Tourist Info

Nativity Scene, Belén


During December each municipality works to create their Belén (nativity scene) under much secrecy, they compete with each other to create something unique and special often incorporating their area of Lanzarote if not the whole island. This year in the Deiland centre almost the whole space of the basement floor was taken up with a Lanzarote shaped Belén. Attached is a photo of the one unveiled in Harí­a. this used to be situated in the Plaza but now you can find it on top of the Aljibe in front of the Ayuntamiento, each year they include the figure of a man with a bare bum!  read more »

Ebay, Lanzarote

I do like Ebay, and the good news is that everything we have ordered using Ebay has always arrived in Lanzarote. I tend to use the site as its easier being in English but the local site for Spain is If ordering from the UK be careful that the seller of the goods you are bidding on is open to offers outside the UK, especially with the post and packing charges.

Whilst surfing Ebay, from time to time I search on Lanzarote and here's what I found today.......  read more »

Lanzarote Videos

I found these two videos recently about Lanzarote and thought I would share them with you!

Google Earth flight over Lanzarote

Lanzarote Holiday Guide

Charco del Palo - One of Lanzarote's Hidden Gems

Divers at Charco del Palo

It doesn't even appear on some maps of the island, but Charco del Palo (Paul's puddle in English!) really is a delightful place.

Located on the coast at Mala - just turn right on the main road through Mala towards the ocean, Charco is not well known as it's a naturist village. This means you will see naked people both on the streets and by the sea, so if you're offended by that don't visit.  read more »

Arrecife Harbour, Puerto Naos, Lanzarote

Star Clipper, Arrecife, Lanzarote

Whilst the beach at El Reducto in Arrecife is sheltered by a treacherous reef (Arrecife means "Reef" in Spanish) a kilometer up the coast you will find Puerto Naos, which is a fabulous deep water harbour.

Puerto Naos has been serving ships since the 15th Century, and has provided water and provisions for ships heading across The Atlantic to the new world, since Columbus's time.  read more »

Driving in Lanzarote

I'm often asked by tourists visiting from abroad about driving on the island, and many seem to be a little scared, especially those from the UK, where for some reason they drive on the wrong side of t  read more »

Things to do in Lanzarote - Part Five, The Seven Official Attractions

Lanzarote Logo

You'll often hear reference to "The Seven Attractions of Lanzarote" but do you know them all? If not, here's a list:

Fundacion César Manrique
Monumento al Campesino
Jardin de Cactus
Cueva de los Verdes
Jameos del Agua
Mirador del Río
Castillo San José

What all seven share is that they were conceived and designed by César Manrique and they are official government run attractions. All are fine value for money - and even offer discounts for residents, and all are unique.  read more »

Things to do in Lanzarote - Part Four, Teguise Golf, Costa Teguise

Teguise Golf

Teguise Golf was for many years the only course on the island, although the new course at Puerto del Carmen has opened, and we'll be covering that soon.

The Golf course at Costa Teguise is accessed from the main road from Costa Teguise to Tahiche, on the left.  read more »


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