FAQ Lanzarote

Lanzarote FAQ’s

Welcome to our FAQ section! We love answering your questions on social media, on our website and via your emails. But it can take some time every day to do so!

To save us a little, we’ve put together this list of the questions, or FAQ, we are asked most often, and we’ll add to it as more come up. If we’ve sent you a link to this page, it means the question you’ve asked is answered below. And remember, we have loads of articles on the website, so just use the search box at the top of every page if you want to find pretty much anything out about Lanzarote!

We’re coming to Lanzarote on XYZ Date, what will the weather be like?

If you’re coming over in the few days, all our weather forecasts are here:  Lanzarote Weather

If your visit is more than two weeks away, you’re unlikely to be able to get an accurate forecast.

However, what you CAN do is see what the weather has been like here for your dates and for the last four years. We post the ACTUAL weather here every month, so it will give you a great idea about likely temperatures and if it might rain. Just use the search box and type “Weather <month>” and you’ll see the typical weather for your month here.

We’re coming to Lanzarote on ABC Date. What’s happening on the island? What should we do?

We don’t keep any information to ourselves, so everything we know about is posted to the website. But here’s what you can do:

1/ Click “What’s on” in our menu above and you can then see what’s on, on the island for your dates.

2/ To see a list of excursions you can do on the island click here.

What’s the exchange rate there at the moment?

In the little shops here you will generally get a rate about 2 to 3 cents below the mid bank rate. You can see the mid bank rate here: Lanzarote Exchange Rate

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When’s the best the best time to book a hire car?

As soon as you book your flights. Prices always go up for car hire nearer the date, and the island can run out of cars at peak times. Car Hire.

Which markets are on while I’m there?

Here’s a complete list: Lanzarote Markets

How do I go about getting a job in Lanzarote?

We wrote about that here: Jobs in Lanzarote and you should also consider getting a copy of our Guide to Relocating to Lanzarote.

How much is a taxi from the airport to <insert your resort>?

You can see all the prices at the Taxi Company website, but as a rule of thumb it’s about €25 to Puerto del Carmen, €23 to Costa Teguise and €48 to Playa Blanca. If you are paying for transfers, especially to Playa Blanca, it’s often cheaper to hire a car from airport to airport.

Do I need to pre book taxis from the airport?

No. There are always taxis there to meet flights. At really busy times, you may have to wait a few minutes.

Where can I find out about bus times and fares?

On the bus company website, which is in English: Lanzarote Bus

Where should I shop for my self catering holiday?

You can use the small resort supermarkets, but they are expensive. Your best bet is to do a “big shop” at one of the larger supermarkets in Arrecife, Playa Honda, Macher or Playa Blanca.

What restaurants are good?

Always tough to answer as it depends on your taste! But we review loads of restaurants and the island and post the articles in this section: Lanzarote restaurant reviews.

How long can I stay in Lanzarote?

Eu citizens can stay as long as they want as part of their freedom of movement. Most citizens of other countries can stay for 90 days in any rolling 180 period without needing to apply for a visa.

We’ll keep adding to this FAQ list over time, but if your question isn’t answered above, feel free to let us know!

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