few final thoughts to help you have a great vacation…..
number you are going to want to remember is the Spanish
You can call from any phone for fire, police and ambulance, even
a cell phone that is no longer in service.
is no natural water on the Island; it is all produced through
desalination. Although we cook, make coffee and brush our
teeth with tap water, we recommend you purchase drinking
water at the supermarket. Be careful
though, the prices will vary from €0.80 to €3.50 for 5
you will see, car hire is fairly inexpensive on Lanzarote, but
please be cautious
of drinking and driving.
The Spanish police are most vigilant and I understand that
Spanish prisons do not offer the same amenities as Lago Verde.
great way to get around. Distances are short, and fares are
reasonable. For example, a taxi from the airport to Lago
Verde is about €15.
From the Avenida to Lago Verde is about €3.
very easy, and inexpensive. For example the thirty minute
trip to Arrecife is just €1.40 each way. Give it a
try, it can be a fun way to travel!!
cautious of the supermarcados.
They vary dramatically
in price, and are particularly expensive near hotels and
apartment complexes. There is a great one on Calle Reina
Sofia, called Hiper
Probably the best value you will find, and just a short walk
home. There is another one on Calle Juan Carlos, near the
Petrol station called Super Marcial. These two are probably
the best for selection and price in Puerto Del Carmen. We
have found it far less expensive to do our grocery shopping where
the locals go, and stay away from the tourist areas.
is a fabulous shopping
has just been built at the top of the Old town called Biosphere.
Great selection, but it can be expensive. If you have a
car, Deiland is a shopping mall in Playa Honda, on the highway,
just past the airport. Very new, with a wide variety of
stores. For take home presents, we find the small boutiques
are very reasonable.
are laundry facilities at Lago Verde (you can buy tokens at the
reception), but if you are feeling a little lazy (you are on
vacation after all :), there is a place called 'Smarty
that will do the laundry for you. Their phone number is
Although we leave adaptors in the apartment so you can plug in
North American and English type power plugs, some appliances from
North America will also need a power adaptor. Many
computers and .mp3 players already have power supplies that will
accept 240V and 110V input, so you might want to check before you
go. To make life a little easier, we have provided a
hairdryer and an alarm clock in the bedroom.
you need anything special (ie, baby strollers, child car seats,
playstations etc) there are a few rental places in Puerto del
Carmen that might be of assistance. Although we have never
used their services, you can try Rent
you get to the Island, you should try to pick up a copy of the
A free local magazine published monthly, which will tell you what
is going on while you are there.
Verde is our home and we are happy to share it with you.
Since purchasing the apartment we have invested over thirty
thousand Euros to make it 'just right', and we will continue to
spend more money on upgrades every year. However, we are
just normal people from a regular family - we are not millionaires
or a corporation that makes obscene profits. We make a bit
of money, but by the time we pay electricity, water, taxes,
various management fees, and everyone has had their share, there
is not much left. This is not a business, which is why our
prices are more reasonable than other, similar locations. We
do it to have a place to stay in winter and hope the rental income
will offset some of our expenses. We have gone out of our
way to make our place desirable and to ensure everything is in
place for you to have a wonderful vacation. It is pretty
obvious that this kind of investment is not without risk. We
would like to think that everyone who stays at our place is
responsible and respectful, and would treat the apartment as if it
where their own - but life does not always work that way.
You would be amazed how many people use our garden as a giant ash
you suspect that a previous guest caused damage to any of the
appointments, please let us know as soon as possible so we can
rectify the problem.