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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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Gazpacho

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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Concorde

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

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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