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Garden Paradise

Some of the most beautiful gardens on Lanzarote can be found in the island’s hotels. That’s why we spent a fascinating morning at the Hotel Jameos Playa at Matagorda, whose grounds are a beautifully designed and immaculately-kept botanical garden.

Get Ready

Although most of the weather Lanzarote receives is excellent, it makes sense to be prepared for anything. Climate change is now accepted by consensus, with the only arguments remaining about whether us humans have created it or not.…

Sun Savers

Outdoor life on terraces, patios, balconies and gardens is glorious during Lanzarote’s scorching summers and mellow autumn, but the cooler months of winter and spring may see you wanting a little more warmth and shelter. This is when a conservatory or a sunroom can come into its own.

Be Prepared

Moving to Spain is a challenge, but it’s one that thousands of people have found well worth the effort. However, when you first arrive you’ll need to be prepared for a few things. Here are a few tips to make things easier.

Inner Space

Lanzarote’s wide-open, outdoor lifestyle cries out for space – space to stretch, space to let your mind float free, space to let your imagination run riot. But the fact is that, for many of us, space is limited, and we need to make the most of every cubic centimetre. Here’s how:

Please be seated

Whether you’re dining, just taking the weight off for a few minutes or settling in for an extended session of binge-watching, you’ll be needing somewhere to park your backside.

Non-resident tax talk

As travel continues to open up, it’s worth knowing the tax rules that apply to non-resident property owners, and how Brexit has brought extra costs for British owners. Erardo Ferrer of Lanzarote Abogados gives us a brief outline.

Energy Certificates for Rentals

Eight years ago, it became compulsory for homeowners to provide an energy performance certificate when selling their home. Now, that requirement has been extended to rental accommodation. The introduction of energy certificates arrived…

The Gotelé Effect

In a country where wallpaper has never caught on to the extent that it has in northern Europe, Gotelé is the Spanish equivalent to woodchip wallpaper or “popcorn” effects on ceilings and walls.

Music of Life

Music is a way of life on Lanzarote, and if you love sweet sounds as much as you do cool interiors, it’s time to think about making it part of your living space.