Hi, I am Jose Luis, the owner of Walking in Lanzarote and Blackstone Treks & Tours. I am originally from Barcelona, but I left my city a very long time, living in different places until Sonia and I arrived in Lanzarote in October 2001 as a part of a big trip.
The island was supposed to be another stopover, another week in our trip but we never left. We fell in love with this beautiful place.
My background is Tourism, and I have been working in the travelling industry since I remember: hotels, TTOO, professional guide, travelling with groups all over the world and now running my own company with my “partner in crime” Raquel, a friend who shares my passion and love for Lanzarote and our profession.
Like the Portuguese Literature Nobel Prize Jose Saramago said: “Lanzarote is not my land, but it is land of mine”.
I became a licensed tour guide in 2014 thanks to the recession, and the preparation of the official exam gave me the opportunity to improve my skills in history, art and ethnography of the Canary Islands.