An ancient trade

Lichens are the oldest living things on Lanzarote, the first vegetation that appeared on volcanic rocks after they erupted from the sea. They may not do much, but they have changed the history of Lanzarote and the Canaries forever.

Staying alive

Fluid therapy can be a life saver, writes Lanzarote vet Jane Burke, keeping a patient alive long enough to turn the corner in the fight against illness and injury. last month, she learned this at first hand.

Cactus Discovery

La Graciosa has been invaded by local officials after a British professor discovered that a cactus found on the island contains a powerful chemical that is almost identical to Viagra.

Rebels Conquer Lanzarote!

The Rebel Trekkers are a group of women hikers from Costa Teguise who recently undertook an unforgettable hike from one tip of Lanzarote to the other. Wendy Allan takes up the story.

Simple Things

It's possible to get complicated and perfectly-prepared dishes on Lanzarote, but that's not what the island is famous for. The best things are done simply, and rely on a few key elements. Here are some of Lanzarote's simplest ingredients and a few simple but stunning recipes to go with them.

Sole Survivor

Félix Hernández's shop at C/Hermanos Zerolo 22 in Arrecife is an amazing step into the past, but also very much a going concern. The sign outside simply says Zapatero Félix, but once you step inside you're stepping into the heritage of the island.

Round about Haría

Tour guide David Penney and his gang visit the Barranco de Elvira Sánchez in Haría to get an eyeful of the amazing flower show that has transformed Lanzarote in the first part of the year.

Teguise Circular Walk

Tour guide David Penney leads us up to one of Lanzarote's most historic castles and through the delightful rural landscapes of Teguise. This walk starts at the car park next to the Policia Local station and the Centro de Salud de Teguise…

The last tournament

Last year, when lockdown rules prevented us from distributing the magazine, Gazette Life went exclusively online for three months. In the first of those digital issues, we ran a piece about a visit to one of the most popular sporting events on the island - the Bola Canaria Torneo de Abuelos Conejeros (The Lanzarote Grandparents' Canarian Bowls Tournament).

Pet Theories

Lanzarote Vet Jane Burke recalls a transformational friendship with the man whose ideas of pet behaviour and psychology revolutionised the lives and relationships of pets and owners.