Things to do in Lanzarote - Part One - Haria Market

Haria Market

This is the start of a long running series of things to do in Lanzarote , which we will link together, so you can read them all before coming here on holiday.  read more »

The Changing Face of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

Playa Blanca has seen some staggering change over the last 15 years, much more so than the other two resorts in Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise. Located on the southern tip of the island, directly facing Corralejo in Fuerteventura, Playa Blanca was nothing more than a small fishing village, but was always blessed with the wonderful beaches at Papagayo.  read more »

Santa Claus and Lanzarote

For this new website, I wanted to create a real splash and interview someone very, very special, and appropriate to the time of year, I sent a letter to the north pole and asked if there was any way I  read more »

The Weak Pound and Falling Tourist Numbers

Euro Coin

I was horrified the other day when I saw a British tourist in my local La Caixa bank Exchange 100 pounds sterling.....for €98!! Not only had we reached parity, but he actually got fewer Euros than the pounds he had exchanged. Now we all know the banks have poor rates, but on the day in question even the Indian owned cigarette and booze shop in Costa Teguise was offering just €1.03 to the pound.  read more »

Casa Juanita, The Blue House, Arrieta, Lanzarote

The Blue House, Casa Juanita, Arrieta, Lanzarote

This curious building is situated along the coast in the Northern village of Arrieta, it stands out from the small white typical buildings with its painted red and blue bricks and garden complete with grass. We fondly refer to it as the dolls house, you can find this property next to the old fishing harbour and a small beach with sea pool.  read more »

Hospital Doctor José Molina Orosa, General Hospital, Arrecife

General Hospital Lanzarote

The main general and emergency hospital in Arrecife is called Hospital Doctor José Molina Orosa, it is situated on the road leaving Arrecife up the hill to San Bartolomé, when you exit the circunvalacion, pull into the left hand lane past the petrol station and at the roundabout take your first exit, the car park is on the right as you enter the hospital grounds and there is a taxi rank outside. The visiting hours are officially from 13:00 to 21:00, they don't tend to be too strict about it but you may be stopped from accessing the wards outside these times.

Reception is found through the first green sliding door on the front of the building, the second door is for patients and the door on the front left hand corner is the waiting room for families. The hospital will only allow one visitor to the patient whilst being treated in the emergency wards, it is common for the whole family to wait in reception for news, it can be cold and there are toilets and a water machine. Refreshments are available from the cafeteria opposite the main entrance to the hospital.  read more »

Taiwan Chinese Restaurant, Arrecife

With a plethora of Chinese restaurants in Lanzarote there are many good ones available around the resorts. The best without a doubt is the Taiwan in Arrecife, situated in Calle Canalejas the easiest way to find the restaurant is to park under the Gran Hotel and when you surface from the car park, cross over the road and walk through to the side road runnig parallel to the coast road and the Taiwan is on the corner. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, the portions are huge and I can promise that you won't be disappointed. The lemon chicken is the best I've ever eaten!  read more »

Lanzarote Christmas Trees

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