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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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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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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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