A Travel Price Comparison for Portugal Aveiro vs. Costa Vicentina for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Aveiro or Costa Vicentina?

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 Aveiro and Costa Vicentina. 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: Aveiro or Costa Vicentina?


Aveiro has great canals that are lined by houses. Because of this ambiance, the town has earned its nickname the "Portuguese Venice." While it's similar, don't put too much into the name. The town is also known for it's colorful boats, referred to as moliceiros, that ride along the canals and under the bridges.

While the canals are lovely, most visitors actually come for the beaches. Aveiro's beaches are known for their clean and pristine sand. The shore is referred to as the Silver Coast, and has comfortably warm water, which is another major draw to the area.

Aveiro is comfortable year around because it's winters are mild and warm and its summer is somewhat cool. The winter months get the most rain and the summer is usually the driest. If you're there during the fall and winter, the winds will be strong making it the best time for surfing, sailing, and other water sports.

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 Food and Culinary Tours in Portugal, The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Portugal, The Best Walking Tours in Portugal, and The Best Luxury Tours to Portugal.

Which place is cheaper, Costa Vicentina or Aveiro?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Aveiro is €80, 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 Aveiro and Costa Vicentina in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Aveiro 46
    Costa Vicentina 66
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Aveiro 92
    Costa Vicentina 132
Compare Hotels in Aveiro and Costa Vicentina

Looking for a hotel in Aveiro 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 Aveiro

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: Aveiro Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Aveiro 8.57
    Costa Vicentina 40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Aveiro

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

  • Aveiro Private Transfer:To/From the Oporto Airport: $128

Is it cheaper to fly into Aveiro or Costa Vicentina?

Prices for flights to both Costa Vicentina and Aveiro 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
    Aveiro 28
    Costa Vicentina 34

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Aveiro 8.57
    Costa Vicentina 17

Tours and Activities in Aveiro

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

  • From Porto: e-Bike Tour in Aveiro, Boat Trip and Costa Nova!: $84
  • Aveiro Privat City Tour w/ Local Boat 1 H Cruise & Egg Sweet: $96
  • Coimbra & Aveiro Amazing Cultural Full Day Tour from Porto: $101
  • Half Day Tour with Boat Ride: $107
  • Aveiro Private Tour, Bairrada Wine Cellars & Roasted Piglet: $116
  • Private Tour to Aveiro and Costa Nova unique striped houses: $116
  • Aveiro Tour: $139
  • From Lisbon: Aveiro, Moliceiro Boat and Coimbra Tour: $139
  • From Porto Private Tour Half Day in Aveiro and Costa Nova: $272
  • Porto to Lisbon private Tour, choose 2 or 3 stops on the way: $311

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Aveiro 17
    Costa Vicentina 8.71

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

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