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

Should you visit Portimao or Cordoba?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Portimao and Cordoba. 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.

Cordoba

Cordoba is a Spanish city located in the southern province of Andalusia. With a culture embedded in Islamic heritage, the city is home to many architectural gems, the most significant being La Mezquita. AndalucŪa's major river, the Guadalquivir, flows just below the Mezquita, and the riverfront streets are bustling with lively restaurants and bars. Other popular centers of activity include the Jewish Quarter, Muslim Quarter, and the Old City.

Which city is cheaper, Cordoba 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 Cordoba is €102. 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 Cordoba 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 Cordoba is €108. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Portimao 62
    Cordoba 54
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Portimao 124
    Cordoba 108

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.

Cordoba food costs typically run travelers around €27 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 Meals for one day
    Portimao 36
    Cordoba 27

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Portimao

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

  • Portim√£o - Food Tour: $96

Typical Food prices in Cordoba

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


  • Ice Cream
    1.80

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Cordoba

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

  • Cordoba Spanish Cooking Class & Market Tour: $118

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.

While taxis and private drivers typically cost much more than public transportation, people usually spend around €22 per day to get around in Cordoba.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Portimao 30
    Cordoba 22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Portimao

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Portimao:

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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Cordoba

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Cordoba:

  • Transfer in Private Car from Cordoba to Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport-COR: $14
  • Private Airport Transfer: Cordoba to Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport (COR): $19
  • Transfer in private minivan from Cordoba to Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport: $56
  • Private transfer in Cordoba from Airport or Train Station: $75
  • Cordoba Private Arrival Transfer: $100
  • Private Transfer IN or OUT in Upscale Vehicle with Professional Driver: $100
  • Cordoba Private Departure Transfer: $100
  • Private transfer from/to Cordoba to/from Malaga: $261
  • Cordoba to Granada Private Transfer: $275
  • Private Transfer from C√≥rdoba to Malaga (AGP) Airport: $336
  • Cordoba to Seville Private Transfer: $444
  • Private Transfer: C√≥rdoba Airport (ODB) to Cordoba: $622

Is it cheaper to fly into Portimao or Cordoba?

Prices for flights to both Cordoba 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.

Activities, things to do, and other forms of entertainment usually cost around €20 per person, per day in Cordoba. This cost includes the price of admission tickets to attractions and museums as well as daily tours.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Portimao 33
    Cordoba 20

Tours and Activities in Portimao

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

  • 2 Hours Portim√£o 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 Portim√£o: $37
  • Magical Benagil Cave Cruise: $38
  • Algarve Jeep Safari tours: $38

Typical Entertainment prices in Cordoba

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


  • Garden Entrance Fee
    6.00

Tours and Activities in Cordoba

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

  • Private Walking Tour of the Patios of San Basilio in Cordoba: $12
  • Cordoba Jewish Quartier Guided Tour: $15
  • Patios of Cordoba Festival Tour: $15
  • Guided Tour of Medina Azahara at Night: $17
  • Córdoba at Night 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour: $18
  • Alcazar Skip the Line Guided Tour: $19
  • Guided Tour to the Popular Patios of Cordoba: $19
  • Patios tour in Cordoba: $19
  • Alc√°zar Reyes Cristianos Guided Tour with Tickets & Priority Access: $19
  • Olive Oil tasting breakfast & Tour: $19
  • Patios of Cordoba Walking Tour in Spanish: $20
  • Cordoba Mosque & Jewish Quarter Walking Tour: $21

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 €30 on alcoholic beverages in Cordoba 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
    Cordoba 30

Sample the Local Flavors in Portimao

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

  • Portim√£o & 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

Sample the Local Flavors in Cordoba

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

  • Evening Wine Tasting C√≥rdoba: $25
  • Cordoba Mezquita Tour with Wine Tasting: $35
  • Wine Tasting and Olive Oil Experience in Cordoba: $96
  • C√≥rdoba Rooftop Experience with Wine Tasting: $107
  • Wine Tour Privado - Calamuchita: $130


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

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