Should you visit Almeria or Alicante?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Almeria and Alicante. 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. So, let's dig into it.
Almeria is a city (and province) in the Andalusia region of Spain. It is located in the southeast area of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Almeria is a charming area rich in history. Though it is not as well known as some more popular cities in the area, such as Granada, Seville, or Malaga, its popularity has increased significantly over the years with the growth of its holiday areas. Almeria has over 62 miles of untamed coastline, something that is hard to find on the Mediterranean, and has outstandingly beautiful landscapes, which stands out even in an area of natural beauty. The spectacular beaches with warm waters of the Mediterranean, abundant historic and cultural sites, and large tourist centers makes Almeria a great travel destination.
Alicante is a gorgeous coastal city in the Costa Blanca region, on the east coast of Spain. The region is famous for its white sandy beaches, the party-haven of Benidorm and the stunning palm tree-lined boulevard in the city of Alicante. I have been visiting Alicante for close to 20 years, so, it has become almost a second home to me. Here are my top tips to have the best vacation in Alicante.
Which city is cheaper, Alicante or Almeria?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Almeria is €79, while the average daily cost in Alicante is €102. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Almeria and Alicante in more detail.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €70 for a double occupancy room in Almeria.
Alicante's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €68. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €34.
Almeria food costs typically run travelers around €32 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.
Food in Alicante costs travelers about €57 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Almeria
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Almeria.
Spanish Paella Private Online Cooking Class:
Private Authentic Spanish Cooking Class with Juan in Almeria:
Private Market Tour and Paella Cooking Lesson in Almeria with Juan:
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Alicante
Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Alicante.
Alicante Paella Experience with Market Visit and Cooking Class:
Spanish Italian fusion dinner in Mutxamel:
While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €16 per day to get around in Almeria.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Almeria
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Almeria:
Almeria Airport Transfer to Mojacar:
Almería Private Transfer from Almería Airport to City centre or Cabo de Gata:
Almería Private Transfer from the city centre or Cabo de Gata to Almería Airport:
Private Transfer from Almería to Malaga (AGP) Airport:
Private Transfer: Almería Airport (LEI) to Almeria:
Private Transfer: Almería to Almeria Airport (LEI):
Transfers desde Aeropuerto de Almería (LEI) a Vera Playa - 4 pasajeros:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Alicante
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Alicante:
Alicante Airport (El Altet) (ALC) Arrival Transfer (Airport to Alicante Hotels):
Alicante Airport (El Altet) Departure Transfer (Alicante Hotels to Airport):
Alicante Full Day Experience Including Visit to Elche with Transfers:
Alicante Half Day Private Tour with Transfers:
Departure Private Transfer: Alicante city to Airport (ALC) by Business Car:
Departure Private Transfer: Alicante city to Alicante Airport (ALC) by Sedan Car:
Departure Private Transfer: Alicante city to Alicante Airport by Business Van:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Alicante International Airport to Alicante City - One Way:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Alicante International Airport to Benidorm City - One Way:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Alicante International Airport to Murcia City - One Way:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Alicante International Airport to Valencia City - One Way:
Low Cost Private Transfer From Barcelona International Airport to Sitges City - One Way:
Is it cheaper to fly into Almeria or Alicante?
Prices for flights to both Alicante and Almeria 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.
Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €13 per person, per day in Almeria. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.
Alicante's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €42 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.
Tours and Activities in Almeria
Here are a few actual costs in Almeria for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Almeria like a Local: Customized Private Tour:
Alhambra Private Tour from with transport and skip-the-line-tickets:
Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Nerja from Almeria:
Private Tour in Granada with Alhambra Palace Entry Ticket:
Almeria Desert Tour:
Private 8-Day Almeria Tour with Lanjaron and Baeza:
8 Days Almería Adventure Self Drive Tour:
Typical Entertainment prices in Alicante
Here are a few typical costs in Alicante for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:
Tours and Activities in Alicante
Here are a few actual costs in Alicante for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:
Tour en bicicleta alrededor de Alicante:
Day Trip to Cartagena including Harbour Tour:
Alicante Virtual Guided Tour:
Private 4-hour City Tour of Alicante (Cruise port or hotel pick up):
Explore the old city center of Alicante private walking tour:
Guadalest Valley and Benidorm Private Tour from Alicante:
5-Hour Private Tour from Alicante to Villena:
Enduro / Trail / All Mountain Mini Experience Package:
Discover the highlights of the Alicante city on a private full day tour:
Experience the World Heritage City of Elche private tour:
Enduro / Trail / All mountain Experience Package:
Xc Mountain Bike Experience Package:
While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Almeria may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €3.43 per day on alcoholic beverages.
Sample the Local Flavors in Alicante
Also in Alicante, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Alicante Wine Tour with Wine Tasting and Hotel Pickup:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Almeria and Alicante, we can see that Alicante is more expensive. And not only is Almeria much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Almeria would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Almeria 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 Alicante would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Alicante than you might in Almeria.
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