Tiny things that bite and other useful info!
Luggage and bags: You are stuck with the airline you travel with when it comes to baggage weight restrictions. But normally dont bring much in hot months, you will probably wear t.shirt and shorts most of the time and swim gear, with the odd dress for the ladies or a nice shirt for a man for the evening. No one in Lanzarote does bling! you will look overdressed & look like a typical tourist.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you travel between October and February bring warmer clothes for the evenings and cloudy days 1 pair of long trousers and a fleece top).
Hot months - apart from summer style clothing, bring a lightweight jacket for cooler or windy days. its generally too windy for umbrellas.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sunscreen is cheaper in the UK.
Mosquito repellent is a must in the hot months (April-October), especially if you are staying anywhere near an uncovered swimming pool or water (where they breed)
Ants can be a problem (spray them with a few drops of peppermint oil in a spray bottle filled with water ) chemical sprays might be very toxic in a small room.
Photo Equipment: If you want to buy photography equipment on the island, study prices at home first. Some prices are higher on the island or a product might seem cheaper because its a slightly different version.
Always, always haggle.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Camping is almost banned on every beach. Some locals might get away with it in remote areas for a couple of nights.
Miscellaneous: not all self catering accommodation contains a kettle - you might have to hire (or bring) one. There is no Spanish word for kettle!
Some things I find you need
Luggage and bags: Nothing special
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring shoes that have sturdy soles because the ground is often rocky. It can also be very windy in (higher) parts of the island. It makes the temperature go down, especially on a cloudy day in February/March. Something windproof to wear, would be good and do take it along always when you go sightseeing.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Nothing special. There are plenty of 'farmacia' around for the most general medications.
Photo Equipment: Bring all your lenses. The light in Lanzarote is beautiful and the landscape reflect many colours.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Apart from the big 'Playa' (beaches) there are numerous small beaches along the coast. Bring swim wear!
sun cream and a hat
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: depending when you go it can get a bit airy at nightime, so a thin sweater is recommended
also if you are thinning on the top a bit a hat, again because of the slight breeze you do not realise your head is being burnt
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: sun cream is a must, because of the slight breeeze you do not always realise you are burning, so beware. There are chemists on the island and they are usually good
Thing's You never thought of.
Luggage and bags: Something that the airport handler's cannot destroy.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sandal's, flip flops, strong shoe's are recommended if you are going site seeing. Light clothing, beach wear, for the evening something very casual. In Winter the night's can get quite cold so you are advised take a light fleece or jumper.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't forget, high factor sun cream, insect repellent, lip salve and after sun. Wet wipes and insect bite cream. If taking a baby disposable nappies are not readily available, or, baby milk there are some jars of baby food, mainly from chemist's.
Photo Equipment: What ever you usually take. There are lots to see and and photograph.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Swimming gear, Towel's, diving equipment if required, snorkels and goggles.
Miscellaneous: Just like to mention that some apartment's hire out, toasters, kettle's and cots for baby's ,so check with them first before you go. Tea bags are the only thing we take, most other thing's are available if you like to drink from a mug take your own,all the cup's are very small.
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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: as for wetsuits, most people use 2/3 suits, but if you come from northern europe even in winter a shorty will be enough for 2-3 hours of fine surfing. But the 2/3 also is nice as extra protection for reef cuts
Miscellaneous: You will need boards ranging from 3 foot nice playable surf to 15 feet plus huge big tubes.
And never forget to bring enough spare leashes as you probably will break one (I can know)
take loads of sun lotion
Luggage and bags: Just take a suitcase and hand luggage for a villa holiday and a back pack is handy for when you go on trips and walks.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take a good comftable pair of shoes for walking and light clothes for during the day and something warm for the evenings as they can be cool and windy.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take plenty of sun lotion and always take a small medical kit with plasters,headache pills,stomoch upset pills,bandages and always take your E111 form ,which entitles you to free medical treatment.
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Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: In winter temperatures are about 17°C, in summer 24°C; in August temperatures can even reach 30°C or more. It can also be pretty windy. In summer there sometimes is the so-called 'Levante', a hot wind from the Sahara. In this case, temperatures can reach more than 40°C. Well, if you're coming to the Canary Islands in winter (as most Germans do), bring a thin jacket and pullovers (Jan-Feb); till the end of December it's often still warm and possible to swim in the sea. In summer bring t-shirts and shorts.
Miscellaneous: bring lots of sunscreen!!!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Pack a pair of walking shoes. The volcanic nature of Lanzarote is best explored on foot.
See my of the beaten path tips!
- Hiking and Walking
Remember your driving licence
Miscellaneous: Take some magazines to read on the flight and remember your battery charger if you have a digital camera.Remember your driving licence.
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Take a good pair of walking shoes
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: .Take a top to cover up if you start to burn and take a good pair of walking shoes.Take an air bed if you have room to use in the pool and sea.
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Im enjoying the cactus garden ;)
Photo Equipment: Be aware of the intensity of light,photographing in the early morning or evening may give the best results.Films are widely available at resorts.
Miscellaneous: Im enjoying the cactus garden.
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