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Ryanair Fly Into Trouble with Forced Lanzarote Landing

The Irish budget airline Ryanair has come in for more criticism from the Spanish aviation authority AENA as a result of requesting a priority landing at Lanzarote airport last week.  The incident took place last Tuesday afternoon as the Ryanair flight FR2048 from Leeds Bradford was forced to abort a landing at Arrecife airport and [...]

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Lanzarote Gears Up For Los Dolores Fiesta 2012

If you’re visiting Lanzarote in mid September then you’ll be able to take in one of the largest and best attended festivals on the island, as the annual Fiesta de Nuestra Senora de los Dolores (or just plain Los Dolores for short) gets underway.     Over the years Los Dolores has evolved to become [...]

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Monarch Add New East Midlands Route To Lanzarote

One of the UK’s leading low cost airlines, Monarch, has just announced the creation of a new service to Lanzarote from East Midlands airport, with flights commencing from late October.  So once again increasing the range of choice available for independent travelers keen to book their own flights and accommodation on the island, whilst also [...]

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Finding the Best Places to Stay in Playa Blanca

The resort of Playa Blanca at the southern end of the island is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Lanzarote, second only to Puerto del Carmen. And it´s little wonder, as this modern seaside town offers great beaches, excellent year round weather and wonderful views across to Fuerteventura, the neighbouring Canary Island that [...]

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The Growth Of Tourism On Lanzarote

Like many other parts of Spain that today rely on tourism Lanzarote has undergone the most dramatic and rapid transformation since the advent of package holidays over the last 40 years. Resulting in a massive increase in population and a corresponding expansion in infrastructure. As even as recently as the 1970’s there was only one hotel [...]

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How To Beat The Heat On Lanzarote

The weather on Lanzarote is super hot at the moment, the thermometer is reaching the high 30’s, making it almost too intense to venture outdoors. All of which is thanks to the presence of a calima, which has helped to ramp the heat on the island way up above normal seasonal levels. Hot Saharan Dust [...]

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Secret Beaches & Volcanic Craters On Lanzarote

There are plenty of fascinating places on Lanzarote that don’t figure that highly in most tourist guides of the island, including picturesque pueblos, black sand beaches, underground cave systems and hidden valleys. So if you have already exhausted all of the more obvious sights to explore then read our guide to some of the more [...]

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Museum Pieces – Lanzarote´s Historic Castle Museums

Despite the fact that it is only a small island Lanzarote is home to a surprisingly large number of museums, which span all manner of subject matter from wine making through to the history of the Timple, a small string instrument much like a ukulele which is a common feature in island folklore recitals. Two [...]

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Days Out, Adventures & Excursions on Lanzarote

There are lots of different ways in which tourists can explore Lanzarote – utilising a number of different methods of transportation too.  And whilst all of our villas are very well appointed and offer lots of facilities and amenities to keep you entertained we always recommend to guests that they spend at least a day [...]

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Exploring LagOmar – Omar Sharif’s Former Home on Lanzarote

LagOmar (or Omar´s Lake) is undoubtedly one of the most high impact properties on Lanzarote. And little wonder, as this 1001 Arabian nights themed extravaganza was formerly owned by the Hollywood legend Omar Sharif (hence it´s name), the star of numerous screen blockbusters such as Doctor Zhivago, Funny Girl and Lawrence of Arabia.     [...]

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