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Lanzarote Walk - Salinas del Rio

Walking The Stunning Famara Coast & Cliffs

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I have often looked down from the heights of Risco de Famara, the towering cliffs above the renowned surfing beach, and seen paths along the base of the cliffs. A group of us decided to explore these trails.  read more »

Lanzarote Walk - From Sea Level To The Top Of Lanzarote

Sally and I recently decided to take on a tough walk from Mala to Haría incorporating the Presa de Mala, the dam high above the village, which Miguel wrote about here. I have driven up there many times, usually taking friends who didn’t even know it existed, but I wanted to see what was beyond the dam.

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As it was to be a one-way walk we caught the bus from Arrecife to Mala getting off at the Post Office. Heading north we took the turning on the left just after the school which goes past the pretty little church, Ermita de las Mercedes, and winds round, past fields of prickly pear cactus, to the bridge over the LZ1.  read more »

Where To Take Great Photos In Lanzarote

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to create great images of Lanzarote. The unique landscape of the island just begs to be captured, from the almost velvet textured appearance of the mountains at Femés to the dramatic, rugged cliffs of Famara and the wildly varying coastline.

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The Fire Mountains of the Timanfaya National Park seem to constantly change colour depending on the light at different times of day. The vegetation and wildlife that survive in this hostile and seemingly barren environment are amazing photographic subjects.

Personally, I love to go to the high points from which you can take in the fabulous vistas of Lanzarote. In the south, Atalaya de Femés is the joint highest peak on the island and, disregarding the ugly communication masts, has the best views of this end of the island. You can also see Fuerteventura and, on a very clear day, it is possible to see the peak of Mount Teide on Tenerife.  read more »

Sea Life In Lanzarote

There is so much to see and do in Lanzarote, but we are on a small rock in the vast Atlantic Ocean and the waters around the island are home to an amazing variety of marine life. 

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And you don’t even have to leave the shore to see it! In the crystal clear water of the marinas and harbours there are various types of mullet and bream. Throw some bread in the water and you will witness a feeding frenzy. There are occasional other visitors and recently, in the harbour at Puerto del Carmen, a ray was seen gliding around.  read more »

How To Deal With Bereavement In Lanzarote

Losing a loved one is always difficult, but when it happens in a foreign country the practicalities of dealing with the local customs and procedures can seem even more daunting.

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Lanzarote's Famous Nativity Displays

If you are lucky enough to be in Lanzarote during the Christmas period, something that you shouldn’t miss is the Belén (Bethlehem) nativity scene. Each of the island´s provincial towns takes great pride and care in constructing their display which will be on show from early December until after 6th January. Some smaller villages will have their own Belén and many Spanish families enjoy building a model together in their homes.

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Relax in Lovely Lanzarote - But Stay Safe

Lanzarote has an extremely low crime rate and you can generally feel safe around the island at any time of day or night. Some people think that crime is increasing here, but the figures show otherwise. The ever increasing use of social media means that we are more aware of the incidents that do occur.

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