Should you visit Ericeira or Rabat?
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 Rabat can help you decide which place is right for you.
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.
While not high on the tourist destination list, Rabat is a quiet gem of a city with stunning colonial architecture and palm-lined streets. This political capital is a laid-back, pleasant alternative to the more cosmopolitan Casablanca.
Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg, Rabat plus the city of Temera are home to a combined metropolitan population of 2.6 million.
Which city is cheaper, Rabat or Ericeira?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Ericeira is €80, while the average daily cost in Rabat is €33. 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 Rabat in more detail.
Double occupancy rooms typically run around €82 in Ericeira For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Travelers usually pay around €42 for a double occupancy room in Rabat If you want to be in a premiere location or have high end amenities, you can expect to pay a bit more.
Ericeira food costs typically run travelers around €20 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.
In Rabat travelers spend around €9.43 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
Meals for one day
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Rabat
For Rabat, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Best Moroccan Cooking Class with Chef Khadija ( Over 35 years Experience ):
Rabat Family Cooking Class:
Rabat Food Tour in the Old Town:
Rabat Food Tour Like a Local:
Rabat Restaurant Cooking Class:
Moroccan Cooking Class in Marrakech:
Food Tour in Rabat:
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 €20 per person, per day on transportation in Ericeira.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Rabat than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €1.61 on transportation in Rabat on average per day.
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:
Ericeira Private Transfer to Lisbon:
Lisbon Private Transfer to or from Ericeira:
Typical Local Transportation prices in Rabat
Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Rabat:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Rabat
Also for Rabat, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Private transfer: Rabat Airport (RBA) to Rabat:
Private transfer: Rabat to Rabat Airport (RBA):
Rabat to Agadir airport transfer:
Rabat to Chefchaouen: Private Transfer (English Speaking Driver):
Private Transfer from Rabat to Tanger-Ibn Batouta (TNG) Airport:
Transfer Rabat to Agadir:
Private Transfer from Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA) to Casablanca:
Transfer Rabat to Essaouira:
Airport transfer from Rabat to Agadir:
Transfer Rabat to Marrakech:
Transfer Private From Rabat to Fes:
Transfer Private From Rabat to Tangier:
Is it cheaper to fly into Ericeira or Rabat?
Prices for flights to both Rabat 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.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Ericeira can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €20 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Sightseeing expenses in Rabat, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €2.17 per day, per person.
Tours and Activities in Ericeira
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Ericeira.
ERICEIRA | LIZANDRO RIVER AND SEA BTT TOUR 2h30 HOURS:
Ericeira to Cabo da Roca Bike Tour:
2h Sunset BTT tour:
2h30 Hours E-Bike Tour To Mafra:
2h30 World Surf Reserve BTT tour:
Tours and Activities in Rabat
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Rabat.
3 DAYS PRIVATE TOUR FROM RABAT TO SAHARA DESERT OF MERZOUGA and Marrakech:
3 Days Tour From Rabat To Sahara Desert Of Merzouga:
4 Day 3 Nights Morocco Family Tour from Rabat to Sahara Desert with kids:
4 Day Authentic Morocco Tour from Rabat to Sahara Desert:
4 Day Best of Morocco Tour from Rabat to Marrakech via Fes and Desert:
4 Day Sahara Desert Tour from Rabat (Tour Finishes in Marrakech):
7 Nights 8 Days Casablanca Tour:
7 days tour from Rabat to Marrakech via Sahara desert:
Best of Rabat Tour (half-day):
Fes Full Day Private Tour from Rabat:
Full-Day Private Photography Tour in Rabat:
Luxury Desert Tour from Rabat to Merzouga and Marrakech for 4 Days 3 Nights:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Ericeira, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €14.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Ericeira and Rabat, we can see that Ericeira is more expensive. And not only is Rabat much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Ericeira is in Europe and Rabat is in Africa, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Rabat would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Rabat 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 Rabat.
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