Should you visit Los Cristianos or Adeje?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Los Cristianos and Adeje. 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. So, let's dig into it.
Picture your ultimate beach vacation. It probably consists of sand, sun and the most pristine resorts to pamper and spoil you. You've just dreamed up a place that actually exists - Los Cristianos. Located in the south of the Canary Island of Tenerife, Los Cristianos is one of the most popular tourist centers in this area, and for good reason. This area knows how to treat vacationers. The sea is a way of life in this area of the world, and that's apparent everywhere you look. Harbor tours, fishing trips and dolphin watching excursions are being advertised everywhere you look - all ready to give you the Los Cristianos experience.
If you're looking for a luxurious winter getaway - the kind of place where tourists are top of mind - then you'll likely find yourself on Tenerife's coastal region. Located on the northern section of this strip is the city of Costa Adeje. Here you'll find hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants all ready to cater to every tourists wishes. It's the kind of getaway you always thought was reserved for the rich and famous. Now you can enjoy sitting in a beachy lap of luxury.
Which city is cheaper, Adeje or Los Cristianos?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Los Cristianos is €100, while the average daily cost in Adeje is €139. 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 Los Cristianos and Adeje in more detail.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Los Cristianos, €90 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Los Cristianos, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is €45, such as in a hostel.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about €138 in Adeje For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
The price of a meal in Los Cristianos can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €30 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €12 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
The average traveler spends about €40 per day in Adeje for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
Meals for one day
Los Cristianos €30
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Adeje
For Adeje, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Romantic Wine Tasting with a selection of Tapas for Dinner:
To get around in Los Cristianos, the average visitor spends €39 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.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Adeje than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €51 on transportation in Adeje on average per day.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Adeje
Also for Adeje, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Tenerife South Airport Departure Transfer (Playa de las américas to Airport):
Is it cheaper to fly into Los Cristianos or Adeje?
Prices for flights to both Adeje and Los Cristianos 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.
In Los Cristianos, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €18 per person, per day.
Sightseeing expenses in Adeje, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €15 per day, per person.
Tours and Activities in Los Cristianos
For Los Cristianos, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
3-day Tenerife & la Gomera Sightseeing Tour:
Full-Day Private Minibus Tour trough Tenerife Highlights:
Tenerife Adrenaline Experience, Quad, Jetski and Paragliding:
Tenerife Highlights Full Day Tour with Guide:
Tenerife Turtles by Kayak and Snorkeling Adventure 5+ groups discounts:
Viking Adventure with Lunch & Local Pickup from South Tenerife:
Tours and Activities in Adeje
For Adeje, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
3.5-Hour Teide Trike Tour:
Double Jet Ski Safari 2.5 Hour Guided Tour of Tenerife:
East Coast Road Bike & Ebike Tour:
Masca Road Bike & Ebike Tour:
Most Famous Catamaran in Tenerife Island (2 hours and 3 hours tours):
Paragliding Epic Experience in Tenerife with the Spanish Champion Team:
Private 6-Hour Cliffs of the Giants & Whale Watching Experience:
Teide Cafe Road Bike & Ebike Tour:
Teide East Special Road Bike & Ebike Tour:
Teide Express Morning Road Bike & Ebike Tour:
Teide South Road Bike & Ebike Tour:
Teide West Road Bike & Ebike Tour:
Typically, people visiting Los Cristianos spend on average €5.71 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Typically, people visiting Adeje spend on average €6.57 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Sample the Local Flavors in Adeje
Also in Adeje, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Private Wine Tasting Experience in Tenerife:
Professional Wine Tasting in Tenerife:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Los Cristianos and Adeje, we can see that Adeje is more expensive. And not only is Los Cristianos much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Los Cristianos would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Los Cristianos 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 Adeje would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Adeje than you might in Los Cristianos.
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