A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Cadiz vs. Porto for Attractions, Food, Backpackers, and Nightlife

Should you visit Cadiz or Porto?

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 Porto 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.

Cadiz

Cadiz is a friendly, undiscovered, and historic port city. It's a gorgeous place to visit. Other reasons to visit include shopping, museums, and nightlife.

Porto

Porto is a historic, cultural, and cosmopolitan port city. It's a large city with plenty of activites for visitors as well. This is also a very beautiful destination which attracts plenty of visitors. It's also known for nightlife, food, and shopping.

Cadiz and Porto: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Popular museums and historical sights
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
Cons
  • Less popular with backpackers
Pros
  • Popular museums and historical sights
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
  • Big city activities
  • Impressive beauty


How is Cadiz different from Porto?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

Let's take a look at the differences and similarities between Porto and Cadiz. Then, you can decide for yourself which place is better for your next trip.

Is Cadiz or Porto Better for Museums and Historical Sights?

Cadiz
Porto

Both Cadiz and Porto have interesting landmarks and museums for visitors.

Visitors will find world class museums and historical sights in Cadiz that are not to be missed. As the oldest city in Europe, there are countless historic sights and monuments to see. Some of the most interesting historic sights include Catedral Nueva, the Arcos de los Blancos, Torre Tavira, and Museo de Cádiz.

Visitors can fill many days exploring the museums and attractions around Porto. With such a long history, there are many landmarks and sights in the city. Popular attractions include the Clérigos Tower, Palácio da Bolsa, and Igreja de São Francisco.


Is Cadiz or Porto Better for Food?

Cadiz
Porto

There are opportunities to sample the local cuisine at great restaurants in both Cadiz and Porto.

With its innovative style combined with traditional elements, Cadiz makes for a great culinary experience. You can expect the freshest seafood with everything from oysters to prawns and even fresh caught fish like Bluefin tuna. Make sure you try the shrimp fritters and papas con choco (cuttlefish and potato stew). Tapas are a great way to sample a number of small local dishes. Also finish your meal of with some churros.

Eat your way through Porto, as it has many local or world renowned restaurants to choose from. The area's cuisine combines the ocean setting with the agriculture of the surrounding area, so you'll enjoy both seafood dishes as well as fresh meats and vegetables. The area is also famous for its Port wines and red wines.

Is Cadiz or Porto Better for Nightlife?

Cadiz
Porto

Both Cadiz and Porto are comparable when it comes to partying.

There's a variety of activities in the evening in Cadiz. The nightlife scene is diverse, with both cultural activities and dance clubs to choose from. Whether you're looking for a late night party or a more mellow evening on the town, there are a number of options available.

Porto has a large number of nightlife venues. This city comes to life in the evening, particularly on weekends when locals and tourists alike flock to the many bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.

Is Cadiz or Porto Better for its Old Town?

Cadiz
Porto

Both Cadiz and Porto have historic old towns worth visiting.

Cadiz is an extremely popular place to visit the historic old town area. The old town offers a patchwork network of cobblestone streets that intertwine plazas, churches, and historic buildings.

There are many historical things to see in the old town of Porto. Known as Porto Ribeira, the city's historic district is the most visited part of the town. It begins on the banks of the River Douro and climbs into the hills behind it.

Is Cadiz or Porto Better for Shopping?

Cadiz
Porto

Both Cadiz and Porto are good shopping destinations.

Cadiz is an extremely popular place for shoppers. There's a diverse mix of local boutiques, food markets, shopping centers, and street markets where you can pick up everything from local items to European fashion. If you happen to be in town on a weekend, keep in mind that many shops are only open in the morning on Saturdays and closed all day Sundays.

Shopping is a popular activity when visiting Porto. The city has both your standard shopping mall stores as well as local vendors and boutique shops.


Is Cadiz or Porto Better for Families?

Cadiz
Porto

Both Cadiz and Porto are fun to visit with kids.

Cadiz is a very family-friendly place to visit. The beaches, waterparks, carnivals and other unique activities make this a great place to visit with kids. There's even a Bee Museum that adults and kids alike will enjoy. And many kids will also find exploring the ruins of Baelo Claudio to be an unforgettable experience.

Because of its large number of kid-friendly activities, Porto is very family-friendly. The city has several cool museums including the interactive museum, The World of Discoveries. There are also parks, playgrounds, zoos, and aquariums that you can explore. For families that enjoy being outside, this is a great city.

Is Cadiz or Porto Better for Couples?

Cadiz
Porto

Both Cadiz and Porto are good destinations for a couple's getaway.

Cadiz is a nice destination for couples. With its history and beaches, there are many romantic activities that couples can enjoy. Wander around old town and enjoy local cuisine. Visit the historic ruins and take a hike outside of the city.

Porto makes for a fun place to visit for a couple. You can visit the palaces, enjoy shopping, or dine in a nice Portuguese restaurant. The area is also famous for its wine, so the city has plenty for couples to do on a romantic getaway.

Is Cadiz or Porto Better for Backpackers and Budget Travelers?

Cadiz
Porto

While Cadiz and Porto are both good for backpackers, overall Porto is more popular.

Porto is a mecca for backpackers and budget travelers. By combining world-class activities with affordability, this city has become a popular stop off for backpackers in the area.

Plenty of backpackers visit Cadiz. One of the biggest draws to the city is there huge Carnival festival every February. This is a popular time to visit and backpackers will appreciate the lively atmosphere.

Is Cadiz or Porto Better for Public Transit?

Cadiz
Porto

Both Cadiz and Porto offer public transit options.

Public transit in Cadiz is fairly effecient and thorough. There are five bus lines around town. The buses are comfortable and air conditioned.

Porto has some public transit options. There is a metro system as well as a bus system. While the metro system does have six lines, most stations aren't close to the tourist attractions, so it likely won't be that helpful to visitors.


Is Cadiz or Porto a more walkable city?

Cadiz
Porto

Cadiz and Porto both are comparable when exploring on foot.

Cadiz is very walkable. It is a walkable city that is historic and compact enough to explore on foot.

Porto is a somewhat walkable place. The city center is very compact with most of the sights within a short walk of each other. The area is also very hilly, so getting from place to place can require a bit of effort.

Which city is cheaper, Porto or Cadiz?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cadiz is €122, while the average daily cost in Porto is €100. 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 Cadiz and Porto in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cadiz 61
    Porto 52
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cadiz 122
    Porto 104
Compare Hotels in Cadiz and Porto

Looking for a hotel in Cadiz or Porto? 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 Porto


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Our Analysis
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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cadiz 24
    Porto 16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cadiz

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cadiz:

  • Private Transfer from Madrid to Faro (FAO) Airport: $761
  • Private Transfer from Cádiz to Faro (FAO) Airport: $761
  • Private Transfer from Cádiz to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $475
  • Private Transfer Cadiz,Cordoba, Ronda or Chiclana to Seville SVQ by Business Car: $394
  • Transfer from Seville to Cadiz: $251

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Porto

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

  • Porto Shared Transfer: To or from Airport: $10
  • Matosinhos Private Transfer to Oporto Airport: $11
  • Porto Airport: Shared One-Way Arrival or Departure Transfer: $11
  • Porto Shared Departure Transfer: $12
  • Porto Shared Arrival Transfer: $12
  • Oporto Airport Private Departure Transfer: $12
  • Oporto Airport Shared Departure Transfer: $12
  • Oporto Airport Shared Arrival Transfer: $12
  • Private Transfer to or from the Airport: $13
  • Oporto Airport Private Transfer to Matosinhos: $13
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Porto to Porto Airport (OPO): $15
  • Oporto Airport Private Arrival Transfer: $15

Is it cheaper to fly into Cadiz or Porto?

Prices for flights to both Porto 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 36
    Porto 29
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.

  • Food Tour Cadiz: $78
  • Food Tour Cadiz: $78

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Porto

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

  • Pastel de Nata Cooking Class with Grandma's Recipe: $23
  • Traditional Portuguese sweets cooking class: $30
  • Pastel de Nata cooking class in Porto: $30
  • Authentic Porto Food Tour & Market Experience for private groups: $61
  • Private Food Tour – 10 Tastings with Locals: $65
  • Half-Day Brunch Food Tour in Porto: $66
  • Half-Day Food Tour: $68
  • Craft Beer & Food Tour: $73
  • Withlocals The 10 Tastings: Porto Private Food Tour: $73
  • 3-Hour Porto by Night Tour with Fado Show & Dinner: $74
  • Half-Day Porto Walking Food Tour and Tasting for Small-Group: $75
  • Withlocals Your Way: Porto 100% Personalised Private Food Tour: $77

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cadiz 22
    Porto 20
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:

  • 3-Hour Private Gastronomic and Cultural Cadiz Walking Tour: $226
  • Bike Tour in Cadiz: $45
  • Bike Tour of Cadiz: $32
  • Cadiz Discovery City Tour - Shore Excursion from Cadiz: $67
  • Cadiz Economic Walking Tour: $6.22
  • Cadiz Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $44
  • Cadiz Old Town Private Walking Tour: $69
  • Cadiz Photo Bike Tour: $81
  • Cadiz Private Walking Tour: $214
  • Cadiz Private Walking Tour: $187
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: Private Jewish Heritage Tour of Seville: $1,070

Tours and Activities in Porto

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

  • Sightseeing Walk- The Perfect Introduction to the City: $1.24
  • Torre dos Clerigos Entrance Ticket: $6.81
  • MMIPO - Museu da Misericórdia do Porto Admission Ticket: $7.46
  • Casa São Roque Direct Entry Ticket: $7.94
  • Admission Ticket to Casa São Roque Art Center: $9.95
  • MMIPO Museu da Misericórdia do Porto Admission Ticket: $11
  • Porto Legends - The Underground Experience: $12
  • MagicTrain Tour and Port Wine Cellar Visit & Tasting: $13
  • Serralves Park Entry Ticket: $14
  • World of Discoveries Entry Ticket: $15
  • Lonely Planet Experience: Highlights and Hidden Gems of Porto: $15
  • Skip the Line: Tour FC Porto - Museum and Stadium Ticket: $15

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cadiz 23
    Porto 15

Sample the Local Flavors in Porto

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Porto:

  • Magic Train Tour and Port Wine Tastings: $14
  • Cálem Cellar Tour, Interactive Museum & Wine Tasting: $16
  • Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional River Cruise and Wine Tasting: $19
  • Porto Pub Crawl with Unlimited beer: $19
  • Graham's Port Lodge Guided Tour and Wine Tasting: $19
  • Private Porto Secrets Walking Tour With free Port Wine Tasting: $21
  • 4-hour Guided Porto Pub Crawl including drinks: $22
  • Fun Discovery Walk in Porto's Centre: the most mysterious pub crawl: $23
  • Pub Crawl Porto: $24
  • Cálem Cellar Tour, Fado Show & Wine Tasting: $26
  • Authentic Oporto Walking Tour with Wine Tasting: $30
  • Graham's Port Lodge Tour with Wine Tasting & Pairings: $34


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cadiz and Porto, we can see that Cadiz is more expensive. And not only is Porto much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Porto would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Porto 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 Porto.


When is the best time to visit Cadiz or Porto?

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 Porto in the Summer?

The summer brings many poeple to Cadiz as well as Porto. Many visitors come to Cadiz in the summer for the beaches and the family-friendly experiences. Additionally, most visitors come to Porto for the city activities and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

Cadiz is a little warmer than Porto in the summer. The temperature in Cadiz is usually 25°C (77°F) in July, and Porto stays around 21°C (69°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Porto. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cadiz this time of the year. In the summer, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Porto. Cadiz gets 356 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Porto receives 308 hours of full sun.

Cadiz usually gets less rain in July than Porto. Cadiz gets 0 mm (0 in) of rain, while Porto receives 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Cadiz 25°C (77°F) 
    Porto 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Cadiz or Porto in the Autumn?

Both Porto and Cadiz are popular destinations to visit in the autumn with plenty of activities. Most visitors come to Cadiz for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area during these months. Also, the autumn months attract visitors to Porto because of the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Cadiz is a little warmer than Porto. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Cadiz in October are around 20°C (68°F), and Porto is about 17°C (62°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Cadiz. Cadiz usually receives more sunshine than Porto during autumn. Cadiz gets 235 hours of sunny skies, while Porto receives 184 hours of full sun in the autumn.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Porto. In October, Cadiz usually receives less rain than Porto. Cadiz gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Porto receives 131 mm (5.2 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


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

Should I visit Cadiz or Porto in the Winter?

Both Porto and Cadiz during the winter are popular places to visit. The winter months attract visitors to Cadiz because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine. Also, the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine are the main draw to Porto this time of year.

In January, Cadiz is generally a little warmer than Porto. Temperatures in Cadiz average around 13°C (55°F), and Porto stays around 10°C (50°F).

In the winter, Cadiz often gets more sunshine than Porto. Cadiz gets 174 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Porto receives 124 hours of full sun.

Porto gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Cadiz usually gets less rain in January than Porto. Cadiz gets 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain, while Porto receives 171 mm (6.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


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

Should I visit Cadiz or Porto in the Spring?

The spring attracts plenty of travelers to both Cadiz and Porto. The beaches and the natural beauty are the main draw to Cadiz this time of year. Also, many travelers come to Porto for the activities around the city and the natural beauty.

Cadiz is a little warmer than Porto in the spring. The temperature in Cadiz is usually 17°C (63°F) in April, and Porto stays around 14°C (56°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Porto this time of the year. In Cadiz, it's very sunny this time of the year. Cadiz usually receives more sunshine than Porto during spring. Cadiz gets 253 hours of sunny skies, while Porto receives 217 hours of full sun in the spring.

Porto receives a lot of rain in the spring. In April, Cadiz usually receives less rain than Porto. Cadiz gets 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain, while Porto receives 112 mm (4.4 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Cadiz 17°C (63°F) 
    Porto 14°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Porto and Cadiz

Cadiz Porto
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 10°C (50°F) 171 mm (6.7 in)
Feb 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) 11°C (51°F) 169 mm (6.7 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 12°C (54°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
Apr 17°C (63°F) 45 mm (1.8 in) 14°C (56°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
May 19°C (66°F) 27 mm (1.1 in) 16°C (60°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 7 mm (0.3 in) 19°C (66°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Jul 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in) 21°C (69°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Aug 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in) 20°C (69°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Sep 23°C (73°F) 24 mm (0.9 in) 20°C (67°F) 64 mm (2.5 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 17°C (62°F) 131 mm (5.2 in)
Nov 17°C (63°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 13°C (55°F) 152 mm (6 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 92 mm (3.6 in) 11°C (51°F) 176 mm (6.9 in)


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