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

Should you visit Portimao or Kotor?

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

Kotor

A coastal town of Montenegro, Kotor is also a beautifully-preserved fortified, medieval town, featuring a labyrinth of cobbled streets, lively piazzas, historic churches, and a spread of bars and restaurants throughout its historic Old Town.

Which city is cheaper, Kotor 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 Kotor is €77. 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 Kotor 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.

Kotor's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €74. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €37.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Portimao 62
    Kotor 37
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Portimao 124
    Kotor 74

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 average traveler spends about €34 per day in Kotor for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Portimao 36
    Kotor 34

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 Kotor

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

  • Dinner Cruise: $49

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 Kotor is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €7.40 per person, per day, on local transportation in Kotor.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Portimao 30
    Kotor 7.40

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 Kotor

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Kotor:

  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Tivat airport: $25
  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Tivat Airport (TIV): $77
  • Kotor to Tirana Transfer: $218
  • Private Transfer from Kotor to Split, Hotel-to-hotel, English-speaking driver: $234
  • Kotor - Mostar - one way private transfer: $236
  • Kotor - Dubrovnik: Private One-Way Transfer with Mercedes Vehicles: $332
  • One way private transfer Kotor-Mostar: $336

Is it cheaper to fly into Portimao or Kotor?

Prices for flights to both Kotor 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 Kotor typically cost an average of €6.66 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
    Kotor 6.66

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 Kotor

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

  • Small Group 1-Hour Walking Tour of Old Town: $11
  • One-Hour Guided Kotor Old Town Walking Tour: $12
  • Kotor Walking - "Group Tour": $12
  • 1-Hour Semi Submarine Tour: $14
  • Kotor Walk Tour: $15
  • Sightseeing Kotor: $15
  • Semi Submarine: Kotor Panorama & Underwater Experience: $15
  • Kotor Boat Tour: $19
  • Kotor Old Town Small-Group Walking Tour: $19
  • Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus and Walking Tour: $23
  • 1.5-Hour Private Walking Tour: $23
  • Perast Old Town and Our Lady of the Rock Boat Tour: $23

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.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Kotor may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €6.81 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Portimao 24
    Kotor 6.81

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

Sample the Local Flavors in Kotor

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Kotor:

  • Wine tasting and magical tour from Kotor, Budva, Tivat (Lovcen,Skadar lake): $179
  • Traditional and Modern Mixed Wine Tour: $242
  • Skadar Lake National Park with Wine Tasting: $286
  • Gastronomic and Wine Tasting Private Tour: $721


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

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