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My first experience of the Lost Property Office in Arrecife airport

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Check-in desks at Arrecife airportOn my last visit to Lanzarote I managed to leave something behind – my SIM card that I had swapped over during our stay so as to use one that offered cheaper internet access.  Either I left it behind in the flat that we were staying in, or it dropped out of my hand luggage when I was sorting out our flight tickets.  I only realised when I got back to Germany.

Having deactivated the card and ordered a replacement, I was still curious to know if I really had lost it in the airport at Arrecife, so I tried to call the lost property office. (more…)

Lidl opens in Arrecife

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Last month Lidl finally opened in Arrecife.

The German supermarket chain is opening 11 stores in the Canary Islands, and apparently there were long queues to enter the store when it opened on 11th March.

Lidl in Arrecife

Lidl during the construction phase

Comments online have talked generally about the opening being good for tourists and locals alike, who will benefit from lower prices compared to those found in the smaller supermarkets in the resorts.

Of course, those tourists who stay in self-catering apartments but do not have the use of a hire car will not be able to benefit directly, so it is vital for them that the other supermarkets do not suffer.

Lidl is located on the Eastern side of Arrecife in Calle Océano Atlántico.

What do you think?  Have you been to Lidl in Arrecife yet?

(See a photo of Lidl’s opening day on TwitPic)

Pesetas – gone but not forgotten

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

The Euro may have been around for 7 years now, but it seems that some shops on Lanzarote have not yet given up on Pesetas. Some still display signs showing that the old currency will still be accepted.

One bookshop in Arrecife even issues receipts that show prices in both currencies:

Does anyone know of other examples?

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