A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Las Palmas de Gran Canaria vs. Playa del Ingles for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or Playa del Ingles?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Playa del Ingles can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Las Palmas is the largest city on Gran Canaria, and one of the capitals of the Canary Islands. It is located in the northeast of the island with plenty to see and do from ocean-side activities on the beach to sightseeing, shopping, museums, culture, and architecture.

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 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is €105, 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 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Playa del Ingles in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is €110. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

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.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 55
    Playa del Ingles 74
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 110
    Playa del Ingles 148

Food

In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria travelers spend around €27 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.

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.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 27
    Playa del Ingles 39

Local Transportation

The average price of local transportation around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is €39 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.

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.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 39
    Playa del Ingles 49

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria:

  • Private airport transfer from Gran Canaria Airport to Playa del Ingles: $65
  • Private Transfer: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Gran Canaria Airport (LPA): $48
  • Private Transfer from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Las Palmas (LPA) airport: $47
  • Private Airport Transfer: Las Palmas Gran Canaria to Gran Canaria Airport (LPA): $25
  • Private Airport Transfer: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) to Puerto Rico Gran Canaria: $43
  • Private Airport Transfer: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) to Maspalomas: $31
  • Private Airport Transfer: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) to Las Palmas Gran Canaria: $25
  • Gran Canaria Airport Arrival Transfer (Airport to Playa del Inglés Hotels): $49

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Playa del Ingles

Also for Playa del Ingles, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Gran Canaria Airport Departure Transfer (Playa del inglés Hotels to LPA Airport): $49
  • Gran Canaria: Small Group Day Tour with Lunch and Transfers: $69
  • Transfer Service from or to the Airport of Gran Canaria: $58

Is it cheaper to fly into Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or Playa del Ingles?

Prices for flights to both Playa del Ingles and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 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.





Entertainment

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €13 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.

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.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 13
    Playa del Ingles 27

Tours and Activities in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Here are a few actual costs in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 1-Hour Power Snorkel Experience in Las Canteras: $68
  • 1-hour Night Snorkeling Experience in Las Canteras Beach: $56
  • 45-minute Tuk-Tuk Tour around Las Canteras Beach: $67
  • 90-minute Tuk-Tuk Neighbourhoods Tour around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: $75
  • 90-minute Tuk-Tuk Viewpoints Tour around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: $75
  • City Sightseeing Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $27
  • Gran Canaria Peaks Full-Day Tour from Las Palmas: $52
  • Gran Canaria Shore Excursion: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $27
  • Guided Tour Old Town Las Palmas: $9.95
  • Harley Davidson Tour in the North of Gran Canaria: $287
  • Las Canteras Beach Snorkeling and species identification Tour: $49
  • Las Palmas Old Town private walking tour: $400

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:

  • Las Palmas tour: $34
  • 1-day Tour in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: $34
  • Tour to Tradicional Local markets in Gran Canaria: $41
  • Grand Tour in Gran Canaria: $42
  • Gran Canaria Gran Tour: $45
  • Gran Canaria Historic Tour: $50
  • Jeep Tour in Gran Canaria with Optional Camel Ride: $68
  • Ticket to Poema del Mar Aquarium and Visit to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City: $79
  • Gran Canaria MAXXX! Groups up to 5 people. Best rated tour with all highlights!: $81
  • Panorama VIP Tour in Gran Canaria: $88
  • Private Buggy Tour in Gran Canaria: $123
  • Private Tour of Las Palmas with driver/guide with Hotel/Cruise Port pick-up: $231

Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Las Palmas de Gran Canaria may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €5.99 per day on alcoholic beverages.

Typically, people visiting Playa del Ingles spend on average €6.29 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 5.99
    Playa del Ingles 6.29

Sample the Local Flavors in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Also in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Day Tour in North of Gran Canaria with Wine Tasting: $54
  • Private Tour of Gran Canaria Volcano and Canary Wine tasting: $667


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Playa del Ingles, we can see that Playa del Ingles is more expensive. And not only is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 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 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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