Should you visit Lanzarote or Playa de las Americas?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Lanzarote or Playa de las Americas, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
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.
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 Lanzarote?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Lanzarote is €129, 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 Lanzarote and Playa de las Americas in more detail.
The prices for places to stay in Lanzarote can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €76, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €152.
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
Playa de las Americas €92
Typical double-occupancy room
Playa de las Americas
Food in Lanzarote costs travelers about €34 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
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.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Lanzarote than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €32 on transportation in Lanzarote on average per day.
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.
Playa de las Americas €45
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lanzarote
Also for Lanzarote, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Lanzarote Airport to Lanzarote City - One Way:
Lanzarote Airport Arrival Transfer (Airport to Playa Blanca Hotels or Address):
Low Cost Private Transfer From Lanzarote Airport to Arrecife City - One Way:
Lanzarote Airport (Arrecife) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Costa Teguise Hotel):
Lanzarote Airport Arrival Transfer (Airport to Puerto del Carmen Hotel):
Aquapark Costa Teguise Entrance and Transfers:
Is it cheaper to fly into Lanzarote or Playa de las Americas?
Prices for flights to both Playa de las Americas 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.
Sightseeing expenses in Lanzarote, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €13 per day, per person.
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.
Playa de las Americas €24
Tours and Activities in Lanzarote
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Lanzarote.
1-hour Snorkelling Tour from Puerto del Carmen:
Aquapark Costa Teguise Entrance Ticket:
Fat Electric Bike Advanced Tour 5 Hours In Fuerteventura From Lanzarote:
Fuerteventura Express Tour:
Lanzarote Grand Tour with Timanfaya National Park and Jameos del Agua Tickets:
Lanzarote Jameos del Agua Skip The Line Tour:
Lanzarote Special Tour with Water Bus and Manrique Foundation:
Lanzarote Teguise Market Shopping Tour:
Timanfaya National Park Skip the Line:
Walking Tour through La Corona Volcano and Famara Cliff:
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 Lanzarote, 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 Lanzarote and Playa de las Americas, we can see that Playa de las Americas is more expensive. And not only is Lanzarote much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Lanzarote would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Lanzarote 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 Lanzarote.
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