A Travel Price Comparison for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons Ericeira vs. Figueira da Foz

Should you visit Ericeira or Figueira da Foz?

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 Figueira da Foz can help you decide which place is right for you.

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.

Figueira da Foz

Located along the glistening waters of the Atlantic Ocean, a bustling city thrives near its shores with towering skyscrapers guarding the city like metallic giants. Figueira da Foz, or simply Figueira, is nestled within the Columbia District and is both a city and municipality. Sheltered by the hills of Serra da Boa Viagem, Figueira is near the mouth of the Mondego River and right beside the Atlantic. Only about 40 kilometers from Coimbra, Figueira has a population of 46,600 and is the second largest city found throughout the region. Because it is a seaside city, Figueira subsists off of Portuguese as well as international tourism, maintaining its pristine beaches, supplying seaport facilities, and a plethora of restaurants, gift shops, cafes, and more. Some of the beaches include Quiaios, Cabedelo, Claridade, Costa de Lavos, Murtinheira, Leirosa, Molhe Norte, Cabo Mondego, and many more. Tourists are also attracted to Figueira because it is a well-known gambling spot in Portugal with the Casino da Figueira da Foz and the Casino da Figueira present and popular. There are also popular landmarks that are recommended by tourists to visit, such as Forte de Santa Catarina and Torre de Relogio. There is also a museum that features the history of the Figueira within the city. Whether you are looking to surf or sight-see, there is much to do in Figueira da Foz, Portugal.

Which city is cheaper, Figueira da Foz or Ericeira?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Ericeira is €44, while the average daily cost in Figueira da Foz is €88. 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Ericeira and Figueira da Foz in more detail.




Accommodation

Double occupancy rooms typically run around €32 in Ericeira For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.

The average price for accommodation for two people in Figueira da Foz is €78. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Ericeira 16
    Figueira da Foz 39
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Ericeira 32
    Figueira da Foz 78


Food

Ericeira food costs typically run travelers around €16 per day. Eating every meal in a nicer restaurant will drive the cost up, and grabbing fast food or casual meals will help you save money.

While meal prices in Figueira da Foz can vary, the average travelers spends about €33 per day on food. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out, an average meal in Figueira da Foz should cost around €13 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Figueira da Foz is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Ericeira 16
    Figueira da Foz 33


Local Transportation

Ericeira's transportation costs can vary by the type of transport chosen by visitors. Naturally, taxis and private drivers cost much more than public transportation options. On average, visitors spend €9.50 per person, per day on transportation in Ericeira.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €27 per day to get around in Figueira da Foz.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Ericeira 9.50
    Figueira da Foz 27

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ericeira

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

  • Ericeira Private Transfer to Lisbon: $38
  • Lisbon Private Transfer to or from Ericeira: $34
  • Lisbon: Private Transfer between the Airport & Ericeira Area: $73

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Figueira da Foz

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Figueira da Foz:

  • Lisbon Private Transfer to or from Figueira da Foz: $106


Entertainment

Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Ericeira can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €13 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €11 per person, per day in Figueira da Foz. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Ericeira 13
    Figueira da Foz 11

Tours and Activities in Ericeira

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

  • 2h Sunset BTT tour: $41
  • ERICEIRA | LIZANDRO RIVER AND SEA BTT TOUR 2h30 HOURS: $44
  • 2h30 World Surf Reserve BTT tour: $45
  • 2h30 Hours E-Bike Tour To Mafra: $56
  • Ericeira to Cabo da Roca Bike Tour: $93


Alcohol

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Figueira da Foz may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €16 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Ericeira -
    Figueira da Foz 16



When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Ericeira and Figueira da Foz, we can see that Figueira da Foz 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 Figueira da Foz would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Figueira da Foz than you might in Ericeira.

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