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Lanzarote Map

Readers often ask for a Lanzarote Map, but the reality these days is that Google Maps are the most efficient way to make sure the information is up to date. Here’s the Google Map of Lanzarote – you can scroll, zoom or switch to a satellite view or even take a wander through our towns…

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Travel insurance

Travel Insurance

We recommend all visitors to Lanzarote have travel insurance. Even if you are a European citizen, your EHIC card only covers you for emergency medical needs here. We had an example recently which shows how important travel insurance can be. A family member had a heart attack while on holiday here. Of course, the ambulance…

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Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor Without Tears

We’re quite often contacted by people who are panicking – they’ve booked accommodation here, and then they’ve decided to read the Trip Advisor reviews to get some more information, only to find that there are some negative reviews. This article is to help you get the best from Trip Advisor, and to suggest you research…

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Fake Goods

Camera And Electronic Shops In Lanzarote

You’ll find plenty of debate around the web, and lots of people with opinions on this subject on the streets of Lanzarote. Generally, the electronics shops in Lanzarote have a bad reputation for scamming clients with fake goods, and bad trade practices. As a duty free island, with very low VAT, we have plenty of…

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Picon

Picon Is The Black Stuff On The Soil In Lanzarote

The black stuff is called Picón, although we’ll lose the accent now, as people probably won’t search for the information with it! Picon is volcanic ash from the eruptions here in the 18th and 19th centuries. You’ll find it everywhere around volcanoes here. Most commonly, it’s black, but you can get a red version from…

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