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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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Seeing a Doctor in the Canary Islands

Step-by-step Guide to Seeing a Doctor in the Canary Islands

Seeing a Doctor in the Canary islands: The British Consulates in Gran Canaria and Tenerife have written this practical guide to receiving medical assistance in the Canary Islands. They spend a lot of their time assisting British nationals who find themselves in difficult circumstances when it could have so easily been avoided. NEED TO SEE…

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Lanzarote Health Centre

Your Lanzarote Health Questions Answered

We’re often asked about health issues for visitors to Lanzarote, so we thought we’d put together a list of the most common ones, together with our answers: Is the tap water safe to drink? We don’t have any natural water in Lanzarote, so it all comes from desalinated ocean water. It’s high in minerals and…

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What Is Christmas Like In Lanzarote?

At this time of year, many people are booking to come over to enjoy Christmas and new year “Lanzarote style!” But what’s it like? What are the official holidays? The official holidays here are 25th December, 1st January and 6th January. On those days, offices and the shops out of the resorts will be closed.…

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Duty Free Allowances, Canary Islands

A 60 year old man travelling from Lanzarote to Exeter on the 14th January 2010 was caught with more than 14,000 cigarettes (70 cartons) and 23 kilos of tobacco when he landed in the UK. The customs officers found the goods packed in his suitcase and golf bag. Everything was seized and the man was released…

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Distance Table for Lanzarote

Lanzarote is only 77 km from North to South and has a surface area of 846 km2 so its easy to explore the whole island during your holiday. Probably the best way is to divide the island into the North and South and explore over a couple of days so that you have time to…

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Timanfaya

Volcanoes, Eruptions, Lanzarote

Lanzarote had volcanic eruptions for six years from 1730 to 1736 and a smaller one in 1824, its status is classed as historical and therefore dormant, although you can feel the heat under the surface at Timanfaya. The eruptions that started in 1730 lasting six years, covered the most fertile areas of the island, there…

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Amura Puerto Calero

Puerto Calero

Puerto Calero is situated on the outskirts of Puerto del Carmen, although it’s part of the municipality of Yaiza which covers the resort of Playa Blanca. José Calero had the idea of building a marina in this area of Lanzarote back in 1983, and after 4 years of construction the Puerto Calero marina was first…

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Playa la Concha

La Graciosa

La Graciosa is the island off the Northern tip of Lanzarote, its part of the Teguise municipality and the Archipiélago Chinijo, the natural park covering the El Risco de Famara and the islands of La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara and Los Roques del Este and del Oeste. We have some interesting guides in our Lanzarote…

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