A Travel Price Comparison for Portugal Peniche vs. Mangualde for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Peniche or Mangualde?

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 Peniche and Mangualde can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Peniche or Mangualde?


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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Vineyard & Wine Tours in Portugal, The Best Food and Culinary Tours in Portugal, The Best Romantic Tours for Couples in Portugal, and The Best Walking Tours in Portugal.

Which place is cheaper, Mangualde or Peniche?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Peniche is €122, while the average daily cost in Mangualde is €0.00. 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 Peniche and Mangualde in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Peniche 50
    Mangualde -
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Peniche 100
    Mangualde 0.00
Compare Hotels in Peniche and Mangualde

Looking for a hotel in Peniche or Mangualde? 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 Peniche

Hotels in Mangualde

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Peniche Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Peniche 53
    Mangualde -

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Peniche

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

  • Lisbon: Transfer from/to Peniche (Wave Capital): $129

Is it cheaper to fly into Peniche or Mangualde?

Prices for flights to both Mangualde 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.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Peniche 41
    Mangualde -

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Peniche 19
    Mangualde -

Tours and Activities in Peniche

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

  • From Lisbon: Berlenga Grande Sightseeing Tour: $135
  • From 1-Hour Cabo Carvoeiro Boat Tour: $16
  • From Round-Trip Boat Tour of Berlengas Archipelago: $24
  • Lisbon: Private Full Day Tour to Berlengas Island: $237
  • Peniche : Walking Tour: $38
  • Peniche Private Walking Tour + Tasting | Historic Footsteps: $26
  • Berlenga Island and Cave Tour: $33
  • Berlengas Island Caves Tour and Snorkeling: $44
  • Berlengas Island Trip, Hiking and Cave Tour: $37
  • Berlengas Roundtrip and Glass-Bottom Boat Cave Tour: $33
  • Mountain Bike Tour: $54
  • Private Jeep Tour + Tasting of Regional Sweets: $54

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Peniche 12
    Mangualde -

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Peniche and Mangualde, we can see that Peniche is more expensive. And not only is Mangualde much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Mangualde would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Mangualde 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 Mangualde.

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

Which is Bigger, Peniche or Mangualde?

Peniche has a larger population, and is about 76% larger than the population of Mangualde. When comparing the sizes of Peniche and Mangualde, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.