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Walks in Lanzarote

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Mention Lanzarote and, for many, the first things to jump to mind are late nights and a party lifestyle, but there is plenty more to the island than clubs and beaches.  Stray a little way from the capital, Arrecife, and the two main tourist resorts Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise, and you will be struck by the Island’s sheer natural beauty and stunning landscape. 

Flights to Lanzarote – What Will the British Airways and Iberia Merger Bring?



So – it’s finally been announced: the merger of BA and Iberia will create an airline with 408 aircraft, 200 different destinations, and estimated to carry 58 million passengers a year.

But what will it mean for travellers to Lanzarote that have seen wildly fluctuating fares from the UK over the past few years?

(Photos by kind permission of David Clelford)

Lanzarote Ferries to Fuerteventura

 

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Aer Lingus Drops Flights to Lanzarote from Gatwick


Barely a year after establishing its new Gatwick hub, Aer Lingus has withdrawn flights to Lanzarote from Gatwick, along with a number of other European routes.

Outlook for Sterling in 2010

For UK residents in Lanzarote, and for the recovery in the tourist industry on the island after last year’s falls, the prospects for Sterling in 2010 are very important indeed, and have a direct effect on spending power on Lanzarote.

 

We have come across a very good research document published by Hargreaves Lansdown, the UK investment and pension specialists.  Amongst other things, it suggests that the sharp fall in the exchange rate since the end of 2008 may have been overdone as a response to the very high levels of debt that followed the bail out of the banks.  

Nativity Scenes


All over Lanzarote at this time of year, you will see Nativity scenes being created in public areas, like this one at the Marina Rubicon, Playa Blanca.  These are real works of art, as well as a great celebration of the true meaning of Christmas.

One of the best Nativity scenes is in Yaiza, but we've also seen a very large one at the Deiland Centre, Playa Honda. Please tell us about others you've seen.

El Dia de Los Reyes (6th January)


The big Christmas event in Lanzarote, apart from Christmas Day of course, is the Day of the Kings, also known as the The Three Kings, on 6th January. Don't miss the spectacular processions in Arrecife, Yaiza, and other venues.

Residents of Playa Blanca Learn the Rope(r)s



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!

Jardin de Cactus


Cesar Manrique was well known for his projects based around the natural form and history of Lanzarote, and the Jardin de Cactus is his monument to this range of plants that thrive so well in their natural state on the island.

Other Articles About Lanzarote

In addition to publishing content to the All Things Lanzarote website, we also occasionally have articles published on other sites, which may be of interest. Some recent articles are available below.

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