Living

Talking Design

Trends and tips for 21st Century interior design on Lanzarote. Esmeralda González, owner of EG Interiorismo lanzarote, is an interior designer with a distinct and committed vision. Working closely with clients to bring optimal results…

Heat Treatment

Motorists on Lanzarote in August are driving in some of the hottest conditions in Europe, and it pays to take necessary precautions. Sol y Sombra Every Canarian motorist seeks shade when parking. Indoor parking underground is…

Holiday Food

Summer holidays are special in so many ways, and the experiences we have with food and drink are one of the most memorable of them. As Lanzarote gets back to normal, Lanzarote's skill at serving up those delicious summer holiday dishes is going…

Soo to Caleta de Famara

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Tour guide David Penny used to live in Soo, and this month he shares a gorgeous breezy route with special memories. Photos courtesy of Liga Caica. The walk starts at the Sociedad in the village of Soo, where we set out along the…

Hot dogs & Cool cats

Lanzarote's hotter than ever, and your animals feel the heat just as much as you do. Here's how to help them through August. This year we’ve already had a handful of calimas and yellow alerts for heat. It comes with the territory,…

Octopus & Potato Salad

A hugely satisfying Italian recipe that's perfect for a scorching August day. The only important thing is that the ingredients are of the highest quality. Ingredients:- 1 kg octopus- 1 carrot (chopped)- 1 stalk celery (chopped)- 1/2…

Palm Worship

The Canarian palm tree (Phoenix Canariensis) is not only the official emblem of the Canary Islands, it’s an unofficial symbol of subtropical leisure and beauty for the millions of visitors to the islands. Although Canarian palms are…

Living in a box

On Lanzarote, most of us live in boxes. And whether we have the whole box to ourselves, or just live in a box-shaped compartment, we’ll need to work out how our box faces the outside world. Traditional Canarian villas aren’t usually…

Tax relief on rentals?

High-ranking officials in Spain‘s Tax Office are considering temporary tax breaks for holiday homeowners who can’t use their properties due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, according to reports in the Spanish media. First published…

Still Dreaming The Dreams

Despite viruses, quarantine, Brexit and the economy, estate agents are reporting a surge in online searches for overseas properties as locked-down Britons rethink where they want to live - or are they just dreaming? First published in…