Health Service in Lanzarote

The health service and healthcare in Lanzarote is excellent. Whilst there is a thriving private medical care system here, we'll focus on the state provided version in this article and cover the private sector in a follow up.

To access the national health service here, you need a social security card or to have a travel form from your country within the European Union.  read more »

Running a Business in Lanzarote

Running a business in Lanzarote is pretty straightforward, although you do need to be sure that you have the necessary licenses to do so. An abogado (lawyer) or an asesoría (accountant) can do this for you. If you have business premises you will need to make sure you have a licence for those as well, this is called a Licencia de Apertura.

Your business can be run by you as a self employed person, in which case you will be trading as an individual, as a partnership or as a limited company.  read more »

Old photos of Lanzarote

If you're interested in seeing what Lanzarote looked like before tourism, there are some really fantastic websites with photos such as Arrecife, the airport, loading onions at the docks, camels and costumes, its fascinating! Just click the links below:


Old boats


Various Lanzarote

Being Self Employed in Lanzarote

Being self employed in Lanzarote, or any part of Spain is not only easy, but also much more common than in other European countries.  read more »

Work Contracts in Lanzarote

Work contracts in Spain are sought after and provide strong protection for employees. You employer will pay your social security and is responsible for collecting your income tax before paying your net salary. Income tax rates are a maximum of 18%, but are often significantly lower depending on earnings, but you will be required to complete a tax return every year, and the good news is that you will usually get a rebate! It's recommended that you use the services of an Asesoría (an accountant) who will do your return for you.  read more »

Jobs in Lanzarote

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First let me give you the bad news: Getting a job in Lanzarote from abroad is pretty much impossible. You really need to be here to get work.  read more »

Getting married in Lanzarote

I can't think of a better place than Lanzarote to have your wedding. As a location it is within easy reach for friends and family to travel to, there is an abundance of accommodation for all budgets, there are lots of stunning locations available for your service and with the climate, you and your guests won't have to think about keeping warm and looking good for the photos on the day.  read more »

Opening a bank account in Lanzarote

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It is easy to open a bank account in Lanzarote, until recently you only needed to walk into any branch with your passport and ask for a resident or non-resident account. Now you will be asked for a copy of your NIE/F number which is your Número de Identidad de Extranjeros / Número de Identificación Fiscal. If you don't have one of these it will be necessary to visit the new police station in Arrecife and one will be issued to you within 3 days with the current process.  read more »

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