On 15th October 2011 there is a "Fun Run" of 6km, going from the Arrecife Gran Hotel to the turning point in the urbanization La Concha, passing back to Arrecife, to return to the finish line. Thes best bit is that the finish line is located on the top floor of Arrecife Gran Hotel and you have to run up the stairs to get there - no lifts allowed!
It is a must for lovers of sport that invites you to enjoy "La Marina" Arrecife.
The Fun Run is aimed at people of over 16 years old, however children will have a smaller run 2km and 1km without the hotel stairs.
Registration on-line from www.lanzarotedeportes.com.
Contact Phone: 629 811 169
E-mail: jose.v.bueno @ terra.es
The Aparthotel Paradise Island, which for years has occupied a plot of the Municipality of Yaiza private sports courts and mini golf, has launched a new project by asking the Ayunatmiento of Yaiza to lease them more land to build a "theme park" that includes a water park. At an extraordinary and urgent planning session, which the opposition complains that the Ayuntamiento of Yaiza called last night and did not give any data or documentation, the group of government gave the green light to this initiative.
"Yaiza approved the initiative presented by a HL chain hotel in Playa Blanca, which provides for the preparation of a green area adjacent to a resort hotel located in the residential plot of Montaña Roja. It will be a play area and outdoor sports, like a small theme park. "
The air traffic controllers' strike in Germany is expected to affect 70 flights to the Canary Islands and Lanzarote is in particular due to suffer.
The strike that GDF controllers' union has called for Germany on Tuesday could affect about 70 scheduled flights between Germany and the Canary Islands. As reported by Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA), the islands that could be most affected by the strike will be Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
Of the Canarian airports, the two easternmost islands are those with greater frequency of flights from Germany. Thus, Lanzarote has scheduled 13 departures and 13 arrivals to this country. Fuerteventura, meanwhile, has scheduled 12 arrivals and 12 departures.
The total expenditure per tourist per day has increased in the second quarter of 2011 in Lanzarote and reached 111.06 euros, 73.81 euros of which was spent on the booking and 37.25 euros on the island. The data obtained from the "Tourism Expenditure Survey," published by the Cabildo Data Center, based in the Canary Institute of Statistics.
Of the 37.25 euros per tourist per day spent in Lanzarote, 4.27 are used for accommodation, transport 3.68 (1.41 for public transport and 2.27 for car rental), 18.05 euros for food (6.50 in supermarkets and restaurants 11.15), 5.01 for souvenirs, 4.7 to 1.54 euros in leisure and other things.
Despite this good thing, the fact is that Lanzarote is 4.16 euros lower than the average total tourism spending that occurred in the Canary Islands during the same period. However, in terms of what they spent directly on the island, Lanzarote is above average, with 0.95 euros more per day than the other islands.
The Canary Islands have launched a free iphone App for their Water Sports Experience.
In a press release yesterday, the Deputy Minister for Tourism in the Canary Islands confirmed that they had released an app promoting water sports for the iphone.
The app can be downloaded for free from the itunes store, users can find 147 different locations around the islands detailing sites for windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, scuba diving and marinas together with over 500 photos and 40 videos and is called Islas Canarias Water Sports. Each location has GPS and Google Maps enabled.
The application was released several days ago.
The app is currently available in English and Spanish.
Here is what some people that have downloaded the app have said on the itunes website: -
Guía muy completa
Tickets to visit the Centers for Art, Culture and Tourism of the Cabildo of Lanzarote and can be purchased online through www.centrosturisticos.com page.
Similarly, as noted by the first vice president and chief executive of the area, Astrid Pérez, "anyone who wishes may also purchase tickets for various shows and cultural events that are held in the CACT."
This measure will speed up access in some centers such as Jameos del Agua or Cueva de los Verdes, and there's no need to go through the centers box office.
In 2010, two and a half million people visited the attractions and the Cabildo estimates to exceed in the 2011 figures.
Individual tickets and vouchers