Here are the questions most of the travellers would like to know.


Do you need certain vaccinations for lanzarotes?
For a holiday on Lanzarote you do not need special vaccinations, the usual standard vaccinations are sufficient. However, you can freshen up your vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis A and B before traveling. Although the Canary Islands are close to Africa, there is no risk of malaria.

Often you hear of an increased risk of intestinal infections, but if you pay attention to an appropriate food hygiene, you can prevent any diseases. In order to avoid diarrhea, it is advisable to wash fruits and vegetables always before eating (not only for holidays).

Do you need a passport for Lanzarote?
Citizens of the European Union need only a valid ID card. If this is not available, a valid passport is required. Non-EU citizens also need a valid passport.

Do you need an adapter for the sockets on Lanzarote?
Yes, in general, the sockets on Lanzarote correspond to the EU standard. However, you don't need to buy this in advance. You can buy a perfect adapter in any chinese shop near your accomodation for very little money.

On the Island - General

How is the climate on Lanzarote? What is to be considered?
The Canary Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, so there is a Mediterranean-subtropical climate on Lanzarote.

Always ensure adequate liquid supply! Especially in Calima, the hot, dry desert wind from Africa, the demand for water can be significantly increased.

The weather can be very different in different altitudes or in different places. It is best to use a thin jacket or something similar, if it gets colder.

Remember that the sunshine on Fuerteventura is more intense! Especially in the wind you can quickly underestimate the power of the sun. Provide sufficient sun protection, even a head covering can be useful.

Tip: Yogurt helps with sunburns! It has a pleasant cooling effect, relieves pain and has a healing effect
Can you bathe in the sea during the winter season?
The Mediterranean subtropical climate provides for an average water temperature of 20 ° C. The water temperature can drop to 17 ° C in February to April. During the summer months from August to September, the Atlantic can reach temperatures of up to 25 ° C.
Are all the beaches on Lanzarote dark?
No, on Lanzarote there are a number of bright beaches, such as Arrieta, Arrecife, Costa Teguise, Famara or Playa Blanca.

Where are the most beautiful beaches on Lanzarote?
On Lanzarote there are many beautiful beaches, so that something suitable for every taste can be found. The beach of Arrecife has been awarded the Blue Flag of the European Union several times. It is also suitable for children. The beach of Charco del Palo is particularly popular with naturist fans. Also popular are the Papagayo beaches at Playa Blanca.

Are there dangerous animals on lanzarote?
No poisonous reptiles or dangerous animals, such as snakes, scorpions or the like, are found on the whole of the Canary Islands. The many lizards and geckos are quite harmless.
See also: Flora and Fauna

How much does one give?
In bars, cafes, restaurants and hotels it is usual to give a tip of 5 - 10% of the invoice amount. If the service is very good, you can of course be rewarded accordingly and also give more - no one will complain!

When can you go shopping?
In smaller villages there are aunt-emma shops, which usually open from 9:00 to 13:00 on weekdays and from 16:00 to 20:00 on the afternoons. On Saturdays the opening hours are limited to mornings, on Sundays they are closed.

During the summer months of August and September many smaller shops are closed in the afternoon.

In larger (tourist) towns and cities there are supermarkets and shops, which are open from 9:00 to 22:00. In tourist areas it is not unusual that the shops offer a 24-hour service and also open on Sundays and on holidays.

How is the medical care on Lanzarote? Are there German doctors?
The medical care on the island is good, and the public and private hospitals of the island are also meeting the European standard. Especially in the tourist areas many doctors speak English and / or German. In the tourist resorts, such as Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen or Playa Blanca, there are German doctors,

Mike White
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Writer, thinker and rider of the deep blue waves. However, a frequent traveller when time allows being part of Lanzarote since 2013.
You can find me running around Costa Teguise in the morning flare or feasting on local tapas in the afternoon.
" Life is meaningless without Mojo and Bimbachitos. "