Arrivals & Occupancy Figures July 2015

According to data from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), Lanzarote was the tourist area that recorded the highest percentage of occupancy in the whole of Spain (90.6%) during July.

Playa Flamingo in Playa Blanca

Lanzarote received 199,217 foreign visitors during the month of July, which translates to 5,540 more passengers than July 2014 and an increase of 2.9%. In the first seven months of 2015, the island has received 1,252,685 foreign visitors, this is 47,728 (4%) more than in the same period of 2014.

Canary Islands

The Canaries maintained and slightly improved upon the number of foreign visitors during the first seven months of the year with  read more »

Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 36

Children’s Art Exhibition In Barstro


Children from the summer camp in Playa Blanca have been creating art throughout the summer, and Barstro, the bistro restaurant in Nazaret, has agreed to exhibit their work through September and until the middle of November.

The opening night is next Tuesday 1st September from 1630 until 1800, where you’ll have a chance to meet some of the artists and their parents and see what they’ve been up to. Book now if you plan to stay there for a meal afterwards, as it’s likely  read more »

Arrecife Trees

The Ayuntamiento of Arrecife have released images of foliage due to be planted along the new Avenida Marítima in the capital, following controversy after the existing trees were felled.

Arrecife 1

The council are keen to reassure residents and visitors that the vegetation will return once the work has finished.

The Zonas Comerciales Abiertas development along the seafront of the capital includes a large landscaping project. Species listed amongst the new vegetation include Laurel, Jacaranda, Royal Palm and  read more »

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.


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 »

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.


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.


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

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