A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife vs. Cadiz for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Santa Cruz de Tenerife or Cadiz?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Santa Cruz de Tenerife or Cadiz, 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: Santa Cruz de Tenerife or Cadiz?

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Not everyone traveling to Spain is looking to collapse on a beach somewhere. If you're in search of a bustling, vibrant and colorful Spanish capital city without the crowds of Barcelona, you might want to book a few days in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Located on the eastern tip of the island of Tenerife on the Canary Island chain, Santa Cruz's bright buildings, charming shops and rich, green scenery are there to greet visitors from all over the world - including you.

Cadiz

Cadiz is a port city in the southwestern area of Spain. It is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain, and one of the oldest in western Europe, which means it has a lot of historic charm and many historic landmarks. Cadiz stands on a peninsula jutting out into a bay which is a small slice of land, and is almost entirely surrounded by water. The landscape has a lot of natural beauty, and there is plenty to see and do. Because of its long history, some areas of the city are very old and these sections differ drastically from the newer more modern areas; where the older neighborhoods have narrow, winding streets, the newer areas have wide avenues with modern buildings. Unlike most other ports of its size it seems immediately relaxed and easy going, not at all threatening, even at night. The city has a great tradition of liberalism and tolerance making it a very welcoming destination.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Madrid, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Barcelona, The Best 10-Day Tours from Madrid, and The Best 10-Day Tours from Barcelona.


Which place is cheaper, Cadiz or Santa Cruz de Tenerife?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Santa Cruz de Tenerife is €126, while the average daily cost in Cadiz is €152. 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 Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Cadiz in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife 48
    Cadiz 77
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife 96
    Cadiz 154
Compare Hotels in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Cadiz

Looking for a hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife or Cadiz? 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 Santa Cruz de Tenerife


Hotels in Cadiz


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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: Santa Cruz de Tenerife Hotel Prices and Cadiz Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife 64
    Cadiz 30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Santa Cruz de Tenerife:

  • Mount Teide Tour with Transfer and Optional Cable Car Ticket: $54
  • Tenerife South Airport Departure Transfer (Playa de las américas to Airport): $60
  • Whale and Dolphin Watching Catamaran with Transfer and Buffet : $65
  • Tenerife South Airport Departure Transfer (Costa Adeje Hotels to Airport): $99
  • Santa Cruz Tenerife Cruise Port: Transfer to Tenerife hotels: $257

Is it cheaper to fly into Santa Cruz de Tenerife or Cadiz?

Prices for flights to both Cadiz and Santa Cruz de Tenerife 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
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife 40
    Cadiz 45

Typical Food Prices in Cadiz

Some typical examples of dining costs in Cadiz are as follows:


  • Dinner and Tapas
    15
  • Lunch for 1
    10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cadiz

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Cadiz.

  • Tapas Food Tour in Jerez de la Frontera: $40
  • Food Tour Cadiz: $76

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife 25
    Cadiz 27

Tours and Activities in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Here are a few actual costs in Santa Cruz de Tenerife for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Volcano Teide National Park Shared Tour from Costa Adeje Los Cristianos Tenerife: $65
  • Private Paragliding Flight Experience in Tenerife: $111
  • Taucho Flight Experience: $120
  • Tenerife: Introductory Dive for Cruise Ship Passengers: $130
  • Private VIP Tour Tenerife Magic Circle: $261

Typical Entertainment Prices in Cadiz

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Cadiz are as follows:


  • Cadiz Sightseeing Tour
    15

Tours and Activities in Cadiz

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Cadiz are as follows:

  • Story Adventure Outdoor Escape Game in Cadiz Town Center : $7.19
  • Walking Tour with Audio Guide on App: $7.38
  • Cádiz Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $9.01
  • Self Guided Walking Tour of Charming Cadiz: $15
  • Discover Cádiz walking tour: $17
  • 2 Hours Tour around Cádiz: History, anecdotes and curiosities: $17
  • 3-Hour Private Tour of Cádiz: $17
  • Cadiz Syndicate City Escape Game Self Guided Tour: $22
  • Tour in Vejer: Arab, Jewish and Christian History of Vejer, Cádiz: $22
  • Jerez de la Frontera History and Art Walking Tour: $24
  • City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Santa Cruz de Tenerife 7.50
    Cadiz 28


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

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Santa Cruz de Tenerife Expensive? and Is Cadiz Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Santa Cruz de Tenerife or Cadiz?

Santa Cruz de Tenerife has a larger population, and is about 68% larger than the population of Cadiz. When comparing the sizes of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Cadiz, 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.