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

Should you visit Lugo or Cantabria?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Lugo 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: Lugo or Cantabria?


Located in northwestern Spain, Lugo is a city of the Galicia region best known for its old city, completely surrounded by Roman walls. Within these walls are some of Lugo's most impressive sights including a striking city hall, elaborate cathedral, and many beautiful city squares and plazas. The city is also known for its festivals and is the capital of a province of the same name.


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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Sightseeing Tours in Spain, The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Spain, The Best Luxury Tours to Spain, and The Best Budget Tours to Spain.

Which place is cheaper, Cantabria or Lugo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Lugo is €98, while the average daily cost in Cantabria 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 Lugo and Cantabria in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lugo 50
    Cantabria -
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lugo 100
    Cantabria 0.00
Compare Hotels in Lugo and Cantabria

Looking for a hotel in Lugo 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 Lugo

Hotels in Cantabria

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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: Lugo Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lugo 20
    Cantabria -

Is it cheaper to fly into Lugo or Cantabria?

Prices for flights to both Cantabria and Lugo 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
    Lugo 34
    Cantabria -

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Lugo 13
    Cantabria -

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: $269

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lugo 16
    Cantabria -

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

Which has a larger population, Lugo or Cantabria?

Cantabria has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Lugo. When comparing the sizes of Lugo and Cantabria, 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.