown across parts of the country, leaving piles of red sand on cars and buildings.  But on Lanzarote this sort of calima is commonplace – an atmospheric phenomenon that also helps to substantially r...
Low Cost Airline Rule the Skies
1 April 2014
The internet has totally transformed the way in which we book our breaks abroad.  As little as a decade ago tourists would simply pop into their local travel agents and pick a flight and accommodation package off the peg, staying usually in a hotel or apartment complex under the aegis of a majo...
Lanzarote focuses on film festival
25 March 2014
Lanzarote´s dramatic volcanic scenery has provided the atmospheric backdrop for many a film maker over the decades. So it´s entirely fitting that the island now plays host to a fast growing Film Festival, not least as such events can only help to enhance Lanzarote´s repertoire of t...
Exploring Lanzarote's Hottest Attraction
17 March 2014
Lanzarote is home to an amazing host of visitor attractions, but none quite match the awesome, surreal beauty of the Timanfaya National Park, which is a must see for anyone planning a break in Playa Blanca. The area of Lanzarote known as Timanfaya is essentially the newest part of the island...
Discover Fuerteventura's Beaches and Villages
6 March 2014
Many of the guests who choose to stay in one of our villas in Playa Blanca are keen to explore the neighbouring island of Fuerteventura.  And why not, as the second largest of the Canaries is home to some breathtaking beaches, as well as a host of historic little towns and villages. The port...
The Lanzarote Effect -- Pass It On
20 February 2014
Lanzarote’s unique and dramatic scenery has provided ample inspiration for many filmmakers and photographers down the years. Most recently, the famous Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar filmed large chunks of his classic release Broken Embraces, staring Penelope Cruz, in various location...
Eire's Love Affair With Lanzarote Continues
27 January 2014
Lanzarote has just been awarded the prestigious Best Winter Sun Destination for the fourth year in a row by the Irish Travel Agents Association.   So further cementing the island’s amazing level of popularity amongst holidaymakers in Eire, who continue to visit Lanzarote in huge numb...