A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Portimao vs. Almeria for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Portimao or Almeria?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Portimao and Almeria. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Portimao or Almeria?

Portimao

The second biggest city in the Alrgarve region of Portugal, Portimao sits on the coast where the Arade River meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is renowned for its fresh fish restaurants and is also a popular destination for beachgoers at the Praia da Rocha to the south of the city.

Almeria

Almeria is a city (and province) in the Andalusia region of Spain. It is located in the southeast area of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Almeria is a charming area rich in history. Though it is not as well known as some more popular cities in the area, such as Granada, Seville, or Malaga, its popularity has increased significantly over the years with the growth of its holiday areas. Almeria has over 62 miles of untamed coastline, something that is hard to find on the Mediterranean, and has outstandingly beautiful landscapes, which stands out even in an area of natural beauty. The spectacular beaches with warm waters of the Mediterranean, abundant historic and cultural sites, and large tourist centers makes Almeria a great travel destination.

Which city is cheaper, Almeria or Portimao?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Portimao is €121, while the average daily cost in Almeria is €79. 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 Portimao and Almeria in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Portimao 62
    Almeria 35
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Portimao 124
    Almeria 70

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Portimao 30
    Almeria 16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Portimao

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Portimao:

  • Airport Transfer: $94
  • Faro Airport Private Transfer to or from Portimão/Praia da Rocha: $88
  • Faro Private Transfer to or from Portimão: $44
  • Faro Shared Transfer to or from Portimão: $38
  • Private Transfer from Hotel da Rocha to Faro (FAO) Airport: $96
  • Private Transfer from Portimao to Faro (FAO) Airport: $96
  • Transfer Portimão - Alamos Golf (Portimão) Pending: $36
  • Transfer Portimão - Alto Golf Pestana (Alvor): $36
  • Transfer Portimão - Balaia Golf (Albufeira): $62
  • Transfer Portimão - Boavista Golf (Lagos): $52
  • Transfer Praia da Rocha - Alamos Golf (Portimão): $36
  • Transfer Praia da Rocha - Alto Golf Pestana (Alvor): $36

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Almeria

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Almeria:

  • Almería Airport: Private Transfer To/From Almería: $36
  • Almería Private Transfer from Almería Airport to City centre or Cabo de Gata: $75
  • Almería Private Transfer from the city centre or Cabo de Gata to Almería Airport: $75
  • Transfers desde Aeropuerto de Almería (LEI) a Vera Playa - 4 pasajeros: $124
  • Almeria Airport Transfer to Mojacar: $159
  • Private Transfer from Almería to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $421
  • Private Transfer: Almería Airport (LEI) to Almeria: $622
  • Private Transfer: Almería to Almeria Airport (LEI): $622

Is it cheaper to fly into Portimao or Almeria?

Prices for flights to both Almeria and Portimao 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
    Portimao 36
    Almeria 32

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Portimao

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

  • Portimão - Food Tour: $96

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Almeria

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

  • Spanish Paella Private Online Cooking Class: $27
  • Private Authentic Spanish Cooking Class with Juan in Almeria: $62
  • Private Market Tour and Paella Cooking Lesson in Almeria with Juan: $74

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Portimao 33
    Almeria 13

Tours and Activities in Portimao

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

  • 2 Hours Portimão Walking Tour: $20
  • Benagil Caves Tours: $25
  • 1 Hour - Express tour to Benagil Cave: $28
  • Tour to Benagil caves and others: $31
  • Morning Caves Expedition Tour from Portimao: $35
  • Benagil Boat Tour with Local Guide: $35
  • Benagil Caves Tour from Portimao: $37
  • Sunset Benagil Tour - relax your vacations: $37
  • Benagil Cave and Marinha Beach Boat Tour from Portimao: $37
  • 2.5-Hour Cruise to Benagil Caves From Portimão: $37
  • Magical Benagil Cave Cruise: $38
  • Algarve Jeep Safari tours: $38

Tours and Activities in Almeria

Here are a few actual costs in Almeria for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Alcazaba Guided Tour: $17
  • Almeria Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $34
  • Almeria like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $43
  • Alhambra Private Tour from with transport and skip-the-line-tickets: $386
  • Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Nerja from Almeria: $430
  • Private Tour in Granada with Alhambra Palace Entry Ticket: $600
  • Almeria Desert Tour: $915
  • Private 8-Day Almeria Tour with Lanjaron and Baeza: $919
  • 8 Days Almería Adventure Self Drive Tour: $1,107

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Portimao 24
    Almeria 3.43

Sample the Local Flavors in Portimao

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Portimao:

  • Portimão & Carvoeiro: Algarve Wine Tour in a VW T2 Van: $57
  • Algarve Wine Tour of Two Wine Estates: $72
  • Algarve wine tour of two wine estates and lunch at hystorical town of Silves: $112
  • Algarve Wine Tour and Mountain Discovery With Lunch at Mountain Top: $144
  • Alentejo Wine Tour from the Algarve: $207


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Portimao and Almeria, we can see that Portimao is more expensive. And not only is Almeria much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Almeria would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Almeria 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 Portimao would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Portimao than you might in Almeria.


When is the best time to visit Portimao or Almeria?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Portimao or Almeria in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Portimao and Almeria. The summer months attract visitors to Portimao because of the beaches, snorkeling, and the family-friendly experiences.

Portimao is around the same temperature as Almeria in the summer. The temperature in Portimao is usually 25°C (78°F) in July, and Almeria stays around 26°C (78°F).

In July, Portimao usually receives around the same amount of rain as Almeria. At this time of the year, Portimao gets 1 mm (0 in) of rain, while Almeria receives 1 mm (0 in) of rain.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Portimao 25°C (78°F) 
    Almeria 26°C (78°F)

Should I visit Portimao or Almeria in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Portimao as well as Almeria. The shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area are the main draw to Portimao this time of year.

In the autumn, Portimao is around the same temperature as Almeria. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Portimao in October are around 19°C (67°F), and Almeria is about 20°C (68°F).

Portimao usually gets more rain in October than Almeria. Portimao gets 67 mm (2.6 in) of rain, while Almeria receives 28 mm (1.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Portimao 19°C (67°F) 
    Almeria 20°C (68°F)

Should I visit Portimao or Almeria in the Winter?

Both Almeria and Portimao are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. Many travelers come to Portimao for the shopping scene.

In January, Portimao is generally cooler than Almeria. Temperatures in Portimao average around 11°C (52°F), and Almeria stays around 13°C (55°F).

In January, Portimao usually receives more rain than Almeria. At this time of the year, Portimao gets 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Almeria receives 27 mm (1.1 in) of rain.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Portimao 11°C (52°F) 
    Almeria 13°C (55°F)

Should I visit Portimao or Almeria in the Spring?

Both Almeria and Portimao during the spring are popular places to visit. Many visitors come to Portimao in the spring for the beaches and the natural beauty.

Portimao is around the same temperature as Almeria in the spring. The temperature in Portimao is usually 15°C (60°F) in April, and Almeria stays around 16°C (61°F).

Portimao usually gets more rain in April than Almeria. Portimao gets 38 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Almeria receives 26 mm (1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Portimao 15°C (60°F) 
    Almeria 16°C (61°F)

Typical Weather for Almeria and Portimao

Portimao Almeria
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 11°C (52°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 13°C (55°F) 27 mm (1.1 in)
Feb 12°C (54°F) 72 mm (2.8 in) 13°C (56°F) 18 mm (0.7 in)
Mar 14°C (56°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 14°C (58°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)
Apr 15°C (60°F) 38 mm (1.5 in) 16°C (61°F) 26 mm (1 in)
May 19°C (65°F) 21 mm (0.8 in) 19°C (66°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 8 mm (0.3 in) 23°C (73°F) 8 mm (0.3 in)
Jul 25°C (78°F) 1 mm (0 in) 26°C (78°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Aug 26°C (78°F) 4 mm (0.2 in) 26°C (79°F) 1 mm (0 in)
Sep 24°C (75°F) 14 mm (0.6 in) 24°C (76°F) 11 mm (0.4 in)
Oct 19°C (67°F) 67 mm (2.6 in) 20°C (68°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Nov 15°C (58°F) 86 mm (3.4 in) 16°C (61°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Dec 12°C (53°F) 94 mm (3.7 in) 13°C (56°F) 20 mm (0.8 in)


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