TO VISIT

This section of the website is where we post information about the many fabulous places in Lanzarote you can visit, together with general advice for people visiting the island – things like health care, car hire, cycling and much more.

Cuarteto De Cuerdas

This was the final performance in a series of four free concerts, and we had been lucky enough to claim two free seats at all of them, simply by turning up before the venues became full. These events had been funded by the government to provide a showcase platform for musicians at various stages in their careers and to increase public awareness of the classical genre and to provide easy access for those interested in taking part, even if only…

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Concierto Timplefonicas – Review

As we took our seats in the small room that was, at this early stage, still pretty empty, we heard a couple further down the row speaking in English. They were enthusing about the wonderful atmosphere of this intimate little concert room. It soon became obvious that they were keen culture vultures and they were waxing lyrical about previous events. Hearing them mention the Nordic Voices concert we reviewed on these pages a few weeks ago, I decided to butt…

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Compose, Improvise, Write It Down

We were fortunate to catch a free concert performance recently, that we had somehow overlooked being advertised. The Concierto Trumpetere was held at the end of April in the Biblioteque near the UD Lanzarote football ground. This was a performance to highlight some graduating players from the local music academy. Supported by their tutor, three late teenaged male players took to the stage, looking slightly startled to be up before an audience. The three student players were already superbly accomplished…

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Museo La Vegueta

Museo La Vegueta

One of the things I love the most about Lanzarote is that even when you think you know the island pretty well, one day you take a less travelled road, a detour or pass by a spot that you haven’t been in ages and bang! you discover something new. This is what happened to me with Museo La Vegueta or La Casona de La Vegueta, as the locals call it. The museum is located on the LZ-46 road between La…

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Ghost hotel

Lanzarote’s “Ghost” Hotel

To the north-west of Playa Blanca, up the coast from the lighthouse, is the hulking remains of ghost hotel  – Atlante del Sol, otherwise known as Hotel de Los Charcones after where it’s located. It is worth a visit for the location as well as to see the results of foolhardy developers. The walk to the hotel is lovely and can be less than an hour each way or over two hours depending where you choose to start. From the…

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