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Who dares wins

Restaurants and bars have had a rough time during the coronavirus pandemic, but things are now starting to look up and there are plenty of lessons to be learned.

Witching Hour

Halloween offers the opportunity to dress up a bit and let out your inner demon, but even in Spain and Lanzarote, spooky, striking looks have increasingly become more mainstream, and can be worn all year round.

Pumpkintini

It's worth preparing the main ingredient in advance for this unique Halloween cocktail, which can be prepared in unsweetened and sweet, creamy versions.

Renewing your driving licence

If you’re a British national resident on Lanzarote, you should now have exchanged your UK driving licence for a Spanish one. You may also have learned that rules for renewing a driving licence in Spain are different than in the UK, and these apply to all drivers.

A stressful summer

Lanzarote vet jane burke talks about the distressing criminal acts that she and her dogs have suffered this summer.

La Graciosa: Where time stands still

La Graciosa is one of the highlights of anybody's trip to Lanzarote, but it's worth planning it an advance.

Lanzarote hit by mega-tsunami!

A Spanish/Portuguese research team has discovered evidence of massive prehistoric mega-tsunamis on Lanzarote, Tenerife and Gran Canaria. They believe the gigantic waves were caused by immense ancient landslides, when flanks of islands collapsed into the sea.

Supermarket Sweep

Until 10 years ago, the supermarket scene on Lanzarote was dominated by locally[1]owned chains Spar and Hiperdino. However, demonstrations against high prices and alleged price-fixing brought a change in the law which permitted new operators to arrive.

Shades of summer

Sunglasses are a year-round Lanzarote essential, but the sheer intensity of August's sunshine means that you'll need them more than ever this month. Here's a guide to what's on trend right now.

Dress to impress

The Spanish have a very modern outlook on the subject of clothing. They are a smart bunch and would not be seen walking around the town in swimwear, so leave that for the beach! Small villages away from the resorts are more traditional so be aware when entering a holy place like a church as bikini tops and the like are frowned upon.