Interviews

Face to Face: Mayor of Yaiza

However, it’s also a place that, in recent years, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. ExMayor José Francisco Reyes is currently serving a five-year prison sentence for corruption, while the last mayor, Gladys Acuña, was…

Human Factor: Lourdes Curbelo

Soo is one of Lanzarote’s most unique and traditional villages. Perched on the edge of the sandy desert region known as El Jable, it’s still a place where some of the best, freshest agricultural produce on Lanzarote can be found. On…

Spotlight on: Colleen Meje

Colleen Meje entertains hundreds of holiday makers every week with her fantastic cocktail shows at luxury hotels such as Lani’s Suites de Luxe, Lava Beach and La Isla y El Mar Hotel Boutique, to name but a few. Julie Helliwell met the talented…

Spotlight on: Collie Farrel

How long have you been a musician on Lanzarote?I’ve lived and worked here for 14 years. Initially I came over for 6 months because I was offered work in a big bar. I went back to Ireland, then returned with my fiancé for 6 months,…

Face to Face: Mayor of Tias

As a result, a new team will confront the next four years in Tías – the municipality that is Lanzarote’s economic motor and its tourism flagship. How does it feel to return to the Mayor’s office in Tías eight years on?In all…

This Island's a Stage

The year of César Manrique’s centenary offers the perfect opportunity to launch a festival of performing arts. Manrique himself was a multi-talented artist who worked in all sorts of areas, and a man who loved music and carnival. His…

The Mountain is her Throne

Morning mists and clouds creep over the top of the cliffs of Famara like white smoke, billowing over rocky outcrops towards a solitary white temple surrounded by a low wall and guarded by several Canarian palm trees. This church, La…

Face to Face: Mayor of Arrecife

Congratulations, alcaldesa. Many people were surprised when the pact between the Socialists and your party, the PP, was announced following the elections, given the eternal rivalry between these national parties. Is it such a strange…

The Visionary

Fernando Higueras was the visionary architectural genius who designed the first five star hotel on Lanzarote – the Meliá Salinas – and helped César Manrique to transform Lanzarote. An inspiring book includes some of his most amazing ideas…

The Human Factor

“Humans of Lanzarote” is a brand new multimedia project launched recently by the Lanzarote Tourist Board which brings unforgettable glimpses of some of the island’s most notable local faces. “Have you ever stopped to listen to the…