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Ten Myths About Living In Lanzarote


It’s always sunny and hot!

It does rain during the winter here, and we do get cloud from time to time. It can even get chilly in mid winter – as low as 15 degrees! What we don’t get is any extreme weather at all. It’s rarely too hot, and almost never too cold – just warm and pleasant, whether it’s January or July. Put simply, we do have the best weather in the world!

Nobody works very hard

Another common myth which simply isn’t true. read more »

Average Briton Has Unrealistic Expectations Of Retirement

New research by life insurance and pensions company Aegon suggests that most Britons expect to live a far more lavish lifestyle in retirement than their pensions savings will allow.

The report, a survey of over 4,000 British workers (the third in a series of surveys conducted over the last 12 months) discovered that the average Briton expects to retire at age 63, with an annual income of £42,000. In reality, the average savings within the sample group were expected to yield a retirement income of just £11,400 - less than half the UK average wage of £26,500.

Sun Park

Despite comprehensive changes to the pension system in recent months, and the expansion of auto-enrollment, most British workers were unaware of a number of key relevant facts concerning the performance of their savings, the level of state pension payments they would be entitled to, and how best to maximise their retirement income.

Using Aegon’s “Readiness Score” (which combines information on current savings, read more »

Drinking Water From Your Tap In Lanzarote

The water here in Lanzarote comes from a desalination plant, so its basically filtered sea water. In almost all cases, the water is then stored in an Aljibe, or well, in your house or apartment complex, before being delivered to your taps via an electric pump.

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You can imagine why everyone drinks bottled water, which is generally pretty cheap here!

But there is a huge downside to it – the stuff is heavy! Even for a couple, you’ll probably need 25 litres a read more »

A Day In The Life Of Lanzarote Information

A reader asked us recently if we’d write about a typical day in the life of the Lanzarote Information team, so we thought it would be fun to select a random day, and map out what we were up to.

There are only three of us – Jules, myself, and our head of security, Louie the dog.  We’re based in the office in Haria, although we have other writers who work from Tias, Puerto del Carmen and La Santa.

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Julie and Mike

We get up fairly early, around 7AM, and the first batch of work is usually a catch up from the previous read more »

Lanzarote School Calendar 2015-16

Today marks the return to school for many children in the Canary Islands.


Educación Infantil & Primaria schools will return on Wednesday 9th September 2015 and Educación Secundaria & Bachillerato on Monday 14th September 2015. The fiesta days and school holidays for Christmas and Easter 2015-16 have been confirmed for Lanzarote as:

Fiesta Nuestra Señora de los Volcanes: 15th September 2015 read more »

Agency for Employment and Local Development

If you’re unemployed and looking for work in Lanzarote, you can register with your local council, who will pass on your details to private companies looking for employees.

Lanzarote Jobs

Anyone who would like to be registered on the Agencia de Empleo y Desarrollo Local (AEDL) scheme as looking for work should visit their local ayuntamiento to complete a form.

Contact details of Lanzarote’s Agencia de Empleo y Desarrollo Local offices by municipality: read more »

Top Catz Dance is ready to go!

Starting the second week of September, Top Catz dance classes will begin again for adults and children aged from 4 years old.

Top Catz Dancers performing tango

Classes will be held in the Rafael Cedrés school in Tias, in Puerto del Carmen, and possibly another venue. The dance school will continue, as usual, with tap dance, Irish, Flamenco, and Sevillanas classes.

Marlene will be adding 2 new classes this season:

  • Jazz dance for adults, including "old Skool", new style, and Broadway
  • And for the kids, a new Funky Jazz class, a bit of Jazz, hip-hop, and fun stuff!

Private lessons are also available, for read more »

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