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7 Mistakes To Avoid In Lanzarote

We’ve put together a list of the mistakes people most commonly make on their holiday visit to Lanzarote, in the hope we can help you avoid some or all of them!

Drinking spirits like you do back home!


We don’t have set measures for a gin and tonic or a whisky and dry – the bar person simply pours the drinks into a glass, and we’re generous by nature here in Lanzarote. It means your drink might be a treble or a quadruple measure compared to what you buy in your home country. Couple that with our low booze prices and it’s a recipe for getting legless! If you are a spirit drinker, maybe miss the odd round, or have a soft drink every now and then.

Not drinking enough water

Font vella

This ties in to some extent with the previous one, but the combination of drinking plenty of booze, with our high temperatures and perhaps more exercise than you’re used to, all adds up to a very real danger of dehydration. Always have water with you and keep drinking it – you’ll find bottled water available everywhere in shops and vending machines.

Not wearing good sun cream


The UV component of sunlight is much, much stronger than in northern Europe, so even on cloudy days you’ll burn! Keep applying  read more »

Marriage Proposal at Jameos del Agua

Just imagine enjoying a wander around the beautiful visitor attraction of the Jameos del Agua in Lanzarote and then this happens…..

Request for hand Ying Ying & Yi Feng from Gorka Leclercq on Vimeo.

Ying Ying said yes to marrying Yi Feng, much to the delight of the visitors who were enjoying the spectacular event. Have you proposed to the one you love in Lanzarote? Let us know where you asked that special question and where in comments.  read more »

VIP Lounge at Lanzarote Airport

The new Sala VIP opened on the 4th March 2015 at Lanzarote’s airport.

Sala VIP Lanzarote Airport

The Guacimeta VIP lounge is situated through security in the departures area, near the commercial zone and is open from 06:00 to when the last flight departs.

The lounge occupies a space of 191.60 m2 and has a 56 m2 open terrace area which is suitable for smokers. Entry costs €  read more »

Lanzarote Video - Highlights Of A Stay On The Island

We love Jalle’s videos, and their quality is even more amazing when you consider they are shot with nothing more sophisticated than a mobile phone!


This one is the highlight video from his most recent trip to Lanzarote, and it takes us all over the island in under five  read more »

Best You Lanzarote

Best You Lanzarote offer a range of retreat holidays on the island and they’ve just launched a competition for someone to win a week here in April 2015.

Best You Lanzarote Wellness Retreats

Gill Pegge who owns and runs Best You Lanzarote is a qualified naturopathic nutritional therapist, meditation teacher, personal performance life coach and stress management counsellor, who has been improving the lives of residents since relocating to the island in 2012.

At the moment there are four different retreats available during 2015, each one is limited to a maximum number of 6 people. The retreat accommodation is a luxury villa in Playa Blanca, where everyone has their own private bedroom and bathroom, unless you specifically book to share with a friend. There’s no pressure to attend every session at Best You retreats, guests are free to do what ever they like and there is plenty of opportunity to take time out and enjoy the Lanzarote sunshine.

Mind and Body Detox and Revitalize Retreat: 19th to 26th April 2015

Firstly, this is not a hardcore retreat!  You won’t have to get up at the crack of dawn, drink foul-tasting potions, or starve yourself.

Instead guests will have a  read more »

Eight Things To Do In Lanzarote When The Weather Isn't Good

It’s no secret that the weather this winter in Lanzarote hasn’t been brilliant. Apart from in November, we haven’t had much rain, but it has been generally cloudy and, by Lanzarote standards, cool. Talking to older Canarian friends, they all confirm it has been as cool as they remember it – on some days the temperature has stayed around 15 degrees. Without boring you with the details, this has been caused by an anomaly in the jet stream, which has resulted in reduced temperatures for the whole of southern Europe.

The good news is that things will return to normal, and the sun will gradually heat the land and buildings so we can enjoy our usual, much milder temperatures.

But in the meantime, here are some ideas for things to do in Lanzarote when the weather isn’t up to lying on the beach or sitting on a bar terrace watching the world go by:

Go for a walk!


All three resorts have fabulous promenades that run along the seafront that are flat and easy to negotiate, as well as plenty of places to stop for a tapa and a beer or glass of wine. Head inland, and you’ll find the island is full on fascinating tracks that wind around volcanoes, with stopping points at rural villages. Here’s more about walks in Lanzarote.

Visit one of the 7 attractions


Lanzarote has seven official attractions which are all breathtaking and will give you an insight into the island’s history and volcanic origins. All are unique and well worth a visit. Our favourite is Timanfaya, where you can see some of the world’s most  read more »

Arrecife History Museum

The Museo de Historia de Arrecife is a history museum based in a castle on the waterfront of Arrecife, the capital of Lanzarote.

The San Gabriel castle can be found on the waterfront of Arrecife. The castle was founded in 1593 when a square shaped fort was built over 5 years to create a defence against pirates. The outer walls, stairs, guardhouse, ammunition store, underground reservoir, dungeon and sentry boxes were added between 1666 and 1667. The castle was still inadequate to properly defend the island from buccaneers, so the San José castle over looking Puerto Naos was constructed and Las Bolas bridge added during 1771 and 1779.

Mumified body at the history museum Arrecife

It's good to see this castle open to the public again, it's an interesting place to have a wander around and offers a lovely panoramic view of Arrecife's waterfront from the roof. The interior has  read more »

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