A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Navarre vs. Catalonia for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Navarre or Catalonia?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Navarre or Catalonia, 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: Navarre or Catalonia?


The Navarre Region is an autonomous community in Northern Spain. It borders the La Rioja Region of Spain and Nouvelle-Aquitaine in France. It is an area full of history and tradition and its capital city is Pamplona. The Region is very diverse in geography with craggy mountains that roll of into flowing rivers. The beautiful mountain slopes have many cattle pastures and vast forests that include hardwoods, which are important economically. The valleys produce sugar beets, cereals, and vegetables; vineyards are also important in some of the valley areas. Industrialization has increased since the 1950's as a result of hydroelectric energy and entrepreneurship.


Catalonia is a famous autonomous community in Spain. It is situated in the northeastern part of the country and consists of four provinces. The provinces consist of Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona. Barcelona is not only the capital of Catalonia, but is also the biggest city in the region. Because Barcelona is such a large city and Catalonia’s long history of international trade, the area is a very popular tourist destination. Another reason for Catalonia’s success is its temperate climate. Two other reasons that make Catalonia different from other areas in Spain are, people speak Catalan, Spanish and Aranese, and its climate has both beaches and mountain ranges.

Which place is cheaper, Catalonia or Navarre?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Navarre is €126, while the average daily cost in Catalonia is €168. 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 Navarre and Catalonia in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Navarre 61
    Catalonia 97
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Navarre 122
    Catalonia 194
Compare Hotels in Navarre and Catalonia

Looking for a hotel in Navarre or Catalonia? 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 Navarre

Hotels in Catalonia

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Navarre 24
    Catalonia 22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Catalonia

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

  • departure Barcelona Airport Private Transfers: $33
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer in Barcelona APT-HTL (BCN): $55
  • Transfers from the Airport to the hotel in Barcelona: $54
  • Transfers From Cruise Port to Barcelona Main Train Station( Sants Train Station): $33
  • Transfers From Cruise Port to Barcelona Airport: $38
  • Transfers From Barcelona Sants Train Station to Hotel bcn: $33
  • Transfers From Barcelona Cruise Port to Barcelona Airport: $38
  • Transfer to Montserrat Monastery from Barcelona: $31
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Barcelona City - Barcelona Airport (BCN): $33
  • Transfer in private vehicle from Barcelona Airport (BCN) - Barcelona City: $33
  • Transfer in private minivan from Barcelona City - Barcelona Airport (BCN): $49
  • Transfer in private minivan from Barcelona Airport (BCN) - Barcelona City: $44

Is it cheaper to fly into Navarre or Catalonia?

Prices for flights to both Catalonia and Navarre 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
    Navarre 39
    Catalonia 43

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Catalonia

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

  • Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona with Set Lunch or Dinner: $30
  • Flamenco Casa Sors & Guitar Museum with Dinner or Drink: $39
  • Barcelona La Barceloneta Tapas Food Tour: $39
  • Barcelona: Wine Tasting & Tapas Pairing Dinner: $61
  • Barcelona street food tour La Boqueria Market: $61
  • Guided Food Tour with Tapas and Dinner in El Born Barcelona: $72
  • Barcelona Tipsy Tapas Guided Food Tour with Dinner: $72
  • Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona: $72
  • Tablao de Carmen Flamenco Show with Tasting Menu or Dinner: $75
  • Barcelona : Paella Cooking Experience + Boqueria Market Exclusive Tour: $76
  • Delicious Catalan Paella Cooking Class Small Group: $77
  • Requesens Palace Dinner Experience with Medieval Show: $86

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Navarre 34
    Catalonia 32

Tours and Activities in Catalonia

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

  • Barcelona Christmas Walking Tour: $30
  • Barcelona Sunset Sailing Experience : $105
  • Cruise into Barcelona? Get the Most out of Your Visit!: $55
  • Dali Museum, Besalu & Girona Tour from Barcelona by Fast Train : $121
  • Girona and Costa Brava with Lunch: VIP Small Group Tour: $191
  • Montserrat Mountains Half - Day Private Tour - From Barcelona : $264
  • Private Guides Barcelona Tour with Skip The Line in Cathedral: $220
  • Private Mountain Bike Tour in Barcelona: $33
  • Sagrada Familia "Fast Track" Guided Tour in Barcelona: $99
  • Sagrada Familia Bike Tour in Small Group: $87
  • Sagrada Familia Comedy Tour: $3.30
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - Legends of the Gothic Quarter: $10

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Navarre 29
    Catalonia 20

Sample the Local Flavors in Catalonia

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

  • Visit winery and wine tasting: $13
  • Estrella Damm Brewery in El Prat de Llobregat tour with Tasting: $17
  • Night Pub Crawl Tour in Barcelona: $17
  • Barcelona: Original Pub Crawl: $17
  • Barcelona Pub Crawl by KING - Free shot and VIP Entry: $17
  • Pub Crawl Barcelona by EVOLVE The BEST night experience: $22
  • Estrella Damm Old Brewery Barcelona Guided Tour with Beer Tasting: $22
  • Nightlife Tour - Barcelona Bar Crawl with Flamingos: $24
  • Go out like a local, pub Crawl / Tour in Raval - Barcelona: $24
  • Barcelona Bar Crawl: $26
  • St Patrick's Day Bar Crawl Barcelona: $28
  • Art, Galleries & Wine Tour: $31

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

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

Which has a larger population, Navarre or Catalonia?

Catalonia has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Navarre. When comparing the sizes of Navarre and Catalonia, 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.