A Travel Price Comparison for Spain La Laguna vs. Santiago de Compostela for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit La Laguna or Santiago de Compostela?

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 La Laguna and Santiago de Compostela. 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: La Laguna or Santiago de Compostela?

La Laguna

Much of the area in Tenerife has expanded and grown to cater to the tourist crowd of Europe and the world. However, there is one gem tucked away that has maintained the charm and beauty of the old world. The historic city of La Laguna is the home of mansions, bars, eccentric small shops, and serves as a model for many of the colonial towns in North America. In 1999 the town was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites.

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is the capital city of northwest Spain's Galicia region. Its famous cathedral marks the culmination of the Way of Saint James pilgrimage route, and is the alleged burial site of the apostle himself. The pilgrimage route begins in the Pyrenees, 500 miles away, though travelers can decide to join the journey at certain points in between, depending on how far they want to walk and how much they want to see.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Tours for Seniors to Spain, The Best Contiki Tours to Spain, The Best G Adventures Tours to Spain, and The Best 3-Day Tours from Madrid.

Which place is cheaper, Santiago de Compostela or La Laguna?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in La Laguna is €120, while the average daily cost in Santiago de Compostela is €91. 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 La Laguna and Santiago de Compostela in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    La Laguna 53
    Santiago de Compostela 37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    La Laguna 106
    Santiago de Compostela 74
Compare Hotels in La Laguna and Santiago de Compostela

Looking for a hotel in La Laguna or Santiago de Compostela? 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 La Laguna

Hotels in Santiago de Compostela

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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: La Laguna Hotel Prices and Santiago de Compostela Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    La Laguna 41
    Santiago de Compostela 38

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Santiago de Compostela

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Santiago de Compostela:

  • Santiago de Compostela Private Transfer from the city centre to SCQ Airport: $51
  • Santiago de Compostela Private Transfer from the city centre to SCQ Airport: $51
  • Santiago de Compostela Private Transfer from SCQ Airport to City centre: $51
  • Airport transfer Santiago de Compostela: $71

Is it cheaper to fly into La Laguna or Santiago de Compostela?

Prices for flights to both Santiago de Compostela and La Laguna 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
    La Laguna 40
    Santiago de Compostela 19

Typical Food Prices in Santiago de Compostela

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Santiago de Compostela:

  • Raspberries
  • Ice Cream
  • Cookie
  • Kebab
  • Dinner & Tapas (for 2)
  • Tuna Empanada
  • Fruit Shake
  • Crepe

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    La Laguna 28
    Santiago de Compostela 39

Tours and Activities in Santiago de Compostela

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

  • 5-day Private Tour Northern Spain (from Bilbao or Santiago): $5,299
  • Christmas Enchantment: Walking Tour in Compostela: $459
  • Complete Santiago Tour with tickets- Full experience in 4H: $48
  • Essential Walking Tour through the Emblematic Places of Santiago: $32
  • Excursion to Finisterre, Muxia and Cabo Vilan With Boat Cruise : $59
  • Exploration of Compostela Walking Tour for Families: $352
  • Exploring Santiago de Compostela Walking Tour for Couples: $352
  • Finisterre y Costa da Morte el tour más completo desde Santiago: $54
  • From Santiago: Finisterre Lighthouse Sunset Tour: $36
  • From Santiago: Fuciño do Porco Hiking Tour: $80
  • From Santiago: Rías Baixas Galicia Seafood & Wine Day Tour: $59
  • From Santiago: Ribeira Sacra Tour & Boat Trip: $61

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    La Laguna 6.07
    Santiago de Compostela 23

Typical Alcohol Prices in Santiago de Compostela

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Santiago de Compostela from other travelers:

  • 1 Pint Beer

Sample the Local Flavors in Santiago de Compostela

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

  • Cheese and Wine Tasting Experience: $31
  • Cheese and Wine Tasting Experience: $32
  • Premium Porto Santiago Compostela tour lunch & wine tasting: $209

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

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

Which is Bigger, La Laguna or Santiago de Compostela?

La Laguna has a larger population, and is about 51% larger than the population of Santiago de Compostela. When comparing the sizes of La Laguna and Santiago de Compostela, 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.