A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Los Cristianos vs. Gran Canaria for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Los Cristianos or Gran Canaria?

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 Los Cristianos and Gran Canaria. 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: Los Cristianos or Gran Canaria?

Los Cristianos

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.

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is one of Spain's Canary Islands, located just off the coast of northwestern Africa. It is the third largest of the islands, and is known for its variety of volcanic beaches. This island is sometimes called a "Miniature Continent" due to the different climates and variety of landscapes found, which allow for a range of activities like hiking, biking, surfing, and scuba diving.

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, Gran Canaria or Los Cristianos?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Los Cristianos is €125, while the average daily cost in Gran Canaria is €125. 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 Los Cristianos and Gran Canaria in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Los Cristianos 57
    Gran Canaria 63
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Los Cristianos 114
    Gran Canaria 126
Compare Hotels in Los Cristianos and Gran Canaria

Looking for a hotel in Los Cristianos or Gran Canaria? 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 Los Cristianos

Hotels in Gran Canaria

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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: Los Cristianos Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Los Cristianos 49
    Gran Canaria 46

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Gran Canaria

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

  • Private Transfer: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) : $80
  • Private Transfer: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: $80
  • Private Transfer from San Bartolomé de Tirajana to Las Palmas (LPA) airport: $91
  • Private Transfer from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Las Palmas (LPA) airport: $100
  • Private Transfer from Las Palmas airport (LPA) to San Bartolomé de Tirajana: $91
  • Private Transfer from Las Palmas City Hotels to Gran Canaria Port: $33
  • Private Transfer from Gran Canaria Port to Las Palmas City Hotels: $33
  • Playa Del Ingles: Discover Scuba Diving - Free Transfers: $92
  • Las Palmas to Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) - Departure Transfer: $32
  • Gran Canaria Private Transfer from Vecindario to Las Palmas (LPA) airport: $31
  • Gran Canaria Private Transfer from Valsequillo to Las Palmas (LPA) airport: $43
  • Gran Canaria Private Transfer from Taurito to Las Palmas (LPA) airport: $73

Is it cheaper to fly into Los Cristianos or Gran Canaria?

Prices for flights to both Gran Canaria 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.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Los Cristianos 38
    Gran Canaria 34

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Los Cristianos 23
    Gran Canaria 20

Tours and Activities in Gran Canaria

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

  • Firgas, Tejeda, Guayadeque - VIP Tour Gran Canaria: $53
  • Guided Tour With Electric Moped: $83
  • Tour in a real VW 70's Buggy in Gran Canaria 4 People. : $155
  • 1-day Tour in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria from South of Gran Canaria: $44
  • 2-H Sunset or Morning Segway experience near by Sand Dunes: $86
  • 2-Hour Afternoon Snorkeling Experience in Gran Canaria by Boat: $50
  • 3-Hour Hiking Experience in Roque Nublo: $71
  • 4 Hour Boat Tour with Snorkeling from Puerto Rico and Mogan: $83
  • 7-hour Hop on Hop off Tour of Historic Gran Canaria: $78
  • Afrikat Afternoon Cruise: $83
  • Agüimes: Cocodrilo Park Zoo Entry Ticket: $11
  • Agaete: Gran Canaria Coasteering Tour with Snorkeling: $76

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Los Cristianos 7.14
    Gran Canaria 7.14

Sample the Local Flavors in Gran Canaria

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Gran Canaria:

  • Spanish Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour in Mogan: $53
  • Spanish Cured Meats & Wine Tasting Tour in Mogan: $61
  • Banana Museum, Rum Distillery and Winery Guided Tour with Tasting: $76
  • Gran Canaria Picnic Experience & Wine Tasting: $103

When comparing the travel costs between Los Cristianos and Gran Canaria, we can see that Gran Canaria is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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

Which is Bigger, Los Cristianos or Gran Canaria?

Gran Canaria has a larger population, and is about 36520 times larger than the population of Los Cristianos. When comparing the sizes of Los Cristianos and Gran Canaria, 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.