La Santa is a village in Tinajo, Las Palmas, province of western Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.
The village of La Santa is a quiet place with a nice promenade that leads to the small harbour where few fishing boats make this a charming and genuine place. The narrow winding streets of this picturesque village are lined by traditional Canarian houses and a handful of good restaurants, where you can enjoy a nice Spanish seafood meal made with locally sourced produce.
This coastal village is best known for sports and surf. Here, the waves and swells are strong and attract surfers who are experienced enough to handle them. These surfers are very exciting to watch and it’s also a great spot to take pictures of the coast and sunsets.
Also, here you will find the famous Club La Santa, the world’s largest active holiday resort, built on sport and exercise, wellness, health and also plenty of social activities. Whether you are in Lanzarote with family and young children, someone who enjoys a sport-filled holidays or sportsman/ sportswoman wanting a winter training ground, this well equipped resort with over 30 types of indoor, outdoor and watersports will sure to please. Club La Santa organizes every year the Ironman Lanzarote, which has established itself as the most important sport event in Lanzarote and one of the longest-standing races in Europe. Ironman Lanzarote attracts a large number of elite athletes as well as national and international media.
On race day, the event’s two-lap swim course takes place at Playa Grande, Puerto del Carmen, the main tourist resort of the island. The bike course is well known for challenging athletes with strong winds, and leads athletes around the island with over 2551 meters of climbing. Participants enjoy amazing views and have lots of support from volunteers along the way. Finally, the 3-lap run course leads competitors along the flat sea front of Puerto del Carmen, towards the airport and back. Here athletes enjoy beautiful views of the ocean under the intense Lanzarote sun, while feeling the impressive support of thousands of spectators lining the streets. Ironman Lanzarote offers 40 qualifying slots to the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
How to get to La Santa:
By Bus: Buses 16, 52 and 53 take turns to depart Arrecife for La Santa every 1-2 hours between 07:00 and 21:40 on weekdays. The frequency reduces to 8 times daily on weekends (between 08:00 to 20:30).
By Car: Transfers to La Santa from the airport can be booked for around €40 per person. However, as these only run every two hours, it may be cheaper and easier to hire a car.
Driving from the airport, take LZ-2 towards Güime or San Bartolomé. When you are in San Bartolomé, follow LZ-20 all the way to Tinajo then turn right onto Calle La Cañada/ LZ-67 driving towards the coast. The journey should take approximately 40 minutes.