Entries by Shay

Teguise installing fibre optics

The Teguise Ayuntamiento continues to expand its network of fibre internet in the municipality providing high-speed internet for all residents.

Buried treasure

Playa Mujeres is the largest of the spectacular chain of beaches known as Papagayo, on the southern tip of Lanzarote. And just behind the beach is where one of the most important archeological discoveries of recent years was made last year

Hawk Patrol

Lanzarote’s César Manrique Airport is one of the island’s most important employers, with hundreds of staff visible at any given time. But there are ten workers who passengers rarely get to see – one man, eight falcons and an eagle who keep the airport grounds safer for passengers every single day.

The Toughest Challenge

Johan Wagenaar and Ilse Verlaan from Bike Sensations both took part in Lanzarote’s Ironman earlier this year. For Johan, who has completed seven Ironman races, four of them on Lanzarote, it was nothing new; but for Ilse, it was her first time. We chatted to them about the experience.

Craftsmanship in a bottle

This month, Lanzarote will begin its wine harvest – the earliest to take place anywhere in Europe. Grapes will be picked from more than a thousand plots located all over the island: in back gardens, in the craters of volcanos, in the bizarre landscape of La Geria and in the malpais (badlands) of the north.

Lanzarote Wine Guide

Look north from the La Geria bodega to the horizon and you’ll see an unending sea of volcanic ash and gravel, dotted with the horse-shoe shaped walls that are the hallmark of this landscape and stretching towards the mystical volcanoes in the distance.

The perfect match

Maridaje (marriage) is a much more evocative term for combining wine with food than the English word “pairing”. And on an island where wine is a way of life, it’s also taken seriously. It’s not a science, however, and the rules are more like suggestions. The important thing is that you make your own connections.

A holiday in a glass

Lanzarote does at least two things brilliantly: tourism and wine, and recently the two have been coming together like never before. Wine is now joining sun, sand and sea as one of the reasons to visit this amazing little island.