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First time driving in lanzarote… Any Tips ?

Asked by: 24th August 2012


7 Answers

  1. David myers on Aug 24, 2012

    I think once you master the rounabouts look left not right its dead easy i prefer to drive there rather than in the UK once out of the resorts the traffic is dead quiet

  2. Sue on Aug 24, 2012

    I agree with David – I find driving here much easier than in the UK but you might want to avoid places like Playa Honda until you get a feel for the car and the roads. One difference from the UK is that if you are turning right into a side turning you have to give priority to any cars that are turning left into the same road. The road markings are there to tell you this but it can catch you out if you’re not expecting it. Don’t worry – you’ll be fine!

  3. Kevin Burton on Aug 24, 2012

    Driving is easy but one tip is locals tend to stay in the right hand lane even if they are turning left at a roundabout. They drive around the outside of the island and take their preferred exit. I suggest that you do likewise, so keep to right hand lane at traffic islands, especially if you do decide to go to playa honda. Don’t forget to belt up and drink drive limits are much lower in Canaries so don’t drink and drive or you could end up in prison for the night.Always carry your hire agreement, driving licence and passport.Driving in flipflops or bare feet is against the law. I agree with both the above comments. Take your time and enjoy

  4. Frank on Aug 24, 2012

    Jason you’ve got good advice above. I’ve found it no problem. There is one crazy junction just as you leave Arriciffe for Costa Teguise. Just take your time and you’ll be fine.

    If you are going into CT at night, watch the road that goes right down to the beach front at the totem poles Calle Los Olas I think it’s called. It is pedestrain only after a certain time around 7PM I think. The local police just sit there waiting for people to book.

    Just watch the speed limit and don’t drink any booze at all and drive. The Polis are always on the lookout and they’re ruthless so be warned !

    Be sensible and enjoy, I’m going over soon so watch you don’t run me over !

  5. Jo on Aug 25, 2012

    Very easy, no problem, loads of room and traffic not too bad. Just watch out for the major roadworks on the outskirts of Arreceife on the way towards CT but other than that fine. Just back from CT just over a week ago so i was driving during the busy times of school/spanish holiday time. Enjoy, chill out and take your time.

  6. Paul D on Aug 27, 2012

    All good advice above,,, The key really is to just take your time and dont rush anything.. You do have thinking time as the traffic flow is nothing like as busy as in the UK.
    My little rule of thumb to keep me on track is to just remember to keep my passenger next to the gutter !,,,,lol Kind of works for me anyway !..

  7. Kitty on Sep 01, 2012

    Don’t speed. Just got a fine through the post today from July 18th.