A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Adeje vs. Santillana for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Adeje or Santillana?

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

Should I visit Adeje or Santillana? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Adeje or Santillana?

Adeje

If you're looking for a luxurious winter getaway - the kind of place where tourists are top of mind - then you'll likely find yourself on Tenerife's coastal region. Located on the northern section of this strip is the city of Costa Adeje. Here you'll find hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants all ready to cater to every tourists wishes. It's the kind of getaway you always thought was reserved for the rich and famous. Now you can enjoy sitting in a beachy lap of luxury.

Santillana

A quaint town outside of Santander in northern Spain, Santillana de Mar is renowned for its medieval architecture. One of Spain's prettiest villages, Santillana del Mar and its cobbled streets are lined with palaces, churches, and balconies full of flowers. There are plenty of traditional shops selling local specialties, and it is nearby the UNESCO world heritage site of the Altamira Caves for something a little different.

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 3-Week Tours in Spain.


Which place is cheaper, Santillana or Adeje?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Adeje is €173, while the average daily cost in Santillana is €105. 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 Adeje and Santillana in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Adeje 87
    Santillana 60
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Adeje 174
    Santillana 120
Compare Hotels in Adeje and Santillana

Looking for a hotel in Adeje or Santillana? 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 Adeje


Hotels in Santillana


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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: Adeje Hotel Prices and Santillana Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Adeje 64
    Santillana 17

Is it cheaper to fly into Adeje or Santillana?

Prices for flights to both Santillana and Adeje 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
    Adeje 50
    Santillana 30

Typical Food Prices in Santillana

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Santillana:


  • Breakfast
    7.00

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Adeje 19
    Santillana 23

Tours and Activities in Adeje

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

  • BUBBLEMAKER: FIRST SCUBA DIVING EXPERIENCE FOR CHILD ADEJE: $74
  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Ifonche Flight Experience: $142

Tours and Activities in Santillana

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

  • Guided Tour of the Velarde Palace: $11
  • Memorable Family Walking Tour in Ancient Santillana del Mar: $435

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Adeje 8.21
    Santillana 4.29

Sample the Local Flavors in Santillana

Also in Santillana, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Santillana Uncorked: A Wine Tasting Adventure: $1,040


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

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


Which is Bigger, Adeje or Santillana?

Adeje has a larger population, and is about 8 times larger than the population of Santillana. When comparing the sizes of Adeje and Santillana, 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.


When is the best time to visit Adeje or Santillana?

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 Adeje or Santillana in the Summer?

Both Santillana and Adeje during the summer are popular places to visit.

Adeje is a little warmer than Santillana in the summer. The daily temperature in Adeje averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Santillana fluctuates around 19°C (66°F).

In Santillana, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Adeje. In the summer, Adeje often gets more sunshine than Santillana. Adeje gets 268 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Santillana receives 213 hours of full sun.

Adeje usually gets less rain in July than Santillana. Adeje gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 50 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Adeje 23°C (73°F) 
    Santillana 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Adeje or Santillana in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Adeje and Santillana.

In the autumn, Adeje is a little warmer than Santillana. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Adeje in October average around 23°C (73°F), and Santillana averages at about 16°C (60°F).

In Adeje, it's very sunny this time of the year. Adeje usually receives more sunshine than Santillana during autumn. Adeje gets 200 hours of sunny skies, while Santillana receives 133 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Santillana receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Adeje usually receives less rain than Santillana. Adeje gets 41 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 138 mm (5.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Adeje 23°C (73°F) 
    Santillana 16°C (60°F)

Should I visit Adeje or Santillana in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Adeje as well as Santillana.

In January, Adeje is generally much warmer than Santillana. Daily temperatures in Adeje average around 18°C (64°F), and Santillana fluctuates around 9°C (49°F).

In the winter, Adeje often gets more sunshine than Santillana. Adeje gets 191 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Santillana receives 91 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Santillana. Adeje usually gets less rain in January than Santillana. Adeje gets 66 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 149 mm (5.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Adeje 18°C (64°F) 
    Santillana 9°C (49°F)

Should I visit Adeje or Santillana in the Spring?

Both Santillana and Adeje are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities.

Adeje is much warmer than Santillana in the spring. The daily temperature in Adeje averages around 19°C (66°F) in April, and Santillana fluctuates around 12°C (53°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Adeje. Adeje usually receives more sunshine than Santillana during spring. Adeje gets 205 hours of sunny skies, while Santillana receives 148 hours of full sun in the spring.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Santillana. In April, Adeje usually receives less rain than Santillana. Adeje gets 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 135 mm (5.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Adeje 19°C (66°F) 
    Santillana 12°C (53°F)

Typical Weather for Santillana and Adeje

Adeje Santillana
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 18°C (64°F) 66 mm (2.6 in) 9°C (49°F) 149 mm (5.9 in)
Feb 18°C (64°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 10°C (50°F) 116 mm (4.6 in)
Mar 19°C (66°F) 42 mm (1.7 in) 10°C (51°F) 119 mm (4.7 in)
Apr 19°C (66°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 12°C (53°F) 135 mm (5.3 in)
May 20°C (68°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 14°C (58°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Jun 21°C (70°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 17°C (62°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 1 mm (0 in) 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Aug 24°C (75°F) 3 mm (0.1 in) 19°C (67°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 13 mm (0.5 in) 18°C (64°F) 88 mm (3.4 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 16°C (60°F) 138 mm (5.4 in)
Nov 21°C (70°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 12°C (53°F) 181 mm (7.1 in)
Dec 19°C (66°F) 75 mm (3 in) 10°C (50°F) 157 mm (6.2 in)