A Travel Price Comparison for Spain A Coruna vs. Cantabria for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit A Coruna or Cantabria?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for A Coruna and Cantabria. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: A Coruna or Cantabria?

A Coruna

A Coruna is a busy port city located on a promontory of Spain's Galicia region. It is the capital city of a province of the same name, exhibiting a mix of the old and new from an ancient Roman lighthouse to modern apartments known for their glass balconies. Some of the highlights include the variety of architecture both age-old and modern, the old town, several museums, the harbor, and beaches.


Occupying Spain's northern coast, the region of Cantabria is known for its mountains, cave paintings, and the capital city of Santander. Its diverse landscape allows for locals and visitors alike to hit the beach in the summer and go on mountain adventures in the winter. While these natural features alone are breathtaking, there is also much to say for Cantabria's quaint seaside towns, fresh cuisine, and rich history.

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

Which place is cheaper, Cantabria or A Coruna?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in A Coruna is €89, while the average daily cost in Cantabria is €107. 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 A Coruna and Cantabria in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    A Coruna 51
    Cantabria 54
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    A Coruna 102
    Cantabria 108
Compare Hotels in A Coruna and Cantabria

Looking for a hotel in A Coruna or Cantabria? 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 A Coruna

Hotels in Cantabria

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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: A Coruna Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    A Coruna 13
    Cantabria 22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in A Coruna

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

  • Private Transfer from La Coruna Port to Santiago Airport (SCQ): $72
  • Private Transfer from La Coruna Port to Santiago city hotels: $72
  • Transfer from Coruna Airport to Ferrol: $130

Is it cheaper to fly into A Coruna or Cantabria?

Prices for flights to both Cantabria and A Coruna 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 Meals for one day
    A Coruna 28
    Cantabria 36

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in A Coruna

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

  • The Great Dinner in A Coruña - Escape urban room: $64
  • Food Market visit and Cooking Workshop in A Coruña: $103
  • 3 Hour Tapas Tasting and Cooking Class in A Coruna: $103

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    A Coruna 9.72
    Cantabria 20
Typical Entertainment Prices in A Coruna

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for A Coruna's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Tower of Hercules

Tours and Activities in A Coruna

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

  • Group walking tour in Lugo: $1.09
  • A Coruña Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $8.98
  • Guided Tour Lugo: $27
  • Segway Tour Tower of Hercules: $32
  • Essential Walking Tour through the Emblematic Places of Coruña: $32
  • A Coruña boat tour from the sea: $38
  • Private Walking Tour around Coruña with Beer or Wine: $49
  • E-bike Tour La Coruña: $64
  • Full-Day Excursion to Santiago from A Coruña for Cruisers Only: $75
  • A Coruña Private Walking Tour : $81
  • 2 Hours Private Walking Tour in Lugo: $81
  • 2 Hour Private Old Town Walking Tour in La Coruña: $151

Tours and Activities in Cantabria

Here are a few actual costs in Cantabria for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • From Bilbao: Villages of Cantabria Private Tour with Lunch: $263

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    A Coruna 13
    Cantabria 12

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between A Coruna and Cantabria, we can see that Cantabria is more expensive. And not only is A Coruna much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to A Coruna would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in A Coruna 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 Cantabria would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cantabria than you might in A Coruna.

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

Which has a larger population, A Coruna or Cantabria?

Cantabria has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of A Coruna. When comparing the sizes of A Coruna and Cantabria, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.