The Travel Section of the Sunday Times carries a 2 page feature entitled:

‘Turning The Canaries Green’.

Of course with a heading like that it heavily features Lanzarote Retreats, Finca de Arrieta, our eco-village.

“One of our favourite fly-and-flop destinations is waking up to the potential of eco-tourism, writes Niall Toner. The words otro mundo es possible are scrawled on a rusting metal overpass across the LZ-1 road as it leaves Costa Teguise behind for the more rugged northeast coast of Lanzarote, the most easterly of the Canary Islands. It serves as a reminder of the recent campaign of resistance the islanders fought and lost to stop oil exploration off the coast and protect tourism — the island’s lifeblood.

Despite robust local opposition, the oil companies and their geologists came anyway. They found nothing, or at least not enough to justify sticking around.

Meanwhile, natives of the volcanic outcrop are beginning…”