Living

“A beautiful garden centre not to be missed”

The Flower Power Garden Centre in Macher is one of the most popular on the island, but don’t take our word for it. Here’s what their hundreds of 5-star reviews say about them:

Teguise Landmarks

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As Lanzarote’s ancient capital and first ever town, it’s not surprising you’ll find more heritage here than anywhere else. Teguise’s sleepy, whitewashed streets hide a turbulent history of grandeur and poverty.

The town of Teguise

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Locals still call Teguise “La Villa”. The pretty white town on the hill may have stopped being the capital of Lanzarote in 1847, but it has never stopped being “The Town”

The campaign for 180 days

Lanzarote property-owner Brian Knibb writes about the struggle of “swallows” to get a fair deal following a Brexit agreement that has limited the rights of every British citizen.

Mr Brown and Mr Green

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Erardo Ferrer of Lanzarote Abogados tells us about two real case histories that show that it still makes sense to review any mortgage taken out between 2000 and 2018. Names have been changed to preserve client confidentiality.

Paradise in Haría

The centre of the town of Haría is home to one of the most important gardens on Lanzarote – a plot that David Riebold has dedicated to the native plant life of the island. It’s a fascinating, inspiring place that we had the immense pleasure of visiting last month.

Escalivada

Escalivada in Catalan means “cooked on the heat of charcoal”, and this tasty side dish of succulent roasted vegetables is a Catalan speciality, traditionally cooked in ashes or over a barbecue. If you can cook your veggies over this type of heat source your escalivada will have a delicious smoky flavour, However, if you don’t have the means to cook them like this, then an oven that cooks at 180° is fine.

Teguise – The Living Past

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Tour guide David Penney takes us on an easy stroll through the history of Lanzarote's ancient capital, Teguise.

Craftsmanship in a bottle

This month, Lanzarote will begin its wine harvest – the earliest to take place anywhere in Europe. Grapes will be picked from more than a thousand plots located all over the island: in back gardens, in the craters of volcanos, in the bizarre landscape of La Geria and in the malpais (badlands) of the north.

Lanzarote Wine Guide

Look north from the La Geria bodega to the horizon and you'll see an unending sea of volcanic ash and gravel, dotted with the horse-shoe shaped walls that are the hallmark of this landscape and stretching towards the mystical volcanoes in the distance.