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Playa Blanca Market

Marina Rubicon Market, Playa Blanca

The stylish Playa Blanca Market at Marina Rubicón is the perfect backdrop if you enjoy a visit to a decent market. Every Wednesday and Saturday from 09.00 to 14.00, the Marina plays host to the popular market, with a range of stalls to suit every taste. Nestled in between the trendy shops and a wide assortment…

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Lanzarote Airport

Why Aircraft Sometimes Can’t Land At Lanzarote

Sometimes, when the wind is wrong, aircraft landing at Lanzarote airport end up diverting to Fuerteventura. Here’s an explanation of the set up: There is only one runway at Lanzarote airport, and according to the wind direction, aircraft can land either from the sea (Designated runway 03), or over land (designated runway 21). Our wind…

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Lanzarote schools

Schools In Lanzarote

There are three types of schools on the Island: local Spanish, Private English, and Private International. The private option is expensive (approx 5000€‚ per annum per child dependant on age). This may be a good option for your children if any of the following apply: – Your children are of secondary school age – You…

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Things to do when it rains

What to do when it rains in Lanzarote!

It doesn’t happen often, but we do get some rain in Lanzarote in the winter months. When it does rain, it can really come down! So here are some tips in case you are affected by a rainy day whilst here on holiday: 1/ Visit an attraction Five of the seven main attractions of the…

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Driving over Lemons

Book Review – Driving over Lemons

If you discount some work with Rough Guides, then Driving over Lemons was Chris Stewart’s first book, and it’s a cracker! Take an author with an interesting background (First drummer for Genesis, itinerant traveller, sheep shearer and one time circus performer) and drop him with his family into a dilapidated farm in Andalucia and you have all…

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Lanzarote Tapas

How To Enjoy Tapas In Lanzarote

Tapas bars can be a joy to visit, but they can also be a nightmare if you don’t know what you’re doing or if you don’t have a great command of the Spanish language. “Real” tapas bars are plentiful in Lanzarote, as long as you travel outside of the resort areas, but the problem is…

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Santa Claus and Lanzarote

Santa Claus and Lanzarote

This article was written in the lead up to Lanzarote Information’s first Christmas, back in 2008. For this new website, I wanted to create a real splash and interview someone very, very special, and appropriate to the time of year, I sent a letter to the north pole and asked if there was any way…

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Municipalities of Lanzarote

Municipalities of Lanzarote

There are seven municipalities of Lanzarote. We describe each of them, together with a little history below. Arrecife Arrecife covers an area of around 28 square kilometers and 60,000 people (around 40% of the island’s population) live in the city. The port did not establish itself until the fifteenth century when the island began to…

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