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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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How Supermarket Shopping Has Changed In Lanzarote

When we first moved to the island 15 years ago, there was a big Eurospar in Arrecife, a large Vivo in Playa Honda, a medium sized Hiper Dino in Deiland and the many small Spar stores you could find in the resorts. There was also the “English Cash & Carry Supermarket” in Playa Honda, which we all called Strawberry Farm, because that’s what it had once been. They sold things like Marmite, some frozen food, stuffing and many other “British” products.

And that was it!

Eurospar

Very little changed over the next ten years -  Eurospar opened new full sized stores in Macher and Costa Teguise, and Hiper Dino eventually opened a supermarket in Playa Blanca. Strawberry Farm faded away and was replaced by Macey’s in Tias. Basically  read more »

Things That May Surprise You If You Visit Rural Lanzarote

Life in rural Lanzarote is quite different to the way things are in the resorts. The pace of lifer is slower, and things haven’t really changed much over the years. Here are a few things you can expect:

Cars Stop In The Middle Of The Road

Car

It’s perfectly acceptable to stop in the middle of the road in a village to have a chat with a neighbour. Don’t stress, don’t toot, just relax and wait until they’ve finished!

Complete Strangers Say “Goodbye” As They Pass You In The Street

Haria Market_2

Here in Spain, we don’t say “Hello” as we pass people,  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 27

Arrecife Unemployment Alarmingly High

Arrecife

The municipality of Arrecife is among the ten worst in Spain, with unemployment at 38.4%. It also  read more »

What Insects Will We Find In Lanzarote?

Let’s start with the good news. We don’t have wasps here! In fact, we don’t have too many insects at all – there’s very little water for them, the wind makes life difficult for many, and the birds and lizards eat the rest!

So what will you find here?

Flies

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Lots of them in the summer, fewer in the winter. They’re smaller than the ones you find in northern Europe, and they’re irritating little blighters. They like salt, so they will land on you if you are sweating or have just come out of the ocean. They also love sea food, so have a  read more »

Lanzarote And The Terrorist Threat

Following the tragedy in Tunisia, the UK government has bizarrely decided to classify The Canary Islands security risk from terror attack as “High.”

FCO

Part of the problem is that they don’t actually separate the islands from the mainland, so all of Spain is classified at the same level.  Understandably, we’ve had people contacting us who are concerned.

Looking at their website: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain/terrorism you’ll see they talk about ETA, whilst acknowledging their last major attack was in 2006, and they also mention a ”heightened threat of terrorist attack globally against UK interests and British nationals.” And of course, they don’t mention The  read more »

Trip Advisor Without Tears

We’re quite often contacted by people who are panicking – they’ve booked accommodation here, and then they’ve decided to read the Trip Advisor reviews to get some more information, only to find that there are some negative reviews.

This article is to help you get the best from Trip Advisor, and to suggest you research your accommodation before booking.

Trip Advisor is the daddy of all review sites:

  • There are more than 225 Million reviews on it
  • Almost 5 million businesses in 150,000 destinations have been reviewed
  • Reviewers have posted 32 million photos to the site
  • 139 new reviews are posted every minute!

The numbers are staggering and it’s wonderful to be able to get so much information in a way we were never able to before. But there are some things you need to take into account.

Review sites attract extremes

Poo

The vast majority of people do not post reviews to Trip Advisor. Those that do are often motivated because they’ve either had an amazing experience, or a really bad one. That’s why you’ll see reviews at both extremes. People who have  read more »

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