What is Club La Santa?
Club La Santa is the number one sports and active holiday resort in the world. Situated on the breath-taking North-West Coast of Lanzarote, the resort features over 80 different sports and activities.
Who can attend?
You must be at least 18 years of age to attend the week. It is essential you are able to walk independently without the help of others.
How many spaces are there?
We are limited to 20 places this year. The spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Can I participate if I am physically out of shape and not exercising?
You do not need to be in good shape to attend the week. All activities are organised so that everyone is included. Exercises will be adapted to cater for everyone’s needs. You can participate even if you have never exercised before. It is not unusual to feel that you are lacking energy and physical ability during and after treatment, and it is in light of this knowledge that we run this special week.
I already train several times per week at a high intensity – will I be challenged enough?
The expert team consists of coaches from various levels of sport; including competitive levels. There will be ample opportunity for effective and challenging training and inspiration too. Please do get in touch if you would like to speak to a member of the team to gain further information, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Can I attend if I have recently had surgery?
We require you to be a minimum of 6 weeks post-surgery. You will need to have been given clearance from your surgical/ clinical team to resume physical activity and exercise.
Does it matter that it’s several years since I completed treatment for cancer?
Not at all, research is continuing to prove the benefits of physical activity, and exercise on cancer, so there is always opportunities for you to learn and implement new skills and ways of thinking.
Can I attend if I am still undergoing primary treatment?
We have worked with participants in active treatment and feel it is very much a personal choice. We would suggest discussing it with your clinical team before deciding. Please do get in touch if you would like to speak to a member of the team to gain further information, we can direct your questions to the relevant member of our team who will respond accordingly.
What is included in the price?
The cost includes accommodation based on two sharing; if you would like to have your own apartment there will be an additional cost for this. Please do let us know upon booking if you would like to share with a specific individual, or you would like to book your own apartment. Breakfast and dinner are included (half board). Transfers to and from Arrecife airport; all professional training and specialist instructor guidance; and all of Club la Santa’s weekly program and equipment are included in the price. All of our instructors are highly trained professionals who volunteer their time for the week. All equipment, workshops and presentations are also included.
What is not included in the price?
Flights from the UK to Lanzarote and lunch are not included. Club la Santa has a shop on site and the rooms are self-catering so you have the option of preparing your own lunch or eating in one of the restaurants on site.
What are the apartments like?
All rooms are classified as comfort one bedroom, one bathroom. Renovated during the last five years, the comfort one bedroom apartments consist of two single beds in the bedroom and a sofa bed in the living area. The functionally fitted wardrobe ensures enough space for your luggage and sports equipment. An open plan living/dining area opens out onto a private terrace with a table, chairs and a washing line. The bathroom comes with a shower, and the kitchen is equipped with a two-ring hob, fridge, kettle, cafetière, toaster and microwave, as well as all of the usual utensils you would expect in a holiday apartment. All apartments have a telephone and hair dryer. Safety deposit boxes are available free of charge. Towels are changed daily and a cleaning service is provided 5 days a week.
I would really like to attend but I am on a low income/have no income, do you have funding?
We are conscious that cancer can have a huge financial impact on people, so we have some funding available through fundraising and the kindness of individual donors. If you would like to be considered for funding please do contact us directly. We can also advise you on ways you could fundraise for yourself to enable you to attend. Please do let us know as soon as possible if you would like to be considered for funding; the decision will be made on a case by case basis.
Can I donate to enable others to attend or fund a place directly?
Absolutely! Please click here to donate. If you have chosen to fund for a specific individual to attend, please contact us directly, so we know who the funds are for.
Do I need a special travel insurance, won’t it be really expensive?
Cancer Research UK have provided a list of travel insurance companies who cater for those living with and beyond cancer. Please click here for the list. Please contact providers directly to obtain quotes.