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

Should you visit Lanzarote or Santillana?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Lanzarote or Santillana, 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: Lanzarote or Santillana?

Lanzarote

Lanzarote is one of Spain's Canary Islands, located off the northwestern coast of Africa. Some of its most popular features include the volcanic landscape of Timanfaya National Park, the underground caverns of Cueva de los Verdes, as well as the resort towns of Costa Teguise, Puerto del Carmen, and Playa Blanca.

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.

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Which place is cheaper, Santillana or Lanzarote?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Lanzarote is €161, 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 Lanzarote and Santillana in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lanzarote 95
    Santillana 60
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lanzarote 190
    Santillana 120
Compare Hotels in Lanzarote and Santillana

Looking for a hotel in Lanzarote 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 Lanzarote


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: Santillana Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lanzarote 40
    Santillana 17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lanzarote

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

  • Aqualava Splashtastic with Transfer: $42
  • First Minute Transfer: $28
  • From Round-Trip Ferry Transfer to Fuerteventura: $49
  • Fuerteventura at your leisure( bus transfer and return ferry ticket): $48
  • Lanzarote : Parasailing activity with hotel transfer: $22
  • Lanzarote Airport (Arrecife) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Costa Teguise Hotel): $83
  • Lanzarote Airport Arrival Transfer (Airport to Playa Blanca Hotels or Address): $117
  • Lanzarote Airport Arrival Transfer (Airport to Puerto del Carmen Hotel): $83
  • Lanzarote Airport Departure Transfer (Costa Teguise Hotels to Lanzarote Airport): $83
  • Lanzarote Airport Departure Transfer (Playa Blanca Hotels to Lanzarote Airport): $117
  • Lanzarote Airport Departure Transfer (Puerto del Carmen Hotels to Airport): $83
  • Dolphin-Watching Sunset Cruise with Transfers: $53

Is it cheaper to fly into Lanzarote or Santillana?

Prices for flights to both Santillana and Lanzarote 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
    Lanzarote 42
    Santillana 30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lanzarote

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

  • Puerto del Carmen: Music Hall Tavern Comedy Drag Dinner Show: $53
  • Music Hall Tavern - MHT Comedy Drag Dinner Show: $54

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.
    Lanzarote 17
    Santillana 23

Tours and Activities in Lanzarote

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Lanzarote.

  • Puerto del Carmen: Indoor 18 hole Crazy Mini Golf Experience: $8.65
  • Mini Golf Entry Ticket in Puerto del Carmen: $8.81
  • LagOmar Museum Entry Ticket: $11
  • Jose Saramago House and Library Museum Tickets : $13
  • Aquarium Entry Ticket: $16
  • Audio Guided Tour of the El Grifo Wine Museum: $16
  • Return or 1-Way Ferry Ticket to Fuerteventura: $21
  • Cueva de los Verdes Guided Tour with Ticket: $22
  • Jameos del Agua Entry Ticket: $22
  • Lanzarote:Ferry ticket to Fuerteventura with free wifi: $22
  • Vineyard Tour with Wine and Chocolate Tasting: $24
  • Janubio Salt Flats Guided Tour: $24

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: $432

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lanzarote 9.29
    Santillana 4.29

Sample the Local Flavors in Lanzarote

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

  • Wine Tasting Tour at El Grifo Bodega: $54
  • Hiking and Wine Tasting: $61
  • Half Day Timanfaya Volcanic Tour with Wine Tasting: $62

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: $1,033


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



When is the best time to visit Lanzarote 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 Lanzarote or Santillana in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Lanzarote as well as Santillana.

Lanzarote is a little warmer than Santillana in the summer. The daily temperature in Lanzarote averages around 24°C (75°F) in July, and Santillana fluctuates around 19°C (66°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Santillana. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Lanzarote this time of the year. In the summer, Lanzarote often gets more sunshine than Santillana. Lanzarote gets 282 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Santillana receives 213 hours of full sun.

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


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Lanzarote 24°C (75°F) 
    Santillana 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Lanzarote or Santillana in the Autumn?

Both Santillana and Lanzarote are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities.

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

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Lanzarote. Lanzarote usually receives more sunshine than Santillana during autumn. Lanzarote gets 224 hours of sunny skies, while Santillana receives 133 hours of full sun in the autumn.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Santillana. In October, Lanzarote usually receives less rain than Santillana. Lanzarote gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 138 mm (5.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


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

Should I visit Lanzarote or Santillana in the Winter?

Both Santillana and Lanzarote during the winter are popular places to visit.

In January, Lanzarote is generally much warmer than Santillana. Daily temperatures in Lanzarote average around 17°C (63°F), and Santillana fluctuates around 9°C (49°F).

It's quite sunny in Lanzarote. In the winter, Lanzarote often gets more sunshine than Santillana. Lanzarote gets 204 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Santillana receives 91 hours of full sun.

Santillana gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Lanzarote usually gets less rain in January than Santillana. Lanzarote gets 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 149 mm (5.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Lanzarote 17°C (63°F) 
    Santillana 9°C (49°F)

Should I visit Lanzarote or Santillana in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Lanzarote and Santillana.

Lanzarote is much warmer than Santillana in the spring. The daily temperature in Lanzarote averages around 20°C (68°F) in April, and Santillana fluctuates around 12°C (53°F).

In Lanzarote, it's very sunny this time of the year. Lanzarote usually receives more sunshine than Santillana during spring. Lanzarote gets 250 hours of sunny skies, while Santillana receives 148 hours of full sun in the spring.

Santillana receives a lot of rain in the spring. In April, Lanzarote usually receives less rain than Santillana. Lanzarote gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 135 mm (5.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Lanzarote 20°C (68°F) 
    Santillana 12°C (53°F)

Typical Weather for Santillana and Lanzarote

Lanzarote Santillana
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 17°C (63°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 9°C (49°F) 149 mm (5.9 in)
Feb 18°C (64°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 10°C (50°F) 116 mm (4.6 in)
Mar 19°C (66°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 10°C (51°F) 119 mm (4.7 in)
Apr 20°C (68°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 12°C (53°F) 135 mm (5.3 in)
May 21°C (70°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 14°C (58°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 0 mm (0 in) 17°C (62°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jul 24°C (75°F) 0 mm (0 in) 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 19°C (67°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 18°C (64°F) 88 mm (3.4 in)
Oct 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 16°C (60°F) 138 mm (5.4 in)
Nov 21°C (70°F) 15 mm (0.6 in) 12°C (53°F) 181 mm (7.1 in)
Dec 19°C (66°F) 29 mm (1.1 in) 10°C (50°F) 157 mm (6.2 in)