A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Montanita vs. Torres del Paine National Park for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Montanita or Torres del Paine National Park?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Montanita or Torres del Paine National Park, 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: Montanita or Torres del Paine National Park?

Montanita

Montanita is a small village located on Manglaralto parish along the southern coast of Ecuador. The Pacific Coast of Ecuador is lined with beach towns, either small villages with local fisherman or larger towns more set up for foreign travellers like Montanita. With one of the best beaches in Ecuador, one of the best surf breaks in the region, and a great laid-back atmosphere Montanita is a great little getaway, especially for the hippies of the world. It has also become a popular weekend destination for English teachers and Spanish students coming from Guayaquil and Quito. The beachfront village of Montanita has a laid-back atmosphere and steady stream of cosmopolitan backpackers, with as many South Americans as gringos.

Torres del Paine National Park

The Torres del Paine National Park is located in the extreme south of Patagonian Chile. Situated in the southern part of the Andes, the National Park is full of stunning mountains, lakes, rock formations, and glaciers, making it a hiker's paradise. The best time to visit is between November and April, which is their spring and summer. Be prepared though, as weather can change dramatically when traveling through the park, no matter the season!

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best G Adventures Tours to Ecuador, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Ecuador, The Best 2-Week Tours in Chile, and The Best Bicycle Tours in Chile.


Which place is cheaper, Torres del Paine National Park or Montanita?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Montanita is $96, while the average daily cost in Torres del Paine National Park is $82. 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 Montanita and Torres del Paine National Park in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Montanita $41
    Torres del Paine National Park $32
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Montanita $82
    Torres del Paine National Park $64
Compare Hotels in Montanita and Torres del Paine National Park

Looking for a hotel in Montanita or Torres del Paine National Park? 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 Montanita


Hotels in Torres del Paine National Park


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Montanita $39
    Torres del Paine National Park $34

Is it cheaper to fly into Montanita or Torres del Paine National Park?

Prices for flights to both Torres del Paine National Park and Montanita 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
    Montanita $28
    Torres del Paine National Park $25

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Montanita $31
    Torres del Paine National Park $32

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Montanita $7.86
    Torres del Paine National Park $5.62


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Montanita and Torres del Paine National Park, we can see that Montanita is more expensive. And not only is Torres del Paine National Park much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Torres del Paine National Park would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Torres del Paine National Park 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 Montanita would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Montanita than you might in Torres del Paine National Park.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Montanita Expensive? and Is Torres del Paine National Park Expensive?.