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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
  • Budget hotel room with shared bathroom: €25–50
  • Self-catering market/supermarket meal: €6
  • Bus ticket: €3
  • Parks, churches, walks and some museums: free
  • Room in midrange hotel or private apartment: €65–100
  • Three-course meal with wine in midrange restaurant: €30
  • Admission to top museums, galleries and sights: around €6
  • Car hire per day: from €20
Top end (more than)
  • Boutique hotel or resort room: from €100
  • Fine-dining meal with wine: from €50
  • Taxi trip: €20
  • Activities (diving, surfing, boat tours): €60


Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days; some nationalities will need a Schengen visa.

Get the latest visa advice for Canary Islands from our community.

When to go and weather


Getting to Canary Islands

Getting to the Canary Islands is a cinch. Low-cost carriers are plentiful from all over Europe, particularly from Germany, the UK and, of course, mainland Spain. Flights, tours and rail tickets can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Getting around Canary Islands

Car While roads are winding on most of the islands, they are generally in excellent condition and driving is the best option for getting around. Cars can be hired at airports and in resorts and larger towns, but book in advance for smaller islands. Drive on the right.

Bus All islands have a network that takes you to the main points of interest, though many rural lines are not too frequent. Chargeable bus cards are usually available, which offer slight discounts.

Boat For hopping between adjacent islands, the fast ferries are superb. Many routes have frequent departures.

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