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

Should you visit Cadiz or Santillana?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Cadiz and Santillana can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Cadiz or Santillana?

Cadiz

Cadiz is a port city in the southwestern area of Spain. It is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain, and one of the oldest in western Europe, which means it has a lot of historic charm and many historic landmarks. Cadiz stands on a peninsula jutting out into a bay which is a small slice of land, and is almost entirely surrounded by water. The landscape has a lot of natural beauty, and there is plenty to see and do. Because of its long history, some areas of the city are very old and these sections differ drastically from the newer more modern areas; where the older neighborhoods have narrow, winding streets, the newer areas have wide avenues with modern buildings. Unlike most other ports of its size it seems immediately relaxed and easy going, not at all threatening, even at night. The city has a great tradition of liberalism and tolerance making it a very welcoming destination.

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 Contiki Tours to Spain, The Best G Adventures Tours to Spain, The Best 3-Day Tours from Madrid, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Madrid.


Which place is cheaper, Santillana or Cadiz?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cadiz is €152, 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 Cadiz and Santillana in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cadiz 77
    Santillana 60
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cadiz 154
    Santillana 120
Compare Hotels in Cadiz and Santillana

Looking for a hotel in Cadiz 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 Cadiz


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: Cadiz Hotel Prices and Santillana Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cadiz 30
    Santillana 17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cadiz

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cadiz:

  • Private Transfer from Cadiz city hotels to Cadiz Cruise Port: $28
  • Private Transfer from/to Cadiz Airport to/from Hotel: $87

Is it cheaper to fly into Cadiz or Santillana?

Prices for flights to both Santillana and Cadiz 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
    Cadiz 45
    Santillana 30
Typical Food Prices in Cadiz

Some typical examples of dining costs in Cadiz are as follows:


  • Dinner and Tapas
    15
  • Lunch for 1
    10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cadiz

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Cadiz.

  • Tapas Food Tour in Jerez de la Frontera: $41

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.
    Cadiz 27
    Santillana 23
Typical Entertainment Prices in Cadiz

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Cadiz are as follows:


  • Cadiz Sightseeing Tour
    15

Tours and Activities in Cadiz

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Cadiz are as follows:

  • Audioguided Tour of Cádiz Monumental, at your pace: $4.27
  • Story Adventure Quest Experience in Cadiz: $5.66
  • Cadiz Town Center Outdoor Escape Game: A Story Adventure: $6.95
  • Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App: $7.27
  • Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App: $8.03
  • Cádiz Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $9.17
  • Historical Walking Tour: $11
  • City Center Guided Walking Tour: $11
  • Cádiz: Cadiz Milenaria Guided Tour: $11
  • Guided tour of Cádiz: stories from the hand of a local guide: $13
  • Walking tour through Cádiz stories from the hand of a local guide: $13
  • Cádiz: Self-Guided Audio Smartphone App Tour: $15

Tours and Activities in Santillana

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

  • Memorable Family Walking Tour in Ancient Santillana del Mar: $428

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cadiz 28
    Santillana 4.29

Sample the Local Flavors in Cadiz

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Cadiz:

  • Private Tour with Tapas, Wine Tasting and Bike Rental: $107
  • Countryside Olive Oil & Wine Tasting: $128

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: $1,023


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cadiz and Santillana, we can see that Cadiz 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 Cadiz would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Cadiz 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 Cadiz Expensive? and Is Santillana Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Cadiz or Santillana?

Cadiz has a larger population, and is about 30 times larger than the population of Santillana. When comparing the sizes of Cadiz 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 Cadiz or Santillana?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Cadiz or Santillana in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Cadiz and Santillana. Many travelers come to Cadiz for the beaches and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Cadiz is a little warmer than Santillana. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cadiz in July average around 25°C (77°F), and Santillana averages at about 19°C (66°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Santillana this time of the year. In Cadiz, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cadiz usually receives more sunshine than Santillana during summer. Cadiz gets 356 hours of sunny skies, while Santillana receives 213 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Cadiz usually receives less rain than Santillana. Cadiz gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 50 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cadiz 25°C (77°F) 
    Santillana 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Santillana in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Cadiz as well as Santillana. Many visitors come to Cadiz in the autumn for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Cadiz is generally a little warmer than Santillana. Daily temperatures in Cadiz average around 20°C (68°F), and Santillana fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cadiz this time of the year. In the autumn, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Santillana. Cadiz gets 235 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Santillana receives 133 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Santillana. Cadiz usually gets less rain in October than Santillana. Cadiz gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 138 mm (5.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cadiz 20°C (68°F) 
    Santillana 16°C (60°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Santillana in the Winter?

Both Santillana and Cadiz are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Most visitors come to Cadiz for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

Cadiz is a little warmer than Santillana in the winter. The daily temperature in Cadiz averages around 13°C (55°F) in January, and Santillana fluctuates around 9°C (49°F).

Cadiz usually receives more sunshine than Santillana during winter. Cadiz gets 174 hours of sunny skies, while Santillana receives 91 hours of full sun in the winter.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Santillana. In January, Cadiz usually receives less rain than Santillana. Cadiz gets 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 149 mm (5.9 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cadiz 13°C (55°F) 
    Santillana 9°C (49°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Santillana in the Spring?

Both Santillana and Cadiz during the spring are popular places to visit. The spring months attract visitors to Cadiz because of the beaches and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Cadiz is a little warmer than Santillana. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cadiz in April average around 17°C (63°F), and Santillana averages at about 12°C (53°F).

It's quite sunny in Cadiz. In the spring, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Santillana. Cadiz gets 253 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Santillana receives 148 hours of full sun.

Santillana gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Cadiz usually gets less rain in April than Santillana. Cadiz gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 135 mm (5.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cadiz 17°C (63°F) 
    Santillana 12°C (53°F)

Typical Weather for Santillana and Cadiz

Cadiz Santillana
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 9°C (49°F) 149 mm (5.9 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 10°C (50°F) 116 mm (4.6 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 10°C (51°F) 119 mm (4.7 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 12°C (53°F) 135 mm (5.3 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 14°C (58°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 17°C (62°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 19°C (67°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 18°C (64°F) 88 mm (3.4 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 16°C (60°F) 138 mm (5.4 in)
Nov 17°C (63°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 12°C (53°F) 181 mm (7.1 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 10°C (50°F) 157 mm (6.2 in)