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A taste of Lanzarote: Walking and wining in La Geria

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The vineyards of Bodega Rubicón in La Gería.

Lanzarote is world famous for its wine, not only for their unique volcanic origin but also, they are among the first harvest to reach European shores every year. Lanzarote37˚ went to investigate how these grapes are grown in such a harsh and dry environment, how they are harvested, made from grape i...


 
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The plant with aphrodisiac power: Where the Wild Artichoke grows


The bitter substance contained in artichokes is called cynarin and gives the dark brown aperitif cynar its name.

Anyone who makes the climb from Haría - the Valley of a Thousand Palm Trees in the north of Lanzarote - to the El Risco hill, will not only be rewarded with one of the finest views the island has to offer, over Famara to the islands of La Graciosa and Alegranza, but will also discover a very special...


 
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Lanzarote‘s Plant Life
The Common Ice Plant – a miracle skin treatment

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The crystalline ice plant, also known as common ice plant or ice plant. (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.) Photo: M. Lechner/www.sepiola.eu

 

The crystalline ice plant, although originating from South Africa, has strong ties with the history of Lanzarote. It has been used as a food plant and brought prosperity to the island. Nowadays the ice plant has been rediscovered as a plant with astonishing medicinal qualities.

 


 
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Saunas, whirlpools and steam baths on Lanzarote:
Lanzarote37° handy guide to the spas on Lanzarote

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One of the spas in Playa Blanca is the spa based at the Hotel Volcán in Playa Blanca. This spa is luxuriously appointed and offers Thermal bath, Turkish bath, jacuzzi and water therapy. Picture:©Lanzarote37°/Hotel Volcán

Lanzarote brings neither snow nor minus temperatures. However, saunas, whirlpools and steam baths can be a pleasant and relaxing experience for the body and mind all year round. Here is our handy guide to the spas on the island. Usually a spa or wellness centre is a place that is based on the philos...


 
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Lanzarote: Free Spanish classes in Playa Honda

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The municipality of San Bartolomé offers free spanish classes in Playa Honda.

15-06-2013 Lanzarote / Playa Honda (SB) - The municipality of San Bartolomé has announced a "Taller de Español para Extranjeros" offering free Spanish lessons for residents.

 

 


 
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Turning a dream into reality:
Dominic Murray opens his Cabra Cabra Art Gallery

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Dominic does not specialize in one particular form of art. Photo: Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

Lanzarote37° recently caught up with artist and Doncaster native Dominic Murray to learn about his passion for art, his hopes for his new ‘Cabra Cabra’ art gallery in the town of Teguise and to find out how exactly he ended up swapping the bright lights and skyscrapers of London for the tranquil sur...


 
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Playa Honda nursery enrollment


Parents and guardians will be able to enroll their child/children in the nursery from Monday, the 3rd of September, until Friday the 7th of September. Photo:istockphoto.com

31/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The Ayuntamiento of San Bartolomé has announced that enrollment for the nursery in Playa Honda will begin next Monday. Parents and guardians will be able to enroll their child/children in the nursery from Monday, the 3rd of September, until Friday the 7th<...


 
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Opuntia ficus-indica
Wonderfully versatile and healthy: the Prickly Pear


It would be hard to imagine the Lanzarote without the Prickly pear.

Although Lanzarote has no truly indigenous cacti, there is one species of cactus that grows here and on the other Canaries which it would be hard to imagine the island without: Opuntia ficus-indica. This plant is a characteristic feature of the scenery of the north of Lanzarote, especially around th...


 
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Yaiza: Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios


Firday the 7th od September is the date for the Agrupación Folklóica Rubicón Festival of 2012 in the Plaza de Ntra. Sra. De Los Remedios. Photo:Ayuntamiento de Yaiza.

28-8-2012 Lanzarote (BG) - This Friday marks the beginning of the Fiestas de Nuestra Señora de Los Remedios in Yaiza. A variety of events and ceremonies have been planned to entertain residents and tourists during the celebrations which run until the 9th of September.


 
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Lanzarote events guide – August 20th to 27th:
Punk, rock, folk, cycling, beach volleyball & and full moon parties....


This Thursday "Qimanfaya Excursions" are leading a bkie tour from Costa Teguise to Teguise.

This week features a number of fun filled and action packed events on the island, from punk, rock and folk concerts for music lovers to cycling and beach volleyball events for sports fanatics. Add these to beach parties and full moon parties and you'll find there is something to suit everybody!


 
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Rosana distances her concert from Oil protests


During the press conference Rosana revealed at no stage had she been in contact with the Cabildo regarding her concert and protests against the oil drilling. Photo: Ayuntamientodetias.com

10/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Cabildo Vice President and Minister for Employment and European Affairs, Joaquín Caraballo, yesterday admitted that they had “made a mistake” by associating Rosana’s concert with, and using it to promote, the continued protests against the proposed oil exploration. He lat...


 
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Lanzarote Tourist Resorts:
Tourist centres expand opening hours for Summer


The Centros de Arte, Cultura y Turismo (CACT) - the picture shows "Los jameos del Agua" - have extended their opening hours to cope with the busy summer period. Photo: Cabildo de Lanzarote

20/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - The Lanzarote tourist resorts have extended their opening hours to cope with the higher number of visitors during the summer season.

Timanfaya is open from 9am to 7pm, with the last bus trip taking off at 6pm. The restaurant ‘El Diablo’ is open from 9am to 4.45pm. Cueva...


 
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MEETING:
New group aims to tackle current rental laws

12/07/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - A new organisation, Lanzarote Property Owners (LPO) has been set up with the aim of protecting individual property owners and to work and lobby on their behalf to bring about changes and clarification regarding the current villa rental laws.

The group was created by the...


 
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Spanish healthcare changes:
British pensioners must contribute to prescriptions


Due to changes in the Spanish healthcare system, British pensioners now have to contribute towards prescription charges. Photo: Shutterstock

05/07/2012 Spain (KMC) - British pensioners living in Spain are now required to contribute towards their prescription charges as a result of new changes to the public Spanish healthcare system introduced by the Spanish government.

The contribution for state pensioners is set at 10% of the cost, wit...


 
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Insurance for all your needs:
Teguise Broker Emily Simkins

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Teguise Broker Emily Simkins was born in London, but has lived most of her life on Lanzarote. Photo: Bernard/Lanzarote37°

26/06/2012 Lanzarote (KMC) - Driving around Lanzarote in the seventies in an orange Citroën 2CV, is one of Teguise Broker Emily’s earliest memories of living on the island. Emily was born in Marylebone, central London; however she has lived in Lanzarote for mos...


 
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Ladislao Rodríguez Bonilla: The Harían Barber

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Ladislao's barbers in Haría has been open since the 1960's.

25/06/2012 This interview was a different one altogether. It was with Ladislao Rodríguez Bonilla (68), a Harían barber who is both deaf and mute and communicates in Spanish, whereas I speak English and unfortunately "hola" and "adios amigo" are the extent of my Spanish vernacular. But I simply had t...


 
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On the lookout for the 'Big Five': The Birdwatching Bloggers

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The spectacular Barbary Falcon (above) is third on the list of Lanzarote's 'Big Five' must-see birds and one reason why Lanzarote is such a popular place for birders.

25/06/2012 - What is your hobby?

In Lanzarote there are three birders whose dedication to their birdwatching hobby has taken them all over the world, enabled them to meet new friends and encouraged them to create a popular online blog at surfbirds.com to share their observations and photos with lik...


 
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Illegal holiday lettings:
Sanctions imposed on apartment and villa owners

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Sanctions have been imposed on a number of people who illegally rented their property to tourists. Photo:shutterstock.com

08/06/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - According to DiariodeLanzarote.com, the Ministry of Tourism has sanctioned three owners of two apartment complexes and one villa in the municipality of Tias, for illegally advertising and rent...


 
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Arrecife appoints new auditor


Mayor of Arrecife, Mauel Fajardo Feo, yesterday appointed a new auditor to replace the dismissed Carlos Sáenz. Photo: Bernard/Lanzarote37°.

07/06/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Mayor of Arrecife, Mauel Fajardo Feo, on Wednesday appointed Carmen Villaverde as the new auditor of Arrecife, following the arrest of previous auditor Carlos Sáenz. Villaverde has served as an accountant with the City Council since September 1994 and was responsible...


 
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Fishermen demand retention of Emerlan rescue boat

06/06/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - The Fishermen’s Association of Puetro del Carmen, along with the Recreational Fishing club, has demanded the retention of the Emerlan rescue boat service. The future of the boat is in doubt after the Gobierno de Canarias (Government of the Canary Islands) announced t...


 

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