Do you want to work on your health and well-being while having fun on a sunny island paradise? Then Club La Santa in Tinajo is the perfect place for you! Located on the stunning Lanzarote, it offers everything you need for a fantastic vacation, from world-class sporting facilities to beautiful beaches and lush gardens. So whether you are an athlete, a fitness fanatic, traveling with the family, or a couple looking for some quality R&R, Club La Santa is guaranteed to delight. What better time than now to visit and stay at this wonderful resort?
History of Club La Santa
Club la Santa is nestled in the northwest of Lanzarote, near the traditional fishing village of La Santa. The resort’s foundations were erected in 1968, and roughly 400 apartments were built. However, the complex was never completed due to the oil crisis and was left abandoned to decay for the next decade.
Ejlif Krogager, a.k.a. “Tjaerborg Priest,” the proprietor of Tjaerborg Travel, stumbled into the derelict resort and recognized a great opportunity. He saw a paradise where athletes, sports fans, and active individuals could enjoy sun-filled vacations while also pursuing their passion for fitness.
Following some lengthy talks, the resort’s ownership was transferred to Tjaereborg Travel in 1978, and it opened its doors for the first time as “La Santa Sport” in June 1983. Unfortunately, the first years brought significant earning losses. Despite this, Ejlif Krogager remained confident that the resort is a gold mine, and it was simply a question of when they would find the gold.
Ejlif Krogager sold Tjaereborg Travel Spies in 1989, except for Club La Santa, which remained in the Krogager family thereafter. The tourist complex finally achieved its first profit in 1995. Sadly, Elif Krogager died in 1992 and never got to see the Club La Santa gold.
Why Visit Club La Santa
The Club La Santa Resort is where athletes and fitness enthusiasts can come to train and better themselves. However, it is also an excellent destination for families and those who simply want to relax in the beautiful surroundings. Lanzarote is an amazing island that offers something for everyone, and Club La Santa is the perfect place to experience it all. Here are just some of the reasons you should visit and stay at Club La Santa!
Active Holidays for Everyone
Club La Santa is host to the oldest Ironman race in Europe and outside the US, playing a vital role in the success of the triathlon and its rich, 30-year-long history on the island. With three Olympic-sized swimming pools, high-end running tracks, on-site hiking and biking trails, as well as seemingly endless pristine roads, this resort is a playground to the pros, such as Anne Haug, Michelle Vesterby, and Lucy Charles–Barclay. So don’t be astonished if you find yourself exercising alongside your sporting heroes in the outstanding facilities of this complex.
Club La Santa is not only a destination for elite professional sportsmen; everyone will enjoy and benefit from spending time at Club La Santa. Being in peak physical shape is not a requirement to have a great time here. Triathlon training camps and all other activities are structured for all levels, allowing all visitors, from children to the elderly, as well as absolute novices and seasoned keep-fit-fanatics, to make the most of their stay.
Not the type to spend an entire vacation upping your fitness level? That’s fine! Visitors are free to do as much or as little as they like. Everyone can also relax and unwind within the complex or anywhere around the island.
Year-Round Perfect Weather
You can visit Club La Santa anytime, thanks to the dry, sunny, and moderate climate of Lanzarote throughout the year. Temperatures range from roughly 20°C in January to 28°C in the summer. Plus, rainy spells are scarce and quick. This is the place to go if you want to escape the chilly European weather and train under the warm sun, among breathtaking scenery.
Club La Santa’s facilities are available at all times of the year. Spring and autumn are the ideal times to visit to avoid higher temperatures. If you want to come when fewer people are around, late spring is the best time to go, while summer is the perfect time to work on your tan.
In 2014, Club La Santa opened 96 suites designed by Henning Larsen Architects, a reknowned architectural firm based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The suites are nestled in a vast, tranquil space south of the resort. They boast the unique beauty of Lanzarote’s white stone houses and contrasting black lava combined with Scandinavian design’s clean and simple lines. Apart from being quite the vision, the units were created with function in mind. Some have also been adapted for people with reduced mobility.
Inside, the apartments are modern and spacious, decked with simple yet stylish furniture and necessities for a comfortable stay. The kitchen is well-equipped, and the rooms are wide, each with twin beds, a good size wardrobe, and a comfortable work area. Built with a large terrace and windows, guests can admire the breathtaking views of the lagoon, volcanoes, and the vast Atlantic without leaving their temporary abode.
World-Class Facilities and 80 Different Sports to Try
Club La Santa is more than just a resort; it is a massive playground for children and adults alike, providing over 80 different sports and over 500 activities. They are all included in the fee and are offered every week. Plus, each one is overseen by a group of professional instructors collectively known as the Green Team.This “all sports included” vacation at Club La Santa allows visitors to participate in as many or as few sports and activities as they want, whenever they want, and however many times they want.
Personal training, diving, bike fitting, and private consultations with their health and wellness professionals are optional activities not included in the all-inclusive package.
Club La Santa’s vast array of offerings isn’t the only thing they have going for them. Pro athletes keep returning to train here because the resort provides a superb experience by maintaining first-rate facilities. And, if sports luminaries are training here, you can be confident that the complex offers the best of the best amenities and services, among which include:
- Aerial Strength, stretch, and relaxation
- Aerobics and Step
- Ball games
- Body Bike
- Boxing classes
- Bungee superfly
- Dive and snorkel
- Fitness center
- Functional training
- Indoor cycling
- Indoor racket sports
- Les Mills classes
- Road and mountain biking
- Stretch classes
- Triathlon specific training
- Water fitness
Furthermore, Club Santa makes traveling with children and teens much more convenient. Many fascinating activities and amenities await children aged 3 to 15 in the complex, including a children’s play area, a bounce park, and an 18-hole mini-golf course. Prepared and led by the Kids and Teens Department, children will be using their bodies while improving their social skills in a fun and dynamic setting.
The programs currently being offered are Play Time (3-10 years), Green Team Friend (3-10 years), Fun Time (3-10 years), and Young Time (10-15 years). For more detailed information regarding these activities, check this link here.
It doesn’t matter if you’re four or eighty-four; there’s always something fun to do at Club La Santa. The resort has various exciting events and fun theme weeks created exclusively for tourists in their “prime.” Senior Circuits, Senior Core, Senior Swim, Senior Bike Week, and “Strictly Come Dancing” Week are all part of this program. They can also participate in weekly activities such as ballroom, pilates, yoga, and Zumba.
To make the most of your time at Club La Santa, you don’t have to be a great triathlete or a world champion. Whatever your fitness level, there is something for you to do at your own speed.
Races, Events, and Theme Weeks
Throughout the year, Club La Santa hosts various sporting events and theme weeks where visitors can participate in their favorite sport or leisure pursuit alongside others who share their enthusiasm. There are numerous activities facilitated by the Green Team on offer every week. The most popular ones are the Ironman, 4-stage mountain bike race, International Running Challenge, and volcanic triathlon.
Spa and Wellness Center
The Club La Santa Spa and Wellness Center is exclusively dedicated to bringing harmony to the guests’ mind, body, and soul.After hours of serious workout, a visit to this welcoming sanctuary of relaxation will revitalize your entire being and get rid of accumulated stress.
Thecenter offers a wide range of sports and holistic treatments, and only uses guaranteed safe organic products. You can immerse yourself into the spa’sluxury hydrotherapy circuit or experience saunagus for some Danish steamy wellness. If you have minor or chronic complaints, a visit to Osteo 43 will have you in better condition for more sports and fitness.
There are four restaurants at Club La Santa, offering a variety of delicious dishes from all around the world. Whether you’re in the mood for Italian, Mexican, or Spanish food, light snacks or full meals, the resort has you covered. Plus, the restaurants here offer stunning views and are staffed by experienced chefs who will ensure your meal is nothing short of perfect. So come hungry and enjoy some of the best food in Lanzarote.
El Lago is the ideal spot for a hearty breakfast, a quick snack in between workouts, or a spectacular al fresco supper with family and friends. Day or night, enjoy a meal or snack with lovely views of the lagoon, and select from a comprehensive a la carte menu of Spanish and International Cuisine.They also offer a kids’ menu, as well as a variety of local and international wines, smoothies, and fresh juices.
Breakfast, lunch, and supper are all available at the buffet Restaurant Atlántico, where a broad selection of delectable dishes are prepared with a focus on nutrition. Its menu includes delicious gluten-free and vegetarian options.
Boasting a modern design, the restaurant is bright and spacious. You may enjoy your meal inside, perhaps around the barbecue section, or on the outdoor terrace, where you can admire the beautiful views of the ocean and pool.
La Plaza Restaurant
La Plaza Restaurant is a dinner restaurant that serves international cuisine. They offer high-quality grilled meats, fresh seafood, and pizzas cooked with the freshest ingredients from their own backyard. Guests can also enjoy delicious gunkan, hosomaki, nigiri, temaki, and uramaki on Tuesday sushi nights or take advantage of the restaurant’s takeaway service. Guests can also enjoy delicious gunkan, hosomaki, nigiri, temaki, and uramaki on Tuesday sushi nights or take advantage of the restaurant’s takeaway service.
Pool Bar, also known as La Piscina, is an open-air bar and restaurant. This is a family-friendly dining option with a fair size menu that includes omelets, salads, hamburgers, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, meats, seafood, and homemade desserts. There is also a wide variety of gluten-free items available to choose from.
The restaurant overlooks the leisure pool, as well as offers terrific views of the lagoon and the majestic Atlantic. On the terrace, guests may enjoy a cup of illy coffee, local beers, and a broad choice of local wines. Indulging in a drink of gin and tonic, cocktails, or a mojito isn’t a bad idea either.
How to Reach Club La Santa
Club La Santa can be reached via LZ-401, LZ-402, and LZ-410 by rental car or taxi. Resort guests can also get there by bus from various points in the island through the following bus lines:
Lanzarote Airport – Take bus 161 to Matagorda, followed by bus 3 to Biblioteca Publica, and lastly finally bus 52
Playa Blanca – Take bus 60 to Biblioteca Publica then bus 52
Caleta de Famara – Take bus 31 to Ayuntamiento de Teguise, then bus 52
Yaiza – Take bus 60 to Biblioteca Pública, then bus 52
Please see this website for an up-to-date schedule of the bus lines mentioned above.
Club La Santa: A Place for Fitness and Relaxation
Club La Santa is a terrific place for everyone. There are play areas and a kids club for the little ones, allowing parents to loosen up and get active together. Guests may also unwind by the pool and read a book, or they can visit the Wellness Center for a day of pampering. While this is a wonderful place for upping your fitness, you don’t have to be active all the time, but options are vast and available if you want to.
Club La Santa strikes a harmonious balance between training and relaxing. This is a combination that is challenging to find elsewhere, or at least not at the same level.