Interviews

Félix Hernández: Sole Survivor

Félix Hernández's shop at C/Hermanos Zerolo 22 in Arrecife was an amazing step into the past. The sign outside simply said Zapatero Félix, but once you stepped inside, you stepped into the heritage of the island. The shop closed in 2022, however, we interviewed Félix in 2021 and he told us all about his trade.

Ready… Get Set… Go!

As the starting pistol fires for a brand-new year, many people will be resolving to tackle one of the endurance events on Lanzarote. But whether it's a 5K run or a triathlon, they'll need to get prepared. Who better to offer some tips than Lanzarote's Olympic triathlete Lionel Morales?

Three-Stripe Life

The incredible new Adidas Mega Store in the SOCO shopping centre in Puerto del Carmen may be just over a year old, but the man who runs it has been the company's biggest ambassador on the Canaries for decades. We spoke to Michael Bharwani about a business career defined by those three iconic stripes.

Up On The Wall

Murals are nothing new to Lanzarote. César Manrique created several large indoor and outdoor wall paintings, many of which can still be seen; but recent years have seen several larger scale artworks adorning public buildings in Arrecife.

Free-diving on Lanzarote

Free-diving is slowly becoming more and more popular on Lanzarote. We spoke to Francis Barbier-Martins to get a closer look at this mysterious and beautiful sport.

Swim Star Kennedy Denby

Earlier this summer, 17-year-old Kennedy Denby from Costa Teguise, became the fastest woman swimmer in Spain over 400 metres. It's an astonishing achievement for the “little mermaid” we first reported on seven years ago. But when we talked to her last month, we discovered that there's a lot more to Kennedy than just “the girl who swims fast”.

Ronn Ballantyne: Sharp Shooter

In the 1990s, Ronn Ballantyne was asked to take photos for the front covers of the early incarnations of the Gazette. Now recently retired, we spoke to him about a life behind the lens.

50 Years of Grupo Milano Lanzarote

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Milano Home Factory celebrated 50 years in business last month, an incredible achievement in today’s business world. We spoke to manager Juan Ramón Martín.

“Maintain and improve”

Teguise's new Mayor, Olivia Duque, has 12 years of experience as a councillor at Teguise Ayuntamiento. During her time as Culture Councillor, she oversaw initiatives such as the Pirate museum, the Noche Blanca and the Timple Museum.

Mas Wellness: Intense Relaxation

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Excited, newly-arrived holiday makers are sipping champagne as we pass through the opulent foyer of the Jameos Playa Hotel in Puerto del Carmen. Their stress is over, their holiday is just about to begin and just down the broad, curved staircase is a place where they'll be able to relax more than they could ever imagine.