Should you visit Peniche or Coimbra?
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 Peniche and Coimbra can help you decide which place is right for you.
Peniche is a beach destination with many attractions for travelers. First, the raging sea and the lay of the land make this a popular surfing destination. The best of many supreme beaches is Praia dos Supertubos, which has a tubular wave fit for big time international events. Peniche has also been a port since the Early Modern Age, when a fort was constructed to defend it. This monument has an absorbing history, first as a maritime defense and then a prison during the Estado Novo regime in the 20th century. The walled historic center makes for pleasant strolling, and the seaside fort where Salazar's regime detained political prisoners is a must-see for anyone interested in Portuguese history. Artisan lovers will enjoy Peniche's specialty, handmade lace, and it is even possible to see the lace-work in action. And on top of everything, Peniche also has the Berlingas Islands, a natural reserve off the coast, which are well worth a visit.
Coimbra is located in Central Portugal in the Centro Region. It's the third largest city in the country with about 460,000 people living in the entire region. It is also where you'll find the University of Coimbra, which is one of the oldest universities in Europe and the oldest academic institution in the Portuguese speaking world. During the High Middle Ages, Coimbra served as the nation's capital and there are archaeological structures that date back to the Roman era.
Which city is cheaper, Coimbra or Peniche?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Peniche is €98, while the average daily cost in Coimbra is €82. 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 Peniche and Coimbra in more detail.
Double occupancy rooms typically run around €80 in Peniche For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about €70 in Coimbra For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
Peniche food costs typically run travelers around €33 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.
Food in Coimbra costs travelers about €38 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
Meals for one day
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Peniche than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €43 on transportation in Peniche on average per day.
Coimbra'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 €8.58 per person, per day on transportation in Coimbra.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Peniche
Also for Peniche, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Lisbon Private Transfer to or from Peniche:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Coimbra
Also for Coimbra, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Transfer Coimbra/Figueira da Foz/Buçaco - Up to 7 People:
Transfer Coimbra/Figueira da Foz/Buçaco - Up to 3 People:
Private Transfer From Coimbra To Lisbon Stops in Batalha Fátima Tomar Alcobaça:
Transfer Lisbon visiting Fátima Sanctuary:
Private transfer from Coimbra to Lisbon:
Transfer Porto visiting Aveiro:
Lisbon Private Transfer to or from Coimbra:
Porto Private Transfer to or from Coimbra:
Is it cheaper to fly into Peniche or Coimbra?
Prices for flights to both Coimbra and Peniche 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 expenses in Peniche, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €15 per day, per person.
Sightseeing, admission tickets, things to do, and other entertainment expenses in Coimbra can vary widely by price. On average, visitors spend around €14 per person, per day on entertainment and sightseeing here.
Tours and Activities in Coimbra
For Coimbra, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:
Aveiro, Barra and Costa Nova Fullday Tour:
Bairrada Route Wine and Gastronomic Experience:
Batalha Alcobaca Nazaré Óbidos Private Tour Full Day With Local From Coimbra:
Batalha Fátima Tomar Alcobaca Private Tour Full Day With Local From Coimbra:
Bussaco Forest Walking Experience:
Bussaco Palace, Gardens & Forest Halfday Tour:
Bôa Vista | Secret Palace - Fado & Drinks Experience:
Coimbra Exclusive Walking Tour:
Coimbra Experience Walking Tour:
Coimbra Hop-On Hop-Off Tour:
Coimbra Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Mondego Cruise:
Coimbra Private Walking Tour:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Peniche, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €9.56.
Typically, people visiting Coimbra spend on average €9.86 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Peniche and Coimbra, we can see that Peniche is more expensive. And not only is Coimbra much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Coimbra would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Coimbra 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 Peniche would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Peniche than you might in Coimbra.
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