Netflix Production Filming At Playa Chica

Filming has continued on the Netflix production, “Welcome to Eden,” this week, with cast and crew shooting on Playa Chica beach in Puerto del Carmen.

US Military Exercise North Of Lanzarote

The United States sixth fleet, including the aircraft carrier USS Dwight Eisenhower are carrying involved in a military exercise off the north coast of La Graciosa currently. The squadron includes missile destroyers, fixed and rotary wing aircraft and about 5,000 personnel.

Teguise Market Re-Opens

The Sunday market in Teguise re-opened last weekend with 80 stalls. Stalls are being allocated on a rota basis at around 50% of the usual number. About 1500 visitors enjoyed the market.

Rain Statistics For 2020

Lanzarote had rain on 34 days in 2020, with a total of 67.2mm, continuing a pattern of very low rainfall that has lasted since 2105. The year with the most rain so far this century was 2005, when 211mm fell, with 49 days in total with rain.

Unemployment Reaches High At End Of 2020

Lanzarote finished 2020 with 19,872 people unemployed, an increase of 8665 from the same time in 2019. Almost 16,000 of the total are in the services and hospitality sector, with Arrecife, Tias and Yaiza the worst affected areas of the island.

Foreign Residents Increase

The number of foreign residents in Lanzarote increased in 2020, and they now make up 23.59% of the island’s population and a total of 36,750 people. The number of British citizens has been steady at 6,400, while Italians have increased to 4,200 and Germans decreased to 2,200. Tias has the highest rate of foreign residents at 39.41% closely followed by Yaiza with 38.97%.

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