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

Should you visit Porto 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 Porto and Mangualde can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Porto or Mangualde?


Porto is the second largest city in Portugal. It is also the capital of the Northern Region and a hub for commercial and industrial activity. The city is not as large as you might expect, with a population of only about 300,000 residents, but the metropolitan area has a population of about 2.5 million. This includes nearby cities such as Gaia, Matosinhos, Maia and Gondomar.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Portugal, The Best 10-Day Tours in Portugal, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in Portugal, and The Best 2-Week Tours in Portugal.

Which place is cheaper, Mangualde or Porto?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Porto is €126, 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 Porto and Mangualde in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Porto 65
    Mangualde -
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Porto 130
    Mangualde 0.00
Compare Hotels in Porto and Mangualde

Looking for a hotel in Porto 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 Porto

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: Porto Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Porto 21
    Mangualde -

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Porto

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

  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Porto APT-HTL (OPO): $33
  • Transfer from Porto to the Douro Valley : $219
  • Transfer from Porto to Coimbra visiting Aveiro, half day: $153
  • Transfer Train/Bus station Campanhã to Porto City: $23
  • Transfer Porto Centro to Airport (OPO): $38
  • Transfer Porto - Santiago de Compostela: $292
  • Transfer Porto: $32
  • Transfer Oporto - Aeroport / Up to 4 passengers: $27
  • Transfer From Porto To Lisbon: $285
  • Transfer Airport (OPO) - Porto Centro: $33
  • Transfer & chauffeur Service: $30
  • Tesla S Luxury Executive Porto Airport Transfer: $36

Is it cheaper to fly into Porto or Mangualde?

Prices for flights to both Mangualde and Porto 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
    Porto 36
    Mangualde -

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Porto

For Porto, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Pastel de Nata Cooking Class in Downtown Porto: $37
  • Bolhão Market and Codfish Tasting Guided Food Tour: $52
  • Dinner with strangers in Porto: $52
  • Bolhão Market & Codfish Tasting Food Tour: $54
  • Christmas All Inclusive Dinner River Cruise with DJ on Board : $55
  • Porto Walking Food Tour and Tasting : $65
  • 3-Hour Food Tour: $69
  • Half-Day Food Tour: $69
  • Portuguese Craft Beer and Food Tour: $74
  • Semi - Private Oporto Food Tour: $74
  • Craft Beer & Food Tour in Porto: $76
  • Secret Food Tour: $79

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Porto 25
    Mangualde -

Tours and Activities in Porto

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

  • 4 Hour Blissful Wave Experience at Maceda Haven: $76
  • Ultimate Ribeira Walking Tour: $3.26
  • 1 Day Tour to Douro Valley from Porto: $207
  • 1.5-Hour Private Electric Tuk Tuk Sightseeing Tour Historic Porto: $26
  • 19th Century metal portrait an unique experience Porto-Portugal : $55
  • 2 Hour Private Tuktuk Tour in Porto Douro to Left bank: $63
  • 2 Hour Private Tuktuk Tour in Porto to Monastery and Cellars: $81
  • 2 Hour Private Tuktuk Tour in Porto to Monastery and Cellars: $79
  • 2 hours Porto center Private Walking Tour: $44
  • 2-Hour Boat Rental Adventure in Douro River from Porto: $126
  • 2-Hour Walking Tour in Two Banks of Porto: $33
  • 2-Hours of Porto Sunset Segway Tour - Guided Experience: $59

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Porto 19
    Mangualde -

Sample the Local Flavors in Porto

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Porto:

  • Museu do Vitral Entry Ticket and Wine Tasting: $8.56
  • Tickets for Port Cellar Visit and Wine Tasting at Fonseca: $11
  • Magic Train Tour and Port Wine Tastings: $17
  • Guided City Pub Crawl with Club Entry: $19
  • Pub Crawl with 5 Drinks: $19
  • Mysterious Pub Crawl Interactive City Discovery Game: $19
  • Douro and Port Wine Tasting: $20
  • Rooftop Fado concert, Port wine tasting, Portuguese tart: $20
  • Pub Crawl with Shots and Drinking Games: $21
  • Poças: Guided Tour & Port Wine Tasting with Pastel de Nata: $21
  • Poças Guided Visit and Port Wine Tasting with Pastel de Nata: $21
  • Poças Guided Visit and Wine Tasting of 2 DOC Douro & 1 Port Wines: $22

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Porto and Mangualde, we can see that Porto 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 Porto would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Porto 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 Porto Expensive? and Is Mangualde Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Porto or Mangualde?

Porto has a larger population, and is about 30 times larger than the population of Mangualde. When comparing the sizes of Porto 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.