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Lanzarote is a wonderful island in the Canary Island Archipelago, and we're here to provide you with all the information you could possibly need about it. If you're planning a holiday to Lanzarote, or thinking of relocating to the island, sign up for our email newsletter to keep up to date with all the Lanzarote information.

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If you have a sporting, as well as a general interest in Lanzarote, you might enjoy our sister website:Tri Lanzarote

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Olivine And Lava Jewellery

Chevere JR produce some of the most fabulous hand made jewellery on the island, and some of their best uses lava rock and olivine, which both occur natural here and in other volcanic regions. The semi precious olivine’s striking green colour contrasts beautifully with the dark lava, and silver is often used as an additional element.

Here are some example’s of their work:

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The semi precious olivine’s striking green colour contrasts beautifully with the dark lava,  read more »

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!

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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

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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

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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 »

Ironman Lanzarote 2015 - What You Need To Know

Lanzarote’s largest sporting event takes place this year on Saturday May 23rd.

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We’ve put together this “crib sheet” for those of you visiting the island over that period, so you know what to expect!

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Ironman Lanzarote is known as one of the world’s toughest sporting events, and acknowledged as the most demanding triathlon. The three main components of that are the huge climbs and strong winds on the bike, and the soaring temperatures that always accompany the run phase.

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Here are the key points:  read more »

  • The event starts at 0700 in the morning on Playa Grande in Puerto del Carmen, when all 2,000 or so competitors will start together for the 3.8KM swim, which consists of two loops.
  • The fastest competitors will finish the event

5 Foods To Try In Lanzarote

Almost everyone who comes to the island has tried our famous local dishes like Canarian Potatoes or perhaps Estofado. But there are some things we eat here that you may not have tried, so here are some suggestions for you, and we’ve also suggested where to go for our favourite version:

Bocadillo de Pescado

Bocadillo Pescado Ginory

 

Yes, it’s a fish butty! Often served for breakfast, it consists of a thinly sliced fillet of white fish, which has been lightly coated in breadcrumbs and fried, then served in a bread roll, smothered with aioli (garlic mayonnaise.)

Our favourite place to eat these is at Bar Ginory in Arrecife, opposite the harbour and close to Charco san Gines. They use the freshest fish and cook them perfectly. We love having one there on a Saturday morning before going shopping.

Puntillas de Calamar

Puntillas

These are very small, whole baby squid, which are coated in a light batter and deep fried, then served with fresh lemon squeezed over  read more »

Lanzarote Jobs - Chef, Sous Chef & Servers

A new restaurant is opening soon in Puerto del Carmen’s old town.

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They require a chef, a sous chef and servers.  read more »

Lanzarote News in Brief - Week 13

Buzz FM Off The Air

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Radio station Buzz FM ceased broadcasting over the weekend. We understand there may be an issue over the licence. The station used pre recorded voice segments made by presenters based off the island, and was broadcast over the air in Lanzarote and world wide via the internet.

Body Found in Argana Alta

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The body of a 39 year old man  read more »

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