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

Should you visit Andalusia or La Rioja?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Andalusia or La Rioja, 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 La Rioja?


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.

La Rioja

La Rioja is an area in northern Spain located in the Iberia peninsula. It is not as commonly known as some of the bigger cities, but it is a great place to visit. The area has more than 500 wineries, and though the area may not be well known as a tourist location, the name is often recognizable for its quality wine. La Rioja is full of natural beauty and Spanish culture. Because it is not as touristy as some of the larger areas of Spain, you are more likely to get a more genuine idea of real Spanish life and culture by visiting this region. The La Rioja area is nestled between cities like Burgos, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamplona and Zaragoza, so you are never far from the more popular northern cities.

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Which place is cheaper, La Rioja 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 La Rioja is €0.00. 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 La Rioja in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Andalusia 65
    La Rioja -
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Andalusia 130
    La Rioja 0.00
Compare Hotels in Andalusia and La Rioja

Looking for a hotel in Andalusia or La Rioja? 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 La Rioja

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Andalusia 23
    La Rioja -

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Andalusia

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

  • Vip Transfer from Malaga Airport to Nerja: $131
  • Vip Transfer from Malaga Airport to Algeciras or Tarifa: $185
  • Vip Private Transfer from Malaga Airport to Gibraltar Border: $163
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfeR in Seville APT-HTL (SVQ): $64
  • Transfers desde Aeropuerto de Almería (LEI) a Vera Playa - 4 pasajeros: $124
  • Transfer from Malaga Airport to Costa del Sol Hotels (Any Hotel): $42
  • Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel to Seville Airport: $47
  • Shared Arrival Transfer: Seville Airport to Hotel: $47
  • Seville: Private Transfer IN or OUT in Upscale Vehicle with Professional Driver: $147
  • Seville city to Seville Airport(SVQ) - Departure Private Transfer: $23
  • Seville City Hotels to Malaga Airport AGP Departure Transfer: $120

Is it cheaper to fly into Andalusia or La Rioja?

Prices for flights to both La Rioja 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
    La Rioja -

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
    La Rioja -

Tours and Activities in Andalusia

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

  • 'Game of Thrones' Walking Tour in Seville with Optional Trip to Osuna: $51
  • Flamenco tour of Seville: $39
  • Half-Day Luxury Motor Yacht Cruise in Granada: $152
  • Private Tour of Ronda and Setenil de Las Bodegas: $239
  • Seville Electric Bike Private Tour: $76
  • Winery and Olive Mill Guided and Tasting Tour with Tapas: $120
  • Úbeda + Baeza Tourist Pass: $33
  • Úbeda Monumental - Guided tour with interiors: $15
  • Úbeda and Baeza tour guided with tickets: $27
  • Úbeda guided tour with tickets.: $16
  • 1 Hour Buggy Safari Experience in the Mountains of Mijas with Guide: $87
  • 1 Hour Buggy Tour Off-Road Adventure in Mijas: $98

Tours and Activities in La Rioja

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

  • Private Tour to 3 Wineries with Tastings: $802
  • Private Vineyards Tour in San Vicente de la Sonsierra: $93

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Andalusia 23
    La Rioja -

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

Sample the Local Flavors in La Rioja

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in La Rioja:

  • Private Wine Tasting in San Vicente de la Sonsierra: $60
  • Rioja: Private Wine Tasting Tour: $421

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Andalusia and La Rioja, we can see that Andalusia is more expensive. And not only is La Rioja much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to La Rioja would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in La Rioja 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 La Rioja.

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