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The options of Internet / WiFi in Lanzarote

Updated: Aug 10, 2021

Internet / WiFi in Lanzarote

Further update

You may have got used to using your mobile data in Lanzarote as if you were back home in the UK, all change now especially if you are with EE or Vodafone - click on the link below



We also have part 2 of this Blog post, which can be found via the link below


If you are a resident on the island of Lanzarote or own a property

If you want to check if you can get fibre with the main provider on Lanzarote - Movistar, click on the link below


Check out "Yoigo" - They have some great fibre packages at the moment


Another new Package to try is from JMA Lanzarote

30MB Internet plus a mobile package offering ....Unlimited calls to landlines and mobiles in Spain plus 600 minutes to international numbers.

Find out more at


If you are only visiting and you have to pay for your Internet / Wifi the primary options are

  1. Next time stay where Internet / Wifi is free

  2. See if you can "tether" your phone to your tablet/laptop - each mobile phone is different so you will need to check , for iPhones it is called a personal hotspot , you can find it in settings - just make your data package can handle what you intend to use

  3. Get yourself a mobile dongle - see below

All the mobile phone companies sell them but I would check out eBay first for the Dongle and data cards before you come to Lanzarote

Why have a picture of a manhole… read on and find out!

If you own a villa or just living in Lanzarote, having Internet / Wi-Fi is vital, so we thought we would give our views on what the options are


Historically it was Telefonica or Telefonica, even though it is now in the private sector it still feels like it has a monopoly

If you live inland, a speed of 2.0mb is the norm and if it rains this drops dramatically

In some areas there are still are shortage of telephone lines, so a waiting list exists and of course no telephone line… no Internet from Telefonica


Very very slowly being rolled out in parts of the capital Arrecife and a recent announcement Tias is to follow


If you walk around the island and look down at the pavement you will still see numerous steel plates with the words “Unelco BT” – a failed JV between BT and Unelco, the local energy provider in Lanzarote, they spent enormous amounts on building their own infrastructure

More recently there are some other options

4G Option

A local company has begun to sell 4G routers with unlimited internet contracts, it is excellent that it is offering unlimited data but you still reliant on a good and stable 4G signal - It’s not a cheap service - the monthly payment is €59.99, more info can be found at 4G internet in Lanzarote

An authorised BT dealer – Fortec offers an Internet package, however you are relying on the Telefonica infrastructure as have the issue of responsibility of when you have an issue, more info can be found at BT Fortec

Satellite Internet

The same company offers Satellite Internet with free installation; unfortunately it is limited data allowance and is quite expensive

Internet through the air

Lastly there is Internet through the air, something we use at Villa Antonio Lanzarote, something we were dubious about but has provided to be excellent – we get a Wi-Fi speed between 10mb to 12mb

The company is JMA and they even have there own server on the Island, if you use Speedtest.net to check your Wi-Fi speed, in Lanzaroteyou will see the JMA server is used

More info can be found at JMA Lanzarote Internet

We are not getting paid to say this;information, we just want to give our open and honest opinion

There you have it, a mixture of options, feel free to add your comments below

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