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

Should you visit Cannes or Costa Vicentina?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Cannes and Costa Vicentina can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Cannes or Costa Vicentina?


While Cannes was once little more than a small fishing village, today it is a popular, glamorous seaside town frequented by celebrities. It's the place to see and be seen, particularly during the Cannes Film Festival in the month of May. During this time the city comes alive with celebrities from all over the world. While Cannes has its share of exclusive clubs, bars and restaurants, there are alternatives for budget travelers, so don't shy away. There's a beautiful area, Le Suquet, which is nice to visit with its cobblestone streets and stunning views. It's also fun to pass some time people watching by the marina. You never know who you'll spot. At night, the city comes to life with casinos and luxurious restaurants and clubs that give the area a vibe of exclusivity.

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 Bicycle Tours in France, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in France, The Best Walking Tours in Portugal, and The Best Luxury Tours to Portugal.

Which place is cheaper, Costa Vicentina or Cannes?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cannes is €137, 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 Cannes and Costa Vicentina in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cannes 75
    Costa Vicentina 66
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cannes 150
    Costa Vicentina 132
Compare Hotels in Cannes and Costa Vicentina

Looking for a hotel in Cannes 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 Cannes

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: Cannes Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cannes 16
    Costa Vicentina 40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cannes

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cannes:

  • Cannes Private Transfer from Cannes city centre to Nice Airport: $294
  • Cannes-Mandelieu Airport (CEQ): Transfer to Port de la Santé: $432
  • Private Transfer to/from Marseille: $309
  • Private Transfer to/from Monaco: $180
  • Private Transfer to/from Saint-Tropez: $224
  • Round-Trip Boat Transfer to Saint Tropez: $77
  • Copenhagen: One Way Transfer to & from International Airport: $71
  • From 1-Way Private Transfer to Nice Airport: $128
  • Mandelieu to St Tropez Round Trip Ferry Transfer: $94
  • Private Direct Transfer From Cannes to Monaco: $138
  • Private Direct Transfer From Cannes to Nice: $101
  • Private One-way Transfer From Cannes to Nice, 2h Stop in Antibes: $124

Is it cheaper to fly into Cannes or Costa Vicentina?

Prices for flights to both Costa Vicentina and Cannes 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
    Cannes 45
    Costa Vicentina 34

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cannes 30
    Costa Vicentina 17

Tours and Activities in Cannes

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

  • Explore Guided walking Tour with a local guide: $37
  • Scenic Coves RIB Boat Tour: $48
  • Boat and Snorkeling Tour: $48
  • Cannes Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $52
  • Guided Tour in Cannes by a Screenwriter: History, Glamour & Cinema: $54
  • 1 or 2-Hour Gyropod Tour: $58
  • CannesVisiTour, Grand Tour: 2 Hours: $59
  • Exclusive 2 hours City Tour in Cannes in a Vintage Bus: $64
  • City Tour in Cannes aboard our Classic French Bus!: $65
  • Half Day Tour in Cannes, Antibes and St Paul de Vence: $65
  • Cannes 2.5-Hour E-bike Tour: $74
  • Paddle eclipse tour 3H30: $75

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cannes 18
    Costa Vicentina 8.71

Sample the Local Flavors in Cannes

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Cannes:

  • St Paul de Vence, Antibes & Wine Tasting from Cannes: $130
  • Grasse, Valbonne & Gourdon: Day Tour with Wine Tasting: $139
  • Grasse, Gourdon, Valbonne and Wine Tasting Full-day from Cannes: $141
  • French Riviera: Provencal Wine Tours: $757
  • Wine Tasting, Cannes, Coco Chanel, Perfume Factory & Grasse: $1,268

When comparing the travel costs between Cannes and Costa Vicentina, we can see that Cannes is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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