The latest Covid active cases in Lanzarote has dropped and remains around 50 for the last few days The Government for the Canary Islands had it's weekly review and nothing has changed - which is great news So if you are in England or Wales (Do hope Scotland and N.I.ammend their travel rules soon) and are Double vaccinated, besides completing locator forms, all you need is a Antigen / Rapid Day 2 test at circa £20 for your return, that's it! We heard this week you can get an App from Randox -"Randox-Certifly", which is an AI driven app that allows Lateral Flow tests to be certified quickly, simply and accurately
Some recent guests kindly sent some notes on places they visited......... Ermita de las Nieves An interesting short detour if you’re travelling north to Haria or Orzola and it’s less than 10km from Villa Antonio. It is a charming little chapel but the main reason for going is the spectacular cliff top views over Famara Beach a long way below you. Look at TripAdvisor if you want a preview. For some reason some guide books suggest there is a long steep walk up to the chapel, but we drove up a paved road and parked right next to it! So don’t be put off and enjoy the view. By the way you won’t find this on a car satnav but it’s easy to find on Google Maps. Bistrot Bar, Playa Honda Playa Honda is always worth a visit for a stroll along the seafront and if you fancy a light lunch try to find the Bistrot Bar which is a couple of blocks up from the front on a street with a lot of other bars and cafes (address in Google). It’s a bit difficult to find but worth the hunt. It serves rolls and sandwiches but we tried some bocadillos (small open sandwiches with a large variety of fillings) which were delicious followed by crepes. We are told it also does excellent coffee. The staff are very friendly and helpful and it felt Spanish rather than touristy. Salinas de Janubio Salinas de Janubio are salt flats in Lanzarote. They are about 9 km north of Playa Blanca and are also near to El Golfo. In 1730, lava from volcano eruptions formed the walls of a natural lagoon. The salt flats were first created in 1895. The waters from the natural lagoon are evaporated to yield the salt. It has a viewing platform so you can get some interesting photos. There is a guided tour but I think this has to be booked in advance which we did not do. There is a small shop which sells natural salt products of all descriptions. Yet another attraction that was promoted by Cesar Manrique (doesn’t he get in everywhere!) and well worth a visit if you are in the area. El Grifo vineyard There are quite a few wine tours on Lanzarote and we visited El Grifo which we discovered is the oldest vineyard on the island and the fifth oldest in Spain. We went on a one hour English speaking tour (probably need to book in advance) that included sampling four different wines (two per person) at the end. We had a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide and the tour catered for both the wine expert and those with little knowledge. There is also a small museum and shop and you can stay as long as you like. Well worth a visit and only about 20 minutes’ drive from Villa Antonio.
As we have already taken a booking for 2023, we thought we should publish our 2023 pricing!
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