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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

Looking for ways to save money while on holiday in Lanzarote? Here are 8 tips to do just that. 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…

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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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