We get lots of requests as to how to connect to the internet in Lanzarote from people either looking to access WiFi hotspots or places where they can buy a pay as you go data connection.
Movistar offer a pay as you go USB modem / dongle with sim card, the initial cost is €39 which includes €12 of credit on the sim. The way it works is that each day you actually connect to the internet €3 is deducted from your credit, this allows for 30mb of surfing, if you exceed this during the day a second charge of €3 is taken for another 30mb until a maximum of €12 per day for unlimited surfing. The day in the Canary Islands is recorded as from 23:00 to 22:59.
If you are more than an occasional surfer but want to stay on a pay as you go package, you can buy a bono of €19 for 1 gb within a week, €49 for 1 gb within 30 days or €59 for 1 gb within 90 days.
Remember to take your passport with you for ID when you buy a mobile phone or data modem.