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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…

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Starlight cinema

The Starlight Experience In Lanzarote

The Starlight Open-Air Cinema on the Rooftop Plaza of the Biosfera in Puerto del Carman has been open for around two years, and I was feelling guilty that I’d never even been up there to have a look. Having heard that there had been some changes and improvements, Sally and I decided to do the…

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Devon restaurant

Lanzarote Restaurant Review – Devon Restaurant

I’d heard good things about the Devon Restaurant and Bar and, being from the west country myself, I had been intending to give it a try. The opportunity arose when I won a steak dinner for two in a Monster Radio competition. The restaurant is a small, cosy family-run place on the front at Matagorda,…

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Fishermen

The Fishermen Of Lanzarote

We who are fortunate enough to live on Lanzarote tend to take for granted that, when we go to a restaurant, there will be a selection of fresh fish just waiting to be prepared for us. But we often forget the fishermen who make this possible. Fishing, along with agriculture, has been an important industry…

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Tias

Tias – The Town Of Aunts

Tias is not widely known to visitors to Lanzarote and is generally just somewhere you pass through on the island’s main road, the LZ2. However, it is an important administrative centre and the municipality of Tías incorporates the largest of Lanzarote’s tourist resorts, Puerto del Carmen. Formerly called Las Tias de Fajardo, meaning Farjado’s Aunts,…

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Walking The Stunning Famara Coast & Cliffs

I have often looked down from the heights of Risco de Famara, the towering cliffs above the renowned surfing beach, and seen paths along the base of the cliffs. A group of us decided to explore these trails. We set off from the top of Urbanización de Famara on the track that vehicles use to…

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Monte Corona Rim

Where To Take Great Photos In Lanzarote

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to create great images of Lanzarote. But taking photos is part of many people’s holidays. The unique landscape of the island just begs to be captured, from the almost velvet textured appearance of the mountains at Femés to the dramatic, rugged cliffs of Famara and the wildly…

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Stormy

Stormy Seas In Lanzarote

The Canary Islands are considered to have the best year round climate in Europe and possibly further afield. But we do sometimes have to remember that Lanzarote is basically a small rock in the mighty Atlantic Ocean and occasionally Mother Nature lets us know not to take her for granted by ‘treating’ us to some…

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Volcanoes

Up Close And Personal With Lanzarote’s Volcanoes

Lanzarote has a unique landscape with over 200 volcanoes as evidence of the dramatic geological history of the island. Some of these are millions of years old, but many were created less than 300 years ago. These new peaks are a part of a fragile ecosystem which is being continuously monitored for regrowth and needs…

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