News & Events
The LBA attended a meeting held at the Hotel Beatriz Playa de Puerto del Carmen last Friday, in which the the Mayor of Tias and the Tourism Councillor reported in detail on the 20 new actions, 17 promoted by the private sector, with an investment of 90 million euros, and 3 public, endowed with an amount that exceeds 10 million euros from own resources of the municipality of Tias, Lanzarote Cabildo and the Canary Islands, as part of the Plan for Improving Public Areas in the Islands.
Association Tinguafaya is holding a Charity Marathon on the 3rd March 2013 and are looking for sponsors.
Each sponsor can pay a minimum of €20 and the poster will have the company logo on it. The LBA has decided to sponsor them and we would like to get more sponsors.
Tinguafaya works with families with children / young people with mental disabilities, physical and / or sensory (CIF: G35688746). Is based in C / Malagueña 94, Argana Alta, Arrecife. It currently has 15 members.
They have a unique project in Lanzarote: "Leisure Time Integration". They also have an area of ??respite care for families of children / young people with disabilities.
They are the only association that provides this type of activity on the island of Lanzarote. Their project seeks to integrate into society to its users, through proposals for leisure.
A new reading group has been formed in Puerto del Carmen. The first meeting is on Wednesday 27thFebruary, 6.00p.m. at Picnic.
The chosen book is Enduring Love by Ian McEwan. The group plan to discuss the book and then watch a very short clip of the film.
The idea is that they can then discuss how the book relates to
Our free language exchange sessions are a great way to improve your Spanish/ English in relaxed and friendly environments.
The interest we have received has been so great that we are now meeting:
Every Wednesday in Playa Honda, venue Erik.it
Every Tuesday at the Dolphin Inn, Costa Teguise
Every Friday at Picnic, Puerto del Carmen
All sessions start at 4.30 and finish at
This month we visit Go Karting San Bartolome and meet up with owners John and Irene.
LBA. Hi John and Irene, thanks for sparing the time to talk with us, particularly as you seem very busy at the moment. Do you ever get a lull or is it always this busy?
JI Lucky for us it is nearly always this busy, from when we open in the mornings till late evening, and it´s constant, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and we love it.
LBA How long have you been here?
JI At the track, 3 years in April, but in Lanzarote just over 6 years.
Coincidentally John & Irene, who both originate from Yorkshire and had holidayed in Lanzarote for many years before they made the move here, arrived independently on the island 6 years ago, with a view to semi-retirement following their previous hectic working lives in the UK. John was the owner/manager of a large successful city courier company, and Irene a nursing sister/tutor in a busy NHS Trust hospital. They got together on a personal level 3 years ago, and then, when taking on the challenge of the track, they combined their management skills and knowledge, ultimately making them the formidable working team they are today. Since taking over the track they have worked hard continuously building the business month on month, and now even the quiet times are busier than what were originally the busy times!
One thing that makes them unique among tourist attractions is the number of repeat clients. Not only do they return when they holiday here, but quite often visit the track two or 3 times during their holiday. They also have a huge number of local users and have built a strong rapport with the Spanish community.
LBA There seems to have been quite a few changes since our last visit, what´s been happening?
At last the long awaited and anticipated work has started on the Paseo Maritimo, (front walkway). The work commenced at the las Curcharas barranco, and will continue up to the muellito (pier). It is anticipated that the work will take 4 months. Businesses have been notified.
Last year the LBA presented, a petition, on behalf of its Costa Teguise members, to the Mayor of Teguise in respect of this project.