From The Editors Desk

27th November 2015

1 PennyChristmas is on its way! Saturday 28th 8pm is the official switching on of the Christmas lights at Campanario. This is always a spectacular evening, get there early as crowds are expected.

Casa Pablo at Tamaragua has a Christmas fayre also on 28th 10am -1pm. Cards, gifts, decorations and so much more.

Our Christmas menus are starting to arrive (see below)

Record numbers of tourists are expected this year to celebrate Christmas in the sunshine.


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Local News

  • New €20 Note

    The new 20 euro Wednesday begins to circulate in the euro area because "cash is and will remain an important form of payment," said executive committee member of the European Central Bank (ECB) Yves Mersch.

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  • Cheeta to leave Oasis Park.

    CheetaCheeta, the Oasis Park Fuerteventura chimpanzee, will travel to Mona the Girona Foundation, on Thursday. The move comes after last June Cheeta and two chimpanzees escaped from their cages by getting the door open. The incident resulted in injuries to one worker and two owners of the park.

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  • Fred Olsen Ferry

    Fred Olsen ferry has been out of action this past week between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. This has put considerable strain upon the Armas ferry. Advance booking is essential, especially when taking a vehicle as most crossings are fully booked at present.

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  • Sea Search after Migrant Boat Capsizes

    Survivors say the boat was carrying a total of 46 migrants, who left the Saharan coast of Africa early on Tuesday to try and reach the islands undetected. It was just 35 km into its journey when it capsized. Read More

  • Westsunami 2015

    Experts and government representatives from Spain, Portugal and Morocco - including delegations from the Canaries and Andalusia - are trialling response and coordination mechanisms to deal with a giant tidal wave affecting the three countries' Atlantic shores.

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  • Earthquake in La Oliva

    Spain's National Geographic Institute has confirmed that a 'quake of 3.0 on the Richter Scale occurred in the north of Fuerteventura yesterday at 11.38 am. The movement's epicentre was 24 km below the surface at a spot approximately halfway between Puerto del Rosario and Corralejo. Read More

  • Blood donations

    Next Thursday, November 12th, the Ministry of Health of the Canary Government, through the Department of Health of Fuerteventura, will launch the service of drawing blood in the Health Centre of Antigua-Betancuria. This service is initially on Thursdays from 8:15 to 9:00, with the intention of extending it to Tuesdays. Thus, more than 12,000 people will be able to donate. Health cards essential.

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  • Dance Festival

    The decision to go ahead with the dance festival met with some opposition at the time, with critics calling for the money to be used for more urgent purposes, but attendance figures of 35,000 have demonstrated that the music and dance festival enjoys massive support. Read More

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    I had the pleasure of revisiting one of my favourite restaurants in Corralejo recently and thought I would update you on it. For anyone who hasn't already visited this hidden treasure in the old town, I urge you to do so for a truly delightful culinary experience.


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