A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Puerto de la Cruz vs. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Puerto de la Cruz or Las Palmas de Gran Canaria?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Puerto de la Cruz and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 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.

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 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 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 Puerto de la Cruz and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in more detail.



Accommodation

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €82 for a double occupancy room in Puerto de la Cruz.

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
    Puerto de la Cruz 41
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 55
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Puerto de la Cruz 82
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 110

Food

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.

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
    Puerto de la Cruz 27
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 27

Local Transportation

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.

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.
    Puerto de la Cruz 32
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 39

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): $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: Las Palmas Gran Canaria to Gran Canaria Airport (LPA): $25
  • Private Airport Transfer: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) to Las Palmas Gran Canaria: $25
  • Private Airport Transfer: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) to Maspalomas: $31
  • Private Airport Transfer: Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) to Puerto Rico Gran Canaria: $43
  • Private Transfer from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Las Palmas (LPA) airport: $47
  • Private Transfer: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Gran Canaria Airport (LPA): $48
  • Gran Canaria Airport Arrival Transfer (Airport to Playa del Inglés Hotels): $49
  • Private airport transfer from Gran Canaria Airport to Playa del Ingles: $65

Is it cheaper to fly into Puerto de la Cruz or Las Palmas de Gran Canaria?

Prices for flights to both Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 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.





Entertainment

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.

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.
    Puerto de la Cruz 23
    Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 13

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:

  • Skip the Line: Spanish Flamenco Show in Puerto de la Cruz Ticket: $22
  • Skip the Line: Spanish Flamenco Show in Puerto de la Cruz - Ticket: $31
  • Teide - Masca. Guided Tour from Puerto De La Cruz (Tenerife North): $50
  • Teide tour with Sunset and Stars: $87
  • E-MTB TOUR. Orotava valley + it's historic villages + local traditions.: $87
  • VIP Teide and Masca Tour from Puerto de la Cruz: $90
  • 1/2 day guided roadbike tour: $92
  • Guachinche 4-hour Gastronomic Tour in Tenerife: $117

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:

  • Guided Tour Old Town Las Palmas: $9.95
  • Las Palmas Old Town: Walking Tour: $12
  • Gran Canaria Shore Excursion: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $27
  • City Sightseeing Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $27
  • Skip the Line: Poema del Mar Ticket: $31
  • Las Canteras Beach Snorkeling and species identification Tour: $49
  • Gran Canaria Peaks Full-Day Tour from Las Palmas: $52
  • Small Group Tour to Gran Canaria Treasures: $52
  • 1-hour Night Snorkeling Experience in Las Canteras Beach: $56
  • 45-minute Tuk-Tuk Tour around Las Canteras Beach: $67
  • 1-Hour Power Snorkel Experience in Las Canteras: $68
  • 90-minute Tuk-Tuk Neighbourhoods Tour around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: $75

Alcohol

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.

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
    Puerto de la Cruz 4.00
    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 Puerto de la Cruz and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, we can see that Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 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 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria than you might in Puerto de la Cruz.

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