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Pharmacy

Pharmacy Information For Lanzarote

One of the things that will strike visitors to Lanzarote is that there appear to be so many pharmacies here, known as farmacias, and identified by the flashing green cross sign. The pharmacy is the place to go for non emergency medical treatment. It’s also worth noting that even basic drugs such as pain killers…

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Hesperia 5 star hotel

Lanzarote Hotel Review – Hesperia, Puerto Calero

We recently attended a wedding at the Hesperia 5 star hotel, so we took the opportunity to book into the hotel for a couple of nights and to see for ourselves what it is like. Our first impressions were excellent – we had a fabulous greeting from Antonio on reception, who explained everything to us,…

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Budget airlines Lanzarote

Stop Complaining About Budget Airlines!

The web is awash with people claiming budget airlines are ripping them off, and families bemoaning the fact that they didn’t pre book seats and the airline can’t then guarantee they will sit together. We thought it would be a good time to explain why they charge for extras, and more importantly, why they give…

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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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Carnival Lanzarote – Insider Tips

We thought it would be good to share some insider tips for those of you who are going to be on the island for carnival, to help you enjoy a fabulous time here. Everyone is welcome to join the procession, so don’t just sit there taking photos – join in with the party and do…

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Restaurant Review – Bogavante, El Golfo

One of our favourite places to go is El Golfo – the village has many restaurants, and they are renowned for their fresh fish. We recently chose Bogavante for a meal with some very good friends, who were staying in Playa Blanca. Sunday lunches are important here in Lanzarote – it’s a time to unwind…

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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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