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43 Key Boxes at One Building Entrance Stuns Canary Islands

The photo from one of the Canary Islands is surprising.
The photo from one of the Canary Islands is surprising.
Images source: © Adobe Stock, X @txapu
9:28 AM EDT, April 10, 2024

The Canary Islands have long been a cherished vacation spot for tourists. Consequently, many apartments are now being transformed into accommodations for these visitors. A photo capturing the entrance of one such building has astonished many.

The Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago, comprise seven larger and six smaller islands. Its year-round pleasant weather, varied landscapes, tourist spots, and natural beauty make it a popular destination. The lodging options are diverse and inviting, ranging from luxurious all-inclusive hotels to quaint apartments or rooms offered by locals.

A Surprising Sight

A recent photo of a residential complex on the islands has gained attention on social media. It showcases the Playa Roca complex entrance in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote, and was shared on the "X" platform by a user named txapu.

The image reveals a wall at the building’s entrance festooned with key boxes. While seeing three, four, or even five key boxes might not raise eyebrows, this site boasts a staggering total of 43.

Initially, this was a typical old complex inhabited by locals. However, it has since undergone a transformation into a tourist rental. The Canarian Weekly website notes that every Lanzarote resident knows the famous Playa Roca location.

Trend of Apartment Rentals on the Islands

The photo also highlights an emerging trend in the Canary Islands. An increasing number of apartments, previously homes to the local populace, are being offered as rentals. Furthermore, residents progressively opt to rent their properties to tourists for short stays instead of engaging in long-term leases. The motive behind this shift is clear - it’s more financially beneficial for them.

Jéssica de León, the Minister of Tourism for the Canary Islands, and Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, the General Director of Tourism Planning, have introduced a new bill aimed at sustainable apartment planning. This initiative seeks to equip city councils with the necessary tools to manage and regulate tourist accommodations.


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