Biosfera Plaza Shopping Centre, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote

Biosfera Plaza, Puerto del Carmen

The Biosfera Plaza Centre is situated on Calle Juan Carlos I over looking the Old Town of Puerto del Carmen. The building is modern with large sails for shade on the top floors, there is parking below the building and the bus stop is right outside with a taxi rank next door. There is a good selection of shops, mainly clothes such as Zara, Pimkie, Crocs, Quiksilver, Oyosho, Natural Shop, Pull and Bear, Levi's.  read more »

Eurospar supermarket, Arrecife, Lanzarote

Eurospar Supermarket, Arrecife

The Eurospar Supermarket is situated on the main road exciting Arrecife towards Tahiche and The North. As you come off the circunvalacion heading into Arrecife, the supermarket is on your left at the first roundabout. Its open from 9am to 9pm from Monday to Saturday except for fiestas. There is a large carpark and a cash machine. You will need a 50 cent or 1 euro coin for the trolley. Eurospar combines the many small Spar shops you see around the resorts together with the cash and carry Cash Mar, offering a wide selection of goods at reasonable prices.  read more »

Deiland Centre, Playa Honda, Lanzarote

The Deiland Centre in Playa Honda was the first large indoor shopping centre on the island. The centre is visible from the main dual carriage road running from Arrecife towards Playa Blanca so is easy to find and there is parking outside or underneath the building.  read more »

Lanzarote Buses, Guaguas, Autobus

Lanzarote has a great bus service, especially linking the two resorts of Costa Teguise and Puerto del Carmen, the buses are cheap, clean, regular, air conditioned and easy to use. You can see the routes and timetable on the website www.arrecifebus.com then click lineas y horarios from the menu.  read more »

The Fat One - El Gordo

The ultimate in lottery takes place this morning, El Gordo known as The Fat One will start to be drawn from 8:30am this morning. Each ticket is preprinted and has an allocated number, there is a flurry of sales as the tickets are released with families, companies, groups and even villages clubbing together to buy lucky numbers, the tickets are €200 each but are split into decimos so you can purchase a tenth of the number for €20. This is the biggest lottery in the world and the prizes are paid immediately tax free. Children from St.  read more »

Lanzarote Weather - The Calima

All The Canary Islands occasionally suffer from Calimas, most often in the winter months.  read more »

Manchego Cheese Recipe from Lanzarote

This is a wonderful dish to serve as a light lunch or as part of a selection of tapas.
Manchego cheese is a strong hard cheese - the closest UK equivalent would be a strong cheddar, and that can be used for this recipe.  read more »

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 »

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