News

El Gecko Veggie – helping the community

A MUST-VISIT! The new vegan & vegetarian diner in Playa Honda offers menu items for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free diets, and those who are celiac. They also have special CHARITY menu items where a percentage of the price goes directly to the SARA and Esperanza y Vida charity.

Stay warm – come to the Canaries!

The President of the German Union of Independent Travel Agents (VUSR), Marija Linnhof, has proposed a government subsidy of €500 for retired Germans so that they can save heating costs in the coming autumn and winter by holidaying in hotter locations such as the Canaries.

Brits allowed to enter Spain with negative test result in “a matter of days”

It seems highly probable that Spain will shortly permit visitors from non-EU countries, including the UK, to enter with just a negative test result. This means that a certificate of vaccination or recovery will no longer be necessary for British visitors over the age of 16 (under 16s can currently enter with a negative test).

Yaiza school renovations

Today the Yaiza Ayuntamiento have put out to tender a project which will see four schools in Yaiza receive new windows and doors, replacing the old ones which have deteriorated in recent years.

Average tourist spend increases

In a recent report released by the Lanzarote Data Centre, the average daily expenditure per tourist increased to 151 euros in the first quarter of 2022.

The next set of streets to be paved in Puerto del Carmen

The Tias Ayuntamiento are still improving the neglected streets in the municipality. This week, starting on two new streets.

Volcano protection

Lanzarote's Cabildo is launching a project to protect and restore the volcanic landscape in Lanzarote's Volcanoes National Park area.

Fishermen caught with banned equipment

A fishing vessel was caught with 163kg of fish after using nets allowed for deeper depths (only in specific cases) along the Lanzarote coast.

Rubbish bin fire in Arrecife

Another set of bins in Arrecife had been set on fire again last night, however, this time the flames had caught the adjacent building, electrical cables, and several nearby vehicles.

Two injured in motorbike collision

Two motorists were injured after their motorbikes had collided into one another in Tías this morning.