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

Should you visit Almeria or Sorrento?

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 Sorrento. 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 Sorrento?

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.

Sorrento

Sorrento is a popular travel destination in Campania, Italy. The city has nice architecture and many shops and outdoor cafes you can enjoy. Its access via the Circumvesuviana rail system make it a great base for visiting Pompeii and Ercolano.

The city has a Mediterranean climate that has mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers. The pleasant climate make it a popular destination year around, although you can expect crowds during the peak summer months.

You'll find no shortage of hotels and hostels in town as the city's economy is very much dependent on tourism. Hostels are generally clean and comfortable, but they may be more expensive than you expect. If you travel during the low season you're likely to save some money even if the weather isn't as nice. Mid range hotel rooms are usually smaller than their American counterparts, but they are clean and nice and often come with a complimentary breakfast. The same can generally be said for more expensive hotels.

Which city is cheaper, Sorrento 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 Sorrento is €112. 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 Sorrento in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Almeria 35
    Sorrento 72
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Almeria 70
    Sorrento 144
Compare Hotels in Almeria and Sorrento

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Hotels in Almeria


Hotels in Sorrento


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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Almeria 16
    Sorrento 6.05

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

Typical Local Transportation prices in Sorrento

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Sorrento are as follows:


  • Local Bus Ticket
    4.20
  • Ferry to Capri (Round Trip)
    35

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Sorrento

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Sorrento:

  • 2-Night Sorrento and Capri Tour Including Private Round-Trip Transfer from Sorrento: $846
  • AMALFI COAST BIKE TOUR HD - Transfer included from Sorrento: $147
  • Amalfi Coast Hiking experience from ravello to amalfi with transfer: $323
  • Capri boat transfer from Sorrento: $1,014
  • Deluxe Private Transfer to Sorrento From Naples: $83
  • Deluxe transfer from Naples to Sorrento with stop in pompeii up to 3 hours: $165
  • Direct Transfer from Hotel in SORRENTO to Hotel ROME: $902
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Fiumicino FCO Airport to Sorrento or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Fiumicino FCO Airport to Sorrento or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Fiumicino FCO Airport to Sorrento or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Fiumicino FCO Airport to Sorrento or viceversa: $610
  • Door-To-Door Private Transfer Rome to Sorrento or viceversa: $610

Is it cheaper to fly into Almeria or Sorrento?

Prices for flights to both Sorrento 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
    Sorrento 30

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 Sorrento

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Sorrento:


  • Pizza
    6.00
  • Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
    43
  • Casual Lunch (for Two)
    21

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sorrento

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

  • Italian Gelato Cooking Class in Sorrento: $26
  • Private Virtual Cooking Class from Sorrento: $37
  • Pizza Show: $40
  • Handmade Neapolitan Pizza | Virtual Tour from Sorrento: $44
  • VIRTUAL LESSONS...maked Pizza, bread and fried Calzones in live!: $47
  • Pizza Show: $47
  • Small-Group Original Neapolitan Pizza Class in Sorrento: $56
  • Pizza Making Class: $57
  • Sorrento Handmade Pizza school: $62
  • Sorrento Pizza Making: $62
  • Live Streaming Italian Cooking Class: $65
  • Pizza School Experience from Sorrento: $68

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Almeria 13
    Sorrento 26

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

Typical Entertainment prices in Sorrento

Here are a few typical costs in Sorrento for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Chair & Umbrella at Beach
    10
  • Bike Rental (24 Hours)
    20
  • Scuba Diving (Single Dive)
    45
  • Blue Mini Cruise
    22

Tours and Activities in Sorrento

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

  • Guided Walking Tour of Sorrento: $19
  • Cocktails & Appetizer | Virtual Tour from Sorrento: $35
  • MT. Vesuvius HD Tour from Sorrento: $41
  • Sorrento Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $43
  • POSITANO EXCLUSIVE SHOPPING HD TOUR - from Sorrento: $44
  • Skip-the-Line Pompeii Express Tour by Train from Sorrento: $46
  • Discover Sorrento Tour With Tasting: $47
  • Pompeii Half-day Coach Tour from Sorrento: $47
  • Half-Day Herculaneum Coach Tour: $47
  • Half Day Morning Tour of Pompeii from Sorrento: $47
  • Half Day Morning Tour of Herculaneum from Sorrento: $47
  • Handmade Pasta | Virtual Tour from Sorrento: $47

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Almeria 3.43
    Sorrento 6.97

Typical Alcohol prices in Sorrento

Some typical examples of the costs for nightlife and alcohol in Sorrento are as follows:


  • Bottle of Wine
    11

Sample the Local Flavors in Sorrento

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Sorrento:

  • Sorrento Farm and Food Experience including Olive Oil, Limoncello, Wine tasting: $84
  • Wine Tasting on the Slopes of Vesuvius Including Lunch: $109
  • Sorrento Food & Wine Tour - 'Taste of Sorrento': $116
  • Full Day Small Group Pompeii Tour from Sorrento with Local Wine Tasting: $127
  • Sorrento in 3 Wines: Exclusive Wine Tasting with an Expert & Food Pairing: $136
  • Vesuvius Wine Tasting Experience Tour: $139
  • Sorrento Food and Wine Tour-Small Group: $149
  • Pompeii,Vesuvius with Lunch & wine tasting from Sorrento Coast: $210
  • Private Trasportation To Pompeii + Lunch And Wine Tasting 6 Hours Total: $236
  • Half Day Wine Tour: $249
  • Private Positano, Pompeii and Wine Tour: $260
  • Amalfi Coast Wine Tasting tour plus Lunch.: $270


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


When is the best time to visit Almeria or Sorrento?

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 Sorrento in the Summer?

Both Sorrento and Almeria are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In the summer, Almeria is around the same temperature as Sorrento. Typically, the summer temperatures in Almeria in July are around 26°C (78°F), and Sorrento is about 23°C (74°F).

It's quite sunny in Sorrento. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Almeria. Almeria usually receives more sunshine than Sorrento during summer. At this time of the year, Almeria gets 343 hours of sunny skies, while Sorrento receives 313 hours of full sun.

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


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

Should I visit Almeria or Sorrento in the Autumn?

Both Sorrento and Almeria during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In October, Almeria is generally a little warmer than Sorrento. Temperatures in Almeria average around 20°C (68°F), and Sorrento stays around 17°C (63°F).

It's quite sunny in Almeria. In the autumn, Almeria often gets more sunshine than Sorrento. Almeria gets 220 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Sorrento receives 189 hours of full sun.

Sorrento gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Almeria usually gets less rain in October than Sorrento. Almeria gets 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Sorrento receives 132 mm (5.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

Should I visit Almeria or Sorrento in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Almeria and Sorrento.

Almeria is much warmer than Sorrento in the winter. The temperature in Almeria is usually 13°C (55°F) in January, and Sorrento stays around 8°C (47°F).

Almeria usually receives more sunshine than Sorrento during winter. At this time of the year, Almeria gets 186 hours of sunny skies, while Sorrento receives 115 hours of full sun.

Sorrento receives a lot of rain in the winter. In January, Almeria usually receives less rain than Sorrento. At this time of the year, Almeria gets 27 mm (1.1 in) of rain, while Sorrento receives 111 mm (4.4 in) of rain.


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

Should I visit Almeria or Sorrento in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Almeria as well as Sorrento.

In the spring, Almeria is a little warmer than Sorrento. Typically, the spring temperatures in Almeria in April are around 16°C (61°F), and Sorrento is about 13°C (55°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Almeria this time of the year. In the spring, Almeria often gets more sunshine than Sorrento. Almeria gets 235 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Sorrento receives 189 hours of full sun.

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


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

Typical Weather for Sorrento and Almeria

Almeria Sorrento
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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