A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Cadiz vs. Pontevedra for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cadiz or Pontevedra?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Cadiz and Pontevedra 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: Cadiz or Pontevedra?

Cadiz

Cadiz is a port city in the southwestern area of Spain. It is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain, and one of the oldest in western Europe, which means it has a lot of historic charm and many historic landmarks. Cadiz stands on a peninsula jutting out into a bay which is a small slice of land, and is almost entirely surrounded by water. The landscape has a lot of natural beauty, and there is plenty to see and do. Because of its long history, some areas of the city are very old and these sections differ drastically from the newer more modern areas; where the older neighborhoods have narrow, winding streets, the newer areas have wide avenues with modern buildings. Unlike most other ports of its size it seems immediately relaxed and easy going, not at all threatening, even at night. The city has a great tradition of liberalism and tolerance making it a very welcoming destination.

Pontevedra

An important port city with a medieval past, Pontevedra sits on the northwestern coast of Spain where the Lerez River opens out into the ocean. It is a part of the Galicia region and is known for its seafood, charming plazas, and old world architecture that include a number of chapels, churches, and cathedrals.

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Which place is cheaper, Pontevedra or Cadiz?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cadiz is €152, while the average daily cost in Pontevedra is €120. 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 Cadiz and Pontevedra in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cadiz 77
    Pontevedra 61
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cadiz 154
    Pontevedra 122
Compare Hotels in Cadiz and Pontevedra

Looking for a hotel in Cadiz or Pontevedra? 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 Cadiz


Hotels in Pontevedra


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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: Cadiz Hotel Prices and Pontevedra Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cadiz 30
    Pontevedra 23

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cadiz

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cadiz:

  • Private Transfer from/to Cadiz Airport to/from Hotel: $88
  • Private Transfer from Cadiz city hotels to Cadiz Cruise Port: $29
  • Private Transfer from Cadiz Cruise Port to Cadiz City Hotels: $29

Is it cheaper to fly into Cadiz or Pontevedra?

Prices for flights to both Pontevedra and Cadiz 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
    Cadiz 45
    Pontevedra 42
Typical Food Prices in Cadiz

Some typical examples of dining costs in Cadiz are as follows:


  • Dinner and Tapas
    15
  • Lunch for 1
    10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cadiz

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

  • Tapas Food Tour in Jerez de la Frontera: $42
  • Food Tour Cadiz: $94

Typical Food Prices in Pontevedra

For Pontevedra, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Lunch for 2
    11

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Pontevedra

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

  • Galician Cooking Class with Chef Instructor: $161

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cadiz 27
    Pontevedra 19
Typical Entertainment Prices in Cadiz

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Cadiz are as follows:


  • Cadiz Sightseeing Tour
    15

Tours and Activities in Cadiz

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Cadiz are as follows:

  • 2 Hours Private Historical Tour in Cadiz : $88
  • 2 Hours Tour around Cádiz: History, anecdotes and curiosities: $17
  • 3-Hour Private Gastronomic and Cultural Cadiz Walking Tour: $224
  • 3-Hour Private Tour of Cádiz: $17
  • Cádiz 2:45h Bike Tour: $43
  • Cádiz Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $9.16
  • Cadiz : Private Custom Walking Tour With A Local Guide: $50
  • Cadiz Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $53
  • Cadiz Private Tour : $154
  • Cadiz Private Walking Tour: $264
  • Cadiz Private Walking Tour with a Professional Guide: $241
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25

Tours and Activities in Pontevedra

For Pontevedra, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Pontevedra Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $8.92
  • O Grove Aquarium Experience: $16
  • Private Guided Walking Tour: $43
  • A Bridge to the Past - A Walking Tour: $54
  • NEW!! Private Walking Tour with local guide: $65
  • Walking Tour and Galician Food Tasting: $65

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cadiz 28
    Pontevedra 20

Sample the Local Flavors in Pontevedra

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

  • Albariño Wine Tasting with Winery Tour: $32


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

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


Which is Bigger, Cadiz or Pontevedra?

Cadiz has a larger population, and is about 66% larger than the population of Pontevedra. When comparing the sizes of Cadiz and Pontevedra, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Cadiz or Pontevedra?

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 Cadiz or Pontevedra in the Summer?

Both Pontevedra and Cadiz during the summer are popular places to visit. Most visitors come to Cadiz for the beaches and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

In the summer, Cadiz is a little warmer than Pontevedra. Typically, the summer temperatures in Cadiz in July average around 25°C (77°F), and Pontevedra averages at about 21°C (70°F).

In Pontevedra, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Cadiz. In the summer, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Pontevedra. Cadiz gets 356 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Pontevedra receives 299 hours of full sun.

Cadiz usually gets less rain in July than Pontevedra. Cadiz gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Pontevedra receives 37 mm (1.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cadiz 25°C (77°F) 
    Pontevedra 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Pontevedra in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Cadiz and Pontevedra. The autumn months attract visitors to Cadiz because of the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Cadiz is generally a little warmer than Pontevedra. Daily temperatures in Cadiz average around 20°C (68°F), and Pontevedra fluctuates around 17°C (62°F).

In Cadiz, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cadiz usually receives more sunshine than Pontevedra during autumn. Cadiz gets 235 hours of sunny skies, while Pontevedra receives 174 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Pontevedra receives a lot of rain in the autumn. In October, Cadiz usually receives less rain than Pontevedra. Cadiz gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Pontevedra receives 164 mm (6.5 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Cadiz 20°C (68°F) 
    Pontevedra 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Pontevedra in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Cadiz as well as Pontevedra. The museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Cadiz this time of year.

Cadiz is a little warmer than Pontevedra in the winter. The daily temperature in Cadiz averages around 13°C (55°F) in January, and Pontevedra fluctuates around 10°C (50°F).

In the winter, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Pontevedra. Cadiz gets 174 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Pontevedra receives 110 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Pontevedra. Cadiz usually gets less rain in January than Pontevedra. Cadiz gets 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Pontevedra receives 232 mm (9.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Cadiz 13°C (55°F) 
    Pontevedra 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Pontevedra in the Spring?

Both Pontevedra and Cadiz are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Cadiz for the beaches and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Cadiz is a little warmer than Pontevedra. Typically, the spring temperatures in Cadiz in April average around 17°C (63°F), and Pontevedra averages at about 13°C (56°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cadiz. Cadiz usually receives more sunshine than Pontevedra during spring. Cadiz gets 253 hours of sunny skies, while Pontevedra receives 198 hours of full sun in the spring.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Pontevedra. In April, Cadiz usually receives less rain than Pontevedra. Cadiz gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Pontevedra receives 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cadiz 17°C (63°F) 
    Pontevedra 13°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Pontevedra and Cadiz

Cadiz Pontevedra
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 10°C (50°F) 232 mm (9.1 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 11°C (52°F) 230 mm (9.1 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 12°C (54°F) 160 mm (6.3 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 13°C (56°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 16°C (60°F) 137 mm (5.4 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 19°C (66°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 21°C (70°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 21°C (69°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 20°C (68°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 17°C (62°F) 164 mm (6.5 in)
Nov 17°C (63°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 13°C (55°F) 186 mm (7.3 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 11°C (51°F) 228 mm (9 in)