The fantastic news in brief from our friends at Lanzarote Information

Film Crews All Over The Island

Four film crews have been shooting on the island the week in Charco del Palo, Famara and La Geria. The series being shot are Netflix’s “Welcome to Eden,” Apple TV’s Foundation, the film “Maret,” and the German production “The Family.”

Tourist Centre Restaurants Re-Open

The restaurants at the official tourists centres have re-opened this week as Lanzarote has moved back to Level 2 restrictions. Capacity at Monumento Campesino, Castillo San José and Montañas del Fuego will be limited to 75% on terraces and 50% inside.

Sunday Market Numbers Increasing

Visitors to the Sunday market in Teguise jumped to 2,400 this week, with 92 of 138 stalls open. Mayor Oswaldo Betancort paid tribute to “all those who are struggling to return a certain normality to the municipality despite an adverse situation like the current one.”

Canaryfly Resume Flights This Month

Canaryfly, the low cost airline which files between the islands will resume it’s service on 22nd March, after a two month suspension.

Average Age Of Lanzarote Citizens Increases

The average age of islanders has increased to 39.4 years, the highest this 1999. Yaiza has the youngest average age at 37.7 years, with Haria the oldest at 45.1. Haria also has the highest percentage of over 65’s – 20%, compared to 10% in Yaiza.

Military Exercises

Around 120 military personnel from Spain, Germany, Denmark and Italy are currently taking part in an exercise based at the military airfield at Guacimeta. The exercise has been arranged by ETAC, the European Tactical Transport Agency and is designed to train personnel in rapid airborne deployments for humanitarian aid. Flights are taking place at night and will continue until 26th March.

We’ll update here as more news comes in during the week.