Should you visit Puerto de la Cruz or Adeje?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Puerto de la Cruz and Adeje. We’ll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget. So, let's dig into it.
Puerto de la Cruz
The coast of the island of Tenerife is a dream destination for those seeking a luxurious getaway full of beaches and parties. However, for those of you traveling with families or looking to simply avoid the hustle and bustle of the nightclub crowd, there's Puerto de la Cruz. Known as a sophisticated destination, Puerto de la Cruz is one of the top places to visit yet still retains its authentic, Canarian charm.
If you're looking for a luxurious winter getaway - the kind of place where tourists are top of mind - then you'll likely find yourself on Tenerife's coastal region. Located on the northern section of this strip is the city of Costa Adeje. Here you'll find hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants all ready to cater to every tourists wishes. It's the kind of getaway you always thought was reserved for the rich and famous. Now you can enjoy sitting in a beachy lap of luxury.
Which city is cheaper, Adeje or Puerto de la Cruz?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Puerto de la Cruz is €90, while the average daily cost in Adeje is €139. 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 Puerto de la Cruz and Adeje in more detail.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €82 for a double occupancy room in Puerto de la Cruz.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about €138 in Adeje For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
The average traveler spends about €27 per day in Puerto de la Cruz for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
The average traveler spends about €40 per day in Adeje for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.
Meals for one day
Puerto de la Cruz €27
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Adeje
For Adeje, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Romantic Wine Tasting with a selection of Tapas for Dinner:
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €32 per day to get around in Puerto de la Cruz.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Adeje than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €51 on transportation in Adeje on average per day.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Puerto de la Cruz
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Puerto de la Cruz:
Private Airport Transfer: from Puerto de la Cruz to Tenerife North Airport (TFN):
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Adeje
Also for Adeje, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Tenerife South Airport Departure Transfer (Playa de las américas to Airport):
Is it cheaper to fly into Puerto de la Cruz or Adeje?
Prices for flights to both Adeje and Puerto de la Cruz 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.
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €23 per person, per day in Puerto de la Cruz. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Sightseeing expenses in Adeje, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €15 per day, per person.
Tours and Activities in Puerto de la Cruz
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Puerto de la Cruz are as follows:
1/2 day guided roadbike tour:
E-MTB TOUR. Orotava valley + it's historic villages + local traditions.:
Guachinche 4-hour Gastronomic Tour in Tenerife:
Skip the Line: Spanish Flamenco Show in Puerto de la Cruz - Ticket:
Skip the Line: Spanish Flamenco Show in Puerto de la Cruz Ticket:
Teide - Masca. Guided Tour from Puerto De La Cruz (Tenerife North):
Teide tour with Sunset and Stars:
VIP Teide and Masca Tour from Puerto de la Cruz:
Tours and Activities in Adeje
For Adeje, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Most Famous Catamaran in Tenerife Island (2 hours and 3 hours tours):
Tenerife 3-Hour Luxury Sailboat Tour with Bath and Food On Board:
Tenerife: 1-Day “Light” Hiking Tour of Mount Teide:
Teide East Special Road Bike & Ebike Tour:
Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise with Tapas & Open Bar:
Teide West Road Bike & Ebike Tour:
Teide Express Morning Road Bike & Ebike Tour:
Masca Road Bike & Ebike Tour:
Teide South Road Bike & Ebike Tour:
Teide Cafe Road Bike & Ebike Tour:
East Coast Road Bike & Ebike Tour:
Tenerife Double Jet Ski Safari 40 Minute Guided Tour:
The average person spends about €4.00 on alcoholic beverages in Puerto de la Cruz per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
Typically, people visiting Adeje spend on average €6.57 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Sample the Local Flavors in Adeje
Also in Adeje, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Private Wine Tasting Experience in Tenerife:
Professional Wine Tasting in Tenerife:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Puerto de la Cruz and Adeje, we can see that Adeje is more expensive. And not only is Puerto de la Cruz much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Puerto de la Cruz would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Puerto de la Cruz 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 Adeje would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Adeje than you might in Puerto de la Cruz.
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