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

Should you visit Vigo or Santillana?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Vigo and Santillana. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Vigo or Santillana?

Vigo

Originally a small fishing town, Vigo has grown to become the most populated municipality in the region of Galicia in northwestern Spain. Remnants of the old world still exist in its historic center architecture and plazas, while the commodities of a modern city have blended into its boundaries. The old center remains the hub of activity with plenty to see and do, shopping and dining included.

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 Vigo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Vigo is €99, 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 Vigo and Santillana in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Vigo 43
    Santillana 60
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Vigo 86
    Santillana 120
Compare Hotels in Vigo and Santillana

Looking for a hotel in Vigo 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 Vigo


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: Vigo Hotel Prices and Santillana Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Vigo 37
    Santillana 17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vigo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Vigo:

  • One-Way Private Transfer From/To Vigo Airport: $54
  • Private Transfer from Vigo Cruise Port to Porto Hotels: $43

Is it cheaper to fly into Vigo or Santillana?

Prices for flights to both Santillana and Vigo 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
    Vigo 35
    Santillana 30

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Vigo

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

  • Gourmet Hands on Cooking Class in Galicia with the Chef: $163

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.
    Vigo 10
    Santillana 23

Tours and Activities in Vigo

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

  • GROUP walking tour in Vigo: $1.10
  • Walking Tour in Pontevedra: $1.10
  • Vigo Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $8.92
  • Pontevedra Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $9.12
  • Vigo Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $9.12
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - The Secrets of Pontevedra: $10
  • Self-Guided Audio Tour - Squares of Pontevedra: $10
  • Discovering Vigo Quest Experience: $11
  • Guided Walking Tour of the Historic District of Tui: $11
  • Tui Cathedral Guided Tour: $13
  • Abanca Balaídos Tour, RC Celta’s Stadium: $16
  • Ticket/Photo-Theme Park and Virtual Activity in Vigo: $17

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
    Vigo 5.71
    Santillana 4.29

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 comparing the travel costs between Vigo and Santillana, we can see that Santillana is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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


Which is Bigger, Vigo or Santillana?

Vigo has a larger population, and is about 70 times larger than the population of Santillana. When comparing the sizes of Vigo 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 Vigo or Santillana?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Vigo or Santillana in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Vigo and Santillana.

Vigo is around the same temperature as Santillana in the summer. The daily temperature in Vigo averages around 21°C (70°F) in July, and Santillana fluctuates around 19°C (66°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Santillana this time of the year. In Vigo, it's very sunny this time of the year. Vigo usually receives more sunshine than Santillana during summer. Vigo gets 299 hours of sunny skies, while Santillana receives 213 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Vigo usually receives less rain than Santillana. Vigo gets 37 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 50 mm (2 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Vigo 21°C (70°F) 
    Santillana 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Vigo or Santillana in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Vigo as well as Santillana.

In the autumn, Vigo is around the same temperature as Santillana. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Vigo in October average around 17°C (62°F), and Santillana averages at about 16°C (60°F).

In the autumn, Vigo often gets more sunshine than Santillana. Vigo gets 174 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Santillana receives 133 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Santillana. Vigo receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Vigo usually gets more rain in October than Santillana. Vigo gets 164 mm (6.5 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 138 mm (5.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Vigo 17°C (62°F) 
    Santillana 16°C (60°F)

Should I visit Vigo or Santillana in the Winter?

Both Santillana and Vigo are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities.

In January, Vigo is generally around the same temperature as Santillana. Daily temperatures in Vigo average around 10°C (50°F), and Santillana fluctuates around 9°C (49°F).

Vigo usually receives more sunshine than Santillana during winter. Vigo gets 110 hours of sunny skies, while Santillana receives 91 hours of full sun in the winter.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Santillana. It's quite rainy in Vigo. In January, Vigo usually receives more rain than Santillana. Vigo gets 232 mm (9.1 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 149 mm (5.9 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Vigo 10°C (50°F) 
    Santillana 9°C (49°F)

Should I visit Vigo or Santillana in the Spring?

Both Santillana and Vigo during the spring are popular places to visit.

Vigo is a little warmer than Santillana in the spring. The daily temperature in Vigo averages around 13°C (56°F) in April, and Santillana fluctuates around 12°C (53°F).

In the spring, Vigo often gets more sunshine than Santillana. Vigo gets 198 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Santillana receives 148 hours of full sun.

Santillana gets a good bit of rain this time of year. It rains a lot this time of the year in Vigo. Vigo usually gets around the same amount of rain in April as Santillana. Vigo gets 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain, while Santillana receives 135 mm (5.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Vigo 13°C (56°F) 
    Santillana 12°C (53°F)

Typical Weather for Santillana and Vigo

Vigo Santillana
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (50°F) 232 mm (9.1 in) 9°C (49°F) 149 mm (5.9 in)
Feb 11°C (52°F) 230 mm (9.1 in) 10°C (50°F) 116 mm (4.6 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 160 mm (6.3 in) 10°C (51°F) 119 mm (4.7 in)
Apr 13°C (56°F) 125 mm (4.9 in) 12°C (53°F) 135 mm (5.3 in)
May 16°C (60°F) 137 mm (5.4 in) 14°C (58°F) 94 mm (3.7 in)
Jun 19°C (66°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 17°C (62°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Jul 21°C (70°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 19°C (66°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Aug 21°C (69°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 19°C (67°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Sep 20°C (68°F) 118 mm (4.6 in) 18°C (64°F) 88 mm (3.4 in)
Oct 17°C (62°F) 164 mm (6.5 in) 16°C (60°F) 138 mm (5.4 in)
Nov 13°C (55°F) 186 mm (7.3 in) 12°C (53°F) 181 mm (7.1 in)
Dec 11°C (51°F) 228 mm (9 in) 10°C (50°F) 157 mm (6.2 in)