A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Tenerife vs. Lanzarote for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Tenerife or Lanzarote?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Tenerife or Lanzarote, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Tenerife or Lanzarote?

Tenerife

European tourists have long known Tenerife as a top vacation destination. Amazing beaches and a booming nightlife bring in visitors to the largest of the Canary Islands all the way from England, Germany and Spain - particularly during the Easter holiday. Now the rest of the world is catching up. It's not just a spot for spring breakers looking for a party - it is full of mountains, volcanoes and forests ready for exploring.

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.

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Which place is cheaper, Lanzarote or Tenerife?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Tenerife is €128, 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 Tenerife and Lanzarote in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Tenerife 53
    Lanzarote 95
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Tenerife 106
    Lanzarote 190
Compare Hotels in Tenerife and Lanzarote

Looking for a hotel in Tenerife 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 Tenerife


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: Tenerife Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Tenerife 60
    Lanzarote 40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tenerife

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

  • Discover Scuba Diving with two dives in the Ocean in Tenerife with Transfers: $267
  • Tenerife South Airport (TFS): Transfer to Santa Cruz Port: $257
  • PRIVATE Arrival or Departure Transfer to Tenerife Airport LUX Car: $133
  • Private South Tenerife Airport Transfer to South Hotels: $128
  • Tenerife Airport (TFN) to Tenerife Round-Trip Private Transfer: $102
  • Loro Parque & Siam Park Entry Ticket with Transfer: $101
  • Adeje: Guided Bike Tour to Masca with Transfers and Drinks: $101
  • Mount Teide Tour with Cable Car Ticket & Transfer: $93
  • Santa Cruz Tenerife Cruise Port to Tenerife hotels - Round-Trip Private Transfer: $89
  • Tenerife Airport Transfer from South Airport (Reina Sofia) to South Area Hotels: $67
  • Private arrival OR departure transfer in Tenerife (hotel OR airport pick-up): $67
  • From South Loro Park Zoo Ticket & Hotel Transfers: $67

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lanzarote

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

  • Roundtrip Ferry Transfer to La Graciosa with Free Wifi: $31
  • Private Transfer from Lanzarote Airport (ACE) to Arrecife Port: $29
  • Private Transfer from Arrecife Cruise Port to Arrecife Hotels: $29
  • Puerto del Carmen & Puerto Calero Boat Transfer: $12
  • Parasailing Adventure with Hotel Transfers: $60
  • Dolphin-Watching Sunset Cruise with Transfers: $53
  • Lanzarote Airport Departure Transfer (Playa Blanca Hotels to Lanzarote Airport): $118
  • La Graciosa at your leisure (bus transfer and return ferry ticket): $43
  • From Las Palmas: Guided Volcano Hike with Transfers: $46
  • From Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Fuerteventura: $49
  • Aquapark Costa Teguise tickets with Optional Transfer: $31

Is it cheaper to fly into Tenerife or Lanzarote?

Prices for flights to both Lanzarote and Tenerife 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
    Tenerife 39
    Lanzarote 42

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Tenerife

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

  • Hard Rock Cafe Set Menu Lunch or Dinner & Drink: $34
  • Tenerife : Horse Show Entry ticket with optional dinner: $49
  • Castillo San Miguel Medieval Show with Dinner: $52
  • Medieval San Miguel castle with dinner-Show in South Tenerife : $53
  • Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Show Ticket & Dinner: $53
  • Comedy Drag Show Music Hall Tavern with Dinner: $54
  • Iconica Party Dinner Show: $54
  • Medieval Show and Dinner at Castillo San Miguel with Transfer: $69
  • Self Driving Sunset Tour with Dinner and Stargazing in Tenerife: $72
  • Teide Night Experience with Dinner and Stargazing: $76
  • Tenerife Sky At Night: Sunset, Stargazing and Dinner: $85
  • Teide National Park Sunset & Stargazing with Dinner (Star Safari): $86

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lanzarote

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

  • Music Hall Tavern - MHT Comedy Drag Dinner Show: $54
  • Puerto del Carmen: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Dinner Show: $64

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Tenerife 27
    Lanzarote 17

Tours and Activities in Tenerife

For Tenerife, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Chef Roberto Medda's Private BBQ Experience - At Your Doorstep!: $89
  • Private tour of Anaga: Enter, walk in a lost world: $94
  • Tenerife Animal Farm Private Car Tour. Canarian Cheese and Wine: $167
  • "Boat Cruise & Photos: Your Photographic Adventure at Sea": $326
  • "Pyramids of Güímar Admission PREMIUM Ticket": $20
  • 1 Hour and Half Mojo Sauce Workshop With Winery Tour: $61
  • 2 hours of Tour and Safari on a jet ski: $189
  • 2h Viking Cruise Whales and Dolphins Watching: $27
  • 3-Hour Cetacean Watching and Snorkeling Tour in Tenerife: $78
  • 3H Private o Shared Tour to Accessible Boat en Canary Island: $65
  • 3h Viking Cruise with Drinks, Live Show and Swimming Time: $49
  • 4 Hours Eco Safari Tour with Electric Car in Tenerife: $89

Tours and Activities in Lanzarote

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

  • 2-Hour Surfing Experience for Beginners in Famara: $56
  • 2-hour Buggy Tour from Costa Teguise: $144
  • 2.5-hour Lanzarote Sunset Cruise from Marina Puerto del Carmen: $55
  • 2h Buggy Tour guided by the north of Lanzarote: $144
  • 2hrs Dolphins Sunset Sailing Cruise With Drink: $54
  • 3 Hour Amazing Automatic Can Am Buggy Tour of Beautiful Lanzarote: $189
  • 3 Hour Buggy Adventure (Manual Transmission) in Lanzarote : $156
  • 3 Hours Guided Tour with Polaris SLINGSHOT Around Lanzarote: $189
  • 3-Hour Walking Tour in Los Volcanes Nature Reserve: $57
  • 3-hour Buggy Tour from Costa Teguise: $200
  • 4-seater Mixed 3h Guided Buggy Volcano Tour in Lanzarote: $278
  • Aqualava Waterpark Lanzarote Entrance Ticket: $28

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Tenerife 6.43
    Lanzarote 9.29

Sample the Local Flavors in Tenerife

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Tenerife:

  • Wine tasting and Canarian products in La Orotava: $19
  • Bar Crawl with Drinks, Games, and Nightclub Entry: $22
  • Valley of Tegueste : Wine Tour & taste in El Lomo Winery: $26
  • Ecological Vineyard Tour with Wine Tasting: $50
  • Teide National Park and Vilaflor ; local wine tasting: $53
  • Half Day Southern Rural Tenerife Tour with Wine Tasting: $64
  • Full-Day Gastronomy and Wine Tour: $83
  • Taste of Tenerife Tour With Wine Tasting: $94
  • Volcano Teide Buggy Tour with Wine Tasting & Tapas: $229

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: $55
  • Half Day Timanfaya Volcanic Tour with Wine Tasting: $62


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

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



When is the best time to visit Tenerife or Lanzarote?

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 Tenerife or Lanzarote in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Tenerife and Lanzarote. The summer months attract visitors to Tenerife because of the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Tenerife is around the same temperature as Lanzarote. Typically, the summer temperatures in Tenerife in July average around 23°C (73°F), and Lanzarote averages at about 24°C (75°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Lanzarote this time of the year. In Tenerife, it's very sunny this time of the year. Tenerife usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Lanzarote during summer. Tenerife gets 268 hours of sunny skies, while Lanzarote receives 282 hours of full sun in the summer.

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


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Tenerife 23°C (73°F) 
    Lanzarote 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Tenerife or Lanzarote in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Tenerife as well as Lanzarote. The hiking trails, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Tenerife this time of year.

In October, Tenerife is generally around the same temperature as Lanzarote. Daily temperatures in Tenerife average around 22°C (72°F), and Lanzarote fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Lanzarote. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Tenerife this time of the year. In the autumn, Tenerife often gets less sunshine than Lanzarote. Tenerife gets 200 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lanzarote receives 224 hours of full sun.

Tenerife usually gets more rain in October than Lanzarote. Tenerife gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Lanzarote receives 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Tenerife 22°C (72°F) 
    Lanzarote 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Tenerife or Lanzarote in the Winter?

Both Lanzarote and Tenerife are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Tenerife for the shopping scene and the cuisine.

Tenerife is around the same temperature as Lanzarote in the winter. The daily temperature in Tenerife averages around 17°C (63°F) in January, and Lanzarote fluctuates around 17°C (63°F).

It's quite sunny in Lanzarote. Tenerife usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Lanzarote during winter. Tenerife gets 191 hours of sunny skies, while Lanzarote receives 204 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Tenerife usually receives more rain than Lanzarote. Tenerife gets 43 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Lanzarote receives 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Tenerife 17°C (63°F) 
    Lanzarote 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Tenerife or Lanzarote in the Spring?

Both Lanzarote and Tenerife during the spring are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Tenerife in the spring for the beaches and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Tenerife is cooler than Lanzarote. Typically, the spring temperatures in Tenerife in April average around 18°C (64°F), and Lanzarote averages at about 20°C (68°F).

In Lanzarote, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Tenerife. In the spring, Tenerife often gets less sunshine than Lanzarote. Tenerife gets 205 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Lanzarote receives 250 hours of full sun.

Tenerife usually gets more rain in April than Lanzarote. Tenerife gets 19 mm (0.7 in) of rain, while Lanzarote receives 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Tenerife 18°C (64°F) 
    Lanzarote 20°C (68°F)

Typical Weather for Lanzarote and Tenerife

Tenerife Lanzarote
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 17°C (63°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 17°C (63°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Feb 17°C (63°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 18°C (64°F) 18 mm (0.7 in)
Mar 18°C (64°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 19°C (66°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Apr 18°C (64°F) 19 mm (0.7 in) 20°C (68°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 21°C (70°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 23°C (73°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Jul 23°C (73°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) 9 mm (0.4 in) 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Oct 22°C (72°F) 26 mm (1 in) 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in)
Nov 20°C (68°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 21°C (70°F) 15 mm (0.6 in)
Dec 17°C (63°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 19°C (66°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)