Clampdown On Unlicensed Airport Pickups

Authorities are clamping down once again on unlicensed airport pickups. The targets are the people who make an income by charging for collections from and drop off to the airport, who:

Car  read more »

  • Don’t have the necessary permits
  • Don’t have the correct insurance policy to cover everyone in the event of an accident
  • Don’t have their vehicle

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.

Airport

Household costs

IBI

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.

Electricity

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.

Water

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

Island Hopping From Lanzarote To Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura is just 15 KM across The Bocayna Straight from Lanzarote, and you can clearly see the island from both Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca.

Corralejo_0

It’s easy enough to visit for a day, and despite it’s proximity to Lanzarote, the island is very different. For a start, it’s twice the size and has  read more »

UD Lanzarote Fixtures 2015/16

The first game of the season kicked off yesterday in Lanzarote.

UD Lanzarote Squad 2015-16

If you enjoy football, visitors are very welcome to watch the home games in Arrecife and entry is cheap at €5 per adult €3 per pensioner and free to children under 15 years old.

The Ciudad Deportiva stadium is situated next door to the Estación de Guaguas (bus station) on the Vía Medular in Arrecife, so it’s really easy to hop on a local bus to enjoy a game.

For residents, the season tickets are priced at €50 for adults, €25 for pensioners and children aged under 15 years old free. You can buy season tickets from Ian at the UD Lanzarote market stall in Puerto del Carmen on Friday and Teguise on Sunday. It’s also possible for someone else to use your season ticket if you have to miss a game, so support the club and enjoy the matches for just €2.60 a home game.

Fixture calendar for UD Lanzarote during 2015/2016

August 2015

23/08/15 UD Lanzarote  v  Real Sporting San José  read more »

Monster Radio Launching Soon In Lanzarote

We caught up with well known entertainer Dick Knowles last week to talk about his new project, Monster Radio.

Dick’s no stranger to the world of radio – he set up the island’s first English language radio station, UK Away FM, many years ago, and he has since worked for Power FM.

Monster

He’s absolutely passionate about radio, and he has set up Monster with the following aims:  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Bar Person/Cook

A bar restaurant in Charco del Palo, Lanzarote is looking for a cheerful and hard working person to join their team.

Lanzarote Jobs

Applicants must be able to work under pressure, speak English, some Spanish and German would be an advantage.

The position is to work 4 x 5 hour shifts per week, these will be 3 shifts on Monday, Tuesday & Friday working afternoons from 12:00 to 17:00 plus an evening shift on a Saturday from 18:00 to 23:00

During the afternoon shift the successful applicant will be  read more »

Arrecife en Vivo 2015

The next edition of the live music event Arrecife en Vivo will be held on four dates during September and October in 2015.

Arrecife en Vivo

Arrecife en Vivo is a culmination of 16 bands in concert over four days, which take place on several stages around the capital of Lanzarote. As you can see from this taster video, it’s a popular event with a great atmosphere.  read more »

English cinema in Lanzarote 24th & 27th August 2015

There is only movie in English next week at Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife, the newly introduced "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation".

VO Cinema

It will be shown on Monday the 24th and Thursday the 27th of September at 19:30.

CIA Chief Alan Hunley (Alec Baldwin) convinces a Senate committee to dissolve the Impossible Mission Force, of which Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) was a key member, arguing the IMF is too reckless. Now on their own, Ethan Hunt and some other agents go after a shadowy and deadly rogue organization called the  read more »

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