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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
stupid question

There’s No Such Thing As A Stupid Question

Can you tell me what the weather will be like from 13th to 20th March? That far ahead, the only thing we can rule out is snow! OMG! I didn’t know it snowed there. Will we get rain? How big is a Renault Clio in Lanzarote? The same size as the ones there. No, I…

Read More
Air Conditioning

Hotels With Air Conditioning In Puerto del Carmen

We’re often asked to identify which hotels in Lanzarote have air conditioning available, especially during the hot summer months. Surprisingly there’s not that many! The fact is with our perpetual breeze, you can often cool a room by opening a door and window to get a through flow of air which naturally cools your accommodation.…

Read More
Consumer complaint

Consumer Complaints In Lanzarote

Occasionally we’re asked if there is a trading standards office available for consumer advice after purchasing products or services in Lanzarote. Here’s the process for making a consumer complaint. Local tourist facing businesses such as shops, bars, restaurants and hotels are required to display this notice, where consumers are visually advised in Spanish, English &…

Read More