The Piper Pilot

Stanislav Kaljban is a 47-year old flying instructor from Slovakia whose blog, The Piper Pilot, regularly shows the most spectacular aerial views of the Canary Islands, photographed from the vantage point of a Piper training aircraft.

“When we’re in power, you notice”

Local elections take place throughout Spain on 28th May, and will dictate how Lanzarote is governed for the next four years. Over the next months, we'll be talking to key figures from the three main parties on the island, starting with Jacobo Medina, the PP's candidate for Cabildo President.

Living from the sea

Victoriano Santana Cabrera, known to all the world as Torano, opened the first restaurant in El Golfo 41 years ago. We visited him to hear his story, and the story of his village.

Skater Boy

The surfers at La Santa and Famara aren't the only board riders on Lanzarote. The island also has a long-standing passion for skateboarding, with several skate parks dotted around the island. And one of the brightest hopes for Lanzarote skating is 11-year-old Kayden Hewson Cantoni, from Güime.

Playing with fire

The Missfits are three Lanzarote mums who want to bring the best of cabaret and burlesque to Lanzarote. We met up with them recently on the lovely seafront at Playa Honda.


Vinyl has never really gone away, and Lanzarote still has plenty of people who’d rather spin a disc than stream a file. We spoke to a few of the island's vinyl enthusiasts and asked each of them to choose a favourite record.

Catching the sun

The magnificent photograph on our front cover this month was taken by Lanzarote photographer Juan Méndez. We chatted to him about his passion.

House of Stars

La Casa de Las Estrellas lies in the arid, desert region to the north of Costa Teguise, overlooked by Montaña Tinaguache. It's a peaceful place, where hubara bustards’ nest and kestrels hover silently in the wind, and its name comes from the immense canopy of stars that cover the plain at night.

Passing the test

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When the news came in May that British residents would no longer be able to drive in Spain on a UK-issued licence, Gareth Hull went back to school.

Taking Lanzarote by storm – Jake Hanson

Our cover star this month will be well known to many people in the resorts. Jake Hanson arrived on Lanzarote with his saxophone and has hardly stopped playing since. We interviewed him: