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Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

How much does it cost to travel to Gran Canaria?

You should plan to spend around $133 (€125) per day on your vacation in Gran Canaria. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $37 (€34) on meals
  • $49 (€46) on local transportation
  • $134 (€125) on hotels

A one week trip to Gran Canaria for two people costs, on average, $1,866 (€1,746). 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 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 Gran Canaria cost?

A one week trip to Gran Canaria usually costs around $933 (€873) for one person and $1,866 (€1,746) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Gran Canaria on average costs around $1,866 (€1,746) for one person and $3,731 (€3,493) 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 Gran Canaria will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Gran Canaria on average costs around $3,998 (€3,742) for one person and $7,995 (€7,484) 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 Gran Canaria 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 Gran Canaria expensive to visit?

Prices in Gran Canaria 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, Gran Canaria is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Seville or Costa Vicentina.

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

How much money do I need for a trip to Gran Canaria?

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 125 ($134)
Local Transportation 1 46 ($49)
Food 2 34 ($37)
Entertainment 1 20 ($22)
Alcohol 2 4 - 11 ($4 - 11)
Accommodation Budget in Gran Canaria
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Gran Canaria is $67 (€63). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Gran Canaria is $134 (€125). 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 Gran Canaria

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Transportation Budget in Gran Canaria
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Gran Canaria is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $49 (€46) per person, per day, on local transportation in Gran Canaria.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Gran Canaria
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Gran Canaria can vary, the average cost of food in Gran Canaria is $37 (€34) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Gran Canaria should cost around $15 (€14) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Gran Canaria is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Gran Canaria
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Gran Canaria typically cost an average of $22 (€20) 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.

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Alcohol Budget in Gran Canaria
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $7.63 (€7.14) on alcoholic beverages in Gran Canaria per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Gran Canaria On a Budget
Gran Canaria Gran Canaria, Spain
Gran Canaria is one of Spain's Canary Islands, located just off the coast of northwestern Africa. It is the third largest of the islands, and is known for its variety of volcanic beaches. This island is sometimes called a "Miniature Continent" due to the different climates and variety of landscapes found, which allow for a range of activities like hiking, biking, surfing, and scuba diving.
Gran Canaria is first and foremost known for its beaches, many located on the south end of the island. The longest beach is Playa del Ingles and Maspalomas, which caters to the majority of international visitors. Maspalomas, in particular, is known for its sand dunes. In the Mogan area there are also other famous beaches including Amadores, Anfi del Mar, Puerto Rico, and Playa de Mogan.

Palmitos Park, located at the edge of the island's National Park, has many animals, especially exotic birds, with shows that feature parrots, dolphins, and birds of prey. There are many natural habitats on the island that can make for a great day of hiking and enjoying the wilderness.

Valsequillo is another neat place to see. While the surrounding area is very green with impressive rock formations and steep ravines, the villages are home to pieces of history like the Church of Saint Michael Archangel, the former Cavalry barracks, and Flemish carvings.

Other sightseeing opportunities can be had in the city of Las Palmas with architectural examples like the Catedral de Santa Ana, as well as a number of museums dedicated to the island's history and culture as well as modern art and science.
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 museums, culture, and architecture. Food vendors and restaurants are abundant in the city, while the best shopping areas include a pedestrian street called Triana and Mesa y Lopez Street which houses two big department stores and many other shops. Vegueta, the historic district, is a hotspot for drinks and dining. The second largest city is Tilde and is situated between Las Palmas and the Gran Canaria Airport, while the hub in the south is Playa del Ingles. Translating to Englishman's Beach in English, Playa del Ingles is a resort built mainly to accommodate tourists around the world, especially from Europe.

Gran Canaria's variety of landscapes from long beaches and sand dunes to green ravines and picturesque villages, allows for a range of activities just as diverse. All over the island there are trails for hiking and mountain biking-past cave villages, lakes, mountain scenery, and flora and fauna native to the island. Down by the water, Gran Canaria's beaches are prime locations for activities like swimming, surfing, and scuba diving. With warm waters, tropical fish, and great surf, Gran Canaria is sometimes referred to as the "Hawaii of the Atlantic." There are a number of surf schools for beginners as well as instructors available for scuba excursions.

In the cities of Gran Canaria, especially Las Palmas, there are plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining, and sightseeing. There are also a number of golf courses, mostly located on the south part of the island.
Food and Dining
Cuisine of Gran Canaria is influenced by a combination of aboriginal flavors, Latin American cooking, as well as some African touches. 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. The ingredients of Gran Canarian cuisine are often simple but rich and flavorful, including desserts like bienmesabe-a paste of almonds, honey, and sugar often served with ice cream or cream. As far as drinks go, there are a number of local wines and liquors.

Gran Canaria Airport, sometimes also known as Gando Airport or Las Palmas Airport, is the main way of entry to the island. The airport is located in the eastern part of Gran Canaria on the Bay of Gando (Bahía de Gando), about 12 miles south of the city center of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and 16 miles from the popular tourist areas in the south. Flights to and from international destinations are available.

Once on the island public transportation is available, organized, and affordable. There are regular buses that run all around Gran Canaria, and rental cars are available.

Other nearby islands can also be reached by ferry.


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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.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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