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

Should you visit Portimao or Cadiz?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Portimao and Cadiz. 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. So, let's dig into it.

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.

Cadiz

Cadiz is a port city in the southwestern area of Spain. It is the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain, and one of the oldest in western Europe, which means it has a lot of historic charm and many historic landmarks. Cadiz stands on a peninsula jutting out into a bay which is a small slice of land, and is almost entirely surrounded by water. The landscape has a lot of natural beauty, and there is plenty to see and do. Because of its long history, some areas of the city are very old and these sections differ drastically from the newer more modern areas; where the older neighborhoods have narrow, winding streets, the newer areas have wide avenues with modern buildings. Unlike most other ports of its size it seems immediately relaxed and easy going, not at all threatening, even at night. The city has a great tradition of liberalism and tolerance making it a very welcoming destination.

Which city is cheaper, Cadiz 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 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. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Portimao and Cadiz in more detail.



Accommodation

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about €124 for a double occupancy room in Portimao.

The average price for accommodation for two people in Cadiz is €122. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Portimao 62
    Cadiz 61
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Portimao 124
    Cadiz 122

Food

The price of a meal in Portimao can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €36 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €14 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

The price of a meal in Cadiz can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €36 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €14 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Portimao 36
    Cadiz 36

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

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

Local Transportation

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €30 per day to get around in Portimao.

The cost of a taxi ride in Cadiz is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €24 per person, per day, on local transportation in Cadiz.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Portimao 30
    Cadiz 24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Portimao

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Portimao:

  • Transfer Portimão - Alamos Golf (Portimão) Pending: $36
  • Transfer Praia da Rocha - Alamos Golf (Portimão): $36
  • Transfer Portimão - Alto Golf Pestana (Alvor): $36
  • Transfer Praia da Rocha - Alto Golf Pestana (Alvor): $36
  • Faro Shared Transfer to or from Portimão: $38
  • Faro Private Transfer to or from Portimão: $44
  • Transfer Portimão - Boavista Golf (Lagos): $52
  • Transfer Praia da Rocha - Boavista Golf (Lagos): $52
  • Transfer Portimão - Balaia Golf (Albufeira): $62
  • Transfer Praia da Rocha - Balaia Golf (Albufeira): $66
  • Faro Airport Private Transfer to or from Portimão/Praia da Rocha: $88
  • Airport Transfer: $94

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cadiz

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cadiz:

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

Is it cheaper to fly into Portimao or Cadiz?

Prices for flights to both Cadiz 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.





Entertainment

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €33 per person, per day in Portimao. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.

Entertainment and activities in Cadiz typically cost an average of €22 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Portimao 33
    Cadiz 22

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

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:

  • Cadiz Economic Walking Tour: $6.22
  • City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Cadiz Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $25
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: ancient city walking tour with wine & cheese tasting: $31
  • Bike Tour of Cadiz: $32
  • Cadiz Like a Local: Customized Private Tour: $44
  • Bike Tour in Cadiz: $45
  • Jerez Historic Guided Tour with Horse Show: $65
  • Cadiz Discovery City Tour - Shore Excursion from Cadiz: $67
  • Cadiz Old Town Private Walking Tour: $69
  • Cadiz Shore Excursion: Small-Group scenic & walking tour with sherry tasting: $73
  • Cadiz Photo Bike Tour: $81

Alcohol

The average person spends about €24 on alcoholic beverages in Portimao per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

The average person spends about €23 on alcoholic beverages in Cadiz per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Portimao 24
    Cadiz 23

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 comparing the travel costs between Portimao 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.

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