Relocation & Living

Relocation Advice & Information About Living in Lanzarote

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For anyone considering relocating to Lanzarote, you should get a copy of The Camel Guide to Relocating to Lanzarote

If you're thinking of moving to the island, you might enjoy these two books which tell the story of one family and their move to Lanzarote: Living in Lanzarote

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What's The Cost Of Living In Lanzarote?

It’s a question we are asked all the time by people planning to move to the island.

The easiest way to answer it is to give you some idea of what we pay for things here, and you should be able to work out where you need to add or subtract, based on your particular circumstances.


Household costs


We have IBI, which is the equivalent of the UK’s council tax here and is paid to your local town hall. Most rentals will include this charge, which is based on the catastral value of your property.

€400 per annum for us in a large house. Halve that for a small apartment.


We don’t have any mains gas here, so everything is powered electrically.

€130 per month for us in a house with full air conditioning. Halve it for an apartment.


There´s a myth that water here is expensive, read more »

Hunting Season 2015

Today marks the start of the hunting season in Lanzarote which remains open until the 22nd November 2015.

Nueva sociedad de cazadores de Lanzarote

Hunting for partridges, doves and rabbits is allowed on Thursdays and Sundays from the 9th August to 22nd November inclusively. We publish the hunting calendar as many residents prefer not to exercise their dogs in areas frequented by hunters on these dates.

Shotgun & dogs

Hunting groups are limited to a minimum of three and maximum of five people, carrying no more than two shotguns. The maximum number of rabbits allowed to be caught is four per hunter or twelve in a group.

A maximum of four dogs per hunter, six dogs per two hunters or eight dogs per group is allowed.


Hunting with falconry birds is prohibited in a group and only one dog is allowed. A falconer is allowed to catch up to read more »

Dialysis in Lanzarote

A new dialysis centre opened in Lanzarote late last year, which is good news for residents requiring regular treatment.

Holidaymakers in Puerto del Carmen

The Centro de Díálisis de Lanzarote is situated on Calle Puerto Rico in Arrecife, this is in the centre of the capital, near the football ground, bus station and shopping centre C.C. Arrecife.

Previously patients were treated in the outpatients hemodialysis section of the Hospital Dr. José Molina Orosa. The new centre can help a total of 72 people every 48 hours, they treat 20 people in the morning and 16-17 patients in the afternoon.

The Hospital Dr. José Molina Orosa will still have a dialysis unit available to read more »

The Art Room

The Art Room at Sun Park in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote is an exciting new venture, launched this year by a group of local artists.

The Art Room -Kids Art ClubThe Art Room 2

This art project has been created by Jodie Tilbury-Fowler, Betty Rawson, Sharon Kinsley and Jenny Graham. Their aim is to make art accessible to all and to share knowledge and skills across the various forms of art.

The Art RoomKids Art Club

A range of weekend workshops were held during the month of February to establish what demand there is locally for art courses, these included Kids Art Club, Life Drawing, Craft, Sugar Craft, Creative Writing and read more »

Brits in Canaries urged to register for healthcare and social services

The following is an announcement from the British Consul.

British residents in the Canary Islands urged to register for healthcare and social services for future peace of mind

British Consulate and Spain Healthcare Team to host 
four free information events this month

Some 45,000 British nationals are believed to live in the Canary Islands but only 32,000* are registered with their local authorities. That means one in three Brits risk missing out on basic social services when in future they need it most.

So the British Consulates in Las Palmas and Tenerife, and the Healthcare Team in Spain that represents the UK’s Department of Health, are joining forces with local town halls to tell residents about the importance and benefits of registering for healthcare and other public services.

Discover why you should register on the ‘padrón’

Between 24th and 26th February the joint team will host four free information events in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, where British residents can find out why it read more »

Power to the people! Renewable Energy Investments in Lanzarote

During the recent debate regarding Oil Prospections in the Canaries I realised the NO to Oil was present in a much more forceful way than the YES to Renewable Energy.


But I am a firm believer that it’s not enough to say what we don’t want in life, but it is also important to search for alternatives. It is in this spirit that I bring to you, in a very brief way two of them that I have recently learn about:

1) Renewable Energy Co-Op

Since October 2014 a group of people have been meeting on a regular basis to discuss the possibility to create a residents co-operative that can both contribute to and benefit from the new energetic model of the island.

The principle is simple: read more »

Residents in Lanzarote 2014

The population figures for Lanzarote are recorded on the 1st of January each year, the municipal figures for the last 18 years have been published by Datos de Lanzarote.


Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)

Lanzarote’s number of residents hasn’t changed much over the last six years, settling in the region of 142,000 people. These population figures relate to those residents officially registered on the Padrón with the local council, as on the first day of the new year.

Although the total population hasn’t changed much, the capital of Arrecife lost approximately 3,500 residents between 2009 and 2013.

There’s actually only a difference of 13 residents or a 0.01% variation in Lanzarote’s population figures from 2013 to 2014.

In 2014 Arrecife’s read more »

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