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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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A Lanzarote Harvest To Remember

Lanzarote is famous for its extremely high quality, award winning wines which is quite surprising when you look at the terrain in which the vines are grown. But the growers developed techniques using the unique volcanic landscape to their advantage. 

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A Day At The Races - Lanzarote Style

Little known and even lesser advertised are horse racing events in Lanzarote. The track, made of compacted earth with sand on top, is situated behind the cheese factory on the road from Monumento al Campesino to Villa de Teguise and is host to several races each year. 

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Lanzarote - Where There's Life. The Secret Forest

El Bosquecillo, close to the highest point of Lanzarote, has been highlighted on this site before. Known locally as The Secret Forest it is becoming less of a secret as more people discover it. Some improvements have been made to the access and facilities, although it is still not signposted from the main road.

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