news from the island

Wednesday October 5, 2011posted in News

Grape Harvest Worst for 60 Years

Bad news for wine lovers as the 2011 grape harvest on Lanzarote is the worst in the last sixty years, according to the president of the Regulatory Council, Javier Betancort.

Tuesday October 4, 2011posted in News

Most Beaches Now Re-Opened

The beaches of Teguise and Tias were re-opened for swimming yesterday afternoon, once the emergency services had given the all clear after the algae alert that was raised on Sunday.

Monday October 3, 2011posted in News

Algae Alert For Island's Beaches

Swimming off a number of beaches on Lanzarote was prohibited yesterday, Sunday 2nd October, after a form of algae which may be toxic to humans was discovered in waters around the island.

Friday September 30, 2011posted in Events

El Hierro Braced For Eruption

There are growing fears of a volcanic eruption on the small Canary Island of El Hierro. As the island was subjected to an earthquake registering 3.8 on the Richter scale on Tuesday, after recording over 8,000 tremors since mid July.

Thursday September 29, 2011posted in News

New Manrique Route Unveiled in Teguise

A new route pinpointing the works of César Manrique throughout the municipality of Teguise was unveiled on Tuesday, as part of the celebrations for the International Day of Tourism.