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

Should you visit Ericeira 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 Ericeira and Costa Vicentina can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Ericeira or Costa Vicentina?


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.

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 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, Costa Vicentina 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 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 Ericeira and Costa Vicentina in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ericeira 51
    Costa Vicentina 66
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ericeira 102
    Costa Vicentina 132
Compare Hotels in Ericeira and Costa Vicentina

Looking for a hotel in Ericeira 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 Ericeira

Hotels in Costa Vicentina

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ericeira 25
    Costa Vicentina 40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ericeira

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

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

Is it cheaper to fly into Ericeira or Costa Vicentina?

Prices for flights to both Costa Vicentina 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 Meals for one day
    Ericeira 25
    Costa Vicentina 34

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 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ericeira 26
    Costa Vicentina 17

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: $392

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ericeira 17
    Costa Vicentina 8.71

Sample the Local Flavors in Ericeira

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

  • Portuguese Wine Tasting - 4 Wines: $44
  • Private Portuguese Wine Tasting - 4 Wines & Snacks: $62

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

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