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Lanzarote

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Do: Lanzarote is in the EU, but part of Africa, NOT Europe
Lanzarote's principal economic activity is tourism, and a large proportion of tourists are from Ireland and the U.K. so most people working with tourists can speak at least some basic English.
Most restaurants offer menus in Spanish, English, and German. Although, do remember that this is a Spanish speaking island and try not to get too flustered if the local people cannot understand you. Many residents speak some English or German as a second language, but it helps inmensely to speak slowly and using simple wordsand/or grammar when not being able to speak Spanish.
==Get in==
The beaches. There are also water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing, parasailing and canoeing. There is also a water park (with bus service from Puerto del Carmen), a Zoo Park (Guinate Park), an aquarium-type park and a wild-west themed animal park (Rancho Texas). You can also take submarine trips from Ports in Puerto del Carmen and Puerto Calero. One of the island's most enjoyable things to do is relax, lie at the beautiful beaches during the day and enjoy a nice meal in the evening. There is an array of shops ranging from digital hardware shops to bazaars but ''be wary'', you can get a good bargain if you can [[haggle]] a little with the shopkeepers. Don't worry, these guys are well used to people asking for a better deal than what they are offering.
Try Scuba Diving from Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca or Puerto del Carmen. Lanzarote offers some of the best diving in Europethe EU.
==Eat==
===Non traditional===
There are many non-traditional places to eat out in the main resort towns, serving a wide range of food such as Greek, Chinese, Indian, and Mexican.
There are many non-traditional places The 'old town' area of [[Puerto Del Carmen]] is home to eat out in the main resort towns'''Blooming Cactus Vegetarian Restaurant''', serving a wide range but those with vegan or vegetarian dietary requirements will find limited choice outside of food such as Greek, Chinese, Indian, and Mexicanthis eatery.
==Sleep==
Lanzarote has a broad selection of hotels and other forms of holiday accommodation. [http://www.enjoycanaryislands.com/lanzarote.html] Most hotels are clustered in and around the major resorts of Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise. * '''The Lanzarote Hotels Specialist''', [http://www.enjoycanaryislands.com]
*<sleep name="Hotel Los Fariones" alt="" address="C/. Roque del Este 1, Puerto del Carmen" url="http://www.farioneshotels.com/resorts/fariones/" phone="+34 928 510 175">The Hotel Fariones is a beachfront hotel set in luxurious gardens with native plant species with direct access to the crystalline waters of the Atlantic Ocean.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Gran Melia Salinas" alt="" address="Avda. Islas Canarias s/n, Costa Teguise" url="http://www.gran-melia-salinas.com/en/" phone="+34 928 590 040">Situated in the north of the Lanazarote Island, Gran Meliá Salinas is in close proximity to the architecturally historical capital of Teguise, as well as Arrecife airport, Jameos del Agua, and Cueva de los Verdes.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Hesperia LanzaroteSun Park Living - Active 50+ Holiday Resort" alt="" address="Urb. Cortijo Viejo (Puerto Calero). 35570 LanzaroteCalle Janubio 3, Playa Blanca" url="http://www.nh-hotelssunparkliving.com/nh/en/hotels/spain/lanzarote/hesperia-lanzarote.html" phone="+34 620172318">This hotel Sun Park Living is located on Europe's favourite long stay holiday resort for the coastactive over 50s. Affordable, offering fantastic views flexible & friendly and pure luxury. Spaenjoying a terrific community spirit, Games room the resort is renown for being the heart and swimming pools are available in and around 'hub' of the hotel. From 48€expat community.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Castillo Schlaraffenland" alt="" address="Camino del Meson 45" directions="La Assomada" phone="+34 928511159" url="http://www.castillo-schlaraffenland.de">The apartments of Castillo Schlaraffenland that are built in César Manrique style are situated in the middle of the island, just 250m above Puerto Calero. All three apartments have been built into volcano rocks and have a stunning view over the Atlantic coast and Fuerteventura island.</sleep>
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