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Trade wind in Lanzarote

Lanzarote’s Trade Winds

Lanzarote is known as a fairly windy island, and part of the reason our climate is so good is because of the wind which blows here on most days – without it temperatures would be much higher and the island would effectively become a desert, like the nearby Sahara. But why do we get the…

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Kids Lanzarote

Ten Things To Do With Kids In Lanzarote

We’re having a bumper year for tourism once again here in Lanzarote and we know many of you have booked to come out with your kids. We thought we’d pull together a list of things you can do with them if the thought of another day at the beach or around the pool is just…

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Lanzarote daylight hours

What Time Does It Get Dark In Lanzarote?

It’s a question we’re often asked. We’re much closer to the equator than northern European countries, so the difference between winter months and summer months is much less marked – that means our winter days are much longer, but our summer days are shorter We’ve selected sunrise and sunset times for key months through the…

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Airport landing

London Gatwick To Lanzarote In 60 Seconds

We love this video! Shot from the pilot’s view in a Boeing 737, it crams the four hour flight from London Gatwick and rain, to Lanzarote bathed in sunshine into just one minute! We can’t offer you a 60 second flight to Lanzarote sadly, but you can find the best flight prices to Lanzarote here:…

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Remembering The Peseta

Remembering The Peseta

It’s many years since the Peseta was replaced by the Euro, although some old timers still do the mental conversion, especially when talking larger sums for cars or houses, and in some shops you’ll still get a receipt showing the peseta equivalent to a transaction. Here are some interesting and fun facts about Spain’s old…

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Diving Lanzarote

5 Things I’d Do In Lanzarote Next Week

I’m often asked to suggest things people should do when they are visiting the island, and depending on where I’ve been recently, my suggestions keep changing! There really is so much to do on this little island, that I feel sorry for people who only have a week or two a year to enjoy it.…

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Timanfaya Coastal Walk

Lanzarote Walk – Timanfaya Coastal Route

Having walked Termesana, the shorter of the two free guided walks available from the Timanfaya National Park, I was really looking forward to discovering a part of Lanzarote I hadn’t discovered yet on the Coastal Route. Miguel accompanied me on this walk, we couldn’t believe our luck with the weather, the day dawned clear, sunny and the…

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Viewpoints

Viewpoints in Lanzarote

There are some beautiful viewpoints, or Miradors,  across Lanzarote, here’s some of our favourites to look out for when you’re discovering the island. Femés It’s worth pausing to take in the balcony at Femés especially now that the area has been pedestrianised, there are two bar restaurants situated here to enjoy a drink or meal from this…

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Buying used car

Buying A Used Car In Lanzarote

Used cars can be expensive in Lanzarote – it’s simply a function of supply and demand. With a small population and therefore not many new cars being registered here each month, there’s a limited choice. In UK, for example, there might be several thousand small hatchbacks for sale on any given day and all within…

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