A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Palma de Mallorca vs. Santillana for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Palma de Mallorca or Santillana?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Palma de Mallorca 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: Palma de Mallorca or Santillana?

Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca is a resort city and capital of the Spanish island, Mallorca, in the western Mediterranean. It is home to landmarks like Gothic cathedrals and medieval fortresses, but is also host to sandy beaches where the city meets the sea in a backdrop of surrounding mountains. Amidst the city itself you will find it easy to get lost in the charm of cobbled lanes, busy markets, boutiques, and historic courtyards.

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 2-Week Tours in Spain, The Best 3-Week Tours in Spain, The Best Bicycle Tours in Spain, and The Best Adventure Tours to Spain.


Which place is cheaper, Santillana or Palma de Mallorca?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Palma de Mallorca is €139, 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 Palma de Mallorca and Santillana in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Palma de Mallorca 69
    Santillana 60
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Palma de Mallorca 138
    Santillana 120
Compare Hotels in Palma de Mallorca and Santillana

Looking for a hotel in Palma de Mallorca 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 Palma de Mallorca


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: Palma de Mallorca Hotel Prices and Santillana Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Palma de Mallorca 25
    Santillana 17
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Palma de Mallorca

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Palma de Mallorca are as follows:


  • Taxi Ride
    6.80
  • Bus Ride
    1.25

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Palma de Mallorca

Also for Palma de Mallorca, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Coasteering in South Mallorca with Transfers: $72
  • Mallorca Airport (PMI) to Magaluf - Arrival Private Transfer: $43
  • Arrival Private Transfers : Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma in Business Car: $79
  • Arrival Private Transfers : Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma in Luxury Car: $149
  • Arrival Transfer Palma de Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma by Sedan: $90
  • Arrival Transfer from Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma by Luxury Car: $124
  • Arrival Transfer from Palma de Mallorca Airport PMI to Palma in Private Car: $104
  • Caves Drach Tour & Return Transfer from Cala Dor-Calas Mallorca: $59
  • Departure Private Transfer from Palma to PMI Airport by Sedan: $89
  • Departure Private Transfers : Palma to Mallorca Airport PMI in Business Car: $80
  • Departure Private Transfers : Palma to Mallorca Airport PMI in Luxury Car: $149
  • Departure Transfer from Palma to Palma de Mallorca Airport PMI in Private Car: $104

Is it cheaper to fly into Palma de Mallorca or Santillana?

Prices for flights to both Santillana and Palma de Mallorca 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
    Palma de Mallorca 45
    Santillana 30
Typical Food Prices in Palma de Mallorca

For Palma de Mallorca, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Soda
    2.50

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Palma de Mallorca

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

  • Spanish Cooking Class Palma meals+drinks 7 dishes Full meals: $65
  • Traditional recipes cooking experience: $99
  • Spanish Cooking Experience in Mallorca: $110
  • The Award-Winning PRIVATE Food Tour of Mallorca: The 10 Tastings: $131
  • Mediterranean cooking experience in nature: $132
  • Mediterranean Dinner Experience with a Twist in Palma: $132
  • 4-Hour Market Visit and Traditional Cooking Workshop in Palma: $149
  • Romantic SPA day with couples massage and romantic dinner at Eurotel Punta Rotja: $210
  • Sailboat Dinner and Movie Night: $702

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.
    Palma de Mallorca 34
    Santillana 23

Tours and Activities in Palma de Mallorca

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

  • Romantic Quest Experience in Palma de Mallorca: $5.72
  • Palma: City Exploration Game and Tour on your Phone: $6.47
  • Palma Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.61
  • Palma Scavenger Hunt and Best Landmarks Self-Guided Tour: $6.66
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - The Kingdom of Mallorca: $6.99
  • AbenteuerDate Alcudia, Interactive Fun Tour in German Language: $9.91
  • AbenteuerDate, Palma,Santa Catalina, Tour with Fun Activities in German Language: $9.91
  • AbenteuerDate Palmanova, tour with fun activities in German language: $9.99
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - The Legends of Palma: $10
  • Uncover Secrets of Palma: In-App Audio Tour: $11
  • Self-guided tour to must visit places in Mallorca : $14
  • Mallorca 'Hidden Gems' by City Break - walking tours made fun!: $20

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
    Palma de Mallorca 29
    Santillana 4.29
Typical Alcohol Prices in Palma de Mallorca

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Palma de Mallorca are as follows:


  • Coffee
    3.10

Sample the Local Flavors in Palma de Mallorca

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Palma de Mallorca:

  • Wine tasting with wines from the smallest wineries in Mallorca: $43
  • Palma Distillery Tour with 3 Spirits and Gourmet Tapas Tasting: $54
  • Gourmet Tapas and Wine Tour in Palma de Mallorca : $55
  • Gastronomic Mallorquin Wine Tasting & local delicacies: $72
  • Mallorca Wine Tasting: $75
  • Sa Clasta Wine Tours, Mallorca: $160
  • Mallorca Bodega & Olive Minibus Tour with Wine Tasting Full Day: $186

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 Palma de Mallorca and Santillana, we can see that Palma de Mallorca 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 Palma de Mallorca would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Palma de Mallorca 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 Palma de Mallorca Expensive? and Is Santillana Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Palma de Mallorca or Santillana?

Palma de Mallorca has a larger population, and is about 90 times larger than the population of Santillana. When comparing the sizes of Palma de Mallorca 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 Palma de Mallorca 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 Palma de Mallorca or Santillana in the Summer?

Both Santillana and Palma de Mallorca during the summer are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Palma de Mallorca in the summer for the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Palma de Mallorca is a little warmer than Santillana. Typically, the summer temperatures in Palma de Mallorca in July average around 24°C (76°F), and Santillana averages at about 19°C (66°F).

In Santillana, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Palma de Mallorca. In the summer, Palma de Mallorca often gets more sunshine than Santillana. Palma de Mallorca gets 334 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Santillana receives 213 hours of full sun.

Palma de Mallorca usually gets less rain in July than Santillana. Palma de Mallorca gets 7 mm (0.3 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 50 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Palma de Mallorca 24°C (76°F) 
    Santillana 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Palma de Mallorca or Santillana in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Palma de Mallorca and Santillana. Most visitors come to Palma de Mallorca for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

In October, Palma de Mallorca is generally a little warmer than Santillana. Daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca average around 19°C (66°F), and Santillana fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).

In Palma de Mallorca, it's very sunny this time of the year. Palma de Mallorca usually receives more sunshine than Santillana during autumn. Palma de Mallorca gets 204 hours of sunny skies, while Santillana receives 133 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Santillana receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Palma de Mallorca usually receives less rain than Santillana. Palma de Mallorca gets 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 138 mm (5.4 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Palma de Mallorca 19°C (66°F) 
    Santillana 16°C (60°F)

Should I visit Palma de Mallorca or Santillana in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Palma de Mallorca as well as Santillana. The winter months attract visitors to Palma de Mallorca because of the shopping scene and the cuisine.

Palma de Mallorca is a little warmer than Santillana in the winter. The daily temperature in Palma de Mallorca averages around 11°C (52°F) in January, and Santillana fluctuates around 9°C (49°F).

In the winter, Palma de Mallorca often gets more sunshine than Santillana. Palma de Mallorca gets 164 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Santillana receives 91 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Santillana. Palma de Mallorca usually gets less rain in January than Santillana. Palma de Mallorca gets 41 mm (1.6 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 149 mm (5.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Palma de Mallorca 11°C (52°F) 
    Santillana 9°C (49°F)

Should I visit Palma de Mallorca or Santillana in the Spring?

Both Santillana and Palma de Mallorca are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The beaches and the natural beauty are the main draw to Palma de Mallorca this time of year.

In the spring, Palma de Mallorca is a little warmer than Santillana. Typically, the spring temperatures in Palma de Mallorca in April average around 14°C (57°F), and Santillana averages at about 12°C (53°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Palma de Mallorca. Palma de Mallorca usually receives more sunshine than Santillana during spring. Palma de Mallorca gets 210 hours of sunny skies, while Santillana receives 148 hours of full sun in the spring.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Santillana. In April, Palma de Mallorca usually receives less rain than Santillana. Palma de Mallorca gets 46 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 135 mm (5.3 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Palma de Mallorca 14°C (57°F) 
    Santillana 12°C (53°F)

Typical Weather for Santillana and Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca Santillana
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (52°F) 41 mm (1.6 in) 9°C (49°F) 149 mm (5.9 in)
Feb 12°C (53°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 10°C (50°F) 116 mm (4.6 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 32 mm (1.3 in) 10°C (51°F) 119 mm (4.7 in)
Apr 14°C (57°F) 46 mm (1.8 in) 12°C (53°F) 135 mm (5.3 in)
May 17°C (63°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 14°C (58°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Jun 22°C (71°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 17°C (62°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jul 24°C (76°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 19°C (67°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 35 mm (1.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 88 mm (3.4 in)
Oct 19°C (66°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 16°C (60°F) 138 mm (5.4 in)
Nov 15°C (58°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 12°C (53°F) 181 mm (7.1 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 10°C (50°F) 157 mm (6.2 in)