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Lanzarote petrol stations

Petrol Stations In Lanzarote

For first time visitors to Lanzarote, you may be wondering how to fill up your hire car at  petrol stations. I remember when we first arrived on the island we had no idea of how to say what we wanted in Spanish or what to expect when we drove on to the forecourt – we…

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Walks in Lanzarote, La Galería de Famara

Walks in Lanzarote, La Galería de Famara

We were invited by David from Activity Adventures to join in with some of his clients on a walk to the water tunnel during the first week of August. In 10 years of living and doing many walks in Lanzarote I haven’t heard anyone mention a water tunnel before? We were intrigued and not knowing quite what…

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Papagayo

Papagayo

The Punta de Papagayo is the southern most tip of Lanzarote, the area is one of spectacular beauty and includes five large golden sandy beaches. The Playas del Papagayo are part of a protected area called the Monumento Natural de Los Ajaches. By Car: Follow the Papagayo sign on the large roundabout on the outskirts…

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Matagorda 4

Matagorda

Loved by the Irish and plane spotters, Matagorda is part of Puerto del Carmen and situated on the sea front along from the airport. This book is a great guide to Puerto del Carmen, including Matagorda: The Camel Guide to Puerto del Carmen and Tias Despite the petit size of Matagorda there is a full…

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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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Teguise Market

La Villa De Teguise

Teguise or La Villa as its known locally, was the capital of Lanzarote before it moved to Arrecife in the mid 18th century. The town has some incredible buildings, cobbled streets and lots of history. Teguise is known by many for the Sunday market, which is huge and if you’re only going to one market during…

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