Need To Know

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.

Lanzarote carnival guide

Carnival is a Canarian obsession. That's because these islands do it better than the rest of Spain. Here’s your guide to Lanzarote’s carnival season.

Traffic police guide

If you’re driving on the Canaries, it helps to know which police officers operate where.

Lanzarote’s summertime celebrations

Most local fiestas take place in summertime, and here's a guide to what's in store during the summer.