Jules's blog

Lanzarote Buses, Guaguas, Autobus

Lanzarote has a great bus service, especially linking the two resorts of Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen, the buses are cheap, clean, regular, air conditioned and easy to use. You can see the routes and timetable on the website www.arrecifebus.com then click lineas y horarios from the menu.  read more »

The Fat One - El Gordo

The ultimate in lottery takes place this morning, El Gordo known as The Fat One will start to be drawn from 8:30am this morning. Each ticket is preprinted and has an allocated number, there is a flurry of sales as the tickets are released with families, companies, groups and even villages clubbing together to buy lucky numbers, the tickets are €200 each but are split into decimos so you can purchase a tenth of the number for €20. This is the biggest lottery in the world and the prizes are paid immediately tax free. Children from St.  read more »

Old photos of Lanzarote

If you're interested in seeing what Lanzarote looked like before tourism, there are some really fantastic websites with photos such as Arrecife, the airport, loading onions at the docks, camels and costumes, its fascinating! Just click the links below:

Arrecife www.webdelanzarote.com/agushdez.htm

Old boats www.webdelanzarote.com/fotos19.htm

Guatiza www.guatiza.com/

Various Lanzarote www.fotosantiguascanarias.org/fotos.php?cat=001003030

Getting married in Lanzarote

I can't think of a better place than Lanzarote to have your wedding. As a location it is within easy reach for friends and family to travel to, there is an abundance of accommodation for all budgets, there are lots of stunning locations available for your service and with the climate, you and your guests won't have to think about keeping warm and looking good for the photos on the day.  read more »

Opening a bank account in Lanzarote

Euro Coin

It is easy to open a bank account in Lanzarote, until recently you only needed to walk into any branch with your passport and ask for a resident or non-resident account. Now you will be asked for a copy of your NIE/F number which is your Número de Identidad de Extranjeros / Número de Identificación Fiscal. If you don't have one of these it will be necessary to visit the new police station in Arrecife and one will be issued to you within 3 days with the current process.  read more »

Certificado de Empadronamiento

How to register with the town hall (ayuntamiento).

This document is very useful and only available to residents with Spanish residencia.
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