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

Should you visit Seville or Playa Blanca?

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 Seville and Playa Blanca. 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: Seville or Playa Blanca?

Seville

The capital city of Andalucia, Seville is both the cultural and financial hub of southern Spain. It's also a popular tourist destination. The city has over 700,000 residents and 1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it the fourth largest city in the country. It is cut in half by the Guadalquivir River, with the two halves referred to as Sevilla and Triana. Seville has continued to grow in popularity as a tourist destination since the 19th century when it was included as a stop on the Romantic "Grand Tour" of Europe. In 1992 Seville hosted the International Exposition which led to the construction of a new airport, train station, as well as other infrastructural improvements. Today Seville remains very popular with tourists for its many festivals, interesting attractions, great restaurants and nightlife scene.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Contiki Tours to Spain, The Best G Adventures Tours to Spain, The Best 3-Day Tours from Madrid, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Madrid.


Which place is cheaper, Playa Blanca or Seville?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Seville is €125, while the average daily cost in Playa Blanca is €155. 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 Seville and Playa Blanca in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Seville 58
    Playa Blanca 81
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Seville 116
    Playa Blanca 162
Compare Hotels in Seville and Playa Blanca

Looking for a hotel in Seville or Playa Blanca? 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 Seville


Hotels in Playa Blanca


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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: Seville Hotel Prices and Playa Blanca Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Seville 18
    Playa Blanca 49

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Seville

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

  • Transfer from Seville to Santa Justa Railway Station: $55
  • Transfer from Seville to Malaga: $325
  • Transfer from Seville to Cadiz: $276
  • Transfer from Seville to Cadiz: $271
  • Transfer Algarve/ Seville city center or for Airport Private: $417
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel to Seville Airport: $47
  • Shared Arrival Transfer: Seville Airport to Hotel: $47
  • Transfer to Seville Airport: $54
  • Transfer to Santa Justa Train Station: $38
  • Transfer to Málaga with visit to Ronda: $297
  • Private Transfer IN or OUT in Upscale Vehicle with Professional Driver: $149
  • Private One-Way Transfer from Seville to Ronda: $282

Is it cheaper to fly into Seville or Playa Blanca?

Prices for flights to both Playa Blanca and Seville 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
    Seville 37
    Playa Blanca 45
Typical Food Prices in Seville

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Seville:


  • Lunch
    9.50
  • Ice Cream
    2.30
  • Jamon (Dry Cured Ham)
    12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Seville

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

  • Ugly Delicious Food Tour: $33
  • Flamenco at El Palacio Andaluz with Optional Dinner: $35
  • Flavors of Andalucía Guided Food Tour with Tastings: $42
  • Paella Showcooking with Rooftop Views in Seville City: $43
  • Paella-Cooking Experience with Sangria & Full Meal: $43
  • El Patio Sevillano Flamenco Show Ticket & Dinner: $43
  • Flamenco Show at Tablao El Arenal with Drink and Optional Dinner or Tapas : $47
  • Paella Cooking Experience on a Rooftop Terrace: $60
  • Paella & Sangria Showcooking Experience on a Rooftop: $61
  • The Seville Morning Food Tour: $69
  • Spanish Cooking Class with Dinner: $70
  • Seville:Flamenco&Dinner Show in Triana: $70

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Seville 29
    Playa Blanca 20
Typical Entertainment Prices in Seville

For Seville, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Entrance to Cathedral
    8.00

Tours and Activities in Seville

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

  • Alcazar and Cathedral Combo Tour: $63
  • Monumental City Bike Tour: $44
  • 1 Hour Jet Ski Experience in Isla Canela: $194
  • 1.5 hour tour of the Alcázar of Seville: $52
  • 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour of Triana: $141
  • 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Alcazar of Seville: $163
  • 2-Hour Seville Panoramic Walking Tour: $96
  • 2-Night Seville Experience with City Tour and Flamenco Show: $298
  • 2-hour Private Tour in Alcázar of Seville: $104
  • 2-hour guided tour of Italica: $221
  • 2.5-Hour Seville City Bike Tour: $49
  • 3 Hour Private Guided Tapas Walking Tour in Seville: $173

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Seville 10
    Playa Blanca 9.29

Sample the Local Flavors in Seville

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

  • Sherry Wine Tasting with Views of Sevilla: $28
  • Sherry Wine Tasting with Views of Sevilla: $28
  • Sherry Wine Tasting with Views of Sevilla: $33
  • Sherry Wine Tasting with Views of Sevilla: $33
  • Sevilla: Andalusian experience with wine tasting: $53
  • Seville Traditional Tapas and Wine Tour: $92
  • Half-Day Wine Tour in Andalusia in small group: $96
  • From Tour of Jerez with Horse Show & Wine Tasting: $114
  • Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour: $115
  • Jerez and Cadiz Wine Tasting & Horse Show Day Trip: $152
  • Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour in Seville Small Groups and Jewish Quarter: $160
  • Wine tourism, visit to a traditional winery and wine tasting: $215


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

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


Which is Bigger, Seville or Playa Blanca?

Seville has a larger population, and is about 70 times larger than the population of Playa Blanca. When comparing the sizes of Seville and Playa Blanca, 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 Seville or Playa Blanca?

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 Seville or Playa Blanca in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Seville and Playa Blanca. Most visitors come to Seville for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

Seville is a little warmer than Playa Blanca in the summer. The daily temperature in Seville averages around 27°C (81°F) in July, and Playa Blanca fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Playa Blanca this time of the year. In Seville, it's very sunny this time of the year. Seville usually receives more sunshine than Playa Blanca during summer. Seville gets 360 hours of sunny skies, while Playa Blanca receives 282 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Seville usually receives more rain than Playa Blanca. Seville gets 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Playa Blanca receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Seville 27°C (81°F) 
    Playa Blanca 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Seville or Playa Blanca in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Seville as well as Playa Blanca. The autumn months attract visitors to Seville because of the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Seville is cooler than Playa Blanca. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Seville in October average around 20°C (67°F), and Playa Blanca averages at about 22°C (72°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Playa Blanca. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Seville this time of the year. In the autumn, Seville often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Playa Blanca. Seville gets 208 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Playa Blanca receives 224 hours of full sun.

Seville usually gets more rain in October than Playa Blanca. Seville gets 60 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Playa Blanca receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Seville 20°C (67°F) 
    Playa Blanca 22°C (72°F)

Should I visit Seville or Playa Blanca in the Winter?

Both Playa Blanca and Seville are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The museums, the shopping scene, the theater shows, and the cuisine are the main draw to Seville this time of year.

In January, Seville is generally much colder than Playa Blanca. Daily temperatures in Seville average around 11°C (51°F), and Playa Blanca fluctuates around 17°C (63°F).

It's quite sunny in Playa Blanca. Seville usually receives less sunshine than Playa Blanca during winter. Seville gets 173 hours of sunny skies, while Playa Blanca receives 204 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Seville usually receives more rain than Playa Blanca. Seville gets 89 mm (3.5 in) of rain, while Playa Blanca receives 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Seville 11°C (51°F) 
    Playa Blanca 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Seville or Playa Blanca in the Spring?

Both Playa Blanca and Seville during the spring are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Seville for the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

Seville is cooler than Playa Blanca in the spring. The daily temperature in Seville averages around 16°C (61°F) in April, and Playa Blanca fluctuates around 19°C (66°F).

In Playa Blanca, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Seville. In the spring, Seville often gets less sunshine than Playa Blanca. Seville gets 221 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Playa Blanca receives 250 hours of full sun.

Seville usually gets more rain in April than Playa Blanca. Seville gets 57 mm (2.2 in) of rain, while Playa Blanca receives 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Seville 16°C (61°F) 
    Playa Blanca 19°C (66°F)

Typical Weather for Playa Blanca and Seville

Seville Playa Blanca
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (51°F) 89 mm (3.5 in) 17°C (63°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Feb 12°C (54°F) 73 mm (2.9 in) 17°C (63°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Mar 14°C (58°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 11 mm (0.4 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 57 mm (2.2 in) 19°C (66°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
May 20°C (67°F) 32 mm (1.2 in) 20°C (68°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Jun 24°C (74°F) 19 mm (0.7 in) 22°C (72°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Jul 27°C (81°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 23°C (73°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 24°C (75°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 20°C (67°F) 60 mm (2.4 in) 22°C (72°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Nov 15°C (58°F) 96 mm (3.8 in) 20°C (68°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Dec 11°C (52°F) 88 mm (3.5 in) 18°C (64°F) 33 mm (1.3 in)