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

Should you visit Almeria or Positano?

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 Positano. 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 Positano?

Almeria

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.

Positano

Located on the Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy, Positano is a very scenic town that offers spectacular coastal views. The town sits on the edge of a hill and flows down toward the sea. Because of its dramatic beauty, Positano attracts thousands of visitors year around.

The town dates back to medieval times when it was a port for the Amalfi Republic. It thrived throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries but by the mid-nineteenth century its prosperity was falling. During those times more than half of the population left, migrating predominantly to America. During the 1950s the town gained popularity as a tourist destination, in part because of John Steinbeck's essay about the area in Harper's Bazaar (May, 1953).

Which city is cheaper, Positano 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 Positano is €180. 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 Positano in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Almeria 35
    Positano 120
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Almeria 70
    Positano 240
Compare Hotels in Almeria and Positano

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Almeria 16
    Positano 6.19

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

Typical Local Transportation prices in Positano

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Positano:


  • Bus Ticket
    1.60

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Positano

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

  • Direct Transfer from Hotel in POSITANO (AMALFI COAST) to Hotel in ROME: $921
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Fiumicino FCO Airport to Positano or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Fiumicino FCO Airport to Positano or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Fiumicino FCO Airport to Positano or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Fiumicino FCO Airport to Positano or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Positano to Fiumicino FCO Airport or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Positano to Fiumicino FCO Airport or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Positano to Fiumicino FCO Airport or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Positano to Fiumicino FCO Airport or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Positano to Rome or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Positano to Rome or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Positano to Rome or viceversa: $610

Is it cheaper to fly into Almeria or Positano?

Prices for flights to both Positano 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
    Positano 42

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

Typical Food prices in Positano

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Positano:


  • Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
    31
  • Pizza in a Restaurant
    9.32
  • Sandwich in a Restaurant
    12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Positano

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

  • Positano for Foodies- The authentic food tour in Town: $106
  • Dining experience at a local's home in Positano & cooking demo: $106
  • Dining experience at a local's home in Positano with show cooking: $106
  • Small-group Street food tour in Positano: $111
  • Market tour and lunch or dinner at a local's home in Positano: $173
  • Private Pizza & Tiramisu Class at a local's home with tasting in Positano: $180
  • Private cooking class at a local's home with tasting in Positano: $180
  • Vico Equense: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class, and Dinner: $214
  • Local market visit and private cooking class at a local's home in Positano: $235
  • Exclusive hands-on cooking class with a local in Positano: $372
  • Sorrento: Private Local Products and Food Tour: $510

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Almeria 13
    Positano 48

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

Typical Entertainment prices in Positano

For Positano, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Chair & Umbrella at Spiaggia Grande
    17
  • Day Trip of Capri & Amalfi
    80
  • Sunset Cruise
    24
  • Full Day Wine Tour
    97
  • Cooking Class
    65

Tours and Activities in Positano

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

  • Positano Walking tour: $50
  • Half-Day Ancient Pompeii Tour from Amalfi Coast: $56
  • Half Day Herculaneum Guided Tour from Amalfi Coast: $56
  • Sorrento & Amalfi Drive guided tour from Amalfi Coast - small group tour: $62
  • Pompeii and Vesuvius guided group tour from Amalfi Coast: $65
  • Pompeii and Herculaneum group tour from Amalfi Coast: $81
  • From Sorrento: Amalfi Coast Tour: $91
  • Small-Group Amalfi Coast Day Cruise from Positano: $96
  • Amalfi Coast: Path of the Gods Private Walking Tour: $102
  • Amalfi Coast COLLECTIVE boat tour: $118
  • Positano Private Sunset Tour by Classic Car: $119
  • Private Full-Day Tour of Pompei Sorrento and Positano: $122

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Almeria 3.43
    Positano 12

Typical Alcohol prices in Positano

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Positano:


  • Bottle of Limoncello
    16

Sample the Local Flavors in Positano

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

  • Pompeii & Vesuvius Wine Tour from Amalfi Coast - small group tour: $162
  • Pompeii,Vesuvius with Lunch & wine tasting from Positano all inclusive: $260
  • Private Irpinia Wine Tour from Positano, Amalfi or Ravello with Sommelier: $301
  • Pompeii-Vesuvius-Wine Tasting tour with licensed guide included: $373
  • Paestum Temples+Bufala Mozzarella Farm+Wine tasting in Cilento (from Positano): $809


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


When is the best time to visit Almeria or Positano?

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 Positano in the Summer?

Both Positano and Almeria during the summer are popular places to visit. Furthermore, the beaches, snorkeling, the hiking, the small town charm, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Positano this time of year.

Almeria is around the same temperature as Positano in the summer. The temperature in Almeria is usually 26°C (78°F) in July, and Positano stays around 23°C (74°F).

In Positano, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Almeria. In the summer, Almeria often gets more sunshine than Positano. Almeria gets 343 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Positano receives 313 hours of full sun.

Almeria usually gets less rain in July than Positano. Almeria gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Positano receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Almeria 26°C (78°F) 
    Positano 23°C (74°F)

Should I visit Almeria or Positano in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Almeria and Positano. Furthermore, many travelers come to Positano for the hiking trails, the shopping scene, the small town atmosphere, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Almeria is a little warmer than Positano. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Almeria in October are around 20°C (68°F), and Positano is about 17°C (63°F).

In Almeria, it's very sunny this time of the year. Almeria usually receives more sunshine than Positano during autumn. At this time of the year, Almeria gets 220 hours of sunny skies, while Positano receives 189 hours of full sun.

Positano receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Almeria usually receives less rain than Positano. At this time of the year, Almeria gets 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Positano receives 132 mm (5.2 in) of rain.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Almeria 20°C (68°F) 
    Positano 17°C (63°F)

Should I visit Almeria or Positano in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Almeria as well as Positano. Additionally, many visitors come to Positano in the winter for the shopping scene and the cuisine.

In January, Almeria is generally much warmer than Positano. Temperatures in Almeria average around 13°C (55°F), and Positano stays around 8°C (47°F).

In the winter, Almeria often gets more sunshine than Positano. Almeria gets 186 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Positano receives 115 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Positano. Almeria usually gets less rain in January than Positano. Almeria gets 27 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Positano receives 111 mm (4.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Almeria 13°C (55°F) 
    Positano 8°C (47°F)

Should I visit Almeria or Positano in the Spring?

Both Positano and Almeria are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Also, most visitors come to Positano for the beaches, the small town charm, and the natural beauty during these months.

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

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Almeria. Almeria usually receives more sunshine than Positano during spring. At this time of the year, Almeria gets 235 hours of sunny skies, while Positano receives 189 hours of full sun.

In April, Almeria usually receives less rain than Positano. At this time of the year, Almeria gets 26 mm (1 in) of rain, while Positano receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain.


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

Typical Weather for Positano and Almeria

Almeria Positano
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 8°C (47°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Feb 13°C (56°F) 18 mm (0.7 in) 9°C (48°F) 99 mm (3.9 in)
Mar 14°C (58°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 11°C (51°F) 88 mm (3.5 in)
Apr 16°C (61°F) 26 mm (1 in) 13°C (55°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 12 mm (0.5 in) 17°C (63°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 21°C (69°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Jul 26°C (78°F) 1 mm (0 in) 23°C (74°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Aug 26°C (79°F) 1 mm (0 in) 24°C (74°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Sep 24°C (76°F) 11 mm (0.4 in) 21°C (70°F) 87 mm (3.4 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 28 mm (1.1 in) 17°C (63°F) 132 mm (5.2 in)
Nov 16°C (61°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 12°C (54°F) 161 mm (6.3 in)
Dec 13°C (56°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 9°C (49°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)


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