Opening a bank account in Lanzarote

Euro Coin

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 »

Being a British Teeenager in Lanzarote

Lucy is a friend who wrote this article about adapting to life in Lanzarote, when she came to the island eight years ago, aged 8:
Do you like living here? Do you miss England? Where do you prefer? Was it hard moving here? These are some of the most common questions I get asked when people meet me as an English teenager living in Lanzarote.  read more »

The truth about the Lanzarote "Plane Crash"

There was a lot of hype about the Air Europa aircraft which almost slid off the runway at Lanzarote airport at the end of October.
The aircraft was inbound from Glasgow and was landing from the land end of the runway, due to unusual wind conditions. At this stage the cause is unknown, but essentially the aircraft landed too far down the runway. This may have been caused by a bird strike, or wind shear, or even pilot error, but all will be revealed after the investigation is concluded.  read more »

Review of Hotel Princesa Yaiza, Playa Blanca, Lanzarote

We were lucky enough to spend a long weekend at The Princesa Yaiza, which is near to Marina Rubicon in Pla  read more »

Certificado de Empadronamiento

How to register with the town hall (ayuntamiento).

This document is very useful and only available to residents with Spanish residencia.
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Mirador del Rio, Lanzarote

Mirador del Rio to Famara, Lanzarote, photo 2

The Mirador del Río. No mere photograph can do justice to the experience awaiting you at Mirador del Río. One of Manrique's early works, it was originally a look out point towards The Atlantic.  read more »

Jameos del Agua, Lanzarote

Jameos del Agua, Lanzarote

The Jameos del Agua was one of Manrique's early works, originally built in 1968. It can seem a curious place, but it has an amazing air of tranquillity and peace.  read more »

Cueva de Los Verdes, Lanzarote

Jameos del Agua, Lanzarote

Where can you go to escape the heat of ths sun?  read more »

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