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October 2017: Where’s the buzz?

Beekeeping is a relatively new tradition on Lanzarote, and one that has been developed by foreigners as well as locals. We spoke to Betty Bonanni, one of the founders of Apicultura Lanzarote, a company which produces organic honey and manages…

March 2016: Underwater Spectacle

Jason de Caires Taylor’s spectacular Museo del Atlántico project in Playa Blanca has received worldwide coverage after being installed in February. We spoke to him about one of the biggest art events of the year. Jason Taylor's studio…

September 2017: Wine Fiesta

The Fiesta at La Geria one of Lanzarote’s most charming celebrations, and a link to a past that has made the island prosperous in the present. Shaun Addison spent a morning among the volcanoes, meeting camels and the Bodega’s chief wine…

April 2016: Local History

The Castillo de San Gabriel in Arrecife is one of Lanzarote’s oldest fortresses, and is currently home to the Arrecife History Museum. But few of the thousands of tourists who walk along the stone bridge to the offshore island know that they…

February 2016: Arrecife Oscars

A Lanzarote lad will once again walk up the the red carpet to the Academy Awards ceremony on February 28th following Arrecife-born designer Paco Delgado’s second Oscar nomination in the Costume Design category. Paco Delgado is the…

February 2016: “Rosetta Stone”

An engraved stone discovered in Fuerteventura could be the key to deciphering the mysterious ancient carvings that are found on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. The stone, discovered at the Cuchillete de Buenavista, an important archeological…

March 2018: Talking Rubbish!

The Puntos Limpios (recycling centres) are a vital element of Lanzarote's waste management. We spoke to José Ramón Betancor Bonilla, manager of the Punto Limpio at Arrecife, about how the island deals with plastics and other waste. What…

February 2018: Antonio Carluccio

Antonio Carluccio OBE was a larger-than-life character who, over his 50-year career, inspired thousands of people with his no-fuss Italian cooking and passion for good food and wine. He sadly passed away on November 8th 2017. Antonio…

February 2018: Churchill’s Canaries

Recent films about Dunkirk and Churchill have brought the early days of World War II back into the public eye, but how many know that the Canary Islands was on the verge of a British invasion in 1941? In 1940, Hitler met with Franco's…

January 2018: Parking Problem

Every day, the approach roads to Arrecife airport are filled with parked cars, highlighting a problem that does not seem likely to go away any time soon. The vast majority of these cars belong to airport workers, who are forced to pay…