Step-by-step Guide to Seeing a Doctor in the Canary Islands

The British Consulates in Gran Canaria and Tenerife have written this practical guide to receiving medical assistance in the Canary Islands. They spend a lot of their time assisting British nationals who find themselves in difficult circumstances when it could have so easily been avoided.





1. Call 112 in an emergency (they speak English) - the patient will be taken to by public ambulance to the nearest public health centre (Centro de Salud) or hospital.  read more »

English Cinema in Lanzarote, 25th & 28th April 2016

There will be two movies in English in Lanzarote next week, shown on Monday and Thursday.

VO April

At Multicines Atlántida in Arrecife at 19:55h the newly introduced: "Altamira".

At the end of the 19th century in Northern Spain, nine year old María Sautuola (played by Allegra Allen), and her father Marcelino (played by Antonio Banderas), an amateur archaeologist, discover something truly extraordinary, something that will change the history of mankind, not without raising the Catholic Church's concern.

Directed by Hugh Hudson, also starring Rupert Everett and Irene Escolar.  read more »

Why Hiring A Car For Day Or Two Is Expensive In Lanzarote

Let’s be clear about this - car hire in Lanzarote is pretty inexpensive, so we’re talking in relative terms here.

Car hire

But I know many people visit the island and use a transfer service or a taxi to get to and from their accommodation, with the plan that they will hire a car for a few days in order to enjoy exploring the island.

That can be expensive for two reasons:

1/ We have a limited number of cars on the island, and the budget priced cars tend to be booked well in advance. So whilst you can pick up a car from one of the hire places in resort, the chances are quite high that all they will have available are the more expensive premium cars - the ones you see parked up with leaflets on them.  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week Sixteen 2016

Tourist Death In Famara

Famara  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote, Teacher

A British School in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote is looking to recruit an experienced teacher for a full-time post.

Lanzarote Jobs

The school currently teaches children between the ages of 2 and 8, it has a small friendly environment where most of their pupils have English as an additional language.  read more »

CD Santa Ursula 3 UD Lanzarote 2

It has been an awful weekend for the Rojillos, they began as league leaders and by Sunday 2pm they were in third spot.

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Second placed Santa Brígida and third placed Las Palmas B both leapfrog Lanzarote who now trail top spot by two points with four games remaining.

All started great for the league leaders as they found themselves 0-1 up in only the third minute with another great left foot strike from the edge of the area by Miguel Gómez.

The Tenerife side levelled 10 minutes later when the Lanzarote defence was caught napping and midfielder Juanqui tucked the ball home.

Both keepers were kept busy in a fast moving game. Rojillos keeper Agoney scrambled away an outrageous volley from inside his own half by midfielder Guti, shortly after the Lanzarote players and bench were outraged when midfielder Marcos Cabrera was through on goal and was pulled back, the Rojillos were certain they were going to be awarded a penalty which in turn would have given the ref no option but also to have red carded the last defender. The official chose to let play continue as the visitors felt hard done by.  read more »

Testimonials For Stuart Downing's Hypnotherapy Work

We wrote about Stuart offering his hypnotherapy services on the island last month, and you can read more here.

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We’ve had two interesting testimonials in from clients he has treated.  read more »

Stop Complaining About Budget Airlines

The web is awash with people claiming budget airlines are ripping them off, and families bemoaning the fact that they didn’t pre book seats and the airline can’t then guarantee they will sit together.


We thought it would be a good time to explain why they charge for extras, and more importantly, why they give incredible value for money.

When we first moved to Lanzarote, neither Easyjet nor Ryanair flew here. Our choice was GB Airways (later they became part of British Airways) and a service called Monarch Scheduled. Those flights followed the time honoured flying experience:  read more »

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