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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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Monte Corona Rim

Where To Take Great Photos In Lanzarote

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to create great images of Lanzarote. But taking photos is part of many people’s holidays. The unique landscape of the island just begs to be captured, from the almost velvet textured appearance of the mountains at Femés to the dramatic, rugged cliffs of Famara and the wildly…

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What’s A Canarian Style Christmas Like?

Many of our visitors over the Christmas period celebrate the festive season in the same way they do at home, but we’re often asked how Canarians celebrate Christmas, and it’s a little different to what you might be used to. December 22nd It all starts off with “El Gordo,” the massive Spanish Christmas lottery. Almost…

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Rain in Lanzarote

Why Does Lanzarote Suffer When It Rains?

We don’t get rain in Lanzarote often, but when we do…… It was interesting seeing some of the comments on social media last time we suffered from some heavy rain and: Schools closed Many flights were diverted Outdoor events were cancelled Hotels and houses sprung leaks The internet went down in many places We had…

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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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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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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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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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