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

Should you visit Tenerife or Puerto de la Cruz?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Tenerife or Puerto de la Cruz, 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 Puerto de la Cruz?

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.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Spain, The Best 10-Day Tours in Spain, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Spain, and The Best 2-Week Tours in Spain.


Which place is cheaper, Puerto de la Cruz 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 Puerto de la Cruz is €112. 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 Puerto de la Cruz in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Tenerife 53
    Puerto de la Cruz 51
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Tenerife 106
    Puerto de la Cruz 102
Compare Hotels in Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz

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


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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 and Puerto de la Cruz Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Tenerife 60
    Puerto de la Cruz 40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Tenerife

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

  • Puerto de la Cruz City Tour with Transfers: $21
  • Tenerife hotels to Santa Cruz Tenerife Cruise Port - Departure Private Transfer: $44
  • Tenerife South Airport (TFS) to Tenerife Cruise Port - Arrival Private Transfer : $44
  • Tenerife Cruise Port to Tenerife South Airport (TFS) -Departure Private Transfer: $44
  • Santa Cruz Tenerife Cruise Port to Tenerife hotels - Arrival Private Transfer: $44
  • Tenerife North Airport (TFN) to Tenerife hotels- Arrival Transfer: $51
  • Tenerife to Tenerife South Airport (TFS) - Departure Transfer : $51
  • Tenerife South Airport(TFS) to Tenerife hotels - Arrival Transfer: $51
  • Canary Islands : Gran Canaria - Tenerife ferry transfer: $60
  • Marine-Life Tour with Transfer, Buffet and Drinks: $64
  • Sunset Catamaran Tour with Transfer, Buff & Drinks: $64
  • Tenerife Sunset Catamaran tour with transfer - Food and Drinks included.: $66

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

Prices for flights to both Puerto de la Cruz 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
    Puerto de la Cruz 34

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

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Tenerife 27
    Puerto de la Cruz 28

Tours and Activities in Tenerife

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

  • Teide Legends Exhibition Entry Ticket: $3.27
  • Icod de los Vinos: Casa del Plátano Entry Ticket: $5.45
  • Icod de los Vinos: Dragon Tree & Botanical Garden Ticket: $5.45
  • Santa Cruz de Palmetum Entry Ticket: $6.54
  • La Casa de Los Balcones Entrance Ticket: $6.54
  • San Cristobal de La Laguna : Cathedral ticket w/ audioguide: $7.64
  • La Caleta Self-Guided Walking Tour: $8.62
  • Finca Las Margaritas Banana Plantation Experience: $11
  • Icod de los Vinos: ARTlandya Doll World Entry Ticket & Tour: $11
  • Guïmar: Pyramids of Güímar Ethnographic Park Entry Ticket: $14
  • Pyramids of Güímar SIMPLE Ticket: $14
  • Los Cristianos: Eco-Yacht Whale Watching Cruise with Swim: $16

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: $382

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Tenerife 6.43
    Puerto de la Cruz 5.00

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


When comparing the travel costs between Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz, we can see that Tenerife is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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



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

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 Tenerife or Puerto de la Cruz in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Tenerife as well as Puerto de la Cruz. Many travelers come to Tenerife for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Tenerife is generally around the same temperature as Puerto de la Cruz. Daily temperatures in Tenerife average around 23°C (73°F), and Puerto de la Cruz fluctuates around 24°C (75°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Puerto de la Cruz. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Tenerife this time of the year. In the summer, Tenerife often gets less sunshine than Puerto de la Cruz. Tenerife gets 268 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Puerto de la Cruz receives 334 hours of full sun.

Tenerife usually gets around the same amount of rain in July as Puerto de la Cruz. Tenerife gets 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain, while Puerto de la Cruz receives 2 mm (0.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Tenerife 23°C (73°F) 
    Puerto de la Cruz 24°C (75°F)

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

Both Puerto de la Cruz and Tenerife are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Many visitors come to Tenerife in the autumn for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

Tenerife is around the same temperature as Puerto de la Cruz in the autumn. The daily temperature in Tenerife averages around 22°C (72°F) in October, and Puerto de la Cruz fluctuates around 21°C (70°F).

It's quite sunny in Puerto de la Cruz. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Tenerife. Tenerife usually receives less sunshine than Puerto de la Cruz during autumn. Tenerife gets 200 hours of sunny skies, while Puerto de la Cruz receives 218 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Tenerife usually receives more rain than Puerto de la Cruz. Tenerife gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Puerto de la Cruz receives 20 mm (0.8 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Tenerife 22°C (72°F) 
    Puerto de la Cruz 21°C (70°F)

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

Both Puerto de la Cruz and Tenerife during the winter are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Tenerife for the shopping scene and the cuisine during these months.

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

In the winter, Tenerife often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Puerto de la Cruz. Tenerife gets 191 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Puerto de la Cruz receives 180 hours of full sun.

Tenerife usually gets more rain in January than Puerto de la Cruz. Tenerife gets 43 mm (1.7 in) of rain, while Puerto de la Cruz receives 29 mm (1.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

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

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz. The spring months attract visitors to Tenerife because of the beaches and the natural beauty.

In April, Tenerife is generally cooler than Puerto de la Cruz. Daily temperatures in Tenerife average around 18°C (64°F), and Puerto de la Cruz fluctuates around 20°C (68°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Puerto de la Cruz this time of the year. In Tenerife, it's very sunny this time of the year. Tenerife usually receives less sunshine than Puerto de la Cruz during spring. Tenerife gets 205 hours of sunny skies, while Puerto de la Cruz receives 229 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Tenerife usually receives more rain than Puerto de la Cruz. Tenerife gets 19 mm (0.7 in) of rain, while Puerto de la Cruz receives 11 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Tenerife 18°C (64°F) 
    Puerto de la Cruz 20°C (68°F)

Typical Weather for Puerto de la Cruz and Tenerife

Tenerife Puerto de la Cruz
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 17°C (63°F) 43 mm (1.7 in) 18°C (64°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Feb 17°C (63°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 18°C (64°F) 27 mm (1.1 in)
Mar 18°C (64°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 19°C (66°F) 27 mm (1.1 in)
Apr 18°C (64°F) 19 mm (0.7 in) 20°C (68°F) 11 mm (0.4 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 21°C (70°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 24°C (75°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Aug 24°C (75°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 24°C (75°F) 3 mm (0.1 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 9 mm (0.4 in) 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Oct 22°C (72°F) 26 mm (1 in) 21°C (70°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Nov 20°C (68°F) 47 mm (1.9 in) 19°C (66°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Dec 17°C (63°F) 56 mm (2.2 in) 18°C (64°F) 43 mm (1.7 in)