TO VISIT

This section of the website is where we post information about the many fabulous places in Lanzarote you can visit, together with general advice for people visiting the island – things like health care, car hire, cycling and much more.

Playa Quemada

Playa Quemada

Playa Quemada is reminiscent of what Lanzarote would have been like before tourism. It’s a small seaside village where the residents are outnumbered by the goats that roam the hillsides. Situated at the foot of the mountains that are the Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches the village of Playa Quemada is nestled on the coast between Puerto Calero and the Punta de Papagayo. The village has a very laid back and Spanish feel to it. On the morning I visited families were sitting…

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Tias

Tias – The Town Of Aunts

Tias is not widely known to visitors to Lanzarote and is generally just somewhere you pass through on the island’s main road, the LZ2. However, it is an important administrative centre and the municipality of Tías incorporates the largest of Lanzarote’s tourist resorts, Puerto del Carmen. Formerly called Las Tias de Fajardo, meaning Farjado’s Aunts, the town was named in the late 1400s by Alonso Farjado, Governor of Gran Canaria, to honour his favourite maiden aunts, Francisca and Hernan. Lanzarote…

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Emergency Help & Advice Lanzarote

Emergency Help & Advice in Lanzarote

Hopefully you won’t need any of the following, but if you do need emergency numbers, help or advice whilst in Lanzarote here it is! Emergency call 112 The local emergency telephone number for police, ambulance & fire is 112. There is a smartphone app called FRESS112 that you can download to your mobile phone. Users should create a profile with their personal information & medical data. Residents and tourists are encouraged to download the App to their mobile phones, your…

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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 morning, as it’s busy and bustling and the street market happens on a Saturday. I suggested he gets there at around 10AM. Getting there by…

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