“Puerto del Carmen is one of the emblematic points of the island due to its national and international projection as a tourist destination.” This is how José Juan Cruz, mayor of Tías, defined the town of Puerto del Carmen. A location that will host this weekend, on the 26th and 27th, the Festival of Volcanic Kitchens that will serve, among other things, for “the economic and social development of Tías and, therefore, of Lanzarote”.


And that will highlight the day-to-day work of “fishermen, fishmongers, farmers, ranchers, winemakers, cheese makers, local product merchants, cooks and restaurateurs.”


The president of the Cabildo, Dolores Corujo, who attended the presentation ceremony, highlighted the importance of gastronomy in the island’s tourism strategy. “The culinary activity of Lanzarote has been a real tractor from the tourist point of view for the island.”


In addition, it valued the day-to-day work of the primary sector.


Andrés Stinga, as Minister of Mobility, confirmed that there will be a special public transport service to encourage the arrival of residents to the coastal town of Tías. “We have a mobility plan that we have agreed with the Tías City Council, through which we are going to reinforce the lines that come from Playa Blanca and Arrecife to Puerto del Carmen. There are going to be some shuttles that will leave every fifteen minutes to prevent people from taking the car”.



The Festival will have workshops, parallel activities, a market and all of this will be concentrated in the Plaza del Varadero in La Tiñosa.