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

Should you visit Ericeira or Aveiro?

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 Ericeira and Aveiro can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Ericeira or Aveiro?

Ericeira

Beneath an indigo sky, a city perches at the edge of sandstone cliffs that overlook the vast expanse of the Atlantic. A seaside resort and fishing community, Ericeira is located in western Portugal within the municipality of Mafra. A picturesque village, Ericeira is quaint, quiet, and absolutely breathtaking with a population of no more than 10,260. Because of its blue waters and pristine coastlines, it has been named the Surfing Mecca of Europe. The town was a famous summer retreat for the families of Lisbon during the 1940s and 1950s and still remains so today for families beyond Lisbon's borders. Ericeira also has a World Surfing Reserve, the first in Europe and second in the world. Besides the many beaches on Ericeira, including Ribeira d'Ilhas, Pescadores, and Mataduoro, the town also has a park called Parque de Santa Maria as well as an old town center that has a collection of cafes, shops, restaurants, and bars. There are also some important landmarks that can be explored as no more than a brief visit, such as Forte Mil Regos and Casa De Cultura Jaime Lobo E. Silvs. Whether you are a surfer, fisher, or simply a lover of the beach, Ericeira is the perfect place for those who wish to experience the Atlantic like never before.

Aveiro

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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best G Adventures Tours to Portugal, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Lisbon, The Best 10-Day Tours from Lisbon, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Porto.


Which place is cheaper, Aveiro or Ericeira?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Ericeira is €100, while the average daily cost in Aveiro is €80. 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 Ericeira and Aveiro in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ericeira 51
    Aveiro 46
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ericeira 102
    Aveiro 92
Compare Hotels in Ericeira and Aveiro

Looking for a hotel in Ericeira or Aveiro? 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 Ericeira


Hotels in Aveiro


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Our Analysis
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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ericeira 25
    Aveiro 8.57

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ericeira

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

  • Private Transfer To or From Ericeira: $92
  • Lisbon: Private Transfer between the Airport & Ericeira Area: $76
  • Transfer from Lisbon Airport to Ericeira: $50

Is it cheaper to fly into Ericeira or Aveiro?

Prices for flights to both Aveiro and Ericeira 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
    Ericeira 25
    Aveiro 28

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Ericeira

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

  • Ericeira Private Tour: 10 Tastings Food Tour: $97

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ericeira 26
    Aveiro 8.57

Tours and Activities in Ericeira

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

  • Custom-Tailored Immersive Photo Experiences: $49
  • Highlights & Culinary Kickstart of Ericeira | PRIVATE Tour: $76
  • Lisbon: Wellington's Defensive Lines Tour: $391

Tours and Activities in Aveiro

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

  • From Lisbon: Aveiro, Moliceiro Boat and Coimbra Tour: $141

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ericeira 17
    Aveiro 17

Sample the Local Flavors in Ericeira

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

  • Private Portuguese Wine Tasting - 4 Wines & Snacks: $62


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Ericeira and Aveiro, we can see that Ericeira 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 Ericeira would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Ericeira 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 Ericeira Expensive? and Is Aveiro Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Ericeira or Aveiro?

Aveiro has a larger population, and is about 7 times larger than the population of Ericeira. When comparing the sizes of Ericeira and Aveiro, 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 Ericeira or Aveiro?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Ericeira or Aveiro in the Summer?

Both Aveiro and Ericeira are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

Ericeira is a little warmer than Aveiro in the summer. The daily temperature in Ericeira averages around 23°C (73°F) in July, and Aveiro fluctuates around 21°C (69°F).

It's quite sunny in Aveiro. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Ericeira. Ericeira usually receives more sunshine than Aveiro during summer. Ericeira gets 352 hours of sunny skies, while Aveiro receives 308 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Ericeira usually receives less rain than Aveiro. Ericeira gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Aveiro receives 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Ericeira 23°C (73°F) 
    Aveiro 21°C (69°F)

Should I visit Ericeira or Aveiro in the Autumn?

Both Aveiro and Ericeira during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In the autumn, Ericeira is a little warmer than Aveiro. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Ericeira in October average around 19°C (66°F), and Aveiro averages at about 17°C (62°F).

It's quite sunny in Ericeira. In the autumn, Ericeira often gets more sunshine than Aveiro. Ericeira gets 213 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Aveiro receives 184 hours of full sun.

Aveiro gets a good bit of rain this time of year. Ericeira usually gets less rain in October than Aveiro. Ericeira gets 80 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Aveiro receives 131 mm (5.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Ericeira 19°C (66°F) 
    Aveiro 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Ericeira or Aveiro in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Ericeira and Aveiro.

In January, Ericeira is generally a little warmer than Aveiro. Daily temperatures in Ericeira average around 12°C (53°F), and Aveiro fluctuates around 10°C (50°F).

Ericeira usually receives more sunshine than Aveiro during winter. Ericeira gets 144 hours of sunny skies, while Aveiro receives 124 hours of full sun in the winter.

Aveiro receives a lot of rain in the winter. Ericeira gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Ericeira usually receives less rain than Aveiro. Ericeira gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Aveiro receives 171 mm (6.7 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Ericeira 12°C (53°F) 
    Aveiro 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Ericeira or Aveiro in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Ericeira as well as Aveiro.

Ericeira is a little warmer than Aveiro in the spring. The daily temperature in Ericeira averages around 16°C (60°F) in April, and Aveiro fluctuates around 14°C (56°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Aveiro. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Ericeira this time of the year. In the spring, Ericeira often gets more sunshine than Aveiro. Ericeira gets 235 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Aveiro receives 217 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Aveiro. Ericeira usually gets less rain in April than Aveiro. Ericeira gets 64 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Aveiro receives 112 mm (4.4 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Ericeira 16°C (60°F) 
    Aveiro 14°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Aveiro and Ericeira

Ericeira Aveiro
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 12°C (53°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 10°C (50°F) 171 mm (6.7 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 111 mm (4.4 in) 11°C (51°F) 169 mm (6.7 in)
Mar 14°C (58°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 12°C (54°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
Apr 16°C (60°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 14°C (56°F) 112 mm (4.4 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 16°C (60°F) 89 mm (3.5 in)
Jun 21°C (69°F) 21 mm (0.8 in) 19°C (66°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 21°C (69°F) 16 mm (0.6 in)
Aug 23°C (74°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 20°C (69°F) 22 mm (0.9 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 26 mm (1 in) 20°C (67°F) 64 mm (2.5 in)
Oct 19°C (66°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 17°C (62°F) 131 mm (5.2 in)
Nov 15°C (59°F) 114 mm (4.5 in) 13°C (55°F) 152 mm (6 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 108 mm (4.3 in) 11°C (51°F) 176 mm (6.9 in)