Over the last three to four decades, tourism has greatly increased in Lanzarote meaning you can hear many other languages spoken in the streets, especially in the more touristic areas such as Puerto del Carmen, Playa Blanca and Costa Teguise. If you decide to become more than a tourist though and move here permanently, then we definitely recommend trying to learn at least some Spanish as it makes life a lot easier, improves integration, and is a great skill to have. This does take time though, and is not always feasible. This can make things complicated when dealing with certain aspects of life on the island such as setting up a business, paying bills, and dealing with paperwork.
Thankfully help is at hand, as there is now a weekly translation service every Tuesday in Teguise, at the Teguise Ayuntamiento (la Villa). This is being offered by the Ayuntamiento in Teguise in partnership with the Lanzarote Business and Residents Association. It runs every Tuesday morning between 10:00am – 1:00pm, when there will be an English speaking person dedicated to helping you with any translation based services you may need.
To take advantage of this excellent service, simply visit the Ayuntamiento during these times. Due to the popularity of the service though, it may be of benefit to you to make a prior arrangement by email if your issue is more urgent: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best of all this service is being offered to you completely free of charge! So if you need any translations needed for paperwork, bills or any other type of interpretation, don’t hesitate to make use of this excellent free service!
For more information about Teguise Ayuntamiento visit their website: http://www.teguise.es/
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