Zaragoza and Granada cheapest summer destinations in Spain, survey shows

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Granada is the most affordable summer destination in Spain for finding accommodation, according to a survey conducted by TravelMag.com. The survey compared the cost of hotels across 40 popular destinations for the months of July and August.

For each location, the survey assessed average nightly rates for the cheapest available double room during these peak summer months. Only hotels rated at least three stars and situated close to the city center or beach were considered for the survey.

With an average rate of only €36 euros for a double room, no other destination offers the same affordability as the city of Granada, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucía. The next most affordable destination, according to the survey, is Zaragoza, the capital of north eastern Spain’s Aragon region, with an average rate of €39 euros.


At the other end of the scale, San Sebastian came out as the most expensive summer destination with an average rate of €152 euros. Similarly pricy are Peniscola, Ibiza and Santander, with average rates of €142, €144 and €152 euros, respectively, for the most affordable double room.

The table below shows the five most expensive and the five least expensive destinations in Spain, based on the average rate for the cheapest available double room during the months of July and August 2016.

1. San Sebastian €154
2. Peniscola €152
3. Ibiza €144
4. Santander €142
5. Cala Millor (Mallorca) €125
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46. Seville €47
47. Ronda €47
48. Cordoba €43
49. Zaragoza €39
50. Granada €36

For the full results of the survey, click here.