A helping hand

The Fundación Canaria Flora Acoge, located in the heart of Valterra in Arrecife, is one of the island's most important charities for the homeless and needy. we spoke to Montserrat González, director of the foundation.

A calm head in a crisis

Fleur Willson, the recently-appointed Consular Regional Director for Europe South made her first visit to the Canaries last month. We took afternoon tea with Fleur and the consular team last month.

Yaiza Plans

Yaiza Mayor Óscar Noda updates us on developments in the south of the island.

Your Views, Please

The recent opening of the beautifully-adapted Mirador de Haría has been one of the highlights of 2021. If you’ve already visited it, you’re sure to have been impressed by the large picture windows and the glass platforms that jut out into the valley.

Lauren Osadci

In a new series we’ll be talking to gardeners on Lanzarote, finding out how they deal with the unique conditions on this island and sharing some favourite tips and favourite plants.

The Mosaic Man

This month’s story comes from Jim Cane, a tiler by trade who moved to Lanzarote seven years ago after meeting his future girlfriend, Roni. Jim recently tried his hand at mosaic art with the left-over tiles from previous jobs.

Bella Avery

Our cover star this month is 10-year old Bella Avery. Photographer Sabrina Suppers borrowed a wicker peacock chair from Kate Harvey, arranged the loan of a beautiful white dress from designer Oswaldo Machín in San Bartolomé and headed up to the dunes of Famara, with Bella chattering and whistling all the way. The location and the light were perfect, and once the evening sun caught Bella’s gorgeous red hair, we knew we had a winner...

Lanzarote’s Heartbeat

Lanzarote is in constant motion, a volcanic island that is shifting and trembling all the time. These movements are constantly measured and monitored by specialists here and around the world. We visited the source of this information, the Lanzarote…

Oscars’ Musical Legacy

This month’s story comes from Martin McCormack, a musician who immortalised a Lanzarote bar in the form of an electric guitar.

The son of the sea

On days when small waves roll into Lanzarote's beaches, it's common to see tourists trying a bit of bodysurfing. But surely no one would consider doing it on notorious, awe-inspiring waves such as El Quemao at La Santa. No one, that is, apart from expert bodysurfer Ahmed Erraji – also known as El Hijo del Mar (Son of the Sea).