Need To Know

Fish spotting on Lanzarote

The sea is at its warmest in September and October, meaning there’s no better time to discover some of the amazing creatures that surround the island. Here is our list of the nine species of fish you’re most likely to find in a Lanzarote lagoon.

Lanzarote Residents’ Discount

Residents’ discounts are one of the bonuses of living on the Canaries and have been permitted to continue for British permanent residents, despite Brexit.

Nudism on Lanzarote

Naturism has long been popular on Lanzarote, but if you want to let it all hang out you’ll find some places are more welcoming than others. Here’s the low-down on public nudity on Lanzarote.

Top 5 Lanzarote myths

Sometimes you’ll hear stories about Lanzarote that don’t quite ring true. Here are a few of the more common myths about the island.

Vinyl shopping on Lanzarote

The vinyl scene on Lanzarote is small, however, there are a number of places on the island that sell records. We went on a hunt for records and spoke to some local collectors.

Shopping online from Lanzarote

Living on the Canary Islands means that online shopping is never going to be as fast or easy as it is in large countries. Here are a few things to look out for when buying online on Lanzarote:

Discounted Flights

If you are a resident on Lanzarote and haven’t yet made use of your travel discount – here’s what to expect while travelling to and from the Canaries:

The laws on Cannabis on Lanzarote

Plenty of residents and tourists smoke dope or consume cannabis in other ways on Lanzarote. The island has the reputation of having a fairly laidback attitude to this type of drug use, but strict laws do still apply, and it’s worth being aware of them.

Long term or holiday rental?

Second property owners are often faced with the decision to rent their property to holidaymakers, or to offer it to a long-term residential tenant. There are advantages and disadvantages to both models.

Shopping in Spanish

Customer service may seem a little more brusque in Lanzarote, but that doesn’t mean people are being rude. Buying a carton of milk in Britain may involve several pleases and thankyous, but things are a little more direct here.