A Travel Price Comparison for Spain La Laguna vs. Barcelona for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit La Laguna or Barcelona?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for La Laguna and Barcelona. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: La Laguna or Barcelona?

La Laguna

Much of the area in Tenerife has expanded and grown to cater to the tourist crowd of Europe and the world. However, there is one gem tucked away that has maintained the charm and beauty of the old world. The historic city of La Laguna is the home of mansions, bars, eccentric small shops, and serves as a model for many of the colonial towns in North America. In 1999 the town was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites.


Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain with a population of over 1.5 million people. It's also the capital of Catalonia and is located on the northeastern part of the Mediterranean coast. Barcelona is one of the country's most popular travel destinations because of its rich history, interesting architecture, and vibrant culture. Barcelona hosted the 1992 Summer Olympic games and that had a strong influence over tourism in the area. Many different neighborhoods were renovated and rebuilt. Modern design became the norm in many parts of the city, although there is still an old city feel and many efforts at preservation.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Spain, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Spain, The Best 2-Week Tours in Spain, and The Best Bicycle Tours in Spain.

Which place is cheaper, Barcelona or La Laguna?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in La Laguna is €120, while the average daily cost in Barcelona 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 destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for La Laguna and Barcelona in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    La Laguna 53
    Barcelona 96
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    La Laguna 106
    Barcelona 192
Compare Hotels in La Laguna and Barcelona

Looking for a hotel in La Laguna or Barcelona? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in La Laguna

Hotels in Barcelona

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: La Laguna Hotel Prices and Barcelona Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    La Laguna 41
    Barcelona 19

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Barcelona are as follows:

  • 10 Trip Metro Ticket
  • Airport Bus
  • Metro

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Barcelona

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Barcelona:

  • Transfers From Barcelona Sants Train Station to Hotel bcn: $31
  • Transfer to Montserrat Monastery from Barcelona: $32
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Barcelona City - Barcelona Airport (BCN): $33
  • Transfer in private minivan from Barcelona City - Barcelona Airport (BCN): $49
  • Transfer from Barcelona to /Santa Susanna /pienda de ma/ calella: $163
  • Transfer from Barcelona Airport to Sitges (any Hotel or Address in Sitges): $187
  • Transfer from Barcelona Airport to Barcelona CITY - ROUND TRIP: $224
  • Transfer arrival Shuttle Barcelona Airport to Pineda de Mar: $23
  • Taxi Transfers from Barcelona city to airport : $85
  • Taxi - Cab - Private transfer from Barcelona City Centre to Bcn Cruise Terminal: $33
  • Sitges to Barcelona Airport (BCN) - Departure Private Transfer: $68
  • Round trip transfer in private vehicle Barcelona Airport (BCN)- Barcelona City: $68

Is it cheaper to fly into La Laguna or Barcelona?

Prices for flights to both Barcelona and La Laguna change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    La Laguna 40
    Barcelona 33

Typical Food Prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of dining costs in Barcelona are as follows:

  • Hot Cocoa & Churro
  • Sandwich
  • Baguette & Horchata
  • Tapas on the beach
  • Gelatto

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Barcelona

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Barcelona.

  • Barcelona Guided Street Food Tour and Gothic Quarter Visit: $39
  • Flamenco Casa Sors & Guitar Museum with Dinner or Drink: $41
  • Tasty Barcelona Street Food Tour With Local Market Visit : $42
  • Barcelona Street Food Tour: Local Market & Gothic Quarter with Expert Guide: $43
  • Wine Tasting & 5 Course Tapas Pairing Dinner: $61
  • Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona: $76
  • Delicious Catalan Paella Cooking Class Small Group: $77
  • Tastes and Traditions: Barcelona Food Tour with Market Visit: $79
  • Guided Food Tour with Tapas and Dinner in El Born Barcelona: $87
  • Pizza Boat Trip by Night in Barcelona: $87
  • Taste Barcelona Like a Local: Food Tour of Gracia Neighborhood: $88
  • Authentic Hands-On Paella Cooking Class with Chef in Barcelona: $91

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    La Laguna 28
    Barcelona 33

Typical Entertainment Prices in Barcelona

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Barcelona are as follows:

  • Picasso Walking Tour and Museum Pass
  • Souvenir Gaudi Book
  • Admission to Museo Picasso

Tours and Activities in Barcelona

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Barcelona are as follows:

  • Barcelona Christmas Walking Tour: $30
  • Costa Brava Coves Towns and Winery Private Tour: $182
  • Private Guides Barcelona Tour with Skip The Line in Cathedral: $220
  • Private Mountain Bike Tour in Barcelona: $33
  • Skip The Line - Early Picasso Museum and Born Neighborhood: $56
  • Sunset Sailing Tour in Barcelona: $76
  • Ticket to Sant Pau Art Nouveau Barcelona: $31
  • 2 Hour Shared Pub Quiz Experience in Barcelona: $12
  • 2 hour Sailing Experience on J80 Racing Yacht in Barcelona: $65
  • 2-Hour Private Photo Walking Tour: $110
  • 2-Hour Private Tour of Music in Barcelona: $166
  • 2-Hour Small Group Cruise from Barcelona: $72

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    La Laguna 6.07
    Barcelona 17

Sample the Local Flavors in Barcelona

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Barcelona:

  • Barcelona Pub Crawl by KING -The Best Party tour & VIP Club Entry: $17
  • Pub Crawl in Barcelona: $17
  • Original Pub Crawl: $17
  • Pub Crawl Barcelona by EVOLVE The BEST night experience: $22
  • Nightlife Tour - Barcelona Bar Crawl with Flamingos: $23
  • Bar Crawl at Gaixample: $28
  • Go out like a local, pub Crawl / Tour in Raval - Barcelona: $30
  • Explore Montserrat with Optional Wine Tasting & Lunch: $35
  • Fun Wine Tasting in Barcelona with a Sommelier!: $47
  • Barcelona Craft Beer Tour with a Brewery Tour and 3 Local Bars: $54
  • Wine Tasting in Barcelona (Catalan Varieties) Small Groups: $55
  • Tipsy Tour Bar Crawl in Barcelona with Local Guide: $65

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between La Laguna and Barcelona, we can see that Barcelona is more expensive. And not only is La Laguna much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to La Laguna would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in La Laguna 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 Barcelona would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Barcelona than you might in La Laguna.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is La Laguna Expensive? and Is Barcelona Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, La Laguna or Barcelona?

Barcelona has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of La Laguna. When comparing the sizes of La Laguna and Barcelona, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.