A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Puerto de la Cruz vs. Lanzarote for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Puerto de la Cruz or Lanzarote?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Puerto de la Cruz and Lanzarote. 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, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Puerto de la Cruz or Lanzarote?

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.

Lanzarote

Lanzarote is one of Spain's Canary Islands, located off the northwestern coast of Africa. Some of its most popular features include the volcanic landscape of Timanfaya National Park, the underground caverns of Cueva de los Verdes, as well as the resort towns of Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen, and Playa Blanca.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Spain, The Best Luxury Tours to Spain, The Best Budget Tours to Spain, and The Best Tours for Seniors to Spain.


Which place is cheaper, Lanzarote 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 €112, while the average daily cost in Lanzarote is €161. 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 Puerto de la Cruz and Lanzarote in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Puerto de la Cruz 51
    Lanzarote 95
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Puerto de la Cruz 102
    Lanzarote 190
Compare Hotels in Puerto de la Cruz and Lanzarote

Looking for a hotel in Puerto de la Cruz or Lanzarote? 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 Puerto de la Cruz


Hotels in Lanzarote


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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: Puerto de la Cruz Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Puerto de la Cruz 40
    Lanzarote 40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lanzarote

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

  • Puerto del Carmen & Puerto Calero Boat Transfer: $12
  • Private Transfer from Arrecife Port to Lanzarote Airport (ACE): $29
  • Private Transfer from Lanzarote Airport (ACE) to Arrecife Port: $29
  • Roundtrip Ferry Transfer to La Graciosa with Free Wifi: $31
  • La Graciosa at your leisure (bus transfer and return ferry ticket): $43
  • Guided Volcano Hike with Transfers: $46
  • From Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Fuerteventura: $49
  • Dolphin-Watching Sunset Cruise with Transfers: $53
  • Lanzarote Airport Departure Transfer (Playa Blanca Hotels to Lanzarote Airport): $118

Is it cheaper to fly into Puerto de la Cruz or Lanzarote?

Prices for flights to both Lanzarote 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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Puerto de la Cruz 34
    Lanzarote 42

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lanzarote

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

  • Puerto del Carmen: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Dinner Show: $53
  • Music Hall Tavern - MHT Comedy Drag Dinner Show: $54

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Puerto de la Cruz 28
    Lanzarote 17

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:

  • Puerto de la Cruz - Old Town Private Walking Tour: $381

Tours and Activities in Lanzarote

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Lanzarote.

  • Puerto del Carmen: Indoor 18 hole Crazy Mini Golf Experience: $8.71
  • LagOmar Museum Entry Ticket: $11
  • El Jardín de Cactus Entry Ticket: $13
  • Jose Saramago House and Library Museum Tickets : $13
  • Aquarium Entry Ticket: $16
  • Jameos del Agua Entry Ticket: $22
  • Lanzarote:Ferry ticket to Fuerteventura with free wifi: $22
  • Janubio Salt Flats Guided Tour: $24
  • Vineyard Tour with Wine and Chocolate Tasting: $24
  • Private and Guided Tour to the Salinas de Janubio with Tasting: $24
  • San Bartolomé: Bodegas El Grifo Winery Tour and Tasting: $27
  • Aqualava Waterpark Entrance Ticket: $27

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Puerto de la Cruz 5.00
    Lanzarote 9.29

Sample the Local Flavors in Lanzarote

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

  • Wine tour discovering the origins of vineyards in Lanzarote: $38
  • Wine Tasting Tour at El Grifo Bodega: $54
  • Half Day Timanfaya Volcanic Tour with Wine Tasting: $62


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Puerto de la Cruz and Lanzarote, we can see that Lanzarote 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 Lanzarote would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Lanzarote than you might in Puerto de la Cruz.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Puerto de la Cruz Expensive? and Is Lanzarote Expensive?.



When is the best time to visit Puerto de la Cruz or Lanzarote?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Puerto de la Cruz or Lanzarote in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Puerto de la Cruz as well as Lanzarote.

In July, Puerto de la Cruz is generally around the same temperature as Lanzarote. Daily temperatures in Puerto de la Cruz average around 24°C (75°F), and Lanzarote fluctuates around 24°C (75°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Lanzarote. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Puerto de la Cruz this time of the year. In the summer, Puerto de la Cruz often gets more sunshine than Lanzarote. Puerto de la Cruz gets 334 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lanzarote receives 282 hours of full sun.

Puerto de la Cruz usually gets more rain in July than Lanzarote. Puerto de la Cruz gets 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Lanzarote receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Puerto de la Cruz 24°C (75°F) 
    Lanzarote 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Puerto de la Cruz or Lanzarote in the Autumn?

Both Lanzarote and Puerto de la Cruz are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities.

Puerto de la Cruz is around the same temperature as Lanzarote in the autumn. The daily temperature in Puerto de la Cruz averages around 21°C (70°F) in October, and Lanzarote fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).

It's quite sunny in Lanzarote. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Puerto de la Cruz. Puerto de la Cruz usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Lanzarote during autumn. Puerto de la Cruz gets 218 hours of sunny skies, while Lanzarote receives 224 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Puerto de la Cruz usually receives more rain than Lanzarote. Puerto de la Cruz gets 20 mm (0.8 in) of rain, while Lanzarote receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Puerto de la Cruz 21°C (70°F) 
    Lanzarote 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Puerto de la Cruz or Lanzarote in the Winter?

Both Lanzarote and Puerto de la Cruz during the winter are popular places to visit.

In the winter, Puerto de la Cruz is around the same temperature as Lanzarote. Typically, the winter temperatures in Puerto de la Cruz in January average around 18°C (64°F), and Lanzarote averages at about 17°C (63°F).

In Lanzarote, it's very sunny this time of the year. In the winter, Puerto de la Cruz often gets less sunshine than Lanzarote. Puerto de la Cruz gets 180 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lanzarote receives 204 hours of full sun.

Puerto de la Cruz usually gets more rain in January than Lanzarote. Puerto de la Cruz gets 29 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Lanzarote receives 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Puerto de la Cruz 18°C (64°F) 
    Lanzarote 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Puerto de la Cruz or Lanzarote in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Puerto de la Cruz and Lanzarote.

In April, Puerto de la Cruz is generally around the same temperature as Lanzarote. Daily temperatures in Puerto de la Cruz average around 20°C (68°F), and Lanzarote fluctuates around 20°C (68°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Lanzarote this time of the year. In Puerto de la Cruz, it's very sunny this time of the year. Puerto de la Cruz usually receives less sunshine than Lanzarote during spring. Puerto de la Cruz gets 229 hours of sunny skies, while Lanzarote receives 250 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Puerto de la Cruz usually receives more rain than Lanzarote. Puerto de la Cruz gets 11 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Lanzarote receives 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Puerto de la Cruz 20°C (68°F) 
    Lanzarote 20°C (68°F)

Typical Weather for Lanzarote and Puerto de la Cruz

Puerto de la Cruz Lanzarote
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 18°C (64°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 17°C (63°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Feb 18°C (64°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 18 mm (0.7 in)
Mar 19°C (66°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 19°C (66°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Apr 20°C (68°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 20°C (68°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
May 21°C (70°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 21°C (70°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in) 23°C (73°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Jul 24°C (75°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 24°C (75°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Aug 24°C (75°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Oct 21°C (70°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 21°C (70°F) 15 mm (0.6 in)
Dec 18°C (64°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 19°C (66°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)