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

Should you visit Cinque Terre or Costa Vicentina?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Cinque Terre or Costa Vicentina, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Cinque Terre or Costa Vicentina?

Cinque Terre

Located on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline, Cinque Terra consists of five seaside villages exuding a charm that dates back to medieval times. Fishing boats bob in the harbors, bringing fresh seafood to the tables of the region, while age old vineyards make for fragrant signature wines. Cinque Terre is considered to be a National Park, with its five villages earning a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List for their beauty and timelessness.

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.

Which place is cheaper, Costa Vicentina or Cinque Terre?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cinque Terre is €140, 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 Cinque Terre and Costa Vicentina in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cinque Terre 72
    Costa Vicentina 66
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cinque Terre 144
    Costa Vicentina 132
Compare Hotels in Cinque Terre and Costa Vicentina

Looking for a hotel in Cinque Terre 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 Cinque Terre

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: Cinque Terre Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cinque Terre 16
    Costa Vicentina 40
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Cinque Terre

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Cinque Terre:

  • Ferry Day Pass

Is it cheaper to fly into Cinque Terre or Costa Vicentina?

Prices for flights to both Costa Vicentina and Cinque Terre 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
    Cinque Terre 41
    Costa Vicentina 34
Typical Food Prices in Cinque Terre

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

  • Whole Pizza
  • Panini
  • Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
  • Fresh Focaccia

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cinque Terre

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

  • Cooking with Luca Pasta Tiramisu class Riomaggiore Activity 2 h30: $121
  • Pesto cooking class with sea view in Riomaggiore: $175
  • Cesarine: Home Cooking Class & Meal with a Local in Riomaggiore: $175
  • Cesarine: Sunset Spritz Masterclass with Dinner in Cinque Terre: $197
  • 3-course Cooking Class with seaview in Riomaggiore: $209

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cinque Terre 13
    Costa Vicentina 17
Typical Entertainment Prices in Cinque Terre

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Cinque Terre's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Double Kayak Rental (One Hour)
  • Bagni Eden Beach Club Umbrella
  • Cinque Terre Card (One Day)
  • Cinque Terre Card (Three Days)

Tours and Activities in Cinque Terre

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

  • Small Group Cinque terre Pesto Experience: $50
  • From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Tour by Train with Limoncino: $65
  • La Spezia: Cinque Terre Guided Hiking Tour: $65
  • Kayak experience with Carnassa Tour in Cinque Terre + Snorkeling: $74
  • Cinque Terre Kayak Adventure from Riomaggiore: $99
  • Kayak tour from Monterosso to Vernazza: $99
  • Half Day Guided Tour of the Cinque Terre from the Sea: $105
  • 2-Hour Boat Tour at sunset in the Cinque Terre with Pesto tasting and focaccia: $105
  • Cinque Terre Hybrid Boat Tour: $110
  • The heart of the 5 Terre: Monterosso and national park ebike tour: $121
  • Cinque Terre Sunset Cruise with Aperitif: $132
  • Cinque Terre Morning Tour: $132

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cinque Terre 6.71
    Costa Vicentina 8.71
Typical Alcohol Prices in Cinque Terre

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for alcohol and nightlife costs in Cinque Terre:

  • Glass of Local Wine

Sample the Local Flavors in Cinque Terre

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

  • BarCa Winery Cinqueterre Tour with Wine Tasting & Pesto Class: $61
  • Cinque terre wine tour and tasting with the somelier: $74
  • Private Tour of Cinque Terre's Wine tasting with a local: $145
  • Cinque Terre Walking Tour with Food and Wine Tastings: $149
  • Natural Wine Tasting with sea view in Riomaggiore: $197

When comparing the travel costs between Cinque Terre and Costa Vicentina, we can see that Cinque Terre 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 Cinque Terre Expensive? and Is Costa Vicentina Expensive?.