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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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Charity Horse Racing Night Friday 7th November

Niños del Tercer Mundo is a registered Lanzarote based charity which is focused on the welfare of education of children in the third world.

They are having another of their famous fun fundraising events next Friday November 7th - it's a horse racing event where visitors can  read more »

Norwegian Embassy Presents Books To Tias Ayuntamiento

The Norwegian Embassy to Spain will give the municipality of Tias a collection of Norwegian books, translated into Spanish on Thursday October 30 in Puerto del Carmen.

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The Scandinavian community on Lanzarote is a very active group, and has been on the island for many years.

The first regular charter flights to Lanzarote came from Norway in 1975, and tourism from the region has grown steadily over the years. 7 % of all the tourists coming to Lanzarote last year came from the Nordic countries.

In 1989 the Norwegian Seamen's Church / Norwegian Church Abroad was established in Lanzarote, and is now  read more »

Body Repair and Paintwork in Lanzarote

Our friends at Talleres Viajar have opened their new body and paintshop in Playa Honda. Offering everything from minor repairs to full resprays, the team will be applying their same high standards to the new service.

The Lanzarote sun is particularly hard on paintwork, so most cars need their roofs and bonnets resprayed after a few years exposure and José and his painters are experts at  read more »

Cars In La Graciosa

La Graciosa is one of the few places left on the planet without any tarmac roads. But there are cars there – mainly Land Rovers, with a smattering of pick ups and other 4 X 4’s. They are used to transport people and goods to different parts of the island, and they stick to the sandy “roads” that have been used since La Graciosa was first populated.

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It might surprise you to know what there are around 100 vehicles in total on the island and there are two questions people often ask:

How do they get to the island?

The ferries which run between La Graciosa and Orzola are passenger only boats. So when cars, or any other very large items have to be moved, they are put on a large flat barge and towed across.

How are they ITV tested?

The ITV test is the Spanish equivalent of the MOT – cars are inspected either every two years, every year or every six months, depending on their age, for safety, emissions and correct operation. It would be too expensive to have to send cars to the larger island every year, so the ITV team from Lanzarote visits La Graciosa every six months, taking all their testing equipment with them. They spend a few days there, and work their way through every car that needs testing.

Electric Vehicles  read more »

Selling A Property In Lanzarote

We’ve already talked about buying a property in Lanzarote, so let’s have a look at selling one in the current climate.

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The property market here is certainly showing signs of a recovery from the recession, but there are still lingering issues. There’s a lot of property for sale here, and the banks are aggressively marketing the houses and apartments they repossessed at the height of “El Crisis.” If you are looking to sell, you need to research the market thoroughly first to understand how many similar properties to yours are on the market, and secondly to see their selling prices. You don’t stand a chance of getting a buyer if the price you need is significantly higher than other, very similar places, and even if you can price match them, you need to try to find some unique aspect of yours that will make people look at it rather than all the others.

You should have two prices in mind before you contact agents. One is your preferred selling price, and the other is the lowest amount you are prepared to accept. I would advise having “trade offs” in mind as well. For example, you’ll take an offer of X, but that won’t include the furniture, or completion must be before a certain date.  read more »

Jobs In Lanzarote, English Teacher

English teacher required in Lanzarote for immediate start.

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K 2 A English Academy in Costa Teguise are seeking a qualified native English teacher.  read more »

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