At Objective Lanzarote we analyze the details of the situation in the sector to focus on an emerging future 





Lanzarote has evolved since the 60s of the last century until now to become a tourist power . In a good year, it can receive three million tourists, who seek in Lanzarote the uniqueness of its landscapes, the climate and the paradisiacal beaches and the legacy of the tourist centers designed by Manrique.

Among its strengths is its high-quality hotel staff, staffed by great and experienced professionals. Precisely, today we will analyze the current situation of the island with respect to the number of tourist beds it has. The 1991 Island Territorial Planning Plan, the one in force at this time, would allow the construction of up to a total of 110,000 places , an amount that many consider could be the end of our destiny, which has fled from the great masses, opting for a physiognomy of low-rise hotels and apartments and not very extensive urbanizations.




It is estimated that currently there are 70,000 tourist beds between hotels and apartments, so there could still be room to reach those 110,000. But the hotel employers’ association has wanted to highlight that the problem of controlling tourism growth, and therefore population growth, is not in hotels and apartments, which have only grown by about 2,500 beds in recent years. According to the Tourist Federation, control should focus on the phenomenon of vacation rentals, which has experienced a boom in recent years, increased by Covid and the failure of the Housing Law, which has caused many owners to not trust their homes. for long-term rental and are exposed to defaulters or future squatters.

It seems that in today’s society there is no doubt that a limited and sensitive territory like Lanzarote must be controlled. The question is how to do it. Many consider it essential to approve a new piot, which was already prepared and the government group of the socialist Dolores Corujo decided to throw it in the trash. This document is the essential and basic map to define where Lanzarote wants to go, but its absence generates uncertainty in the sector, especially among investors, who want to know what can or cannot be done in certain places on the island.
The controversy is also served since there are parties such as the socialist party that request the declassification of beds and not grant licenses that are requested. However, according to jurists and the Cabildo’s own presidency, this would lead to two issues: either million-dollar expropriations or possible prevarication by the manager who denies a license to those who are permitted by law.

Today in Objective Lanzarote, we talk about the tourist beds in Lanzarote and where we want to go in the future.