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Reaching for the stars

The Fariones Hotel in Puerto del Carmen is the birthplace of tourism on Lanzarote, and one of the most important buildings on the island. Now, as the iconic hotel prepares to relaunch itself as a Five Star establishment, we took a closer look…

Testing, Testing…

The Spanish driving test remains one of the toughest in Europe, but the internet has made things a lot easier. First published in Gazette Life, July 1st 2020. To learn to drive in Spain, you first need to be over 18 years old.…

Nine contacts test negative

Coronavirus cases on Lanzarote appear to have been successfully contained after nine contacts traced to the British tourist who tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday have resulted negative. The case was discovered when the tourist…

Food for Thought

Jilly Simmons' vegan/vegetarian recipe book "Food for Thought", written to raise funds for SARA, has over 150 recipes, a wipe-clean cover, is still on sale. First published in Gazette Life, July 1st 2020. The book can be bought…

Bouncing Back: Liken Restaurant!

Liken Restaurante, at Playa Blanca's Marina Rubicon, offers the perfect evening out, with spectacular dishes served in one of the island's sleekest, most luxurious locations. Dailos Perdomo is one of Lanzarote's most exciting and talented…

Dealing with flu season

Flu is not as deadly as Covid-19, but this winter’s flu season will still provide challenges for Canarian health professionals, adding pressure on health services and increasing risks of transmission. Everyone who lives on the Canaries…

Bouncing back: Macassar!

If you've already discovered Macassar, you'll be delighted at the news that it's reopened. If not, then now's the time to head up to C/Nestor de la Torre 30,  and discover one of the most eclectic and perfectly selected collections…

Torres says “the worst is over”

Canarian President Ángel Victor Torres yesterday claimed that “the worst is over” in the fight against coronavirus, and said that, as the Canaries could not afford a second lockdown, the islands must learn to coexist with the coronavirus.  Speaking…

No extension of mask-wearing laws

Compulsory wearing of masks in the Canaries will not be extended, the Canarian Government confirmed yesterday, although existing rules will be enforced more strictly. The current rules make masks obligatory in any situations, indoors…