A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Marbella vs. Fuerteventura Island for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Marbella or Fuerteventura Island?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Marbella or Fuerteventura Island, 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: Marbella or Fuerteventura Island?

Marbella

Marbella is a city in southern Spain in the province of Malaga. It is part of the Costa del Sol (Coast of the Sun) and is located on the Mediterranean Sea between Malaga and the Strait of Gibraltar. It is one of the most important tourist cities in the area and receives many national and international tourists year round due to its climate and tourism structures. Marbella is a bit of a glamorous city due to its beauty and resort-type environment. The old town with its narrow cobbled streets and flower-filled plazas is packed with shops and art galleries selling boutique clothes and accessories, and handmade wares. The city has significant archaeological and historical heritage and many events and performances throughout the year.

Fuerteventura Island

Fuerteventura is a volcanic island, and the second largest of Spain's Canary Islands located off the northern coast of Africa. Roughly translating as "Strong Winds" or "Strong Venture," the island is best known for activities like wind surfing and kite surfing.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Sightseeing Tours in Spain, The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Spain, The Best Luxury Tours to Spain, and The Best Budget Tours to Spain.


Which place is cheaper, Fuerteventura Island or Marbella?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Marbella is €117, while the average daily cost in Fuerteventura Island is €124. 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 Marbella and Fuerteventura Island in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Marbella 61
    Fuerteventura Island 61
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Marbella 122
    Fuerteventura Island 122
Compare Hotels in Marbella and Fuerteventura Island

Looking for a hotel in Marbella or Fuerteventura Island? 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 Marbella


Hotels in Fuerteventura Island


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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: Marbella Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Marbella 24
    Fuerteventura Island 46

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Marbella

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

  • Vip Transfer from Malaga Airport to Fuengirola or Marbella: $21
  • Vip Malaga Private Transfer to Marbella: $91
  • TRANSFER MALAGA AIRPORT from OR to MARBELLA-PRICE ALL INCLUSIVE: $104
  • Private Transfer from Torrox to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $120
  • Private Transfer from Torrox Costa to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $120
  • Private Transfer from Torreblanca to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $70
  • Private Transfer from Torre del Mar to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $97
  • Private Transfer from Sayalonga to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $112
  • Private Transfer from San Pedro de Alcántara to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $132
  • Private Transfer from Riogordo to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $97
  • Private Transfer from Puerto de la Duquesa to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $174
  • Private Transfer from Mezquitilla to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $127

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Fuerteventura Island

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

  • Fuerteventura Airport Departure Transfer (Corralejo Hotels to Airport): $147
  • Fuerteventura Airport Arrival Transfer (Airport to Corralejo Hotels or Address): $147

Is it cheaper to fly into Marbella or Fuerteventura Island?

Prices for flights to both Fuerteventura Island and Marbella 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
    Marbella 38
    Fuerteventura Island 33

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Marbella

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

  • Showcooking Paella from Our Andalusian Grandmother at a Family Farm: $97
  • Gourmet Cooking Class & Culture in the rural Montes de Malaga.: $191

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Fuerteventura Island

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

  • 2-Hour Cooking Activity in Fuerteventura, Spain: $82

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Marbella 19
    Fuerteventura Island 30

Tours and Activities in Marbella

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

  • Taste of Marbella Food & Market Small Group Tour : $106
  • 2 h Estepona Bay Tour: $45
  • 2 hours Quad Tour in Marbella - 1 quad for 1/2 persons 170€: $185
  • 3-Hour Private Guided Bicycle Tour in Marbella: $65
  • Antequera Classic Winery Tour: $206
  • Authentic Andalusia - Jeep Eco Tour (pick up from Marbella - Estepona) : $104
  • Bike City Tour Marbella: $32
  • Buggy Adventure with Incredible Views of the Sea and the Reservoir: $109
  • Dolphin Watching Adventure in Estepona Bay: $38
  • E-Mountain Bike Explorer Tour departing from Marbella: $86
  • Estepona Private Walking Tour: $251
  • Food and History Tour in San Pedro de Alcantara, Marbella: $120

Tours and Activities in Fuerteventura Island

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

  • Guided E-bike tour - easy level - 35km: $60
  • Lobos Island Half-Day Sailing Tour with Lunch: $82
  • 1.5-Hour Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour: $49
  • 1.5-hour Segway Jandia Tour: $65
  • 2,5-hour Segway Tour around Caleta de Fuste in Fuerteventura: $87
  • 2-hour Quad Tour: Jandia Natural Park and Puerto de La Cruz: $74
  • 4-Hour Sailing Tour of Lobos Island from Fuerteventura: $71
  • Barranco E Bike Tour in Corralejo North of Fuerteventura : $65
  • Betancuria Active Hiking Tour: $82
  • Catamaran Half-Day Cruise from Caleta de Fuste: $72
  • Corralejo E-trial Scooter Off Road Tour: $60
  • Culinary discovery tour through Puerto Rosario: $82

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Marbella 5.71
    Fuerteventura Island 6.79

Sample the Local Flavors in Marbella

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

  • E-Mountain Bike & Wine Tour from Marbella to Sierra Blanca: $108
  • Ronda Full Day Wine Tour from Marbella: $195
  • VIP Ronda Wine Tour and Tasting and Gourmet Lunch Experience with Winemaker: $271


When comparing the travel costs between Marbella and Fuerteventura Island, we can see that Fuerteventura Island 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 Marbella Expensive? and Is Fuerteventura Island Expensive?.