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Lanzarote FAQ’s

Welcome to our FAQ section! We love answering your questions on social media, on our website and via your emails. But it can take some time every day to do so! To save us a little, we’ve put together this list of the questions we are asked most often, and we’ll add to it as…

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Road rules for cyclists and drivers

Road Rules For Cyclists And Drivers

Lanzarote is one of Europe’s premier sporting destinations and home to the world’s toughest Ironman triathlon event. For that reason, there are always cyclists on the roads of the island, and this article is to explain the road rules for cyclists and drivers, so there are no misunderstandings. These rules are based on a Cabildo…

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Lanzarote Hotels

Lanzarote Webcams

The trouble with webcams showing images of Lanzarote is that they are often “down,” the image quality is poor and their lenses get dirty very quickly, which means you end up squinting at a blurry image trying to make out what on earth is going on, or you find a “Page not found” error. But…

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7 Places To Propose In Lanzarote

Lanzarote is a romantic place – it’s a fabulous place to get married, many people celebrate their anniversaries here, and of course, it’s a wonderful place to propose to your loved one. There’s nothing like the combination of a fantastic sunset and a couple of cocktails to provide the perfect moment to pop the question.…

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What’s The Euro Rate In Lanzarote Today?

“What is pound versus Euro today?” is the most asked question on Facebook, email, or anywhere else where readers connect with us. Especially since Brexit, and with the Pound fluctuating more than ever. There are a large number of booze / cigarette / electrical shops on the island that offer money exchange as a sideline.…

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things that are different

8 More Things That Are Different In Lanzarote

We’ve already written about some things that are different in Lanzarote, and here are 8 more light hearted things you want to know! That kissing thing….. Yes, it’s generally the case when meeting a person of the opposite sex to kiss them. Twice. Even if it’s the first time you’ve met. Just get used to…

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Lanzarote Map

Readers often ask for a Lanzarote Map, but the reality these days is that Google Maps are the most efficient way to make sure the information is up to date. Here’s the Google Map of Lanzarote – you can scroll, zoom or switch to a satellite view or even take a wander through our towns…

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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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Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor Without Tears

We’re quite often contacted by people who are panicking – they’ve booked accommodation here, and then they’ve decided to read the Trip Advisor reviews to get some more information, only to find that there are some negative reviews. This article is to help you get the best from Trip Advisor, and to suggest you research…

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Fake Goods

Camera And Electronic Shops In Lanzarote

You’ll find plenty of debate around the web, and lots of people with opinions on this subject on the streets of Lanzarote. Generally, the electronics shops in Lanzarote have a bad reputation for scamming clients with fake goods, and bad trade practices. As a duty free island, with very low VAT, we have plenty of…

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Picon

Picon Is The Black Stuff On The Soil In Lanzarote

The black stuff is called Picón, although we’ll lose the accent now, as people probably won’t search for the information with it! Picon is volcanic ash from the eruptions here in the 18th and 19th centuries. You’ll find it everywhere around volcanoes here. Most commonly, it’s black, but you can get a red version from…

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