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The number of holidaymakers visiting Lanzarote’s six Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism dropped by 7.57% last month, according to statistic just released by the Cabildo. A figure that suggests that overall visitor numbers for June 2012 could also be down too.
The Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism are the main visitor attractions on Lanzarote and their creation and development was initially overseen by the islands favourite son, the artist César Manrique. Admission figures provide a normally reliable gauge as to the health of Lanzarote’s all important tourist …
Lanzarote’s leading tourist information website has just enjoyed a major makeover – and has now been re-launched with a sleek and stylish new design.
Lanzarote Guidebook has been providing tourists with in depth island information since it was first launched back in 2004. Unlike many other guides to the island it has been created by long term residents with firsthand knowledge of Lanzarote, so ensuring that site visitors can benefit from up to date and comprehensive data.
The new look Lanzarote Guidebook is much easier for visitors to navigate too. So now …
A recent series of excavations in the area surrounding Orzola, in the north of Lanzarote, has uncovered the fossilized eggs of a bird related to the ostrich, which lived on the island between 5 and 6 million years ago during the Miocene period.
The discovery has led scientists from the Catalan Institute of Paleontology to speculate that possibly Lanzarote originated as part of the African continent, because by the Miocene period these birds had already lost the ability to fly, suggesting that the island then became separated from the land mass …
Thinking about investing in the Lanzarote Property market? Then it would be sensible to complete your purchase before the end of the year. As the Spanish government has announced a reduction in sales tax on new homes from 8% to 4%, in an attempt to help rebuild the country’s construction sector.
The Spanish government recently announced plans to cut sales tax on new homes from 8 to 4% in order to help reduce an estimated backlog of one million unsold residential properties. This excess stock has been created by a number …
The high winds experienced across Lanzarote on Sunday 31st July forced two flights to be cancelled. With gusts of up to 80 kilometres recorded, several flights were also rerouted and twenty-four suffered delays.
The two flights that were cancelled were destined for Dusseldorf in Germany and Madrid. Four flights were redirected to land at Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria, whilst the delays for both arrivals and departures at Lanzarote airport were an average of 57 minutes long.
The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) yesterday confirmed the Canary Islands saw the highest temperatures in June for the last forty years. Normally, average temperatures for the islands in June hover between 20 and 23.5º C.
However, in June 2011 the prolonged period of the heat wave that was experienced between the 21st and 24th of the month saw temperatures of 40ºC and above in both coastal and interior regions of the islands. With the maximum recorded at 41.6ºC in the south east of Gran Canaria on 22nd June. This has pushed …
The number of British tourists visiting Lanzarote rose by over 14% last month, according to the latest figures just released by ISTAC, the Canarian Institute of Statistics. As a total of 66,154 tourists from the UK touched down at Arrecife airport, up from 57,849 arrivals for the same month last year.
Arrivals from Lanzarote´s other key markets also showed positive growth, with passenger numbers from Germany rising by 19.4% and from Ireland by 6.5%. Whilst the islands fourth largest market, Holland, enjoyed 12.8% rise with a total of 4328 tourist arrivals.
The latest figures published by in a report by the Beer Sector in Spain reveals that consumption of the amber nectar has risen by 2.9% in the Canary Islands during 2010.
However, the Canaries are not the highest consumers of beer, as this award goes to Andalucia and southern Extramadura, where 7.5 million hectolitres (100 litres) were sold last year.
In contrast to this slight increase in consumption in the Canaries, the overall national level of beer drinking fell by 0.5% in comparison with figures for 2009, despite Spain winning the World Cup in 2010.
The report …
A spate of potato robberies from farmers fields located in and around the former island capital of Teguise and nearby Los Valles has attracted the attentions of the local police and the Guardia Civil. After an estimated 150 kilos of the tubers disappeared without trace.
The robberies have led to the creation of special task force under the direction of the Mayor of Teguise. As opportunist thieves have taken advantage of the peak period for harvesting spuds. With local farmers pressing the local authorities to create some form of patrol to …