A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Lanzarote vs. Granada for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Lanzarote or Granada?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Lanzarote or Granada, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Lanzarote or Granada?

Lanzarote

Lanzarote is one of Spain's Canary Islands, located off the northwestern coast of Africa. Some of its most popular features include the volcanic landscape of Timanfaya National Park, the underground caverns of Cueva de los Verdes, as well as the resort towns of Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen, and Playa Blanca.

Granada

Granada is a city of southern Spain located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the autonomous community of Andalucia. Perhaps the most notable feature of the city is its medieval architecture that dates to the Moorish occupation of Spain. Each example stands from another time and place, strong fortresses and castles against the backdrop of lumbering mountains. Yet they are surrounded by a city thriving with modern day quirks. From castles and fortresses to bars, restaurants, and cafes, Granada is a unique setting for an otherworldly getaway.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 3-Week Tours in Spain, The Best Bicycle Tours in Spain, The Best Adventure Tours to Spain, and The Best Sightseeing Tours in Spain.


Which place is cheaper, Granada or Lanzarote?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Lanzarote is €161, while the average daily cost in Granada is €123. 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 Lanzarote and Granada in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lanzarote 95
    Granada 59
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lanzarote 190
    Granada 118
Compare Hotels in Lanzarote and Granada

Looking for a hotel in Lanzarote or Granada? 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 Lanzarote


Hotels in Granada


Kayak helps you find the best prices for hotels, flights, and rental cars for destinations around the world. Compare prices for multiple destinations when planning your next trip.


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

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lanzarote 40
    Granada 22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lanzarote

Also for Lanzarote, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Roundtrip Ferry Transfer to La Graciosa with Free Wifi: $31
  • Private transfers from Lanzarote airport (ACE) to Playa Banca: $88
  • Private Transfer from Lanzarote Airport (ACE) to Arrecife Port: $29
  • Private Transfer from Arrecife Cruise Port to Arrecife Hotels: $29
  • Puerto del Carmen & Puerto Calero Boat Transfer: $12
  • Dolphin-Watching Sunset Cruise with Transfers: $53
  • Lanzarote Airport Departure Transfer (Puerto del Carmen Hotels to Airport): $83
  • Lanzarote Airport Departure Transfer (Playa Blanca Hotels to Lanzarote Airport): $117
  • Lanzarote Airport Departure Transfer (Costa Teguise Hotels to Lanzarote Airport): $83
  • Lanzarote Airport Arrival Transfer (Airport to Puerto del Carmen Hotel): $83
  • Lanzarote Airport Arrival Transfer (Airport to Playa Blanca Hotels or Address): $117
  • Lanzarote Airport (Arrecife) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Costa Teguise Hotel): $83

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Granada

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


  • 7 Trip Bus Pass
    5.00

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Granada

Also for Granada, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • From Transfer to Seville with Cordoba Guided Tour: $756
  • Private transfer Granada downtown to Málaga airport (Agp): $291
  • Granada to Cordoba Private Transfer: $268
  • Cordoba and its Mosque from Granada with Private Transfer: $264
  • Private Transfer from Granada to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $244
  • Seville Airport (SVQ) to Granada - Round Trip Private Transfer: $244
  • Granada - Jaén Airport Transfers in a VIP coach: $238
  • Granada to Malaga Airport Private Transfer: $231
  • Granada Luxury Private Airport Transfer: $216
  • Private Transfer from Playa Granada to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $211
  • Private Transfer from Carchuna to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $209
  • Private Transfer from Molvízar to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $189

Is it cheaper to fly into Lanzarote or Granada?

Prices for flights to both Granada and Lanzarote 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Lanzarote 42
    Granada 37

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lanzarote

For Lanzarote, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Puerto del Carmen: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Dinner Show: $53
  • Music Hall Tavern - MHT Comedy Drag Dinner Show: $54

Typical Food Prices in Granada

For Granada, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Sangria
    2.50
  • Sandwich to go
    3.00
  • Bocadillo & Drink
    6.25

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Granada

For Granada, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Sacromonte Caves Flamenco Show with Dinner: $63
  • Walking Food Tour: $76
  • 2-Day Geopark Desert, Ancient Culture and Food Tour: $172

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Lanzarote 17
    Granada 28

Tours and Activities in Lanzarote

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Lanzarote.

  • 2-Hour Surfing Experience for Beginners in Famara: $55
  • 2-hour Buggy Tour from Costa Teguise: $143
  • 2.5-hour Lanzarote Sunset Cruise from Marina Puerto del Carmen: $55
  • 2h Buggy Tour guided by the north of Lanzarote: $143
  • 2hrs Dolphins Sunset Sailing Cruise With Drink: $54
  • 3 Hour Amazing Automatic Can Am Buggy Tour of Beautiful Lanzarote: $187
  • 3 Hour Buggy Adventure in Lanzarote : $154
  • 3 Hour Guided Buggy Tour Around the Island of Lanzarote: $253
  • 3 Hours Guided Tour with Polaris SLINGSHOT Around Lanzarote: $187
  • 3-Hour Ryker Tour through the North of Lanzarote: $176
  • 3-hour Buggy Tour from Costa Teguise: $198
  • 4-seater Mixed Guided Buggy Volcano Tour in Lanzarote: $275

Tours and Activities in Granada

For Granada, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • 2-Hour Guided Tour of Alhambra Gardens and Alcazaba in Granada: $50
  • 2-Hour PREMIUM Tour Visiting the Alhambra and Generalife: $186
  • 2-hour Tour of the Alhambra and Albaicín Bajo: $72
  • 3-Hours Tapas Tour in Granada, Spain: $39
  • 4 neighborhoods 4 cultures. Half day private tour in Granada: $165
  • A Self-Guided Audio Tour of Granada's Historical Centre: $9.99
  • A day in the life of Granada - Private tour with a local: $238
  • Adventure Cahorros, Monachil/ Climbing and abseiling Granada: $92
  • Albaicín & Sacromonte Walking Tour: $18
  • Albaicín & Sacromonte: Tour with Flamenco Show: $28
  • Albaicín and Sacromonte sunset tour: $24
  • Albaicin & Sacramonte Electric Bike Tour in Granada : $39

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lanzarote 9.29
    Granada 24

Sample the Local Flavors in Lanzarote

Also in Lanzarote, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Wine Tasting Tour at El Grifo Bodega: $54
  • Hiking and Wine Tasting: $61
  • Half Day Timanfaya Volcanic Tour with Wine Tasting: $62

Sample the Local Flavors in Granada

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Granada:

  • Wine Tasting in Granada: $51
  • Spanish Food & Wine Tasting: $74
  • Granada Traditional Tapas and Wine Tour - by Oh My Good Guide!: $78


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

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



When is the best time to visit Lanzarote or Granada?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Lanzarote or Granada in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Lanzarote and Granada. Also, most visitors come to Granada for the hiking and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

In July, Lanzarote is generally around the same temperature as Granada. Daily temperatures in Lanzarote average around 24°C (75°F), and Granada fluctuates around 25°C (77°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Granada this time of the year. In Lanzarote, it's very sunny this time of the year. Lanzarote usually receives less sunshine than Granada during summer. Lanzarote gets 282 hours of sunny skies, while Granada receives 348 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Lanzarote usually receives less rain than Granada. Lanzarote gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Granada receives 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Lanzarote 24°C (75°F) 
    Granada 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Lanzarote or Granada in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Lanzarote as well as Granada. Also, the autumn months attract visitors to Granada because of the hiking trails, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

Lanzarote is a little warmer than Granada in the autumn. The daily temperature in Lanzarote averages around 23°C (73°F) in October, and Granada fluctuates around 19°C (67°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Granada. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Lanzarote this time of the year. In the autumn, Lanzarote often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Granada. Lanzarote gets 224 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Granada receives 213 hours of full sun.

Lanzarote usually gets less rain in October than Granada. Lanzarote gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Granada receives 54 mm (2.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Lanzarote 23°C (73°F) 
    Granada 19°C (67°F)

Should I visit Lanzarote or Granada in the Winter?

Both Granada and Lanzarote are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Also, the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Granada this time of year.

In the winter, Lanzarote is a little warmer than Granada. Typically, the winter temperatures in Lanzarote in January average around 17°C (63°F), and Granada averages at about 12°C (54°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Lanzarote. Lanzarote usually receives more sunshine than Granada during winter. Lanzarote gets 204 hours of sunny skies, while Granada receives 171 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Lanzarote usually receives less rain than Granada. Lanzarote gets 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Granada receives 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Lanzarote 17°C (63°F) 
    Granada 12°C (54°F)

Should I visit Lanzarote or Granada in the Spring?

Both Granada and Lanzarote during the spring are popular places to visit. Furthermore, many travelers come to Granada for the natural beauty.

In April, Lanzarote is generally a little warmer than Granada. Daily temperatures in Lanzarote average around 20°C (68°F), and Granada fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).

In Granada, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Lanzarote. In the spring, Lanzarote often gets more sunshine than Granada. Lanzarote gets 250 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Granada receives 220 hours of full sun.

Lanzarote usually gets less rain in April than Granada. Lanzarote gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Granada receives 40 mm (1.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Lanzarote 20°C (68°F) 
    Granada 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Granada and Lanzarote

Lanzarote Granada
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 17°C (63°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 12°C (54°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Feb 18°C (64°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 13°C (55°F) 75 mm (3 in)
Mar 19°C (66°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Apr 20°C (68°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 16°C (60°F) 40 mm (1.6 in)
May 21°C (70°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 19°C (66°F) 24 mm (0.9 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 0 mm (0 in) 22°C (72°F) 13 mm (0.5 in)
Jul 24°C (75°F) 0 mm (0 in) 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 25°C (78°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 23°C (74°F) 15 mm (0.6 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 19°C (67°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Nov 21°C (70°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 15°C (60°F) 115 mm (4.5 in)
Dec 19°C (66°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 13°C (55°F) 102 mm (4 in)