Canary Islands tourist tax

Canary Islands Tourist Tax

From time to time British newspapers get worked up and write articles suggesting the implementation of a Canary Islands tourist tax, similar to the one enacted in The Balearics in July 2016. A tourist tax is an additional payment made once you get to your destination and is paid in local currency. It’s not included…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 6, 2018

Record low temperature recorded The lowest ever temperature was recorded at the Lanzarote airport weather station on Thursday, when it dipped to 7.6 degrees centigrade at 11PM. Records have been kept there since 1972 and the previous low was 8 degrees, recorded in 1974. Pets now accepted on buses Animals are now allowed to travel…

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Lanzarote Recipe – Gazpacho

OK, we admit it. Gazpacho isn’t really a Lanzarote recipe, but it’s perfectly suited to our climate, which is why we’ve adopted it here on the islands. Gazpacho is believed to have come to Spain from Arabia with The Moors, and that’s why it’s most associated with the region of Andalucía. We’ve spent years trying…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 5, 2018

Rosa acquitted on one charge, mayor resigns In the on-going case relating to Bodega Stratvs, Juan Francisco Rosa was acquitted this week of one specific charge – that of “influence peddling,” or using “undue pressure” in urging officials to grant a licence to allow the bodega to open. In the same judgement, the Mayor of…

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Jobs in Lanzarote

Jobs In Lanzarote – Office Worker

Office worker required for doing all the administrative and paperwork tasks in the office, including telephone calls. He / she will have to provide full support to the Management with  customers / vendors and perform some accounting  and reporting functions. Must speak fluent English and Spanish Full driving licence and car required Computer skills: Microsoft Office, Internet…

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When Concorde Came To Lanzarote

It was on 18th November 1999 when G-BOAC, a British Airways Concorde, landed at Arrecife airport. She was bringing in passengers who were due to embark on a luxury cruise setting out from the island. Word went out, and the airport surroundings were filled with people to watch the aircraft as she landed and taxied…

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Camping In Lanzarote

Camping on the island is great fun, with the weather here being pretty much perfect for getting under canvas all year round. Unfortunately, we only have one campsite on the island currently, and one on neighbouring La Gracisa. Here’s a quick guide to both the official and sanctioned camp sites on the island: Official There…

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Late availabilty

Late Availability Villa Holiday

UPDATE: These dates are now sold, but complete the form below and we’ll either find something similar, or this one for a different date. We’ve found a late availability holiday for a couple to enjoy a villa holiday here in Lanzarote, departing on 1st February, which is 8 days from now! You could be relaxing…

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Travel insurance

Travel Insurance

We recommend all visitors to Lanzarote have travel insurance. Even if you are a European citizen, your EHIC card only covers you for emergency medical needs here. We had an example recently which shows how important travel insurance can be. A family member had a heart attack while on holiday here. Of course, the ambulance…

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Market stall

How To Get A Market Stall In Lanzarote

The markets in Lanzarote are popular with both residents and tourists, it’s not surprising that we’re often asked how do you apply for a market stall. As we haven’t had one ourselves, we enlisted the help of Len and Joan who had a hand crafted wood stall called Wood Art by Leo. Below is a…

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