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

Should you visit Amalfi or Costa Vicentina?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Amalfi and Costa Vicentina can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Amalfi or Costa Vicentina?


The town of Amalfi is at the heart of the Amalfi Coast, a region of Italy known for dramatic coastline, ritzy hotels, delicious food, and warm weather. Amalfi was the capital of a small republic in the middle ages known as the Duchy of Amalfi, when it dominated the seas by trade and power. Later, in the early 20th century, the town and the region became known as a place where wealthy travelers would spend their vacations.

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours from Rome, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Italy, The Best Walking Tours in Portugal, and The Best Luxury Tours to Portugal.

Which place is cheaper, Costa Vicentina or Amalfi?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Amalfi is €201, 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 Amalfi and Costa Vicentina in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Amalfi 98
    Costa Vicentina 66
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Amalfi 196
    Costa Vicentina 132
Compare Hotels in Amalfi and Costa Vicentina

Looking for a hotel in Amalfi 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 Amalfi

Hotels in Costa Vicentina

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Amalfi Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Amalfi 67
    Costa Vicentina 40
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Amalfi

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Amalfi:

  • Bus
  • Train to Naples

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Amalfi

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Amalfi:

  • Amalfi to Naples airport/station Private departure transfer: $175
  • Amalfi to Napoli Airport (NAP) - Departure Private Transfer: $66
  • Departure Private Transfer Amalfi to Fiumucino Rome Airport (FCO): $223
  • From Amalfi Coast: Transfer to Naples with Pompeii Tour: $386
  • Mount Vesuvio Organic Wine Tasting & Lunch with Transfer from Amalfi Coast: $239
  • Naples: Transfer to Amalfi one-way: $107
  • Naples: Transfer to Amalfi visit Pompeii Along the way: $117
  • Private Transfer - Praiano to Naples with 2h of Sightseeing: Vesuvius or Pompeii: $174
  • Private Transfer From Ravello or Amalfi to Naples : $109
  • Private Transfer from Amalfi Coast Port to Naples city hotels: $49
  • Private Transfer from Amalfi to Naples Airport ,Naples station: $250
  • Private Transfer from Amalfi to Ravello: $81

Is it cheaper to fly into Amalfi or Costa Vicentina?

Prices for flights to both Costa Vicentina and Amalfi 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
    Amalfi 62
    Costa Vicentina 34
Typical Food Prices in Amalfi

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

  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Bread
  • Dinner

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Amalfi

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

  • OnLine Genuine Cooking Class: $74
  • Amalfi Coast: Mozzarella, Pasta, and Tiramisu Cooking Class: $80
  • Cooking Class on the Amalfi Coast with Tasting Included: $87
  • Cooking class ........ and tasting of Italian wines typical regional dishes: $89
  • Lunch or dinner and cooking demo at a local home in Cava de' Tirreni: $92
  • Dining Experience at a local's Home in Castellabate with Show Cooking: $92
  • Small-group Street food tour in Cava de' Tirreni: $96
  • Italian cooking class and lunch near the Pompeii excavations: $113
  • Amalfi Coast Home Cooking Class with Meal & Drinks Included: $133
  • Genuine Home Cooking Class + Olive Oil Tasting: $138
  • Small Group Market tour and Cooking class in Cava dei Tirreni: $141
  • Pizza Course: $141

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Amalfi 27
    Costa Vicentina 17

Tours and Activities in Amalfi

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

  • Discover Salerno - walking tour with a local expert guide -: $33
  • Amalfi Lemon Experience: $37
  • Salerno Panoramic Tour: $38
  • Tour in the lemon fields on the Amalfi Coast: $42
  • Paestum Small Group tour with an Archaeologist: $43
  • Guided tour of Michelangelo's Amalfi: $43
  • Amalfi Lemon Tour in the Historical Garden: $48
  • Amalfi Lemon Tour in the Historical Garden!: $48
  • 4 Hour Cruise Tour of the Amalfi Coast with Aperitif: $49
  • Walking tour from Minori to Maiori along the Path of the Lemons: $49
  • Private: Amalfi Lemon Tour in the Historical Garden: $64
  • 2-Hour Tour to Amalfi and Atrani, Among the Labyrinths In Fuga dai Pirati: $64

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Amalfi 20
    Costa Vicentina 8.71
Typical Alcohol Prices in Amalfi

Here are a few samples of the prices for alcohol and nightlife in Amalfi from other travelers:

  • Wine

Sample the Local Flavors in Amalfi

Also in Amalfi, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Wine Tasting Cantina Basileo: $65
  • Wine tasting at the Apicella winery: $71
  • Wine Tasting and excursion to the Mt. Vesuvius from Pompeii: $92
  • Positano: Small-Group Wine Tasting Tour with a Sommelier: $100
  • Wine Tour (lunch included): $196
  • Exploring a Cilento village by e-bike with wine tasting: $209
  • Mount Vesuvius & Wine Tasting with Lunch Private Tour: $250
  • Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Wine Tasting Private Tour from Amalfi: $272
  • From Positano: Pompeii, Vesuvius, & Wine Tasting with Lunch: $274
  • Amalfi Coast: Pompeii, Vesuvius, & Wine Tasting with Lunch: $284
  • Mount Vesuvius & Wine Tasting with Lunch Private Tour from Amalfi Coast: $293

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Amalfi and Costa Vicentina, we can see that Amalfi is more expensive. And not only is Costa Vicentina much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Costa Vicentina would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Costa Vicentina 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 Amalfi would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Amalfi than you might in Costa Vicentina.

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