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Santillana, Cantabria, Spain

How much does it cost to travel to Santillana?

You should plan to spend around $113 (€105) per day on your vacation in Santillana. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $33 (€30) on meals
  • $19 (€17) on local transportation
  • $130 (€120) on hotels

A one week trip to Santillana for two people costs, on average, $1,586 (€1,465). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Santillana cost?

A one week trip to Santillana usually costs around $793 (€733) for one person and $1,586 (€1,465) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Santillana on average costs around $1,586 (€1,465) for one person and $3,171 (€2,931) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Santillana will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Santillana on average costs around $3,398 (€3,140) for one person and $6,796 (€6,280) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Santillana has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Santillana expensive to visit?

Prices in Santillana are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Santillana is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Coimbra or Podgorica.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Santillana Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Santillana?

The average Santillana trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Santillana travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 120 ($130)
Local Transportation 1 17 ($19)
Food 2 30 ($33)
Entertainment 1 23 ($25)
Alcohol 2 2 - 6 ($2 - 7)
Accommodation Budget in Santillana
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Santillana is $65 (€60). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Santillana is $130 (€120). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Santillana

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Santillana based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $88. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Santillana
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Santillana is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $19 (€17) per person, per day, on local transportation in Santillana.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Santillana
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Rental Cars in Santillana
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Food Budget in Santillana
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Santillana can vary, the average cost of food in Santillana is $33 (€30) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Santillana should cost around $13 (€12) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Santillana is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

What did other people spend on Food in Santillana?

Typical prices for Food in Santillana are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Santillana, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Breakfast

Entertainment Budget in Santillana
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Santillana typically cost an average of $25 (€23) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Santillana
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $4.64 (€4.29) on alcoholic beverages in Santillana per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Santillana On a Budget
Santillana Santillana, Spain
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.
The entirety of the town, with outstanding examples of medieval architecture, is worth walking through to see the sights. Along the way you will see a number of historic churches, homes, and buildings so well-preserved that you will feel transported to another time and place. One such place is the Collegiata de Santa Juliana, a beautiful Romanesque church and abbey dating back to the 12th Century. In ancient times it was one of the most powerful monasteries of Spain, attracting many noble families to build houses in Santillana del Mar.

Beyond churches, some other significant examples of architecture include Gothic houses like the Casa del Marques de Santillana, noble homes like the Casa de los Hombrones, a handful of palaces like the Palacio Barreda Peredo, a number of Gothic towers like the Torre de Don Borja, and even a former marketplace called the Plaza Ramón Pelayo o del Mercado.

There are also a few museums worth a visit including the Museum of the Inquisition and Torture Museum which contains an impressive collection of instruments of torture from around Europe, including those used in the Spanish Inquisition. Also in the vicinity is the site of the Altamira Caves which was named an UNESCO World Heritage Site for the well-preserved cave paintings inside.
Santillana del Mar is a pretty little medieval town known for its perfectly preserved cobbled streets and stone buildings. The streets are flanked with nobles' and landowners' houses, churches, and other structures that date back between the 15th and 18th centuries. You will also find a handful of museums and traditional shops where you can buy some of the local specialties of the Cantabria region. The town does cater to tourists with an abundance of shops and attractions, as well as a number of cafes and eateries to indulge in after a long day of sight-seeing.

Once you have explored the village, admired its medieval architecture, and shopped around for your authentic Cantabrian souvenirs, you might want to relax a while on one of the nearby beaches. Some of these include Urbiaco (5 km away), Cobreces (10 km away), Comillas (17 km away), Oyambre (20 km away) and Suances (10 km away). When exploring the ins and outs of villages and the surrounding areas it is convenient to have a rental car.

The village of Santillana del Mar and others nearby are also known for their local festivals held throughout the year. At the end of June the Fiesta de Santa Juliana is held in honor of the town's patron and is marked by a procession, Mass, and a special dance to St. Julia. The Fiesta de San Roque takes place on 15th & 16th August and features parades and local religious festivals. And then at the end of September the Festival de Música Infrecuente (Uncommon Music Festival) takes over the town with a great mix of world ethnic and vintage music.

If that isn't enough, Santillana del Mar also has a zoo.
Food and Dining
The northwest of Spain is an area bordered by coastline, making seafood and fish a common staple for dishes throughout the region. The Spanish word for seafood is "marisco," and fresh catches include things like clams, mussels, pod razors, cockles, crabs, barnacles, crayfish, snails, lobster, squid, sea bass, hake, scorpion fish, anchovies, sardines, and tuna. Pulpo a feira is a common seafood dish of octopus prepared with oil, salt, and hot paprika. Then there are empanadas-pies made with a traditional dough, filled with onion, pepper, and some meat, usually tuna, veal, or seafood. Being close to the mountains as well, Cantabrian cuisine also features cattle and game like deer and wild boar. Popular beverages include hard cider, wine, and orujo (a type of pomace brandy), and typical pastries include sobao pasiego and quesadas (a light sort of cheesecake).

By plane, the nearest airport is Santander Airport, located 5 kilometers east of Santander. It operates domestic flights, primarily from Madrid, and international flights with Ryanair from London, Dublin, Brussels, Rome, Milan, Frankfurt, Paris, and Amsterdam, plus other international flights to Bilbao.

By train, RENFE operates daily from Madrid and Alicante to Santander with stops in the main cities of Palencia, Valladolid, and Avila along the way (5-6 hours from Madrid to Santander). There is also a RENFE station in Torrelavega, which is only 10 kilometers from Santillana del Mar. Autobuses Garcia operate bus services from Torrevelaga to Santillana del Mar and back.

There is also a ferry terminal in Santander if you wish to arrive by ferry from the UK.

Santillana del Mar is about 30 kilometers from Santander. Car rentals and buses from Santander to Santillana del Mar are available.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.