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Lanzarote Night Marathon - 7th April 2012

Playa Blanca is the venue for the only night marathon in Lanzarote. The NIGHT MARATHON LANZAROTE (April 7, 2012) is a set of runs divided by distance, accessible to all types of athletes, whatever their level. There is the 1/2 marathon, the 10.5km and also the 5km for children.

Night Marathon

The start of the NIGHT MARATHON LANZAROTE, was a sporting event for Police and Firemen called Blue Zone, so the NIGHT MARATHON LANZAROTE are keeping a category for Police and Fire and Emergency workers in it as well as one for normal athletes.

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Arrecife Carnival - tonight!

Just a reminder that tonight is the Carnival Parade for the Arrecife Carnival.
It will be a great night and is the biggest parade in Lanzarote, so go on down and start the party!

Carnival in Arrcife finishes with the Burial of the Sardine on Wednesday evening.

Please find below the details of times and places that the events are happening.

Monday 20th February
18:00 Grand Carnival Float Parade with street bands, street party and procession leaving from the football ground along the Vía Medular and finishing at the Recinto Ferial.

Tuesday 21st February
11:00 Children’s carnival in the Recinto Ferial with workshops, bouncy castles, animation and Archi the magician.

Wednesday 22nd February

It's Carnival Time!

It's the time of year to get into the Carnival mood and get prepared for the main procession in the area that you live in, or even go to all of them! To help you know exactly what's happening, please find the guide below: -

Arrecife - Carnival Program 2012

Thursday 16th February
18:00 Traditional Music Parade starting from the cuatro esquinas (four corners) down Calle Real to the square featuring La Parranda de Buches, Los Diabletes and Cabezudos.

Friday 17th February
18:00 Final of the XXII Murgas Competition in the Recinto Ferial with a performance from Lanzarote’s Got Talent.

Saturday 18th February
12:30 Street procession of Batucadas and Comparsas from the Islas Canarias park to the Puente de las Bolas Bridge.

LBA Members Discounts

The following businesses have offered discounts to LBA members. You will be required to show your membership card to receive a discount.

Gangas – Arrecife and Tias
10% discount

Sunset Beach Bar and Restaurant – Puerto del Carmen
20% discount

The Bookswops – Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca
10% discount

American Indian Café – Puerto del Carmen
10% discount

Restaurant Pinocchio – Puerto del Carmen
10% discount

C.C.S. Complete Cleaning Service Car Wash – Tias
10% discount

Restaurant El Ancla – Puerto del Carmen
10% discount

Cocktail Bar Golden Corner – Puerto del Carmen
10% discount

Restaurant Chiquito – Puerto del Carmen
10% discount

Rubimar Café y Pizzeria – Playa Blanca
10% discount

Canary Security Solutions
20% discount on services 10% on goods

Lanzarote - Unspoiled Island

It is a fact that there is only one 'high -rise' building on the whole of the island of Lanzarote. The Gran Hotel in Arrecife, the capital, stands out as an easily identifiable landmark from land, sea and air.

One of the reasons why so much of the island remains unspoiled is the influence of the Lanzarote born artist, César Manrique. He and his contemporaries devoted their energies to ensuring that Lanzarote did not become overdeveloped. He spearheaded the movement to promote sustainable growth, allowing the island to retain its unique character whilst catering for the tourist trade, which is the lifeblood of the island's economy.
Cesar Manrique

3rd Vuelta Playa Blanca Handbike

Next weekend is the 3rd Vuelta Playa Blanca Handbike on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February.
Vuelta Playa Blanca
They are looking for volunteers to help them out on Sunday 12th February and it will take approximately 3 hours.

If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to

Modernisation Plans For Puerto del Carmen