10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Lanzarote
04. October 2019
Enjoy a new life on a sun-kissed Spanish island! If you're thinking about relocating to a new country, here are 10 reasons why you should move to Lanzarote.
If we just said to you “there’s no better place in the world to buy property
than Lanzarote”, would you believe us? It’s one of the most popular Spanish Canary Islands - not just for tourists but for expats too. Moving here
can bring you a lifetime of happiness! Whether you’re relocating here on your own, as a couple or with your entire family, there’s a whole host of reasons why you should move to Lanzarote. If you’re considering it but what to find out more about the pros of island life, here are 10 reasons why you should pack up your belongings and make the move sooner rather than later.
Want to be able to enjoy a life in the sun? Lanzarote’s greatest asset is its climate - there’s year-round sunshine that sees average highs of 25°C during the summer months. Even during the coldest months, there’s an average of 17°C. Temperatures here are stable and there’s a very consistent climate. As well as the sunshine, there’s very little rainfall typically experienced during the year. The wettest month is December with an average of 29mm of rain.
Close to the UK
We know that when you’re looking to relocate to a new country, you may be leaving a few loved ones behind. A flight from the UK to Lanzarote takes around 4 hours and there are always opportunities for you to travel frequently between the two countries. So whether you need to pop back to the UK or your friends and family are going to fly out for a visit, you’ll still be able to keep in regular contact with those you hold closest to you.
We can’t talk about reasons to move to Lanzarote without mentioning the beaches can we? There are over 90 to choose from and all have a lot to offer. With a mix of fine, light-coloured sandy beaches, fascinating black volcanic sand and wild stony beaches, the beaches in Lanzarote really do provide you with it all. Many of the beaches also have a fantastic range of activities and amenities close by, allowing you to make the most of your days soaking up the sun.
Tourists Keep the Place Going
Despite its relatively small size, it’s reported that Lanzarote receives just over one million tourists per year. Though the majority of those tend to come during the summer months, there are still plenty of people who travel here for a holiday during the UK’s winter. Thanks to this, a lot of the attractions and restaurants are kept open all year long.
It’s Part of the EU
When the majority of the UK voted to leave the EU, it left a lot of remainers not knowing what to do. Many British people loved being a part of the European Union, so were heartbroken to find out they were no longer going to be able to reap the benefits that came with it. Many of those who wished to remain in the EU have been looking for a place to call home - and with Lanzarote still being a part of it, there’s no wonder it’s such a sought-after place at the moment.
It Feels Like Home
Although you know change is coming, you still want to know that you can fall back on your home comforts on those days where you might feel a little homesick. There are lots of things in Lanzarote that will feel fairly familiar, including the lifestyle, cuisine, language and customs. All of these things can help a new country feel like home more quickly than expected.
Low Cost of Living
When compared to the UK, Lanzarote generally has a much more affordable cost of living - in fact, it’s around 16.44% lower. In most cases, properties, utility bills and other day-to-day essentials tend to be cheaper. This being said, the cost of living in Lanzarote
entirely depends on the property size, how many people live there and your general lifestyle choices.
As an estate agency, we often get people moving from the UK to Lanzarote. When we ask them why they’ve decided to make the move, one of the most popular responses is that they wish for a better life. Anyone who is wanting to give their life a complete and utter turnaround should look no further than Lanzarote. With the weather, activities and way of life, it's almost guaranteed that your spirts will feel lifted!
Plenty of Things to Do
If you really want to make the most out of your new life in Lanzarote, you’ve got to take advantage of all of the things to do here. Not only is this beautiful volcanic Canary Island packed with palm-filled towns, whitewashed abodes, beaches, fresh fish and cacti - but the range of activities and places to explore are outstanding. Popular things to do in Lanzarote include visiting Timanfaya National Park, going to the Jameos del Agua caves, splashing around in the natural swimming pools and hitting the golf courses.
A Multicultural Island
What may come as a surprise is how multicultural the island is. Around 30% of the residents are of a non-Spanish nationality. Brits form the largest expatriate group, followed by Colombians, Germans and then Moroccans. You’ll more than likely get to meet a great mix of people, all of who can teach you about various cultures.
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