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Arrecife

Visiting Arrecife For The First Time

I was speaking to a reader the other day who has been coming to the island for many years and who has never visited Arrecife. I gave him some tips about how to get there and what to do, so I thought I’d share them with you all. I recommend he visit on a Saturday…

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Arrecife

Avoid The Villa Scam In Lanzarote

Sadly, in recent months, we’ve come across several people who have been scammed by fake villa owners. In most cases, this has been for holiday bookings, but in some it has also been for long term bookings. There are various ways the scammers operate. They’ve been known to hack and intercept email addresses published on…

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Driving In Lanzarote

For some people, driving in Lanzarote is their first experience of driving abroad, and a few nerves are understandable. Let’s start off by putting you at your ease – driving here is easy and safe. Our roads are excellent, traffic quite light and visibility is always good. Also remember that locals are very used to…

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Hot In Lanzarote

How To Cope When It’s Really Hot In Lanzarote

From time to time we get very high temperatures in Lanzarote. Not so long ago the island recorded the highest temperature in all of Spain at 42,6 degrees, or 108 Fahrenheit. The island is also much closer to the equator than any other part of Europe, so we have extremely high UV at this time…

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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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Pesetas

Eight Ways To Save Some Money In Lanzarote

Food shop like a local That means avoiding the small supermarkets in the resorts, and going for the larger ones out of town. It also means taking advantage of the excellent local markets for fresh fruit and veg, and maybe even buying some fish from a cofradia. Read our article on food shopping like a…

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myth

10 Myths About Life In Lanzarote

There are plenty of myths about living in Lanzarote. Here are a few: It’s always sunny and hot! It does rain during the winter here, and we do get cloud from time to time. It can even get chilly in mid winter – as low as 15 degrees! What we don’t get is any extreme…

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Market Lanzarote

Ten Insider Tips For Lanzarote Visitors

Bring some Euros with you There isn’t an ATM at Lanzarote airport, so bring at least some cash in Euros with you, for the taxi or that all important first drink! Update: There is one now, but bring some money anyway, just in case! Don’t park in the first car parks for Teguise market If…

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Airport, Arrecife Lanzarote

Getting From Lanzarote Airport To Your Resort

Arrecife Airport is actually in Playa Honda, and is about 10KM from Puerto del Carmen, 15KM from Costa Teguise and 30KM from Playa Blanca. There are several ways to get from the airport to your resort: Taxi Taxis pull up at the rank right outside arrivals at the airport. You’ll generally have to queue for…

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Lanzarote Carnival Countdown!February 2, 2018
16 days to go.