Should you visit Corralejo or Playa del Ingles?
Should I visit Corralejo or Playa del Ingles? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the data, which all comes from actual travelers.
Corralejo is a beach town located on the northern tip of the Canary Island of Fuerteventura. While the town is known for its vacation resorts and beaches, the island as a whole is famed for its very strong winds, which create prime conditions for surfing of all kinds.
Playa del Ingles
Translating to "Englishman's Beach," Playa del Ingles is a sea resort located on the south coast of the Gran Canaria island of Spain's Canary Islands. Since the 1960s it has been built up to accommodate tourists from around the world, especially from Europe. Some of the most popular attractions include an abundance of bars and clubs as well as beachside activities like swimming, surfing, scuba, and snorkeling.
Which city is cheaper, Playa del Ingles or Corralejo?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Corralejo is €116, while the average daily cost in Playa del Ingles is €144. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Corralejo and Playa del Ingles in more detail.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about €106 in Corralejo For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
The prices for places to stay in Playa del Ingles can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €74, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €148.
The average traveler spends about €35 per day in Corralejo for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
The price of a meal in Playa del Ingles can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €39 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €16 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
Meals for one day
Playa del Ingles €39
To get around in Corralejo, the average visitor spends €45 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
To get around in Playa del Ingles, the average visitor spends €49 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Corralejo
Also for Corralejo, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Fuerteventura Airport Departure Transfer (Corralejo Hotels to Airport):
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Playa del Ingles
Also for Playa del Ingles, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Transfer Service from or to the Airport of Gran Canaria:
Gran Canaria: Small Group Day Tour with Lunch and Transfers:
Gran Canaria Airport Departure Transfer (Playa del inglés Hotels to LPA Airport):
In Corralejo, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €22 per person, per day.
In Playa del Ingles, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €27 per person, per day.
Tours and Activities in Corralejo
For Corralejo, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
4-Hour Sailing Tour of Lobos Island from Fuerteventura:
Combo E-bike + Kayak / Paddle Surf Tour:
Combo Electric Bike + Segway Tour:
Fat Electric Bike Advanced Tour Corralejo 5 Hours:
Ferry to Isla de Lobos: round-trip tickets from Corralejo:
Fuerteventura Explorer, Discover more, and see more on this amazing tour:
Fuerteventura: Ferry return ticket to Lanzarote with wifi:
Fuerteventura: Return ferry ticket to Lanzarote with free wifi and bus pick-up:
Lanzarote Volcano and Wine Region Tour from Fuerteventura:
Lobos Island, Yoga & Snorkel Experience from Corralejo in Fuerteventura:
Lobos Island: Small Catamaran Sailing Experience from Corralejo:
Minivan VIP Tour to the north of Fuerteventura:
Tours and Activities in Playa del Ingles
For Playa del Ingles, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
1-day Tour in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria:
Gran Canaria Gran Tour:
Gran Canaria Historic Tour:
Gran Canaria MAXXX! Groups up to 5 people. Best rated tour with all highlights!:
Grand Tour in Gran Canaria:
Jeep Tour in Gran Canaria with Optional Camel Ride:
Las Palmas tour:
Panorama VIP Tour in Gran Canaria:
Private Buggy Tour in Gran Canaria:
Private Tour of Las Palmas with driver/guide with Hotel/Cruise Port pick-up:
Ticket to Poema del Mar Aquarium and Visit to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City:
Tour to Tradicional Local markets in Gran Canaria:
Typically, people visiting Corralejo spend on average €6.29 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting Playa del Ingles spend on average €6.29 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Corralejo and Playa del Ingles, we can see that Playa del Ingles is more expensive. And not only is Corralejo much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Corralejo would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Corralejo and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Playa del Ingles would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Playa del Ingles than you might in Corralejo.
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