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

Should you visit Playa Blanca or Las Palmas de Gran Canaria?

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

Playa Blanca

Located on the southern tip of the Canary Island of Lanzarote, Playa Blanca is a resort area popular with families and couples seeking a quieter vacation alternative to the lively neighbor resort of Puerto del Carmen. The resort's white sandy beaches are peaceful and sheltered from the higher winds found on other parts of the island. Timanfaya National Park is also nearby, as well as a number of other spectacular volcanic features.

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.

Which city is cheaper, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or Playa Blanca?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Playa Blanca is €124, while the average daily cost in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is €105. 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 Playa Blanca and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in more detail.



Accommodation

Travelers usually pay around €130 for a double occupancy room in Playa Blanca If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.

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.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Playa Blanca 65
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 55
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Playa Blanca 130
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 110

Food

Food in Playa Blanca costs travelers about €36 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.

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.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Playa Blanca 36
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 27

Local Transportation

Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Playa Blanca than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €39 on transportation in Playa Blanca on average per day.

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.


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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Playa Blanca

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

  • Lanzarote Airport Departure Transfer (Playa Blanca Hotels to Lanzarote Airport): $88
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Playa Blanca to Lanzarote Airport (ACE): $36

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 Ingl├ęs Hotels): $49

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

Prices for flights to both Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Playa Blanca 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

Sightseeing expenses in Playa Blanca, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €16 per day, per person.

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.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Playa Blanca 16
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 13

Tours and Activities in Playa Blanca

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

  • Skip the Line: Aqualava Waterpark Lanzarote Entrance Ticket: $26
  • Lanzarote: Return ferry ticket to Fuerteventura with free wifi and bus pick up: $44
  • Kayak for experienced paddlers in Papagayo Beaches: $57
  • Full day tour to Fuerteventura Dunes from Lanzarote: $65
  • Teguise Market and La Graciosa Island Tour: $68
  • Museo Atlantico Diving Tour from Playa Blanca: $68

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

Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Playa Blanca spend on average €7.43 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

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.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Playa Blanca 7.43
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 5.99

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 Playa Blanca and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, we can see that Playa Blanca 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 Blanca would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Playa Blanca than you might in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

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