A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Almeria vs. Montpellier for Beaches, Old Town, Families, and Couples

Should you visit Almeria or Montpellier?

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 Montpellier. 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.

Almeria

Almeria is a cultural, historic, and natural region. The famous beauty of this place is one of the main draws. Other popular activities here include beaches, hiking, and nightlife.

Montpellier

Montpellier is a vibrant, bustling, and beautiful city. With stunning beauty, it attracts visitors from all around. Other popular activities here include beaches and shopping.

Almeria and Montpellier: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Popular beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Impressive beauty
Cons
  • Less walkable
Pros
  • Popular beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Very walkable
  • Impressive beauty


How is Almeria different from Montpellier?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

Let's take a look at the differences and similarities between Montpellier and Almeria. Then, you can decide for yourself which place is better for your next trip.

Is Almeria or Montpellier Better for Beaches?

Almeria
Montpellier

Almeria and Montpellier both offer beautiful beaches.

Almeria offers stunning beaches that attract visitors from around the world. Outside of town you'll find kilometers of stunning coastline and beaches. There are pristine natural beaches that still feel undiscovered with beautiful long stretches of sand. One of the biggest resort areas is Roquetas de Mar.

Montpellier is considered a top beach destination. The coastline near Montpellier feels pristine and beautiful. You can also visit Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone to the southwest of town, which is a protected area.


Is Almeria or Montpellier Better for its Old Town?

Almeria
Montpellier

Visitors enjoy the old town areas in both Almeria and Montpellier.

There are many historical things to see in the old town of Almeria. The old town is at the cultural heart of the city. It has the most energy during the evenings, as well as many museums and sights worth visiting.

Montpellier has a unique history which comes to life in its historic area. Known as L'Écusson the town's old town dates back to the Middle Ages. It is a pedestrian area that is filled with boutiques, restaurants, and churches.

Is Almeria or Montpellier Better for Families?

Almeria
Montpellier

Both Almeria and Montpellier are family-friendly destinations.

Almeria is known to be a very family-friendly place to visit. The area has many beautiful beaches as well as waterparks, amusement parks, and fun activities like sailing and water sports. There's also a very impressive fort that the kids will enjoy exploring.

Montpellier offers lots of family activities. Popular activities for kids include taking a ride on the carousel in the Comedie, visiting the playground - Jardin Champs de Mars, and visiting the botanical garden - Jardin des Plantes.

Is Almeria or Montpellier Better for Couples?

Almeria
Montpellier

Almeria and Montpellier both fun destinations for a couple.

Couples visit Almeria frequently as it offers plenty of romantic activities. Nature lovers and beach enthusiasts will find this to be the perfect romantic getaway. There are many outdoor activities and places to immerse yourself in nature. A highlight of a trip is a visit to Crystal Cave.

Montpellier is a great region if you're traveling as a couple. Rich in history and beautiful architecture, this city offers a romantic setting for a great couple's getaway.

Is Almeria or Montpellier Better for Backpackers and Budget Travelers?

Almeria
Montpellier

Almeria and Montpellier are comparable places to visit for backpackers and budget travelers.

Almeria is a very popular region for backpackers and budget travelers. There's plenty of affordable accommodation to choose from as well as all kinds of activities that backpackers will enjoy. If you like nature and enjoy spending time outside, then this is your place.

Montpellier is very popular with the backpacker crowd. With a young population and a number of hostels to choose from, Montpellier attracts its share of backpackers.


Is Almeria or Montpellier Better for Public Transit?

Almeria
Montpellier

You'll find somewhat comparable public transit options in both Almeria and Montpellier.

You'll find some public transit in Almeria, but it may not be enough to take you everywhere. There are a number of bus lines that run through Almeria city and to Cabo de Gata.

Public transit in Montpellier is fairly effecient and thorough. There are a number of options for getting around town including the tramway, bus, and tourist train.

Is Almeria or Montpellier a more walkable city?

Almeria
Montpellier

Montpellier is more walkable than Almeria.

Montpellier is a very walkable destination. Many of the sights and attractions are easily accessible on foot and can be enjoyed as part of a self-guided walking tour.

Almeria is generally not a very walkable region. While there are many beautiful walks in the area, if you want to truly explore, you'll likely want to have access to a car.

Should I spend more time in Montpellier or Almeria?

How long in Almeria or Montpellier?

Visitors can find plenty of fun things to do in both Almeria and Montpellier. You can spend similar amounts of time exploring each one.

The ideal length of time for a trip to Almeria is 1-3 days, and the ideal length of time for a trip to Montpellier is 1-3 days.


  • How many days in Almeria or Montpellier? Ideal Length of Stay
    Almeria 1-3 
    Montpellier 1-3

One day in Almeria or Montpellier?

Visitors enjoy the nightlife and food when visiting the historic region of Almeria. You can also relax and pamper yourself at one of the resorts. One day should give you a good understanding of everything this region has to offer. The entire region has so many activities, and you'll want time to do everything.

In Montpellier, you'll find shopping. You'll find plenty of activities on the beach. This city offers something for everyone. This would be the perfect place to spend one day, as it has just the right amount of activities.

A weekend in Almeria or Montpellier?

Visitors enjoy the food and nightlife when visiting the natural destination of Almeria. Many visitors also spend a good bit of time hiking. This region offers something for everyone. Plenty of people spend a weekend in the area when traveling. If you enjoy all that's offered here, then a weekend is just the right amount of time to spend here.

In Montpellier, you'll find shopping. The length of your trip often depends on your style of travel. A weekend here is typical. Visiting the old town is also a must. A weekend is a great amount of time to relax and see the many things that Montpellier has to offer.


Five days in Almeria or Montpellier?

The historic region of Almeria offers nightlife and food. People enjoy relaxing at one of the resorts. Five days may feel like too much time unless you plan to do a lot of relaxing. The length of your trip often depends on your style of travel.

Montpellier is a great place to explore. Many visitors spend time at the beach while visiting the area. Five days is more than enough time to enjoy everything. Take some day trips to nearby places to fill the extra days. Anyone can find something fun to do here.

A week in Almeria or Montpellier?

Many people enjoy the food and nightlife when visiting Almeria. Anyone can find something fun to do here. Travelers enjoy the resorts in the area as well. Most people find that one week is more than enough time to see everything.

It's hard to know how much time to spend in Montpellier. Many people enjoy the shopping when visiting Montpellier. People usually spend lots of time at the beach. One week may feel like too much time unless you plan to do a lot of relaxing.

Which city is cheaper, Montpellier 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 Montpellier is €84. 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Almeria and Montpellier in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Almeria 35
    Montpellier 45
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Almeria 70
    Montpellier 90
Compare Hotels in Almeria and Montpellier

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Hotels in Almeria


Hotels in Montpellier


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Almeria 16
    Montpellier 21

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Almeria

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Almeria:

  • Almería Airport: Private Transfer To/From Almería: $36
  • Almeria Airport Transfer to Mojacar: $159
  • Almería Private Transfer from Almería Airport to City centre or Cabo de Gata: $75
  • Almería Private Transfer from the city centre or Cabo de Gata to Almería Airport: $75
  • Private Transfer from Almería to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $421
  • Private Transfer: Almería Airport (LEI) to Almeria: $622
  • Private Transfer: Almería to Almeria Airport (LEI): $622
  • Transfers desde Aeropuerto de Almería (LEI) a Vera Playa - 4 pasajeros: $124

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Montpellier

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Montpellier:

  • Departure Transfer Montpellier to Montpellier Airport MPL by Private Vehicle: $26
  • Montpellier Private Transfer from Montpellier city centre to Montpellier Airport: $84
  • Private Transfer: Montpellier Airport (MPL) to Montpellier: $62
  • Private Transfer: Montpellier to Montpellier Airport (MPL): $62
  • Transfer Montpelier Airport to Avignon: $411
  • Transfer Montpelier Airport to Nimes City or Nimes Airport: $224

Is it cheaper to fly into Almeria or Montpellier?

Prices for flights to both Montpellier 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Almeria 32
    Montpellier 25

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: $27
  • Private Authentic Spanish Cooking Class with Juan in Almeria: $62
  • Private Market Tour and Paella Cooking Lesson in Almeria with Juan: $74

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Montpellier

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

  • Montpellier countryside dinner with local food & wine: $81
  • Vintage private wine and food tour from Montpellier: $180

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Almeria 13
    Montpellier 9.71

Tours and Activities in Almeria

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

  • Alcazaba Guided Tour: $17
  • Almeria Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $34
  • Almeria like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $43
  • Alhambra Private Tour from with transport and skip-the-line-tickets: $386
  • Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Nerja from Almeria: $430
  • Private Tour in Granada with Alhambra Palace Entry Ticket: $600
  • Almeria Desert Tour: $915
  • Private 8-Day Almeria Tour with Lanjaron and Baeza: $919
  • 8 Days Almería Adventure Self Drive Tour: $1,107

Tours and Activities in Montpellier

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

  • Private Montpellier Ghost Tour: Haunted City Center Exploration Game: $4.96
  • Noilly Prat Vermouth Cellar Tour and Tastings in Marseillan: $22
  • Montpellier Self-Guided Walking Tour with Qula City Trails: $36
  • Vermouth and Gastronomy Tasting Tour in Marseillan: $39
  • Montpelier Discovery : Big Historic Tour - 1h30: $50
  • Segway Tour of the Old and New Montpellier: $62
  • the winetour from montpellier to pic saint loup: $68
  • Small-Group Half-Day Languedoc Wine and Olive Tour from Montpellier: $73
  • Taste of Montpellier Food and Sighseeing Tour: $81
  • Small-Group Half-Day Languedoc Wine and Oyster Tour from Montpellier: $86
  • Pic Saint Loup Winetour & food: $100
  • Private day tour to Sète and Bouzigues : culture, food & wine: $111

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Almeria 3.43
    Montpellier 12

Sample the Local Flavors in Montpellier

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

  • Hike to the top of "Pic Saint Loup" and a wine tasting: $68
  • Small-Group Half-Day Languedoc Pic Saint-Loup Wine Tour from Montpellier: $81
  • Small-Group Half-Day Châteaux of Montpellier Wine Tour: $81
  • Private tour: Exclusive Wine Tour in Languedoc from Montpellier: $336


When comparing the travel costs between Almeria and Montpellier, we can see that Montpellier is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.


When is the best time to visit Almeria or Montpellier?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Almeria or Montpellier in the Summer?

Both Montpellier and Almeria are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The summer months attract visitors to Almeria because of the beaches, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences. Also, the beaches and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Montpellier this time of year.

Almeria is a little warmer than Montpellier in the summer. The temperature in Almeria is usually 26°C (78°F) in July, and Montpellier stays around 23°C (73°F).

It's quite sunny in Montpellier. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Almeria. Almeria usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Montpellier during summer. Almeria gets 343 hours of sunny skies, while Montpellier receives 351 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Almeria usually receives less rain than Montpellier. Almeria gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Montpellier receives 20 mm (0.8 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Almeria 26°C (78°F) 
    Montpellier 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Almeria or Montpellier in the Autumn?

Both Montpellier and Almeria during the autumn are popular places to visit. The hiking trails and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Almeria this time of year. Also, many travelers come to Montpellier for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Almeria is a little warmer than Montpellier. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Almeria in October are around 20°C (68°F), and Montpellier is about 15°C (60°F).

It's quite sunny in Almeria. In the autumn, Almeria often gets more sunshine than Montpellier. Almeria gets 220 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Montpellier receives 187 hours of full sun.

Montpellier gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Almeria usually gets less rain in October than Montpellier. Almeria gets 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Montpellier receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Almeria 20°C (68°F) 
    Montpellier 15°C (60°F)

Should I visit Almeria or Montpellier in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Almeria and Montpellier. Many travelers come to Almeria for the cuisine. Also, many visitors come to Montpellier in the winter for the shopping scene.

In January, Almeria is generally much warmer than Montpellier. Temperatures in Almeria average around 13°C (55°F), and Montpellier stays around 7°C (44°F).

Almeria usually receives more sunshine than Montpellier during winter. Almeria gets 186 hours of sunny skies, while Montpellier receives 147 hours of full sun in the winter.

In January, Almeria usually receives less rain than Montpellier. Almeria gets 27 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Montpellier receives 72 mm (2.8 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Almeria 13°C (55°F) 
    Montpellier 7°C (44°F)

Should I visit Almeria or Montpellier in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Almeria as well as Montpellier. Many visitors come to Almeria in the spring for the beaches and the natural beauty. Also, most visitors come to Montpellier for the beaches and the natural beauty during these months.

Almeria is a little warmer than Montpellier in the spring. The temperature in Almeria is usually 16°C (61°F) in April, and Montpellier stays around 13°C (55°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Montpellier. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Almeria this time of the year. In the spring, Almeria often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Montpellier. Almeria gets 235 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Montpellier receives 230 hours of full sun.

Almeria usually gets less rain in April than Montpellier. Almeria gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Montpellier receives 55 mm (2.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Almeria 16°C (61°F) 
    Montpellier 13°C (55°F)

Typical Weather for Montpellier and Almeria

Almeria Montpellier
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 7°C (44°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Feb 13°C (56°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 8°C (46°F) 72 mm (2.8 in)
Mar 14°C (58°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 10°C (50°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 26 mm (1 in) 13°C (55°F) 55 mm (2.2 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 16°C (61°F) 52 mm (2 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 20°C (68°F) 33 mm (1.3 in)
Jul 26°C (78°F) 1 mm (0 in) 23°C (73°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Aug 26°C (79°F) 1 mm (0 in) 22°C (72°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Sep 24°C (76°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 19°C (67°F) 62 mm (2.4 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 15°C (60°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 10°C (51°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)
Dec 13°C (56°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 7°C (45°F) 63 mm (2.5 in)


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