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    Residents of Playa Blanca will no longer need to make the long trip to Playa Honda to shop at Congelados Ropers, the long-established food supermarket. There is a now a brand new store at the main Shopping Centre at Las Coloradas, near Papagayo and Marina Rubicon.

    The new "Ropers"store seems to sell just about everything that will be familiar to those who have shopped at Playa Honda: frozen and fresh meat, fish, delicatessen cooked meats and cheeses, greengrocery, plus a good selection of quality wines.

    Parking is easy at the Las Coloradas Shopping Centre, with an underground car park, serviced by a lift that comes out immediately opposite the store. There are also several coffee shops in the Centre, where you can enjoy a rest after some serious stocking up!

    Spring Comes to Lanzarote

    Lanzarote flora
    The unusually wet winter has prepared the way for a beautiful Spring landscape across Lanzarote.  The textures, colours and varieties of flowers and plants are simply breathtaking.  Our roving photographer has been out and about capturing the beauty of the island... 

    Holiday villas to rent, Lanzarote
    Everyone it seems is talking about how tough 2009 is going to be, and Lanzarote and the Canary Islands in general are not immune from the effects of the recession.  However, agencies report that enquiries are strong, and it is now suggested that the Euro will come under severe pressure as the year develops, which should mean more Euros to the Pound than in recent months.  This will be good news for holidaymakers and villa owners alike...

    El Golfo

    Black Beach near El Golfo

    A longish drive through the malpais (lava fields from volcanic activity) is rewarded with the beautiful and quintessentially Canarian town of El Golfo.

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