Entries by Gazette Life

Ambassador’s Visit

British Ambassador Hugh Elliot rounded off his first Canarian visit since being appointed last August with a trip to Lanzarote, where he hosted a talk and Q&A session on Brexit at the Fondeadero Centre in Puerto del Carmen. Accompanied by Consul Charmaine Arbouin, Vice-Consul Jackie Stevenson, and Lanzarote’s Honorary Consul Sue Thain, the Ambassador confirmed […]

Lanzarote Vogue Photoshoot

Vogue España come to Lanzarote for a front cover photoshoot, for their February Edition. Photos and videos by: Vogue España The models featured include: Marina Pérez, Inés Sastre, África Peñalver and Miriam Sánchez. One noteworthy model is Inés Sastre, one of Spain’s most famous veteran supermodels, she is stood with Miriam and Africa; two of […]

October 2017: Where’s the buzz?

Beekeeping is a relatively new tradition on Lanzarote, and one that has been developed by foreigners as well as locals. We spoke to Betty Bonanni, one of the founders of Apicultura Lanzarote, a company which produces organic honey and manages hives on the island. “You can sit and watch them for hours” says Betty Bonanni […]

March 2016: Underwater Spectacle

Jason de Caires Taylor’s spectacular Museo del Atlántico project in Playa Blanca has received worldwide coverage after being installed in February. We spoke to him about one of the biggest art events of the year. Jason Taylor’s studio overlooks the Marina Rubicón in Playa Blanca, and it’s in these surroundings that he and five assistants […]

September 2017: Wine Fiesta

The Fiesta at La Geria one of Lanzarote’s most charming celebrations, and a link to a past that has made the island prosperous in the present. Shaun Addison spent a morning among the volcanoes, meeting camels and the Bodega’s chief wine expert. “There were at least four villages here” says Alejandro Besay, casting his hand […]

April 2016: Local History

The Castillo de San Gabriel in Arrecife is one of Lanzarote’s oldest fortresses, and is currently home to the Arrecife History Museum. But few of the thousands of tourists who walk along the stone bridge to the offshore island know that they are visiting the final resting place of two Englishmen who were buried there […]

Death off the Coast

A new born baby has died during the passage to Lanzarote. On the 8th of January, a patera arrived on the coast of Lanzarote; upon arrival, emergency services attended to the new born. Unfortunately the baby, which had been born during the travel, had passed away. There were 43 occupants aboard the patera in total. […]

Strong Population

Setting a new record, Lanzarote has broken it’s population record of 150,000. For the first time in the island’s history, Lanzarote has surpassed last year’s population record of 150,000 inhabitants. Last year had seen the population increase by 2.1%, bringing the total to 152,000. It’s a notable achievement, as the previous decade had seen the […]

SARA Dog of the Month

CADO, a beautiful Podenco found abandoned and wandering in Mácher, born in September 2015, arrived in SARA this September. He was so bewildered and frightened, poor boy, he must have had a very sad life. However, he so wanted to learn to trust and find out what it was like to be loved. Thanks to […]

Las Palmeras Golf Night

On Saturday 14th December, the members of the Las Palmeras Golf Society met at the Casa Cabaña restaurant in Puerto del Carmen for their annual Trophy Presentation Ceremony and Christmas dinner. The event was well attended and the delicious traditional dinner, combined with excellent local wines, contributed to a merry, festive atmosphere. Before dessert, a […]