Should you visit Playa del Ingles or Costa Teguise?
If you're trying to decide where to visit between Playa del Ingles or Costa Teguise, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.
Playa del Ingles
Translating to "Englishman's Beach," Playa del Ingles is a sea resort located on the south coast of the Gran Canaria island of Spain's Canary Islands. Since the 1960s it has been built up to accommodate tourists from around the world, especially from Europe. Some of the most popular attractions include an abundance of bars and clubs as well as beachside activities like swimming, surfing, scuba, and snorkeling.
Located on the eastern coast of Lanzarote, Costa Teguise is one of the most attractive tourist areas on the island. As is with most of the Canary Islands, beaches and watersports like windsurfing and scuba diving are especially popular. The island also has a golf course and a water park.
Which city is cheaper, Costa Teguise or Playa del Ingles?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Playa del Ingles is €144, while the average daily cost in Costa Teguise is €123. 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 del Ingles and Costa Teguise in more detail.
The prices for places to stay in Playa del Ingles can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is €74, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around €148.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about €134 in Costa Teguise For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
The price of a meal in Playa del Ingles can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €39 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €16 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
In Costa Teguise travelers spend around €33 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.
Meals for one day
Playa del Ingles €39
Costa Teguise €33
To get around in Playa del Ingles, the average visitor spends €49 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.
Costa Teguise's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €34 per person, per day on transportation in Costa Teguise.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Playa del Ingles
Also for Playa del Ingles, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Gran Canaria: Small Group Day Tour with Lunch and Transfers:
Transfer Service from or to the Airport of Gran Canaria:
Gran Canaria Airport Departure Transfer (Playa del inglés Hotels to LPA Airport):
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Costa Teguise
Also for Costa Teguise, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private Airport Transfer: from Costa Teguise to Lanzarote Airport (ACE):
Lanzarote Airport Departure Transfer (Costa Teguise Hotels to Lanzarote Airport):
Is it cheaper to fly into Playa del Ingles or Costa Teguise?
Prices for flights to both Costa Teguise and Playa del Ingles 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.
In Playa del Ingles, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €27 per person, per day.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Costa Teguise can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €24 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Tours and Activities in Playa del Ingles
For Playa del Ingles, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
1-day Tour in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria:
Gran Canaria Gran Tour:
Gran Canaria Historic Tour:
Gran Canaria MAXXX! Groups up to 5 people. Best rated tour with all highlights!:
Grand Tour in Gran Canaria:
Jeep Tour in Gran Canaria with Optional Camel Ride:
Las Palmas tour:
Panorama VIP Tour in Gran Canaria:
Private Buggy Tour in Gran Canaria:
Private Tour of Las Palmas with driver/guide with Hotel/Cruise Port pick-up:
Ticket to Poema del Mar Aquarium and Visit to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria City:
Tour to Tradicional Local markets in Gran Canaria:
Tours and Activities in Costa Teguise
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Costa Teguise.
Lanzarote Photo Safari Private Tour:
Snorkel guided tour in Lanzarote:
South Lanzarote Tour with Timanfaya Volcano Entrance:
Typically, people visiting Playa del Ingles spend on average €6.29 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Costa Teguise, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €7.43.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Playa del Ingles and Costa Teguise, we can see that Playa del Ingles is more expensive. And not only is Costa Teguise much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Costa Teguise would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Costa Teguise 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 del Ingles would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Playa del Ingles than you might in Costa Teguise.
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