A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Faro vs. Cadiz for Food, Nightlife, Beaches, and Old Town

Should you visit Faro or Cadiz?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Faro or Cadiz, 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.

Faro

Faro is a popular, busy, and active resort town. It's also known for nightlife, scuba diving and snorkeling, and beaches.

Cadiz

Cadiz is a friendly, undiscovered, and historic port city. It's a gorgeous place to visit. Other reasons to visit include museums, nightlife, and food.

Faro and Cadiz: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Popular beach
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers
Cons
  • Less popular for food
  • Less family-friendly
Pros
  • Popular for food and cuisine
  • Popular beach
  • Family-friendly
  • Good for couples and romance
  • Good for backpackers and budget travelers


How is Faro different from Cadiz?

Which is Better for a Holiday?

Let's take a look at the differences and similarities between Cadiz and Faro. Then, you can decide for yourself which place is better for your next trip.

Is Faro or Cadiz Better for Food?

Faro
Cadiz

Foodies will appreciated the dining options available in Cadiz a bit more than Faro.

The food selection at local restaurants is excellent in Cadiz. You can expect the freshest seafood with everything from oysters to prawns and even fresh caught fish like Bluefin tuna. Make sure you try the shrimp fritters and papas con choco (cuttlefish and potato stew). Tapas are a great way to sample a number of small local dishes. Also finish your meal of with some churros.

You'll find the standard options when it comes to food in Faro. It has become a major tourist town, so you have to get a bit creative to find a more traditional restaurant. Look for fresh seafood like cod, monkfish, or shellfish if you want some local flavors.


Is Faro or Cadiz Better for Nightlife?

Faro
Cadiz

The vibe at night is comparable in Faro and Cadiz.

Many people head to Faro for the nightlife scene. The city's bustling party scene thrives along Rua de São Pedro, Rua Conselheiro Bívar, and Rua do Prior.

There's a variety of activities in the evening in Cadiz. The nightlife scene is diverse, with both cultural activities and dance clubs to choose from. Whether you're looking for a late night party or a more mellow evening on the town, there are a number of options available.

Is Faro or Cadiz Better for Beaches?

Faro
Cadiz

Both Faro and Cadiz have beaches worth visiting.

Faro has a beach worth visiting. The most popular beach in the area is Faro Beach. It can get crowded during the summer months but if you walk a bit you can often get away from the crowds. To reach the beach you'll need a car or you can take the bus as the beach is about 10 km away.

The beaches at Cadiz attract visitors from all over. The beaches remain relatively undiscovered on the international level, so you won't have to deal with the crowds that you find at many Spanish beaches, even during the high season. The beaches are popular with nearby locals, but the atmosphere remains chill and relaxed. While there are many beaches to choose from outside of town, the closest in town beach is La Caleta. It's even been featured in a few Hollywood films such as Die Another Day.

Is Faro or Cadiz Better for its Old Town?

Faro
Cadiz

Faro and Cadiz both have historical old towns that attract visitors.

Faro is a good destination for visiting its old town. You'll find historic buildings and cobblestone streets in the old town. It's a nice place to explore, grab a bite to eat, and do a little shopping.

Cadiz is an extremely popular place to visit the historic old town area. The old town offers a patchwork network of cobblestone streets that intertwine plazas, churches, and historic buildings.

Is Faro or Cadiz Better for Shopping?

Faro
Cadiz

If you're looking to go shopping, Faro and Cadiz both offer plenty of spots.

Plenty of visitors enjoy shopping while in Faro. The town isn't as big as some others, so it's shopping scene isn't as comprehensive, but you will find the major brands as well as souvenir shops to peruse when you need a break from the beach.

Cadiz is a popular shopping destination with plenty of stores. There's a diverse mix of local boutiques, food markets, shopping centers, and street markets where you can pick up everything from local items to European fashion. If you happen to be in town on a weekend, keep in mind that many shops are only open in the morning on Saturdays and closed all day Sundays.


Is Faro or Cadiz Better for Families?

Faro
Cadiz

Families will find a wider variety of activities in Cadiz than Faro.

Cadiz is a very family-friendly destination. The beaches, waterparks, carnivals and other unique activities make this a great place to visit with kids. There's even a Bee Museum that adults and kids alike will enjoy. And many kids will also find exploring the ruins of Baelo Claudio to be an unforgettable experience.

Faro is not the most family-friendly destination. There are some nice nature reserves in the area so kids who love wildlife will enjoy a visit.

Is Faro or Cadiz Better for Couples?

Faro
Cadiz

Faro and Cadiz are both fun to visit as a couple.

Faro is a nice destination for couples. With the beautiful natural areas and historic old town, this seaport makes a nice couples vacation.

Cadiz makes for a fun place to visit for a couple. With its history and beaches, there are many romantic activities that couples can enjoy. Wander around old town and enjoy local cuisine. Visit the historic ruins and take a hike outside of the city.

Is Faro or Cadiz Better for Backpackers and Budget Travelers?

Faro
Cadiz

For backpackers, both Faro and Cadiz are fairly comparable places to visit.

It's common for backpackers to visit Faro. The are some good hostels in the area, but it's a bit tricky to get around without a car.

Cadiz is a good resort town to visit for backpackers. One of the biggest draws to the city is there huge Carnival festival every February. This is a popular time to visit and backpackers will appreciate the lively atmosphere.

Is Faro or Cadiz Better for Public Transit?

Faro
Cadiz

Faro and Cadiz both offer public transit to get you around.

While Faro offers some public transit options, it might not be your first choice. There are buses that connect the city to the beach, the airport, and other outlying areas.

Cadiz has some very good public transit options. There are five bus lines around town. The buses are comfortable and air conditioned.


Is Faro or Cadiz a more walkable city?

Faro
Cadiz

Faro and Cadiz are similar when it comes to walkability.

Faro is somewhat walkable. The city's old town is particularly walkable.

Cadiz is a very walkable resort town. It is a walkable city that is historic and compact enough to explore on foot.

Which city is cheaper, Cadiz or Faro?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Faro is €107, while the average daily cost in Cadiz is €122. 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. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Faro and Cadiz in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Faro 60
    Cadiz 61
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Faro 120
    Cadiz 122
Compare Hotels in Faro and Cadiz

Looking for a hotel in Faro or Cadiz? 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 Faro


Hotels in Cadiz


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Our Analysis
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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Faro 7.62
    Cadiz 24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Faro

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

  • Faro Airport Transfer Service: $3.72
  • Shared Arrival Transfer: Faro Airport to Algarve Hotels: $8.62
  • Faro Shared Transfer to Vilamoura: $11
  • Faro Private Transfer: To or From the Airport: $11
  • Private Arrival Transfer Faro Airport to Faro City: $11
  • Private Departure Transfer from Faro City to Faro Airport: $11
  • Faro Shared Arrival Transfer to Albufeira: $14
  • Faro Private Transfer to Vilamoura: $15
  • Faro Shared Arrival Transfer to Armação de Pêra: $16
  • Faro Private Transfer to Albufeira: $16
  • Private Airport Transfer: Faro Airport (FAO) to Faro: $17
  • Private Airport Transfer: from Faro to Faro Airport (FAO): $17

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cadiz

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cadiz:

  • Private Transfer from Madrid to Faro (FAO) Airport: $761
  • Private Transfer from Cádiz to Faro (FAO) Airport: $761
  • Private Transfer from Cádiz to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $475
  • Private Transfer Cadiz,Cordoba, Ronda or Chiclana to Seville SVQ by Business Car: $394
  • Transfer from Seville to Cadiz: $251

Is it cheaper to fly into Faro or Cadiz?

Prices for flights to both Cadiz and Faro 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
    Faro 29
    Cadiz 36

Typical Food prices in Cadiz

Some typical examples of dining costs in Cadiz are as follows:


  • Dinner and Tapas
    15
  • Lunch for 1
    10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cadiz

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Cadiz.

  • Food Tour Cadiz: $78
  • Food Tour Cadiz: $78

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Faro 7.53
    Cadiz 22

Tours and Activities in Faro

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

  • Horse Experience For Children: Lead Rein Riding: $3.72
  • Hop On Hop Off City Tour by Tourist Train: $6.84
  • Albufeira: MiniGolf Adventure Park Entry Ticket: $11
  • Birds and Nature Catamaran Tour from Faro: $19
  • Speed Boat Tour - Ria Formosa: $32
  • Ria Formosa National Park Boat Tour: $34
  • From 2-Island, 2-Stop Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour: $34
  • Ria Formosa Natural Park Boat Cruise from Faro: $37
  • Birdwatching Boat Tour in Ria Formosa: $38
  • Small-Group Tour in Faro Islands: $40
  • From 4 Islands, 4 Stops in Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour: $40
  • Private Speed Boat Tour: $45

Typical Entertainment prices in Cadiz

Some typical examples of activities, tours, and entrance ticket prices in Cadiz are as follows:


  • Cadiz Sightseeing Tour
    15

Tours and Activities in Cadiz

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Cadiz are as follows:

  • 3-Hour Private Gastronomic and Cultural Cadiz Walking Tour: $226
  • Bike Tour in Cadiz: $45
  • Bike Tour of Cadiz: $32
  • Cadiz Discovery City Tour - Shore Excursion from Cadiz: $67
  • Cadiz Economic Walking Tour: $6.22
  • Cadiz Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $44
  • Cadiz Old Town Private Walking Tour: $69
  • Cadiz Photo Bike Tour: $81
  • Cadiz Private Walking Tour: $214
  • Cadiz Private Walking Tour: $187
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: Private Jewish Heritage Tour of Seville: $1,070

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Faro 2.50
    Cadiz 23

Sample the Local Flavors in Faro

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Faro:

  • Traditional Portuguese Guitar performance with Exhibition Museum & Wine Tasting: $21


When comparing the travel costs between Faro and Cadiz, we can see that Cadiz 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.


When is the best time to visit Faro or Cadiz?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Faro or Cadiz in the Summer?

Both Cadiz and Faro during the summer are popular places to visit. The beaches, snorkeling, and the family-friendly experiences are the main draw to Faro this time of year. Furthermore, many travelers come to Cadiz for the beaches and the family-friendly experiences.

Faro is around the same temperature as Cadiz in the summer. The temperature in Faro is usually 25°C (78°F) in July, and Cadiz stays around 25°C (77°F).

In Cadiz, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Faro. In the summer, Faro often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Cadiz. Faro gets 374 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cadiz receives 356 hours of full sun.

Faro usually gets more rain in July than Cadiz. Faro gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Cadiz receives 0 mm (0 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Faro 25°C (78°F) 
    Cadiz 25°C (77°F)

Should I visit Faro or Cadiz in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Faro and Cadiz. Many travelers come to Faro for the shopping scene. Furthermore, many visitors come to Cadiz in the autumn for the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

In the autumn, Faro is around the same temperature as Cadiz. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Faro in October are around 20°C (68°F), and Cadiz is about 20°C (68°F).

People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Cadiz this time of the year. In Faro, it's very sunny this time of the year. Faro usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Cadiz during autumn. Faro gets 222 hours of sunny skies, while Cadiz receives 235 hours of full sun in the autumn.

In October, Faro usually receives around the same amount of rain as Cadiz. Faro gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Cadiz receives 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Faro 20°C (68°F) 
    Cadiz 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Faro or Cadiz in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Faro as well as Cadiz. Many visitors come to Faro in the winter for the shopping scene and the cuisine. Additionally, most visitors come to Cadiz for the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine during these months.

In January, Faro is generally around the same temperature as Cadiz. Temperatures in Faro average around 12°C (54°F), and Cadiz stays around 13°C (55°F).

In the winter, Faro often gets less sunshine than Cadiz. Faro gets 161 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Cadiz receives 174 hours of full sun.

Faro usually gets more rain in January than Cadiz. Faro gets 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Cadiz receives 69 mm (2.7 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Faro 12°C (54°F) 
    Cadiz 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Faro or Cadiz in the Spring?

Both Cadiz and Faro are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities. Most visitors come to Faro for the beaches during these months. Also, the spring months attract visitors to Cadiz because of the beaches and the natural beauty.

Faro is around the same temperature as Cadiz in the spring. The temperature in Faro is usually 17°C (62°F) in April, and Cadiz stays around 17°C (63°F).

It's quite sunny in Cadiz. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Faro. Faro usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Cadiz during spring. Faro gets 248 hours of sunny skies, while Cadiz receives 253 hours of full sun in the spring.

In April, Faro usually receives less rain than Cadiz. Faro gets 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Cadiz receives 45 mm (1.8 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Faro 17°C (62°F) 
    Cadiz 17°C (63°F)

Typical Weather for Cadiz and Faro

Faro Cadiz
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 12°C (54°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 13°C (55°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Feb 13°C (56°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 14°C (57°F) 59 mm (2.3 in)
Mar 15°C (58°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 16°C (61°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Apr 17°C (62°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 17°C (63°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)
May 19°C (67°F) 21 mm (0.8 in) 19°C (66°F) 27 mm (1.1 in)
Jun 22°C (72°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 22°C (72°F) 7 mm (0.3 in)
Jul 25°C (78°F) 1 mm (0 in) 25°C (77°F) 0 mm (0 in)
Aug 26°C (78°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 25°C (77°F) 2 mm (0.1 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 23°C (73°F) 24 mm (0.9 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 20°C (68°F) 67 mm (2.6 in)
Nov 16°C (60°F) 86 mm (3.4 in) 17°C (63°F) 98 mm (3.9 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 94 mm (3.7 in) 14°C (57°F) 92 mm (3.6 in)


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