The island of Lanzarote is the most eastern of the Canary Islands which are located 125 miles west of Africa’s west coast. Their location ensures that they have pleasant weather conditions all year round and the fact that they are in the Atlantic Ocean ensures that they have some beautiful beaches. The combination of the weather and the beaches has made these islands, especially Lanzarote, an ideal vacation destination. Most of the vacationers to the islands are northern Europeans such as the British and German who do not experience such nice weather and rarely get to experience such beautiful beaches. Obviously though, being located 1000 miles south of the Iberian peninsula can make travelling to the islands a little expensive and so to remedy this travel agents organize large groups to go, booking hotels in bulk and chartering flights significantly reducing the cost of a vacation, making them affordable for a wider number of people.
These “package tours” organized by the travel agents are often referred to as mass tourism as it brings large numbers of tourists to where ever they arrange them to. As these groups have had their hotels booked in groups though, many of the hotels, although comfortable and some even luxurious, they can be a little impersonal and as the travel agents also usually organize itineraries for the travellers consisting of excursions, few of the mass tourists experience a sense of personal freedom during their vacation, something that travelling alone would have afforded them. For this reason some tourists prefer to make their own arrangements but when they do, due to the mass tourist hotels tending to be short on the personal touch, they will avoid the mass tourism destinations opting for places just as nice but without the crowds.
Lanzarote however has now embarked on changing their image from one that only caters to the mass tourist to one that can also cater to the individual traveller. The first step in doing this is to allow hotels to open which can offer a personal touch and yet still provide the amenities that group travel enjoys. One of the new hotels in Lanzarote which has just opened with these things in mind can be found online at Laislayelmar.com, this is a hotel with only 82 suites, making it much smaller than many of Lanzarote’s existing hotels affording it the opportunity to offer its guests as much personal attention as they could wish for. As far as its amenities go the hotel has a swimming pool which is very popular due to its being located on a terrace which offers stunning views of the ocean. It also has a spa which offers personal treatments as well as treatments especially developed for couples. All this and yet the hotel is only 400m from the beach and only 500m from a shopping center and so no tourist will find more freedom or personal attention than that which this hotel offers. Fortunately it is also conveniently located only 10 miles from the international airport.