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Feliz Fiesta!

I'm going to tell you a secret. Come in and have a look at my Lanzarote pages. Have a drop of Ron Meil, honey rum, or a reviving cafe con leche.
Are you sitting comfortably?

Here is my secret.

Prepare yourself for this island by chilling out!

Every worker in Lanzarote, like the rest of Spain, is given 42 days holidays a year. 2 weeks at Christmas, 2 weeks in summer and 14 days off for fiestas and National Holidays.

Everyone knows how to relax, and the jewels in the crown are Carnival in February, and Fiesta in August. The local town hall gives massive support for the events to happen. Anyone involved in preparations get more days off.

So while your here, grab a giant jacuzzi bath size of relaxation and try people watching. The Spanish are experts, they have pavement café’s, beaches and sunglasses especially for sitting back and watching each other. Wave to the seniors on street corners or outside their favourite café/bar getting a bit of eye candy.

Or try paseo ; walking out of an evening. Dress to impress, link arms, blow air kisses and inspect each other, or just yell Ciao or Buenos Noches.

Fiesta is far more serious, it needs planning!

Nearly everyone on the island will be involved. Someone has to organize the drinks, flags, costumes, musicians, floats or the dancing. Then, on the day, that’s it, if it hasn’t been completed, no worry’s. And Timing! p’ff no one cares. Whatever time you arrive, don’t expect an early night, you’ll be lucky to be in bed by 8am next morning. Though you could get called a party pooper. Some fiestas last 3 or 4 days.

If you don’t have the stamina for fiesta, check out the nightclubs. In Puerto del Carmen visit Harley Rock, Dreams and Charlie’s Bar with live music.

Not forgetting Costa Teguise with its English and Irish bars, Karoke and Showbars. A Must visit is to Tekkers, next door to the Spar shop, with live music to take you into the wee hours.

Often. the first drink in many bars is usually two for the price of one.

In Playa Blanca at the new marina there is the Café del Mar lifting the rafters. Arrecife is vibrating with the sound of nightclubs and bars with Spanish, European, Africa and Latin music. Hope you can Salsa.

When you are all spent relaxing, there are eight spas to revive you... outlined in my hotel tips - under hydrotherapy spas.

Oh and don’t forget the 38 beaches and 50 miles of coastline! (see my travelogues for the Good beach Guide). Did I tell you we are 60 miles off the coast of the sahara? It's scorching hot.

So drink up, its time to move on and view my tips and travelogues. Remember to rate my tips if you enjoy them. Hurry along I need my siesta.

Call back anytime for a visit or a chat.

Hasta la vista. Ciao.

Carnival and Fiestas

See as much of carnival as you can in February and March

July, August, September are a good time to expereince fiesta

Chill out at La Santa for the day

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Low-rise white washed houses
  • Cons:Hot and busy in July & August
  • In a nutshell:Like nowhere on this planet
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  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    hi, good page! El Cruce, San Bartolome has been closed in 2009. I asked at the shop next door. I was there last week but only found a shuttered down place. I saved some tips. Please update the festival info dates. Thanks !

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    Great info on Lansarote, especially the fiesta info. Enjoy Pamplona. Karl

  • mizzzthanggg's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2009 at 2:33 AM

    wow, lomi! other than the caged birds in the tropical park i can't imagine another place in the world that's so idyllic!! the whole concept n philosophy of chillout and fiesta sounds amazing... me likey!! thanks for the info :)

  • LNata's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2009 at 2:23 PM

    Loved you Lanzarote Page! A lot of interesting information which will make my trip more colorful. Are there any special activities in first half of October on the Island? No fiestas, but may be some sport which worth to see?

  • hindu1936's Profile Photo
    Jun 10, 2009 at 12:45 AM

    Nice, very nice! Useful tips and photos combined with good descriptions. Makes traveling easier. thank you

  • themadcatlady's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2008 at 1:57 AM

    Now playing at Charlie´s Bar are "Skin & Hide", "Pearl Necklace" and "The Broken Band", just to keep everybody updated. The bar also has a very lively website: www.charlieslanzarote.com

  • breughel's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2008 at 2:12 AM

    Yes, in French we also say "caricole". We staid in Lanzarote (many years ago) and very much liked the volcanic part of the island.

  • Apr 7, 2008 at 8:56 AM

    Call me a pedant or even a know-it-all if you like - it's the female that bites!

  • kat-m's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2008 at 3:03 AM

    thanks for forum advice we will go ahead and hire a car, whats weather like mid march?

  • Museeuw's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2007 at 2:47 PM

    Hi, I'm going to Lanzarote in the beginning of November, and mosquito's seem to like my blood a lot. So thanks for the tip. Are there still a lot of mosquito's there in November? Probably yes, right?

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