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Canary Islands, Spain

How much does it cost to travel to Canary Islands?

You should plan to spend around $158 (€145) per day on your vacation in Canary Islands. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $44 (€41) on meals
  • $55 (€51) on local transportation
  • $154 (€142) on hotels

A one week trip to Canary Islands for two people costs, on average, $2,206 (€2,036). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Canary Islands cost?

A one week trip to Canary Islands usually costs around $1,103 (€1,018) for one person and $2,206 (€2,036) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Canary Islands on average costs around $2,206 (€2,036) for one person and $4,412 (€4,073) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Canary Islands will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Canary Islands on average costs around $4,728 (€4,364) for one person and $9,455 (€8,728) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Canary Islands has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Canary Islands expensive to visit?

Prices in Canary Islands are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Canary Islands is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to many other destinations.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Canary Islands Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Canary Islands?

The average Canary Islands trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Canary Islands travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 142 ($154)
Local Transportation 1 51 ($55)
Food 2 41 ($44)
Entertainment 1 24 ($26)
Alcohol 2 4 - 13 ($5 - 14)
Accommodation Budget in Canary Islands
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Canary Islands is $77 (€71). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Canary Islands is $154 (€142). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Canary Islands

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Transportation Budget in Canary Islands
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Canary Islands is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $55 (€51) per person, per day, on local transportation in Canary Islands.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Canary Islands
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Rental Cars in Canary Islands
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Food Budget in Canary Islands
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Canary Islands can vary, the average cost of food in Canary Islands is $44 (€41) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Canary Islands should cost around $18 (€16) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Canary Islands is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Canary Islands
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  • Entertainment and activities in Canary Islands typically cost an average of $26 (€24) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

Recommended Activities

Alcohol Budget in Canary Islands
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  • The average person spends about $9.19 (€8.48) on alcoholic beverages in Canary Islands per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Canary Islands On a Budget
Canary Islands Tenerife Coastline, Canary Islands, Spain
The Canary Islands are a territory of Spain located off the northwest coast of Africa. Made up of rugged volcanic islands, the archipelago is known for its black and white sand beaches with great surf as well as opportunities for hiking, biking, snorkeling, and scuba amongst other activities.
The landscapes of the Canary Islands are many and varied-from wild surf and sweeping sand dunes to deep ravines and rainforests. Being of volcanic origins, the islands also have a number of striking summits and rugged landscapes that make for great hiking and mountain biking. This also contributes to a number of black sand beaches that are popular with visitors. Much of these landscapes are protected by national parks or occupied by indigenous villages as well as native flora and fauna.

The cities and larger towns also have much to do and see with a rich history and culture as well as plenty of opportunities to shop and dine. For a great overview and tips, check out this guide to visiting the Canary Islands.
The Canary chain is made up of the islands of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma, and El Hierro.

Gran Canaria is the largest island by population, and perhaps has the most varied landscape-green and steep in the north, dry and flat in the south. It is known for its beaches (Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas) and capital city of Las Palmas.

Fuerteventura roughly translates as "Strong Winds" and as this name suggests, is best known for its impressive waves-a surfer's paradise.

Lanzarote has a beautiful volcanic landscape, well-preserved as the Timanfaya National Park on the west part of the island.

Tenerife is the largest of the seven islands, with the highest mountain in Spain, El Teide. Its capital city, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, is home to the Canary Island Parliament and is representative of the region's rich history with many museums and monuments.

La Gomera is marked by deep ravines with cliffs covered in laurel rainforest. The local people have a unique way of communicating across deep ravines by using a whistled speech called Silbo Gomero. This method is indigenous to the island, and its existence has been documented since Roman times.

La Palma is known for its steep volcanic landscapes and terraced countryside interlaced with small towns and villages. The capital of the island, Santa Cruz, has many well-preserved old buildings and cobblestone streets.

El Hierro, also known as the Meridian Island, is the smallest of the Canaries and most western. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site the flora and fauna of the island and its surrounding waters are protected-an ideal place to relax out in nature.

With warm waters, tropical fish, and great surf the Canary Islands are sometimes referred to as the "Hawaii of the Atlantic." These conditions make for a variety of activities, both on land and sea. Many of the islands have hiking and mountain biking trails that will pass villages, lakes, mountain scenery, and flora and fauna native to the region, while the beaches are prime locations for sunbathing, beach sports, swimming, surfing, and scuba diving. There are plenty of instructors available for surfing beginners, as well as guides who can take scuba divers out to the area's best diving locations.

Other popular watersports include jet-skiing, sailing, windsurfing, and water-skiing, while the cities and larger towns of the islands have plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, shopping, and dining.

Plenty of festivals can be experienced here, too. Check out this guide to festivals in the Canary Islands.
Food and Dining
Cuisine of the Canary Islands takes its influence from a mix of Spanish, Latin, and African cultures. Dishes typically consist of a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit and fish, some meat-usually light meals, which are easier to digest in a warm climate. Many small dishes or tapas are served around the island and are known locally as enyesques. They are often accompanied by a sauce called mojo made mainly of oil, garlic, vinegar, salt, red pepper, thyme, oregano, coriander, and several other spices. There are two varieties of mojo: rojo (or red, often served with meat) and verde (or green, often served with fish). Traditional Canarian meals usually start with soup and are followed by a main dish, consisting of local meat or fish, and the ingredients are often simple but rich and flavorful. The Canary Islands are also Europe's only exporter of plantain bananas, which are generally served fried. Local wines and liquors can also be found on the islands.

As far as travel goes, the airports on Tenerife and Gran Canaria are the most popular. Tenerife has two airports: Tenerife South (Reina Sofia) near Los Cristianos and Tenerife North (Los Rodeos) by La Laguna. Gran Canaria Airport, sometimes also known as Gando Airport or Las Palmas Airport, is located in the eastern part of Gran Canaria on the Bay of Gando (Bahía de Gando). Each of these airports offers flights to and from international destinations. Ferries to other nearby islands are also available from Tenerife and Gran Canaria.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.