Living

The September Boom

“The September boom” is well known in the fitness industry. The end of the summer holidays signifies the start of a new year in so many ways, with the return to schools and colleges and a new sense of beginnings and plans for the future. In…

Lessons for life

Lanzarote Vet Jane Burke recalls a punishment that led to a great friendship, and stresses the importance of lifelong learning. I failed third year at veterinary college. Well, the truth is that I passed the summer exams but was failed…

La Degollada to The Picón Quarry at Maciot

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Tour guide David Penney takes us on a short but stunning walk through the ancient hills that separate Yaiza from the southern plain of Lanzarote. Photos courtesy of Liga Caica. To get to La Degollada, take the road through the…

School Safe

For thousands of kids on The Canaries, this month means a return to school after six long months. But Coronavirus means that things are going to be very different, and teachers, heads and education officials are facing an immense and daunting…

The best of times

August - September is one of the most critical times in Lanzarote gardens, a time when you can’t afford to take your eye off the ball. If you do get it right, however, you won’t regret it. First published in Gazette Life, August…

Crystal Clear

Glass is the building material of the moment - providing incredibly attractive and practical exteriors that let the light flood in and allow stunning views. Nieves Martínez has spent 35 years in glass. She’s in charge of Cristalería…

Holiday Homes

Whether your Lanzarote property is rented out or not, it's still in one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe, and that will always dictate the way you furnish and decorate it. Most of us who’ve come here to live first…

What really matters

Nowadays it sometimes seems like a strange collective dream, but the lockdown changed many of us and has shown us that, when it comes to priorities, fitness and beauty are pretty high up on the list. Lockdown was tough on many, but it…

Wooden Villas In Costa Teguise

Construction of the first tourist complex in the Canaries to be made of wood commenced in Costa Teguise recently. First published in Gazette Life, August 1st 2020. Dolce Vita Villas will consist of 32 duplex apartments constructed…

Healthy Holiday

August is the hottest holiday month on Lanzarote, a scorching time of glorious, intense sunshine and heat. But it's also a month that needs to be treated with respect. Here's how to stay healthy and happy when the heat is on. Water Hydration…