A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Almeria vs. Costa Vicentina for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Almeria or Costa Vicentina?

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 Almeria and Costa Vicentina. 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: Almeria or Costa Vicentina?


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.

Costa Vicentina

Costa Vicentina is the beautiful coastal area in southwest Portugal which runs through both the Algarve and Alentejo Regions along the southern coast. This is actually part of the longest stretch of protected coastline in Portugal, making it one of the best places to experience the unadulterated beauty and nature of the country. Costa Vicentina offers miles of some of the best Portugal beaches, fantastic hiking trails, and lovely old villages to explore. The area sees far more Portuguese tourists than international ones, so expect Portuguese to be the only language spoken by many people, especially in the smaller villages.

Which place is cheaper, Costa Vicentina or Almeria?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Almeria is €99, while the average daily cost in Costa Vicentina is €125. 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 Almeria and Costa Vicentina in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Almeria 44
    Costa Vicentina 66
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Almeria 88
    Costa Vicentina 132
Compare Hotels in Almeria and Costa Vicentina

Looking for a hotel in Almeria or Costa Vicentina? 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 Almeria

Hotels in Costa Vicentina

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Almeria 20
    Costa Vicentina 40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Almeria

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Almeria:

  • Almería Private Transfer from Almería Airport to City centre or Cabo de Gata: $66
  • Almería Private Transfer from the city centre or Cabo de Gata to Almería Airport: $66
  • Private Transfer from Almeria Airport to / from Almeria Spain: $42
  • Transfers desde Aeropuerto de Almería (LEI) a Vera Playa - 4 pasajeros: $126

Is it cheaper to fly into Almeria or Costa Vicentina?

Prices for flights to both Costa Vicentina 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.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Almeria 40
    Costa Vicentina 34

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: $40
  • Private Authentic Spanish Cooking Class with Juan in Almeria: $94

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Almeria 16
    Costa Vicentina 17

Tours and Activities in Almeria

Here are a few actual costs in Almeria for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Convent of the Puras Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket: $5.39
  • Almería: Cathedral Entry Ticket: $7.54
  • Almería: Cathedral and Convent of the Puras Entry Ticket: $9.70
  • History and Hidden Corners Essential Walking Tour: $11
  • Spanish Civil War Shelters Ticket and Official Tour: $11
  • Almería: Legends and Mysteries Evening Walking Tour: $11
  • Shelters of Spanish Civil War | Spanish Tour: $12
  • Almería: Cathedral and Monastery of Las Puras Guided Tour: $12
  • Andalusia: Almeria Cathedral Entry with Guided Tour: $16
  • Almería: Guided City Discovery Tour: $16
  • Alcazaba Guided Tour: $16
  • Fort Bravo Entrance Ticket: $21

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Almeria 4.29
    Costa Vicentina 8.71

Sample the Local Flavors in Almeria

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Almeria:

  • Visit to Eco Winery Cortijo El Cura and wine tasting in English: $22
  • Visit to Eco Winery Cortijo El Cura and wine tasting in Spanish: $22

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Almeria and Costa Vicentina, we can see that Costa Vicentina 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 Costa Vicentina would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Costa Vicentina than you might in Almeria.

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