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

Should you visit Andalusia or Cantabria?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Andalusia or Cantabria, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Andalusia or Cantabria?


The Andalusia Region of Spain is located in the south of Spain. The territory is divided into eight provinces: Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga and the capital city of the region, Seville. Andalusia is in the south of the Iberian Peninsula and is the only European region with coastlines on both the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean. Traditionally, the main economic contribution of the area is from agriculture, but in recent years the service industry, specifically tourism, retail, and transportation, have become at least as important and possibly even more important to the economy.


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.

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Which place is cheaper, Cantabria or Andalusia?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Andalusia is €127, 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 Andalusia and Cantabria in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Andalusia 65
    Cantabria 54
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Andalusia 130
    Cantabria 108
Compare Hotels in Andalusia and Cantabria

Looking for a hotel in Andalusia 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 Andalusia

Hotels in Cantabria

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Andalusia 23
    Cantabria 22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Andalusia

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

  • Malaga Airport (AGP) to Marbella - Arrival Private Transfer: $44
  • Airport Transfer: Malaga Airport AGP to Malaga by Business Car: $51
  • Airport Transfer: Malaga Airport AGP to Malaga by Luxury Van: $57
  • Airport Transfer: Malaga to Malaga Airport AGP by Business Car: $51
  • Almería Private Transfer from Almería Airport to City centre or Cabo de Gata: $65
  • Almería Private Transfer from the city centre or Cabo de Gata to Almería Airport: $65
  • Arrival Private Transfer Seville Airport SVQ to Seville City by Business Car: $59
  • Arrival Private Transfer Seville Airport SVQ to Seville City by Luxury Van: $95
  • Arrival Transfer: Malaga Airport AGP to Malaga by Business Car: $51
  • Arrival Transfer: Malaga Airport AGP to Malaga by Luxury Van: $57
  • Caminito del Rey from Seville with semiprivate transfer: $190
  • Cordoba and its Mosque from Granada with Private Transfer: $261

Is it cheaper to fly into Andalusia or Cantabria?

Prices for flights to both Cantabria and Andalusia 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
    Andalusia 35
    Cantabria 36

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Andalusia

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

  • Ugly Delicious Food Tour: $38
  • Tapas Food Tour in Jerez de la Frontera: $39
  • Spanish Paella Private Online Cooking Class: $40
  • Flamenco Show at Tablao El Arenal with Drink and Optional Dinner or Tapas : $47
  • Oriental dinner with a view of the Giralda: $57
  • Paella Showcooking Experience on a Rooftop: $60
  • Dinner and Show at Alegría Flamenco & Restaurant in Malaga: $65
  • Food Tour Cadiz: $74
  • Spanish Cooking Class & Triana Market Tour in Sevilla: $76
  • Paella Cooking Class with English Guide in Malaga: $76
  • Sevilla Food Tour: Tapas, Wine, History & Traditions: $82
  • Paella Cooking Class in Malaga: $84

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Andalusia 29
    Cantabria 20

Tours and Activities in Andalusia

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

  • Sevilla: Best Monumental Free Walking Tour: $3.25
  • Ticket to the Flamenco Dress Museum: $3.26
  • Walking Tour of Sevilla's Historic Sites: $3.26
  • Self Audio Guided Tour in Seville Cathedral: $4.35
  • Skip the Line: Picasso's Birthplace Museum Entrance Ticket: $4.35
  • Guided Walking Tour of the Old Town of Frigiliana: $5.44
  • Granada Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.53
  • Seville Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.53
  • Essential Seville: A Self-Guided Audio Tour Explore the its History & Legends: $6.99
  • Story Adventure Outdoor Escape Game in Cadiz Town Center : $7.05
  • Monumental Economic tour with booking fee Seville: $7.62
  • Albaicín and Sacromonte’s Iconic Sights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $8.99

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
    Andalusia 23
    Cantabria 12

Sample the Local Flavors in Andalusia

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Andalusia:

  • Malaga Nightlife Pub Crawl Tour with Drinks and Clubs Entry: $17
  • Almería Visit to Eco Winery Cortijo El Cura and wine tasting: $24
  • Almería Wine tour and tasting in English in Bio Winery: $24
  • Evening Wine Tasting Córdoba: $26
  • Sherry Wine Tasting with Views of Sevilla: $27
  • Sherry Wine Tasting with Views of Sevilla: $38
  • Evening Local Wine Tasting Córdoba: $39
  • Granada Traditional Tapas and Wine Tour - by Oh My Good Guide!: $77
  • Evening Tapas Tour and Wine Tasting in Malaga: $87
  • Malaga Food Walking Tour with Tapas & Wine Tasting: $98
  • BEST OF Granada: Flamenco, Tapas and Wine Tour: $100
  • Traditional Malaga Tapas and Wine Tour: $118

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

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