Entries by Gazette Life

12,000 Disembark on Arrecife

Between the 15th and the 17th of this month, Arrecife will have over 12,000 cruise passengers arrive at the port. This weekend, Arrecife is going to get a whole lot busier than usual. A total of six large cruises will be docking at the port, some of which include the Seven Seas Explorer. The most […]

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Lanzarote Christmas Gifts

The build up to Christmas can be daunting. Deciding what presents to get is half the equation, but finding the right present is a massive task. Here on Lanzarote, there are many local craftsman and artisan stalls, so why not have a wander and you might just discover the present. Lanzarote has plenty of local […]

Chocolate a la Taza

The Spanish take on traditional hot chocolate, Chocolate a la Taza is a thick droopy melted chocolate mixture. Usually most popular in Easter, where they would serve it with panquemado, a type of sweetbread that is made during that time of year. Ingredients: – 200g chocolate– 500ml milk Firstly, break the chocolate into small pieces. […]

Castillo de Santa Bárbara Restoration

After evaluating the tender proposals, Sustratal S.L. have been chosen as the company to restore the castle. Sustratal S.L. ended up being the best proposal, with an offer of €761,031.71, with an estimate of 11 months until completion; the works will start before the end of the year. Oswaldo Betancort, the Mayor of Teguise, has […]

Bike Lane Extension

The Yaiza Council have launched a tender for the construction of bike lanes, pavement extension and streetlights around the mill roundabout; with a budget of €142,000 to spend. The bike lane construction involves extending the section that has already been built between the industrial area and the roundabout. This budget is also to go towards […]

Lanzarote Coastal Warning

This week, there will be a yellow warning for all coastal regions of Lanzarote. According to AEMET, Lanzarote could experience waves of up to 5 metres high on Friday and Saturday. They have issued a yellow warning for all coastal areas of Lanzarote. Friday’s warming will be activated at noon and will remain active until […]

Spanish Polvorón

A Polvorón is the Spanish equivalent of the classic shortbread. Soft, crumbly and dense, with almonds being the main ingredient. Mainly produced in Andalusia, polvorónes are popular holiday treats in Spain; they were made from September to January but are now available all year round. Ingredients: – 500g plain flour– 235g pork lard– 100g icing sugar– 1 tbsp brandy– […]

Turrón de Jijona

Made in Alicante for centuries, Turrón de Jijona has become one of the most popular Christmas desserts in Spain. This almond nougat treat is perfect with a cup of coffee or tea, especially when the cold starts drawing in on cool winter nights. Ingredients: 500g whole blanched almonds70g honey100g powdered sugar Firstly, toast the almonds in the oven […]

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When do the decoration go up?

It’s the age-old debate. When do the decorations go up? Everyone has their own opinion, some start in November, some start on December 1st and some don’t put them up until the day before Christmas! But who’s right? The famed Christmas Tree tradition started in Germany in the 16th century, when German Lutherans placed a […]

Spanish Christmas Traditions

Compared to the traditions that we follow in the UK, the Spanish do it a little bit different! From giant nativity scenes to the national lottery. Here are a few Spanish Christmas traditions that you should know about! This is probably one of the biggest nativity scenes you’ll ever see. They come complete with many […]