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Latest news

Lanzarote ‘best sun and beach destination´ for tenth consecutive year

Lanzarote, Best sun destination, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
Lanzarote was awarded the accolade of 'Best sun and beach destination' at the Holiday World tourism fair in Ireland. Photo: Cabildo de Lanzarote

30/01/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - Lanzarote has been chosen as the ‘best sun and beach destination´ by the Irish Trade Industry for the tenth year in a row. Other finalists in the ´Best Winter Sun Destination´ category were Florida, Dubai, Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

The award was presented at the Holida...


 
Latest news

Canary Island passengers affected by Spanair closure

Lanzarote, Spanair, defunct airline, 37°, 37degrees, Island news
3000 passengers from the Canary Islands were left looking for alternative travel arrangements after Spanair airlines ceased all its operations on Friday night due to a lack of funding. Photo: Wikipedia

30/01/2012 Spain/Canary Islands (KMC) - It is estimated that around 3000 people travelling from the Canary Islands were affected by the closure of Spanair over the weekend. Passengers were forced to fly with other airlines including Air Europa, Vueling and Iberia. Spanair had eleven scheduled flight...


 
Latest news

Costa Teguise beaches get accessibility award

Lanzarote, Playa de las Cucharas, 37°, 37degrees, Island news
The Playa de las Cucharas beach (pictured above) in Costa Teguise is one of the three beaches to recieve an award for 'universial accessibility'. Photo: Wikipedia/Vishal

18/01/2012 Costa Teguise/Lanzarote/Canary Islands (KMC) - Playa de las Cucharas, Playa Bastian and Playa los Charcos in Costa Teguise are the first beaches in the Canary Islands to be awarded certificates approving their ‘universal accessibility’.

The factors taken into consideration for the award ...


 
Latest news

Spain provides cheapest holiday in Europe

Lanzarote, Costa del Sol, Post office Travel Money, 37°, 37 degrees
The Costa del Sol (pictured above) where eight standard holiday items can cost as little as £38, according to a survey by The Post Office Travel Money. Photo: Wikipedia/Erixon.

17/01/2012 Spain (KMC) - New results from a survey by Post Office Travel Money have revealed that Spain is now the cheapest place to holiday in Europe.

The research was unique as it was based on the cost of holiday staples that most holiday-makers will purchase during their time away. The survey in...


 
Latest news

Death of Manuel Fraga Iribarne

Lanzarote, Manuel Fraga Iirbarne, death, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
Manuel Fraga Iribarne, the man who founded Spain’s ruling conservative party, died yesterday. Photo: Wikipedia/FDV.

16/01/2012 Spain (KMC) - Manuel Fraga Iribarne, the man who founded Spain’s ruling conservative party, died yesterday aged 89 at his home in Madrid. Fraga had been ill for some time and suffered from respiratory problems.
His death marks the end of the Franco era, as he was the last surviving m...


 
Latest news

Plane to Canaries turns back after violence on-board

Lanzarote, Thomas Cook, violence onboard, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
The Thomas Cook plane was forced to turn back only 50 minutes into the four hour flight. Photo: Wikipedia/Arpingstone.

16/01/2012 Fuerteventura/ Manchester (KMC) - A plane en route from Manchester to the Canary Island of Fuerteventura had to turn back on Saturday afternoon due to a violent incident on-board.

According to the Manchester evening standard, a man had to be pinned down by five people after swinging punc...


 
Latest news

Family from Lanzarote on Costa Concordia

Lanzarote, Costa Concordia, crash, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
The Costa Concordia crashed into rocks off the Italian island of Giglio on Friday night. Photo: Wikipedia/Rvongher

16/01/2012 Lanzarote/ Italy (KMC) - A family from Lanzarote were on the ill-fated italian cruise-liner the ‘Costa Concordia’ which crashed into rocks off the coast of Tuscany on Friday night.

Teresa Curbelo, and her husband and eight-year-old son were on the ship. All are safe and believed to be al...


 
Local new

The perfect platform for competitive surf success

Lanzarote, Dennis Smith, surfing, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
Sydney-born Dennis is on a mission to develop Lanzarote´s surfers to compete at the very top level.

16/01/2012 - Over 40 years of surfing know-how and experience, as well as the very best related skills gained elsewhere, render Dennis W. Smith ideal to judge the potential Lanzarote has to develop great surfers. The Australian, also a key figure in his time at the top level of the sport of squash, ...


 
Local new

Timanfaya: Lanzarote’s vital cornerstone

Lanzarote, Timanfaya, Volcanoes, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
The 'Fire Mountains´ or 'Las Montañas del Fuego' of Timanfaya.

 

16/01/2012 - Lanzarote has plenty of tourist attractions to keep the keen visitor occupied but Timanfaya National Park, or Parque Nacional de Timanfaya, is arguably the most essential of all the sites to see when you consider its history and significance.

 

Perhaps the most distinguishing feature...


 
Latest news

Canary Island opposition to budget approval

Lanzarote, Mariano Rajoy, Spanish PM, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will pass new austerity measures in March which will give central government more control over regional budgets. Photo: Wikipedia/European Peoples Party.

12/01/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (KMC) - Authorities in the Canary Islands are strongly opposed to new austerity measures which mean that regional spending will need to be approved by central government.

Spanish Prime Minister Manuel Rajoy will pass a law in March making it mandatory for regional bu...


 
Local new

Kenneth Gasque: The driving force of Lanzarote's sport

Lanzarote kenneth gasque, club la santa, sport hotel, 37° 37degrees, island magazine
Kenneth Gasque (Pictured): The man who brought Ironman to Lanzarote and a key figure in the club La Santa sporting complex.

12/01/2012 - The name of Kenneth Gasque is instantly recognisable when it comes to sporting activities in Lanzarote. Kenneth is the Danish man who brought the famous Ironman triathlon to the island and he has been a key figure at Club La Santa, Lanzarote´s unique sports and holiday resort, since its...


 
Local new

The Ironman labour of love:
Mike and Julie Cliff-Jones

Lanzarote, Julie and Mike Cliff-Jones, Wine Run sporting event, 37° 37degrees, Island magazine
Julie and Mike Cliff-Jones at the Lanzarote Wine Run.

12/01/2012 - When one hears of Ironman, monumentous creatures braving blistering winds, scorching deserts and swimming across the raw choppy Atlantic waters jumps to mind. Or one thinks of Robert Downey Jr. in the Ironman movie battling it out against Mickey Rourke. Either way,

the scenarios are t...


 
Local new

Charming presents:
Amusing mice and fairytale games

Lanzarote, Brigit Groth, mouse-cups, 37° 37degrees, Island magazine
Every person on the island knows of Brigit Groth's "mouse-cups" and noone can resist their funny charm.

12/01/2012 - Inspired by Lanzarote! There are some unusual artists, craftsmen and women living on our island. Among them is Birgit Groth, who is popularly known for her fun "mouse cups". Her latest idea: ceramic tiles, hand-painted with designs from a fantasy world of dreams, or turned into board ga...


 
Local new

A Lanzarotian herb garden

Lanzarote, Lemongrass, 37° 37degrees, Island magazine
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus).

12/01/2012 - No self-respecting cook can survive without fresh herbs. Just a few square yards in the garden or a couple of decorative plants on the patio are all you need, and with a bit of thought and planning you can have fresh supplies in the kitchen all year round.

 

 


 
Latest news

Tourism rises in Spain for second year

Playa Sardinero, Santander,Spain, tourism, 37°, 37degrees.
Above: Playa Sardinero in Santander, Spain. One of Spain's main attractions for tourists is the hot climate and beautiful sandy beaches. Photo: Wikipedia/Lopez

11/01/2012 Spain (KMC) - Provisional figures released yesterday by the Spanish government revealed that the number of foreign visitors to Spain has risen for a second consecutive year.

Tourism minister Jose Manuel Soria told a news conference how 56.9 million foreign tourists visited the country la...


 
Latest news

Indignados: refusing to back down

Lanzarote, Puerta del Sol, Madrid, indignados, 37° 37degrees, Island magazine
The Puerta del Sol square in Madrid was a focal point and the place where the indignados chose to position themselves during the protests in May. Photo: Wikipedia

10/01/2012 - Spain´s economic crisis and high unemployment level have instigated the formation and subsequent rise of the ´indignados´, a protest movement who have marched to Madrid in demonstration from places all over the country, inspiring similar groups across Europe.

 

 


 
Latest news

Spain becomes ‘Anti-Download´

Ángeles González-Sinde, Sinde Law, 37°, 37 degrees, Island news
The 'Sinde Law' which targets illegal downloading and piracy websites is named after former Spanish Cultural Minister Ángeles González-Sinde (Pictured).

10/01/2012 Spain/US (KMC) - Spain will toughen up on illegal downloading from March after passing the ´Anti-Downloading Act´ at the end of 2011.

The new government led by Manuel Rajoy, approved the ‘Sinde law’ which will give them the power to shut down sites which promote illegal downloading. The ...


 
Local new

Unravelling Lanzarote's traditional costume thread

Lanzarote, traditional clothing, folklore, 37° 37degrees, Island magazine
A Lanzarotian folklore ensemble performs in traditional clothing.

10/01/2012 - Anyone who has been to a fiesta on Lanzarote and watched all the different traditional dancers proudly circling in their marvellous costumes will, like us, have wondered about the origins of these costumes and what the true, traditional Lanzarotian attire really looks like. Just as Lanz...


 
Latest news

Spain and Jet2 top 'Which?' list

Jet2 best airline, Spain best destination,Lanzarote37degrees
Jet2 has been awarded a double accolade by consumer magazine 'Which?' including being voted the best airline to fly with to the Canaries. Photo: Wikipedia/54north

09/01/2012 Canary Islands/Spain (KMC) - The results are in from the Which? magazine consumer survey and both Spain and Jet2 airlines have topped the list.

Spain was voted the most popular destination for UK holiday makers while Jet2 was voted the most popular airline to fly there with.

Jet2...


 
Latest news

Highest water temperature at El Hierro

El Hierro, Highest water temperature, Lanzarote37degrees
The surface water at the eruption of the underwater Volcano at El Hierro reached its highest temperature yesterday. Photo: Wikipedia/ Spot Cnes

09/12/2012 El Hierro/Canary Islands (KMC) - The surface water at the eruption of the underwater Volcano at El Hierro reached its highest temperature yesterday. The temperature of the water is now 4.9 degrees higher than it was before the eruption began in October 2011. This was recorded yesterday by...


 
Latest news

Spanish unemployment reaches 22.9%

Spanish unemployment rises, Lanzarote37degrees
Above: A Spanish job centre. Newly released figures have revealed that nearly one in four Spaniards are now unemployed. Photo: Wikipedia/Miguillen

09/01/2012 Spain (KMC) - New figures released from Eurostat have revealed that nearly one in four Spaniards are now unemployed. The unemployment rate has risen from 21.5% to 22.9%, meaning that Spanish citizens now count for at least one in five of Europeans without jobs.

The social security system...


 
Latest news

Zapatero´s Socialists planned to rubbish EU fishing reforms

Leaked documents, EU fishing ban, Zapatero Lanzarote37degrees
The proposed EU ban would stop fishermen throwing away more than two-thirds of live edible fish that they catch while at sea. Photo: Wikipedia/Apoc2400

05/01/2012 Spain/Europe (KMC) - A leaked document shown to The Guardian Newspaper reveals how Spain´s former Socialist government planned to oppose the EU ban on discarding edible fish at sea.

The new conservative government led by Manuel Rajoy is now under increasing pressure to agree and implemen...


 
Latest news

OFT tackles foreign currency confusion

Confusion over foreign currency fees Lanzarote37degrees
Confusion over foreign exchange rates and charges often results in travellers and holidaymakers losing money. Photo: Wikipedia/Guerra

05/01/2012 UK/Europe (KMC) - For those travelling abroad, buying and using foreign currency is often both expensive and confusing.

A study conducted by the post office found that 1.5 million British travellers buy their foreign currency at the last minute in airports and train stations and lose app...


 
Latest news

Excessive online card fees to be axed

Excessive online fees to be axed, Lanzarote37degrees
Airline companies such as Flybe are among the worst offenders of excessive online surcharges. Photo: Wikipedia/Arpingstone

05/01/2012 UK/Europe (KMC) - The British government has decided to axe the excessive card fees consumers’ face when purchasing items online by 2013. It is hoped the move will provide some relief for millions of cash-strapped travellers and online shoppers.

High fees or ‘surcharges’ are imposed on c...


 
Latest news

New rules for pets entering the UK

Lanzarote, quarantine changes, Jan1st 2012, 37° 37degrees, Island magazine
From January 1st 2012, pets from European Union and unlisted third countries will not need to be quarantined as long as they meet the pre-entry requirements. Picture: ©Lanzarote37°

30/12/2012 United Kingdom/Canary Islands (CB) – New regulations for pets being brought into the United Kingdom from abroad mean that they will no longer require a six-month quarantine period. From January 1st 2012, pets from European Union and unlisted third countries will not need to be quarantined...


 
Latest news

Rajoy to outline economic reforms

Rajoy, economic, reforms, parliament, Lanzarote37degrees
Spain’s new Prime Minister in-waiting Mariano Rajoy will address the Spanish Parliament today outlining his first economic reforms. Photo: European People's Party

19/12/2011 Spain (KMC) -Spain’s new Prime Minister in-waiting Mariano Rajoy will address the Spanish Parliament today outlining his first economic reforms and cost-cutting measures.

This will be the first speech to parliament by the leader of the People’s Party (PP) in his four-year-term. The PP co...


 
Latest news

Prisa and AOL announce launch of EL Huffington Post


Arianna Huffington (Pictured) President and Editor-In-Chief of The Huffington Post made the announcement along with Juan Luis Cebrián, President of El Pais and CEO of Prisa. Photo: Wikipedia/Shankbone

13/12/2011 Spain (KMC) - Spain’s biggest media group in terms of sales, Prisa, is set to join forces with AOL to launch a Spanish version of The Huffington Post.

Prisa’s flagship newspaper El Pais, currently the best-selling newspaper in the country, will join AOL inc. and launch El Huffington Post...


 
Latest news

Six people bitten by shark

Angel shark bite, Lanzarote37degrees
Six people including two German women have been bitten by an angel shark at the Las Cucharas beach in Costa Teguise. Photo: Wikipedia/Guillaume

05/12/2011 Lanzarote (KMC) - Six people including two German women have been bitten by an angel shark at the Las Cucharas beach in Costa Teguise.

The attacks all occurred within the last three weeks. The two women Hildegard Röhr and Marianne Hoer were both bitten on the leg, one on the calf after s...


 
Latest news

Electric cars for Lanzarote?

Electric cars, Lanzarote, Lanzarote37degrees
Lanzarote could become the new testing ground for around 250 electric cars. Photo: Wikipedia/Mariordo

02/12/2011 Lanzarote (KMC) - Lanzarote could become the new testing ground for around 250 electric cars according to an expert from the Technological Institute of Car Safety (FITSA). Sr Donia Razizi made the announcement at the first fair for Electric Cars held at the Gran Hotel in Arrecife o...


 
Latest news

Exhuming Franco´s remains

Franco, exhumed, PP; Mariano Rajoy, Lanzarote37degrees
The Spanish government has announced that it wants to exhume Francisco Franco´s remains and give them to his surviving family members. Photo: Wikipedia

30/11/2011 Madrid (JF) - The Spanish government has announced that it wants to exhume Francisco Franco´s remains and give them to his surviving family members. The decision was reached by committee members who have been working on the Valley of the Fallen (Valle de los Caídos) since May. The initiat...


 
Latest news

Large Public Sector Strike hits UK

Public Sector Strikes, UK, Lanzarote37degrees
More than 2 million public sector workers across the UK are staging a national strike today over cuts to public sector pensions. Photo: Wikipedia

30/11/2011 United Kingdom (KMC) - More than 2 million public sector workers across the UK are staging a national strike today over cuts to public sector pensions.

The strike by more than 30 unions is affecting all regions of the UK leading to the closure of most state schools, cancellation o...


 
Latest news

Swimming rocks around El Hierro

El Hierro, earthquake, rocks, Lanzarote37degrees
Recent eruptions around El Hierro are producing swimming rocks in the water at the south of the island. Photo: Wikipedia/Spot Cnes.

28/11/2011 El Hierro (JF) – Recent eruptions around El Hierro are producing swimming rocks in the water at the south of the island. The rocks which are formed by the volcanic activity taking place are floating on top of the water due to the volcanic gases being released. 15 earthquakes measuring bet...


 
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Level of emigrants rising in Spain

Immigration, Spain, Lanzarote37degrees
Recent statistics have shown that more people are emigrating from Spain than immigrating into Spain. Photo: Wikipedia/Emilio Gómez Fernández & Javi C. S.

28/11/2011 Madrid (JF) – Recent statistics have shown that over 130,850 more people are emigrating from Spain than the predicted 450,000 to immigrate to Spain. 560,850 people have emigrated from Spain this year which is 130,850 more than the amount of people coming into the country. In 2007 nearly a...


 
Latest news

New £50 note in circulation

England, £50 note, November, Bank of England, Lanzarote37degrees
A new English £50 note which was launched on the 2nd of November is in circulation and will eventually replace the £50 old note. Photo: Press officer of the British Consulate.

25/11/2011 England (JF) – A new English £50 note which was launched on the 2nd of November is in circulation and will eventually replace the old £50 note which had Sir John Houblon on the front. The Bank of England will eventually recall all notes sporting Sir John Houblon. This will be a...


 
Latest news

Power Balance to payout 42 million euro compensation

Power Balance sued by consumers, Lanzarote37degrees
The company Power Balance, famous for its bracelets, has been forced to pay out 42 million euros after it was sued by a group of U.S consumers.

24/11/2011 Spain/America/Australia (KMC) -

The company Power Balance, famous for its bracelets, has been forced to pay out 42 million euros after it was sued by a group of U.S consumers over its misleading advertising. The website TMZ is now reporting that Power Balance has filed for bankruptcy...


 
Latest news

Naked woman rescued in stairwell

British tourist, Adeje, Tenerife, Lanzarote37degrees
A naked British tourist was rescued in Tenerife after getting caught in the stair railings in the early hours of Saturday morning. Photo: Wikipedia/Grombo.

22/11/2011 Tenerife (JF) – A naked British tourist was rescued in Tenerife after getting caught in the stair railings in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 49 year-old woman who was staying in an apartment block in Adeje had to be cut out of the stairwell railings after an intimate moment with...


 
Latest news

Banco de Valencia seeks bail-out

Banco de Valencia, bail-out, Lanzarote37degrees
Banco de Valencia has become the first retail bank to seek a bail-out from the state owned Bank of Spain. Photo: Wikipedia

22/11/2011 Spain (KMC) - Banco de Valencia has become the first retail bank to seek a bail-out from the state owned Bank of Spain, making it the latest victim in Spain’s property collapse.

Bank of Spain will contribute 1 billion euros to Banco de Valencia’s capital and will grant the troubled bank...


 
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Only half of Lanzarote turns out to vote

Voter turnout lower, Lanzarote37degrees
Only 53 per cent of Lanzarote's 82,262 voters cast their vote at Sunday's election. Photo: Wikipedia/Rama.

21/11/2011 Lanzarote/Spain (KMC) - Only 53 per cent of Lanzarote's 82,262 voters cast their vote at Sunday's election.

This follows a general pattern right across the Canary Islands and on mainland Spain. For the whole of the Canaries voter turnout was down four points to 45.95 per cent. In Spain t...


 
Latest news

PP win election by a landslide

Mariano Rajoy, Popular Party, PP, elections, Lanzarote37degrees
Mariano Rajoy, leader of the Popular Party, has won the elections by a landside. Photo: Wikipedia

21/11/2011 Spain (JF) – Mariano Rajoy, leader of the Popular Party (PP) has won the national elections by a landslide. The centre-right party defeated the Socialists, who had been in government for eight years, by 181-185. To win by a majority the party needed 176 votes. The results were announced l...


 
Latest news

Cameron meets with Merkel

Talks between Britain and Germany over Euro crisis, Lanzarote37degrees
David Cameron is to fly to Berlin today to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel amid rising tensions over how to handle the Eurozone crisis. Photo: Wikipedia/Armin Linnartz

18/11/2011 Berlin/Germany (KMC) - David Cameron is to fly to Berlin today to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel amid rising tensions over how to handle the Eurozone crisis.

 

Both leaders have different opinions on the direction of the European Union, with Merkel pushing for closer int...


 
Latest news

Spain likely to swing right on Sunday

PP Majority win predicted in Spanish elections, Lanzarote37degrees
The leader of Spain’s conservative Popular Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy, is set for a majority win this Sunday as Spanish voters go to the polls. Photo: Lanzarote37degrees

18/11/2011 Spain (KMC) - The leader of Spain’s conservative Popular Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy, is set for a majority win this Sunday as Spanish voters go to the polls.

Voters are likely to punish the reigning Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) and its candidate Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba over thei...


 
Latest news

Lanzarote airport now eighth busiest in Spain

Arrecife 8th biggest airport in Spain, Lanzarote37degrees
New figures released by the Spanish Airports and Navigation Aérea (Aena) have confirmed that Lanzarote’s Arrecife airport is now the eighth busiest airport in Spain. Photo: Lanzarote37degrees

17/11/2011 Lanzarote (KMC) - New figures released by the Spanish Airports and Navigation Aérea (Aena) have confirmed that Lanzarote’s Arrecife airport is now the eighth busiest airport in Spain.

 

The total amount of passengers who have passed through the airport this year so far has increased from...


 
Latest news

Zero economic growth for Spain

No economic growth for spain, Lanzarote37degrees
Official data has revealed today that Spain's rate of growth has stalled in the third quarter of 2011. Photo: Wikipedia

16/11/2011 Spain (KMC) - Official data has revealed today that Spain's rate of growth has stalled in the third quarter of 2011.

There was a small growth of 0.2% in the second quarter, however this has now vanished, exacberating fears in Spain of another recession less than two years after the last ...


 
Latest news

Time capsule in San Ginés

14/11/2011 Lanzarote (JF) - During the month of November there will be an artist movement that will reflect on the ‘public sphere’. Artists, associations and social collectives will all reflect on the public sphere and then through a collection of drawings, pictures or any other form of media will t...


 
Latest news

Strongest earthquake yet on El Hierro:
Signs of second eruption off coast of El Hierro

EL Hierro, earthquake, volcano, Lanzarote37degrees
EL Hierro has experienced its strongest earthquake to date, measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale. Photo: Wikipedia/Cnes Spot Image

31/10/2011 El Hierro (JF) – An earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale occurred on El Hierro on Sunday the 30th of October 2011. The earthquake which was located north-west of Frontera was felt by residents who then rang emergency services to report the quake. Sixty-two earthquakes ...


 
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Spanish banks able to withstand Europe’s new demands

Spanish banks, Santander, BBVA, Europe, Elena Salgado, Finance minister, Lanzarote37degrees
Spanish banks have announced they will be able to withstand further debts without having to borrow further amounts of money. Photo: Wikipedia/EEIM

27/10/2011 Madrid (JF) – After the European Banking Authority (EBA) deemed that Spanish banks would require a further €26.161 billion, Spanish banks announced they would be able to withstand the debt without having to borrow further amounts of money. The new debt will be a result of the 9% risk-weig...


 
Local new

Maria Kalashnikoff and Gregorio Caceres:
Martyrs to the Ironman: Get up, train, suffer, eat...

Ironman 2011, Volcano Triathlon, Maria Kalashnikoff, Gregorio Caceres, husbad Steve, Lanzarote37°
Maria Kalashnikoff, Gregorio Caceres congratulated by Marias husband Steve after the Volcano Triathlon held two weeks before Ironman. For Maria and Gregorio it was preparation for the up-coming Ironman competition.

04/10/2010 - For most people the thought of eight hours of swimming, and cycling with a 42 kilometre run as the agonising finale is a vision of nightmarish proportions. The triathletes who take part in an Ironman competition look at it in the same way- except for one thing: they actually savour the ...


 
Worth knowing

Aloe Vera: Magical remedy with cosmetic properties

Aloe vera, Magical remedy, Lanzarote37°
Aloe Vera plantation in Lanzarote.

03-10-2011 - Along the road which leads along Lanzarote's north-west coast to Caleta de Famara are fields of Aloe vera. I pass the plantation almost every day, yet I have hardly ever seen anyone working there. Today I'm in luck, though. Jaime Ródenas is very friendly and happy to ta...


 
Local new

Antje and Jürgen Jacobs
Your hosts at The Palacio del Marqués

Palacio del Marqués, Lanzarote, 37°
Antje and Jürgen Jacobs. Photo: Rainer Böhm

Antje and Jürgen Jacobs have transformed one of Lanzarote‘s oldest buildings into a picturesque venue - a meeting place for anyone who appreciates good food and fine wine.


 
Activities

Wining & volcanic walking: Discover Lanzarote`s vineyards

lanzarote, excursion, "lanzarote active club", 37°, 37degrees, www.lanzarote37.net
Enjoy an unusual and interesting take of the vineyards in La Geria with this excursion with Lanzarote Active Club.

Enjoy an unusual and interesting take on the normal walk with these excursions with Lanzarote Active Club. Experience the breathtaking view of Parque Nacional de Timanfaya´ (National Volcano Park) while at the same time prepare to be fascinated by the stories and anecdotes of the local vines and som...


 
Latest news

ENDESA warns all clients of the Canary Islands: Fraudster with electricity economisers

Canary Islands, lanzarote, fraudster, electricity economisers
ENDESA advises anybody who has bought such a tool to report it at the police station.

26-6-2011 Canary Islands/Lanzarote (sb) – The Canarian utility company ENDESA has warned all their clients on the Canary Islands of fraudsters who are trying to sell purported electricity economisers.
The tools are sold for 50 euros per unit and are said to reduce the electricity bill between t...


 
Local new

Illuminating Lanzarote:
Luzius Ziermann brings mirror artwork to the island

Lanzarote, art, artwork, ziermann, lanzarote37°
Ziermann's artwork Lanzarote. Photo: Claus Setzer

21-6-2011 Lanzarote - Nature has always had a profound effect on the Frankfurter artist Luzius Ziermann. Originally he started painting using bright colours on simple canvas sheets without a frame.Due to the way in which they wrinkled and shrunk while they dried, three dimensional pieces were formed...


 
Local new

The Timple:
The Sound of the Canaries

Timple, Lanzarote, 37°
Timples Canarias. Photo: Lanzarote37°

01-06-2011 Lanzarote /Teguise - If asked what springs to mind when associating the Canary Islands with music, you might well think of the "timple“. It is the instrument of the Canaries - no group playing traditional music could manage without it and a local folk music festival without timples would ...


 
Worth knowing

Truffle hunting on Lanzarote:
'Papas crías' fever

Papas Crias, Lanzarote37°, 37 degrees, Island Magazine, Island newspaper, english Magazine, desert truffle,  truffles, Sand truffles,
Last season, local truffle gatheres delivered huge "papas crías" to the city hall of Teguise.

If you see people wandering around in the El Jable plain near Famara after the winter rains, it‘s because they‘re in search of the “papas crías“, the desert truffle indigenous to Lanzarote. Even though they are nothing like “genuine“ truffles, their unmistakable mushroomy taste makes them a sought-a...


 
Latest news

Will Spanish airport workers threaten Easter strike?

Spain Strikes Easter Airport
Will there be strikes at the Spanish airports during the busy Easter travel period? Photo: Airport Gerona in Spain/Lanzarote37°

06-03-2011 Spain (SB/European Commission) - After months of relative labor calm, Several Spanish labor unions, including Union General de Trabajadores (UGT), Comisiones Obreras (CC.OO) and Union Sindical Obrero (USO), on Saturday announced their intention to call a strike at Spain's airports over th...


 
Activities

Lanzarote Timanfaya National Park

Lanzarote, Timanfaya, 37°, island magazine, island gazette
Timanfaya represents the volcanism of the Canary Islands, which extends into the present day. What‘s more, it acts as a kind of outdoor laboratory where we can observe life returning to a once-barren landscape. Picture: Lanzarote37°/Klingel

Lanzarote‘s volcanic landscape is completely unique and, although it may appear to be as inhospitable as the moon, it is in fact home to some rare plants and animals. Visiting the "Fire Mountains" is an experience you never will forget.


 
Worth knowing, Health

Staying healthy and beautiful with Aloe vera:
Magical remedy with cosmetic properties

Aloe, Lanzarote, medical plant, canarz islands, Flora, Lanzarote37°, 37, degree, thirtyseven, gazette, island news, english
In Lanzarote Aloe vera can be found all over the island. Here as ornamental plant in front of the museum MIAC (Museo Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo) in the Castillo San José in Arrecife. Picture: Lanzarote37°/Bernard

Along the road which leads along Lanzarote's north-west coast to Caleta de Famara are fields of Aloe vera. I pass the plantation almost every day, yet I have hardly ever seen anyone working there. Today I'm in luck, though. Jaime Ródenas is very friendly, and happy to take the time to tell me all ab...


 
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Lanzarote's Graceful Sister
Graciosa Island

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From Mirador del Río, the famous viewing platform designed by César Manrique, you have a beautiful sight over La Graciosa. Photo:© Heinz-Josef Lüther/ Lanzarote 37°

Lying to the north of Lanzarote, La Graciosa is the smallest inhabited island in the Canaries – a graceful miniature paradise, distant and remote, a place where heaven and earth meet.


 

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