A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Almeria vs. Porto for Food, Backpackers, Nightlife, and Old Town

Should you visit Almeria or Porto?

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 Porto. 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 natural, breathtaking, and pristine region. Many visitors also come because of it's amazing beauty. Other reasons to visit include hiking, nightlife, and food.

Porto

Porto is a cosmopolitan, dynamic, and historic port city. As it's a big city, visitors will find plenty to do, too. With stunning beauty, it attracts visitors from all around. Other popular activities here include shopping, museums, and nightlife.

Almeria and Porto: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Impressive beauty
Pros
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Big city activities
  • Impressive beauty


How is Almeria different from Porto?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

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

Is Almeria or Porto Better for Food?

Almeria
Porto

Both Almeria and Porto offer a number of unique restaurants to choose from.

Eat your way through Almeria, as it has many local or world renowned restaurants to choose from. The food is focused on local, fresh ingredients with many traditional recipes that have been passed down for centuries. Popular dishes change with the seasons because they rely so heavily on local produce. Particularly during the winter months you'll find hearty stews like patatas en ajopollo and gurullos con conejo, which is prepared with rabbit. Sardines are also popular year round.

For foodies, Porto is an obvious choice, as it is one of the food capitals of the world. The area's cuisine combines the ocean setting with the agriculture of the surrounding area, so you'll enjoy both seafood dishes as well as fresh meats and vegetables. The area is also famous for its Port wines and red wines.


Is Almeria or Porto Better for Nightlife?

Almeria
Porto

It's hard to distinguish whether Almeria or Porto has a better nightlife scene.

Almeria has an active nightlife scene for those who seek it out. The city's nightlife vibe is about enjoying a cold beer on a terrace with friends. The city has a laid back Mediterranean atmosphere and plenty of terraced bars along the main streets, particularly in old town. With mild temperatures year around, you'll find yourself spending time outside most evenings while you enjoy tapas and drinks with friends. Flamenco and bullfighting are also popular in the evenings.

The nightlife in Porto has something for everybody. This city comes to life in the evening, particularly on weekends when locals and tourists alike flock to the many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.

Is Almeria or Porto Better for its Old Town?

Almeria
Porto

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

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.

Many visitors explore the old town while visiting Porto. Known as Porto Ribeira, the city's historic district is the most visited part of the town. It begins on the banks of the River Douro and climbs into the hills behind it.

Is Almeria or Porto Better for Families?

Almeria
Porto

Both Almeria and Porto 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.

Porto is a very family-friendly destination. The city has several cool museums including the interactive museum, The World of Discoveries. There are also parks, playgrounds, zoos, and aquariums that you can explore. For families that enjoy being outside, this is a great city.

Is Almeria or Porto Better for Couples?

Almeria
Porto

Almeria and Porto 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.

Porto is a great region if you're traveling as a couple. You can visit the palaces, enjoy shopping, or dine in a nice Portuguese restaurant. The area is also famous for its wine, so the city has plenty for couples to do on a romantic getaway.


Is Almeria or Porto Better for Backpackers and Budget Travelers?

Almeria
Porto

Almeria and Porto 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.

Many backpackers frequent Porto. By combining world-class activities with affordability, this city has become a popular stop off for backpackers in the area.

Is Almeria or Porto Better for Public Transit?

Almeria
Porto

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

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.

While Porto offers some public transit options, it might not be your first choice. There is a metro system as well as a bus system. While the metro system does have six lines, most stations aren't close to the tourist attractions, so it likely won't be that helpful to visitors.

Is Almeria or Porto a more walkable city?

Almeria
Porto

Almeria and Porto both are comparable when exploring on foot.

Almeria is generally not very walkable. 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.

Porto is somewhat walkable. The city center is very compact with most of the sights within a short walk of each other. The area is also very hilly, so getting from place to place can require a bit of effort.

Should I spend more time in Porto or Almeria?

How long in Almeria or Porto?

In either Almeria or Porto, you'll find plenty of activities to fill your time. Most visitors tend to spend more time in Porto than Almeria because of the overall number of sights and activities.

The ideal length of time for a trip to Almeria is 1-3 days, and the ideal length of time for a trip to Porto is 2-5 days.


  • How many days in Almeria or Porto? Ideal Length of Stay
    Almeria 1-3 
    Porto 2-5

One day in Almeria or Porto?

In Almeria, many people enjoy the nightlife and food that this cultural destination offers. People enjoy relaxing at one of the resorts. This region offers a variety of activities to choose from. Because of this, one day is usually enough time for a trip here.

Because Porto is a large city, there are a variety of ways to spend your time. Most visitors spend time around the old town while in the area. One reason most visitors come is for the food. This port city offers something for everyone. One day is usually not enough time for a trip here as there is plenty to do.


A weekend in Almeria or Porto?

It's hard to know how much time to spend in Almeria. For many, it makes a great getaway for a weekend. Many travelers plan to spend time hiking while in the area. This would be the perfect place to spend a weekend, as it has just the right amount of activities. The length of your ideal trip is an individual decision.

Because Porto is a large city, there are a variety of ways to spend your time. 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. One reason most visitors come is for the food. A weekend is a great amount of time to relax and see the many things that Porto has to offer.

Five days in Almeria or Porto?

Almeria is a fun place to experience. Travelers enjoy the nightlife and food when visiting the destination of Almeria. People often spend their time relaxing at one of the resorts. Most people find that five days is more than enough time to see everything.

Porto is a great place to explore. It is common to spend five days here. The old town is one of the main draws for visitors. Five days is a great amount of time to relax and see the many things that Porto has to offer. Anyone can find something fun to do here.

A week in Almeria or Porto?

You'll find food and nightlife around the cultural destination of Almeria. You can also relax and pamper yourself at one of the resorts. Take your pick from the many activities offered here. One week is plenty of time to see everything, even with extra days to spare.

It's hard to know how much time to spend in Porto. Many people enjoy the museums and nightlife when visiting Porto. One reason most visitors come is for the food. Exploring the old town is a popular activity. One week may feel like too much time unless you plan to do a lot of relaxing.

Which city is cheaper, Porto 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 Porto is €100. 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 Porto in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Almeria 35
    Porto 52
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Almeria 70
    Porto 104
Compare Hotels in Almeria and Porto

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Hotels in Almeria


Hotels in Porto


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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Almeria

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Almeria:

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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Porto

Also for Porto, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Aveiro Private Transfer to Oporto Airport: $35
  • Aveiro Private Transfer:To/From the Oporto Airport: $47
  • Braga Private Transfer:To/From the Oporto Airport: $33
  • Departure Private Transfer from Porto City to Porto Airport OPO by Business Car: $26
  • Departure Private Transfer from Porto City to Porto Airport OPO by Minibus: $259
  • Departure Private Transfer from Porto City to Porto Airport OPO by Minivan: $52
  • Gaia Private Transfer to Oporto Airport: $15
  • Gaia Private Transfer:To/From the Oporto Airport: $18
  • Hassle-Free transfer from Porto to Lisbon: $504
  • Lisbon Private Transfer from Porto with sightseeing in Coimbra and Obidos: $486
  • Lisbon Private Transfer to or from Porto: $171
  • Lisbon to Porto Private Transfer: $846

Is it cheaper to fly into Almeria or Porto?

Prices for flights to both Porto 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
    Porto 29

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 Porto

For Porto, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Pastel de Nata Cooking Class with Grandma's Recipe: $23
  • Traditional Portuguese sweets cooking class: $30
  • Pastel de Nata cooking class in Porto: $30
  • Authentic Porto Food Tour & Market Experience for private groups: $61
  • Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals: $65
  • Half-Day Brunch Food Tour in Porto: $66
  • Half-Day Food Tour: $68
  • Craft Beer & Food Tour: $73
  • Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Porto Private Food Tour: $73
  • 3-Hour Porto by Night Tour with Fado Show & Dinner: $74
  • Half-Day Porto Walking Food Tour and Tasting for Small-Group: $75
  • Withlocals Your Way: Porto 100% Personalised Private Food Tour: $77

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Almeria 13
    Porto 20

Tours and Activities in Almeria

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

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

Tours and Activities in Porto

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Porto.

  • Sightseeing Walk- The Perfect Introduction to the City: $1.24
  • Torre dos Clerigos Entrance Ticket: $6.81
  • MMIPO - Museu da Misericórdia do Porto Admission Ticket: $7.46
  • Casa São Roque Direct Entry Ticket: $7.94
  • Admission Ticket to Casa São Roque Art Center: $9.95
  • MMIPO Museu da Misericórdia do Porto Admission Ticket: $11
  • Porto Legends - The Underground Experience: $12
  • MagicTrain Tour and Port Wine Cellar Visit & Tasting: $13
  • Serralves Park Entry Ticket: $14
  • World of Discoveries Entry Ticket: $15
  • Lonely Planet Experience: Highlights and Hidden Gems of Porto: $15
  • Skip the Line: Tour FC Porto - Museum and Stadium Ticket: $15

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Almeria 3.43
    Porto 15

Sample the Local Flavors in Porto

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Porto:

  • Magic Train Tour and Port Wine Tastings: $14
  • Cálem Cellar Tour, Interactive Museum & Wine Tasting: $16
  • Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional River Cruise and Wine Tasting: $19
  • Porto Pub Crawl with Unlimited beer: $19
  • Graham's Port Lodge Guided Tour and Wine Tasting: $19
  • Private Porto Secrets Walking Tour With free Port Wine Tasting: $21
  • 4-hour Guided Porto Pub Crawl including drinks: $22
  • Fun Discovery Walk in Porto's Centre: the most mysterious pub crawl: $23
  • Pub Crawl Porto: $24
  • Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting: $26
  • Authentic Oporto Walking Tour with Wine Tasting: $30
  • Graham's Port Lodge Tour with Wine Tasting & Pairings: $34


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


When is the best time to visit Almeria or Porto?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Almeria or Porto in the Summer?

Both Porto and Almeria during the summer are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Almeria for the beaches, the hiking, and the family-friendly experiences. Also, many visitors come to Porto in the summer for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences.

In the summer, Almeria is a little warmer than Porto. Typically, the summer temperatures in Almeria in July are around 26°C (78°F), and Porto is about 21°C (69°F).

In Porto, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Almeria. In the summer, Almeria often gets more sunshine than Porto. Almeria gets 343 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Porto receives 308 hours of full sun.

Almeria usually gets less rain in July than Porto. Almeria gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Porto receives 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Almeria 26°C (78°F) 
    Porto 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Almeria or Porto in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Almeria and Porto. Many visitors come to Almeria in the autumn for the hiking trails and the natural beauty of the area. Also, most visitors come to Porto for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

In October, Almeria is generally a little warmer than Porto. Temperatures in Almeria average around 20°C (68°F), and Porto stays around 17°C (62°F).

In Almeria, it's very sunny this time of the year. Almeria usually receives more sunshine than Porto during autumn. Almeria gets 220 hours of sunny skies, while Porto receives 184 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Porto receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Almeria usually receives less rain than Porto. Almeria gets 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Porto receives 131 mm (5.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Almeria 20°C (68°F) 
    Porto 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Almeria or Porto in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Almeria as well as Porto. Most visitors come to Almeria for the cuisine during these months. Also, the winter months attract visitors to Porto because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

Almeria is a little warmer than Porto in the winter. The temperature in Almeria is usually 13°C (55°F) in January, and Porto stays around 10°C (50°F).

In the winter, Almeria often gets more sunshine than Porto. Almeria gets 186 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Porto receives 124 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Porto. Almeria usually gets less rain in January than Porto. Almeria gets 27 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Porto receives 171 mm (6.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Almeria 13°C (55°F) 
    Porto 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Almeria or Porto in the Spring?

Both Porto and Almeria are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. The spring months attract visitors to Almeria because of the beaches and the natural beauty. Also, the activities around the city and the natural beauty are the main draw to Porto this time of year.

In the spring, Almeria is a little warmer than Porto. Typically, the spring temperatures in Almeria in April are around 16°C (61°F), and Porto is about 14°C (56°F).

It's quite sunny in Porto. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Almeria. Almeria usually receives more sunshine than Porto during spring. Almeria gets 235 hours of sunny skies, while Porto receives 217 hours of full sun in the spring.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Porto. In April, Almeria usually receives less rain than Porto. Almeria gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Porto receives 112 mm (4.4 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Almeria 16°C (61°F) 
    Porto 14°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Porto and Almeria

Almeria Porto
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 10°C (50°F) 171 mm (6.7 in)
Feb 13°C (56°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 11°C (51°F) 169 mm (6.7 in)
Mar 14°C (58°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 12°C (54°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 26 mm (1 in) 14°C (56°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 16°C (60°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 19°C (66°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Jul 26°C (78°F) 1 mm (0 in) 21°C (69°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Aug 26°C (79°F) 1 mm (0 in) 20°C (69°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Sep 24°C (76°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 20°C (67°F) 64 mm (2.5 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 17°C (62°F) 131 mm (5.2 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 13°C (55°F) 152 mm (6 in)
Dec 13°C (56°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 11°C (51°F) 176 mm (6.9 in)


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