A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Playa Blanca vs. Pontevedra for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Playa Blanca or Pontevedra?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Playa Blanca and Pontevedra can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Playa Blanca or Pontevedra?

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.

Pontevedra

An important port city with a medieval past, Pontevedra sits on the northwestern coast of Spain where the Lerez River opens out into the ocean. It is a part of the Galicia region and is known for its seafood, charming plazas, and old world architecture that include a number of chapels, churches, and cathedrals.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 3-Week Tours in Spain, The Best Bicycle Tours in Spain, The Best Adventure Tours to Spain, and The Best Sightseeing Tours in Spain.


Which place is cheaper, Pontevedra or Playa Blanca?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Playa Blanca is €155, while the average daily cost in Pontevedra is €120. 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 Playa Blanca and Pontevedra in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Playa Blanca 81
    Pontevedra 61
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Playa Blanca 162
    Pontevedra 122
Compare Hotels in Playa Blanca and Pontevedra

Looking for a hotel in Playa Blanca or Pontevedra? 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 Playa Blanca


Hotels in Pontevedra


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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: Playa Blanca Hotel Prices and Pontevedra Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Playa Blanca 49
    Pontevedra 23

Is it cheaper to fly into Playa Blanca or Pontevedra?

Prices for flights to both Pontevedra 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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Playa Blanca 45
    Pontevedra 42

Typical Food Prices in Pontevedra

For Pontevedra, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Lunch for 2
    11

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Pontevedra

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

  • Galician Cooking Class with Chef Instructor: $162

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Playa Blanca 20
    Pontevedra 19

Tours and Activities in Playa Blanca

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

  • Kayak Experience in Playa Blanca: $60

Tours and Activities in Pontevedra

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

  • NEW!! Private Walking Tour with local guide: $65
  • Pontevedra Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $4.50
  • A Bridge to the Past - A Private Tour: $54
  • Private Guided Walking Tour: $44
  • Walking Tour and Galician Food Tasting: $65

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Playa Blanca 9.29
    Pontevedra 20

Sample the Local Flavors in Pontevedra

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

  • Albariño Wine Tasting with Winery Tour: $33


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Playa Blanca and Pontevedra, we can see that Playa Blanca is more expensive. And not only is Pontevedra much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Pontevedra would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Pontevedra 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 Pontevedra.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Playa Blanca Expensive? and Is Pontevedra Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Playa Blanca or Pontevedra?

Pontevedra has a larger population, and is about 8 times larger than the population of Playa Blanca. When comparing the sizes of Playa Blanca and Pontevedra, 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.


When is the best time to visit Playa Blanca or Pontevedra?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Playa Blanca or Pontevedra in the Summer?

Both Pontevedra and Playa Blanca are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

Playa Blanca is around the same temperature as Pontevedra in the summer. The daily temperature in Playa Blanca averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Pontevedra fluctuates around 21°C (70°F).

It's quite sunny in Pontevedra. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Playa Blanca. Playa Blanca usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Pontevedra during summer. Playa Blanca gets 282 hours of sunny skies, while Pontevedra receives 299 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Playa Blanca usually receives less rain than Pontevedra. Playa Blanca gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Pontevedra receives 37 mm (1.5 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Playa Blanca 23°C (73°F) 
    Pontevedra 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Playa Blanca or Pontevedra in the Autumn?

Both Pontevedra and Playa Blanca during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In the autumn, Playa Blanca is a little warmer than Pontevedra. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Playa Blanca in October average around 22°C (72°F), and Pontevedra averages at about 17°C (62°F).

It's quite sunny in Playa Blanca. In the autumn, Playa Blanca often gets more sunshine than Pontevedra. Playa Blanca gets 224 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Pontevedra receives 174 hours of full sun.

Pontevedra gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Playa Blanca usually gets less rain in October than Pontevedra. Playa Blanca gets 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Pontevedra receives 164 mm (6.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Playa Blanca 22°C (72°F) 
    Pontevedra 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Playa Blanca or Pontevedra in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Playa Blanca and Pontevedra.

In January, Playa Blanca is generally much warmer than Pontevedra. Daily temperatures in Playa Blanca average around 17°C (63°F), and Pontevedra fluctuates around 10°C (50°F).

In Playa Blanca, it's very sunny this time of the year. Playa Blanca usually receives more sunshine than Pontevedra during winter. Playa Blanca gets 204 hours of sunny skies, while Pontevedra receives 110 hours of full sun in the winter.

Pontevedra receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Playa Blanca usually receives less rain than Pontevedra. Playa Blanca gets 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Pontevedra receives 232 mm (9.1 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Playa Blanca 17°C (63°F) 
    Pontevedra 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Playa Blanca or Pontevedra in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Playa Blanca as well as Pontevedra.

Playa Blanca is a little warmer than Pontevedra in the spring. The daily temperature in Playa Blanca averages around 19°C (66°F) in April, and Pontevedra fluctuates around 13°C (56°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Playa Blanca this time of the year. In the spring, Playa Blanca often gets more sunshine than Pontevedra. Playa Blanca gets 250 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Pontevedra receives 198 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Pontevedra. Playa Blanca usually gets less rain in April than Pontevedra. Playa Blanca gets 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Pontevedra receives 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Playa Blanca 19°C (66°F) 
    Pontevedra 13°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Pontevedra and Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca Pontevedra
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 17°C (63°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 10°C (50°F) 232 mm (9.1 in)
Feb 17°C (63°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 11°C (52°F) 230 mm (9.1 in)
Mar 18°C (64°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 12°C (54°F) 160 mm (6.3 in)
Apr 19°C (66°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 13°C (56°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
May 20°C (68°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 16°C (60°F) 137 mm (5.4 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 0 mm (0 in) 19°C (66°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 0 mm (0 in) 21°C (70°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 21°C (69°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 20°C (68°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)
Oct 22°C (72°F) 9 mm (0.4 in) 17°C (62°F) 164 mm (6.5 in)
Nov 20°C (68°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 13°C (55°F) 186 mm (7.3 in)
Dec 18°C (64°F) 33 mm (1.3 in) 11°C (51°F) 228 mm (9 in)