A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Adeje vs. Portofino for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Adeje or Portofino?

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

Should I visit Adeje or Portofino? This is a common question asked by many travelers. By figuring out which city has activities that align with your interests along with knowing which is more affordable, you'll understand where you can get more bang for your buck. So, let's dive into the details and the data, which all comes from actual travelers.

Where Should I go: Adeje or Portofino?


If you're looking for a luxurious winter getaway - the kind of place where tourists are top of mind - then you'll likely find yourself on Tenerife's coastal region. Located on the northern section of this strip is the city of Costa Adeje. Here you'll find hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants all ready to cater to every tourists wishes. It's the kind of getaway you always thought was reserved for the rich and famous. Now you can enjoy sitting in a beachy lap of luxury.


Located on the Italian Riviera coastline just southeast of Genoa, Portofino is known first and foremost as a resort town and popular yachting destination. The half-moon village sits in pastels, curving into a beautiful harbor of fishing boats and luxury yachts. A castle on a hill overlooks it all, while shops, restaurants, cafes, and luxury hotels make up the spread down below. Portofino also has opportunities for hiking, diving, and boating.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 10-Day Tours in Spain, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Spain, The Best Historical Tours in Italy, and The Best 10-Day Tours in Italy.

Which place is cheaper, Portofino or Adeje?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Adeje is €173, while the average daily cost in Portofino is €326. 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 Adeje and Portofino in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Adeje 87
    Portofino 190
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Adeje 174
    Portofino 380
Compare Hotels in Adeje and Portofino

Looking for a hotel in Adeje or Portofino? 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 Adeje

Hotels in Portofino

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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: Adeje Hotel Prices and Portofino Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Adeje 64
    Portofino 23

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Portofino

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Portofino:

  • Private Transfer from Portofino Cruise Port to Genoa city hotels: $49
  • Private Transfer from Portofino Cruise Port to Genoa Airport(GOA): $49
  • Private Transfer from Portofino Cruise Port to Florence hotels: $158
  • Private Transfer - Portofino Cruise Port to Florence Airport(FLR): $158
  • Portofino hotels to Genoa Airport (GOA) - Departure Private Transfer: $54

Is it cheaper to fly into Adeje or Portofino?

Prices for flights to both Portofino and Adeje 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 Meals for one day
    Adeje 50
    Portofino 118

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Portofino

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

  • Portofino Boat and Walking Tour with Pesto Cooking & Lunch: $246

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Adeje 19
    Portofino 27

Tours and Activities in Adeje

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

  • Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Ifonche Flight Experience: $139

Tours and Activities in Portofino

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

  • 1-Hour Snorkeling Tour in Paraggi Bay, Portofino: $42
  • Boat Tour to Portofino and San Fruttuoso for Small Groups: $98
  • Easy Kayak Tour to Portofino with Optional Snorkeling: $52
  • Paddle Boarding Experience in Portofino: $54
  • Portofino Kayak Tour: $54
  • Portofino Private Walking Tour: $267
  • Portofino San Fruttuoso and Camogli One Day Boat Tour: $147
  • Portofino Stand Up Paddleboard Experience: $52
  • Portofino and Santa Margherita Private Tour of Ligurian Gems: $294
  • Portofino golden hour boat tour: $321
  • Coasteering Tour: $74
  • Private Sunset Boat Tour with Aperitif of Ligurian goods: $492

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Adeje 8.21
    Portofino 16

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

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

Which is Bigger, Adeje or Portofino?

Adeje has a larger population, and is about 60 times larger than the population of Portofino. When comparing the sizes of Adeje and Portofino, 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.

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