I am just back from a week at CLS and I couldn't have been happier.
I was going with the intention of packing in as much sports and fitness as I physically could, and I got what I wanted. The facilities are fantastic. The weekly programme offers so much choice of events, lessons, classes, tours and races.
All classes are included in the price so it doesn't cost anything to try something new or different you wouldn't normally try at home.
The staff are all helpful and friendly, from the Green team, Fitness instructors down to catering and bar staff etc.
The vibe is great, lots of sporty people and great performances. I am well above average in my fitness and running times, yet at La Santa I felt I was one of the slowest. The standard is really high, it motivates you and keeps you going.
My apartment was meant to be shared but turned out it was just me, so basically I got it for half price. It was basic but clean and functional. Decent wifi in several hotspots. Buffet restaurant (I was half board) was fine. Nothing sensational. I had better in other Canaries' resorts. But it was good enough. Good spa/wellness centre, bargain at 30 EUR per week.
If you are just looking for a week in the sun and chilling out, there are better resorts for that. If you are into active life and exercise, you won't find a better place. For me it's CLS all the way.
Remember it's in a rather isolated area, the nearby village is tiny. Not a problem butif you're planning to see the island you need a car, or put some serious mileage in your cycling.
Some people wrote about the noise at night. Maybe true. If you are looking for an early night it can be a bit noisy. Most people are knackered and up early therefore in bed by 10. But if some apartments carry on till late, it did seem that the noise can travel around quite easily, especially when windy (which was the whole week for me). It didn't affect me, I slept ok. But you can hear noises from nearby apartments very easily and even from the square or fitness classes early in the morning if you are downwind. This wasn't a big problem for me, it's all part of the vibe.
I just can't wait to be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Club La Santa is a totally dedicated healthy holiday resort with an Olympic Village atmosphere. It is the Number 1 sports and activity holiday resort in the World, catering for a wide range of visitors including elite sportsmen and women, top sports teams, Olympic champions and families looking for a great time on holiday. In the past year, we have seen Formula 1 drivers there training and relaxing, together with many of the London 2012 competitors making their preparations for the Games, plus with so many children travelling here with their families during the summer period, we have probably witnessed one or more future Olympic Champions too! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Club La Santa Hotel Lanzarote
- Hotel La Santa
- La Santa Sport
- Resort La Santa
- Santa Club Lanzarote
- Club Lanzarote Santa
- Club La Santa Lanzarote/Tinajo