Should you visit Costa Teguise or Playa de las Americas?
Should I visit Costa Teguise or Playa de las Americas? 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.
Located on the eastern coast of Lanzarote, Costa Teguise is one of the most attractive tourist areas on the island. As is with most of the Canary Islands, beaches and watersports like windsurfing and scuba diving are especially popular. The island also has a golf course and a water park.
Playa de las Americas
If you are looking to escape your life - to relax on a modern day pleasure island, then you need to book a trip to the Playa de las Americas resort. Located on the south coast of Tenerife, this party capital never goes to sleep. Packed with nightclubs, bars, live music, shops and restaurants, Playa de las Americas is the stuff Hollywood movies are made of.
Which city is cheaper, Playa de las Americas or Costa Teguise?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Costa Teguise is €123, while the average daily cost in Playa de las Americas is €156. 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 Costa Teguise and Playa de las Americas in more detail.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about €134 in Costa Teguise For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
Double occupancy rooms typically run around €184 in Playa de las Americas For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Hotel or hostel for one person
Costa Teguise €67
Playa de las Americas €92
Typical double-occupancy room
Playa de las Americas
In Costa Teguise travelers spend around €33 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
In Playa de las Americas travelers spend around €36 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
Costa Teguise's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €34 per person, per day on transportation in Costa Teguise.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Playa de las Americas than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €45 on transportation in Playa de las Americas on average per day.
Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
Costa Teguise €34
Playa de las Americas €45
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Costa Teguise
Also for Costa Teguise, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Lanzarote Airport Departure Transfer (Costa Teguise Hotels to Lanzarote Airport):
Private Airport Transfer: from Costa Teguise to Lanzarote Airport (ACE):
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Costa Teguise can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €24 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Sightseeing expenses in Playa de las Americas, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €24 per day, per person.
Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
Costa Teguise €24
Playa de las Americas €24
Tours and Activities in Costa Teguise
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Costa Teguise.
Lanzarote Photo Safari Private Tour:
Snorkel guided tour in Lanzarote:
South Lanzarote Tour with Timanfaya Volcano Entrance:
Tours and Activities in Playa de las Americas
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Playa de las Americas.
4-Hour Walking Tour to Masca:
4h Forest Quad Tour on Polaris 500cc Quad:
BEST BUGGY SAFARI TOUR, Super sandy off-road fun!:
Guachinche 6-hour Gastronomic Tour in Tenerife:
Skip the Line: Medieval Show Castillo de San Miguel - Ticket:
The Terraces of the North (Island Tour / Private):
The Terraces of the North (Island Tour):
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Costa Teguise, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €7.43.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Playa de las Americas, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €6.86.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Costa Teguise and Playa de las Americas, we can see that Playa de las Americas is more expensive. And not only is Costa Teguise much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Costa Teguise would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Costa Teguise 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 de las Americas would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Playa de las Americas than you might in Costa Teguise.
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