Beach clean up

Beach Clean Up In Playa Blanca

It’s sad that these need to be done – if only people would take their rubbish off the beaches….. But they don’t, so on most parts of the island, there is a regular beach clean up. The clean ups in Playa Blanca are organised by Pura Vida Diving, Kayak Lanzarote and Cook In Lanzarote. The…

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Talleres Viajar

Talleres Viajar Courtesy Cars

I was driving to Playa Blanca the other day, and I saw two very bright green cars coming in the other direction. As each flashed past, I could see a red logo, but I couldn’t read it. When I eventually arrived at my destination, I spotted yet another one, parked up. The logo told me…

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Lanza Event Cruiser

Lanza Event Cruiser

There’s a new service on the island called Lanza Event Cruiser. They’re offering: Tours to places that aren’t currently available Mobility tours for people with mobility difficulties “One-off” trips to get you to events in parts of the island you normally have to drive to A regular “Nightliner” tour to party at one of Lanzarote’s…

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Lanzarote Statistics 2017

Every year The Cabildo releases a Yearbook of Lanzarote statistics, and the one from 2017 is available now. I love delving into these to find the little pearls of information, so I’ve shared the numbers I found most interesting for you here: Population The island population is now 147,023, with 40% of those living in…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 30

New Mortgage Signings Fall New mortgages issued in the first six months of the year fell by 9% to 523. However, the average value of the mortgages granted increased by a whopping €35,000 showing that some of the island’s larger properties are moving now. There was also a huge increase in the number of mortgages…

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Jobs in Lanzarote

Lanzarote Jobs – Kitchen Assistant

A busy British sports bar in Costa Teguise is looking for a kitchen assistant to join their team. It’s a permanent position, with a contract and reasonable working hours, to work alongside the chef as a team player. Call them on (0034) 609 972 451 or email radlanza@yahoo.co.uk for more information or to arrange an…

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Tipping in Lanzarote

Tipping In Lanzarote

We’re often asked for advice about tipping in Lanzarote. As with most European countries, there are no hard and fast rules, and whether you tip or not should depend on the quality of service you receive. If it isn’t good, don’t tip, if it is, do so, and if it’s exceptional, be generous! Restaurants In…

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Canaries Duty

Lanzarote – Duty Free, VAT & All That Stuff

It’s easy to be confused with the tax status of Lanzarote and the other Canary islands. Although we have been part of Spain for 500 years, we’re an autonomous region, which means we have a high degree of self government. We also have some quirks in our fiscal system which are interesting: We are outside…

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Restaurante El Risco

Lanzarote Restaurant Review – Restaurante El Risco Famara

I don’t know why we haven’t been to Restaurante el Risco before, but we’ll be returning! We joined some friends for Sunday lunch, who are regulars at the restaurant, after they had told us it was their favourite in Famara. It has an unprepossessing frontage, on the sandy, “back road” in Famara, and unfortunately the…

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Lanzarote News In Brief – Week 29

San Bartolomé Moves To Restrict Off Road Vehicles In a new ordinance passed unanimously at a council meeting, San Bartolomé Ayuntamiento has banned off road vehicles like buggies, quads and motorcycles from using many of the urban, unpaved roads in the municipality.  They will in future be limited to just three roads – The Camino…

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