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Lanzarote Health Centre

Your Lanzarote Health Questions Answered

We’re often asked about health issues for visitors to Lanzarote, so we thought we’d put together a list of the most common ones, together with our answers: Is the tap water safe to drink? We don’t have any natural water in Lanzarote, so it all comes from desalinated ocean water. It’s high in minerals and…

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Ex Pat TV

Watching Television In Lanzarote

We don’t really watch television – aside from the odd programme which we watch on Netflix, TV doesn’t really feature much for us. But we know that many of our readers who are resident on the island want to stay up to date with television from their home countries. It used to be relatively easy…

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Amura, Puerto Calero

Amura in Puerto Calero is one of Lanzarote’s fine dining restaurants, offering fabulous food and exceptional service. The building itself is interesting – looking “colonial” in style, with a large outdoor terrace, and the indoor section raised up and with huge windows looking onto the marine and out to sea. It also has a large…

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Learn Spanish

7 Tips To Help You Finally Learn Spanish

We quite often post job adverts which require various levels of Spanish, and the comment I see most commonly is “If only I could learn Spanish.” And I know from talking to British and Irish friends living here, that many are frustrated at not being able to speak the language better. Unfortunately, the way we…

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Tapas dishes, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Tapas In Lanzarote – What Should You Order?

A tapa or tapas is a small dish of food to enjoy with a drink. The food in question can be anything from a few olives to a small portion of a stew, or even a tiny burger. A tapa will provide a little snack for one or two people. If you want more, you…

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Pesetas

Eight Ways To Save Some Money In Lanzarote

Food shop like a local That means avoiding the small supermarkets in the resorts, and going for the larger ones out of town. It also means taking advantage of the excellent local markets for fresh fruit and veg, and maybe even buying some fish from a cofradia. Read our article on food shopping like a…

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What Is Christmas Like In Lanzarote?

At this time of year, many people are booking to come over to enjoy Christmas and new year “Lanzarote style!” But what’s it like? What are the official holidays? The official holidays here are 25th December, 1st January and 6th January. On those days, offices and the shops out of the resorts will be closed.…

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myth

10 Myths About Life In Lanzarote

There are plenty of myths about living in Lanzarote. Here are a few: It’s always sunny and hot! It does rain during the winter here, and we do get cloud from time to time. It can even get chilly in mid winter – as low as 15 degrees! What we don’t get is any extreme…

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Market Lanzarote

Ten Insider Tips For Lanzarote Visitors

Bring some Euros with you There isn’t an ATM at Lanzarote airport, so bring at least some cash in Euros with you, for the taxi or that all important first drink! Update: There is one now, but bring some money anyway, just in case! Don’t park in the first car parks for Teguise market If…

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Airport, Arrecife Lanzarote

Getting From Lanzarote Airport To Your Resort

Arrecife Airport is actually in Playa Honda, and is about 10KM from Puerto del Carmen, 15KM from Costa Teguise and 30KM from Playa Blanca. There are several ways to get from the airport to your resort: Taxi Taxis pull up at the rank right outside arrivals at the airport. You’ll generally have to queue for…

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