A Travel Price Comparison for Portugal Setubal vs. Ericeira for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Setubal or Ericeira?

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 Setubal and Ericeira can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Setubal or Ericeira?

Setubal

Setubal is a busy working port and major commercial fishing center. Setubal is a city that has always had a close connection to the seas, and this is celebrated along the newly rejuvenated waterfront, which encompasses the colorful fishing harbor, the popular urban park and the Troia Peninsula ferry terminal. Within the charming historic center is a maze of narrow alleys, hidden plazas, and family-owned shops, along with Portugal's largest fish market. Setubal is primarily an industrial city, but is situated in a region of immense beauty; to the east is the stunning Serra da Arrabida, to the north is historic Palmela, while to the south are the paradise beaches of the Troia Peninsula. Setubal may not be a conventional holiday destination, but there is a surprising amount to see and do within the city and the surrounding region.

Ericeira

Beneath an indigo sky, a city perches at the edge of sandstone cliffs that overlook the vast expanse of the Atlantic. A seaside resort and fishing community, Ericeira is located in western Portugal within the municipality of Mafra. A picturesque village, Ericeira is quaint, quiet, and absolutely breathtaking with a population of no more than 10,260. Because of its blue waters and pristine coastlines, it has been named the Surfing Mecca of Europe. The town was a famous summer retreat for the families of Lisbon during the 1940s and 1950s and still remains so today for families beyond Lisbon's borders. Ericeira also has a World Surfing Reserve, the first in Europe and second in the world. Besides the many beaches on Ericeira, including Ribeira d'Ilhas, Pescadores, and Mataduoro, the town also has a park called Parque de Santa Maria as well as an old town center that has a collection of cafes, shops, restaurants, and bars. There are also some important landmarks that can be explored as no more than a brief visit, such as Forte Mil Regos and Casa De Cultura Jaime Lobo E. Silvs. Whether you are a surfer, fisher, or simply a lover of the beach, Ericeira is the perfect place for those who wish to experience the Atlantic like never before.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours in Portugal, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in Portugal, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in Portugal, and The Best Bicycle Tours in Portugal.


Which place is cheaper, Ericeira or Setubal?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Setubal is €123, while the average daily cost in Ericeira is €100. 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 Setubal and Ericeira in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Setubal 59
    Ericeira 51
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Setubal 118
    Ericeira 102
Compare Hotels in Setubal and Ericeira

Looking for a hotel in Setubal or Ericeira? 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 Setubal


Hotels in Ericeira


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Our Analysis
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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Setubal 54
    Ericeira 25

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Setubal

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

  • Transfers (Lisbon - Évora) / (Évora - Lisbon): $199
  • Paragliding experience near Lisbon with transfers from Lisbon: $149
  • Boat Transfer to Ribeiro do Cavalo Beach with Return: $22

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Ericeira

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

  • Private Transfer To or From Ericeira: $92
  • Transfer from Lisbon Airport to Ericeira: $92
  • Lisbon Airport Private Transfer: $81
  • Lisbon: Private Transfer between the Airport & Ericeira Area: $76
  • Transfer Privado de/para Aeroporto de Lisboa para Ericeira: $50

Is it cheaper to fly into Setubal or Ericeira?

Prices for flights to both Ericeira and Setubal 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
    Setubal 35
    Ericeira 25

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Setubal 12
    Ericeira 26

Tours and Activities in Setubal

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

  • Évora Private Walking Tour, By Local Guide: $44
  • Évora Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $7.93
  • Évora Tales and Legends Walking Tour from Évora: $55
  • Évora With Love Walking Tours: $55
  • Évora: Christian Heritage Private Walking Tour: $72
  • Évora: Private Walking Tour: $72
  • 4x4 Tour to the Wonders of Cabo Espichel : $50
  • Arrábida Jeep 4x4 tour to Arrábida, the most beautiful beach of Europe: $94
  • Arrábida National Park Rock Climbing Experience: $130
  • Arrábida Natural Park: Stand Up Paddleboard Tour and Lesson: $54
  • Arrábida Nature Jeep Tour: $65
  • Arrábida: Guided Transparent Kayaking Tour: $61

Tours and Activities in Ericeira

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

  • Custom-Tailored Immersive Photo Experiences: $49
  • Ericeira Private Tour: Hidden Gastronomic Gems with lunch: $107
  • Highlights & Culinary Kickstart of Ericeira | PRIVATE Tour: $72
  • Lisbon: Wellington's Defensive Lines Tour: $390

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Setubal 10
    Ericeira 17

Sample the Local Flavors in Setubal

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Setubal:

  • Jeep Tour through Arrábida Azeitão and Wine Tasting: $56
  • Workshop - Wine Tasting 101: $66
  • Monsaraz and Wine Tasting Tour from Évora: $72
  • Alentejo Wine Tour from Évora: $77
  • Half-Day Tour to Arrabida from Sesimbra with Wine Tasting: $83
  • Private Full Day Evora & Alentejo Wine Tour from Lisbon : $152
  • Private Wine Tour from Lisbon to Arrábida: Wine & Cheese Tasting: $172
  • 4x4 Cork Tour with Lunch & Wine Tasting: $177


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

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Setubal Expensive? and Is Ericeira Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Setubal or Ericeira?

Setubal has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Ericeira. When comparing the sizes of Setubal and Ericeira, 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.


When is the best time to visit Setubal or Ericeira?

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 Setubal or Ericeira in the Summer?

Both Ericeira and Setubal are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In July, Setubal is generally around the same temperature as Ericeira. Daily temperatures in Setubal average around 23°C (73°F), and Ericeira fluctuates around 23°C (73°F).

It's quite sunny in Ericeira. The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Setubal. Setubal usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Ericeira during summer. Setubal gets 352 hours of sunny skies, while Ericeira receives 352 hours of full sun in the summer.

In July, Setubal usually receives around the same amount of rain as Ericeira. Setubal gets 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain, while Ericeira receives 5 mm (0.2 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Setubal 23°C (73°F) 
    Ericeira 23°C (73°F)

Should I visit Setubal or Ericeira in the Autumn?

Both Ericeira and Setubal during the autumn are popular places to visit.

Setubal is around the same temperature as Ericeira in the autumn. The daily temperature in Setubal averages around 19°C (66°F) in October, and Ericeira fluctuates around 19°C (66°F).

In Ericeira, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Setubal. In the autumn, Setubal often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Ericeira. Setubal gets 213 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Ericeira receives 213 hours of full sun.

Setubal usually gets around the same amount of rain in October as Ericeira. Setubal gets 80 mm (3.1 in) of rain, while Ericeira receives 80 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Setubal 19°C (66°F) 
    Ericeira 19°C (66°F)

Should I visit Setubal or Ericeira in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Setubal and Ericeira.

In the winter, Setubal is around the same temperature as Ericeira. Typically, the winter temperatures in Setubal in January average around 12°C (53°F), and Ericeira averages at about 12°C (53°F).

Setubal usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Ericeira during winter. Setubal gets 144 hours of sunny skies, while Ericeira receives 144 hours of full sun in the winter.

Ericeira receives a lot of rain in the winter. Setubal gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In January, Setubal usually receives around the same amount of rain as Ericeira. Setubal gets 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Ericeira receives 110 mm (4.3 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Setubal 12°C (53°F) 
    Ericeira 12°C (53°F)

Should I visit Setubal or Ericeira in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Setubal as well as Ericeira.

In April, Setubal is generally around the same temperature as Ericeira. Daily temperatures in Setubal average around 16°C (60°F), and Ericeira fluctuates around 16°C (60°F).

The sun comes out a lot this time of the year in Ericeira. People are often attracted to the plentiful sunshine in Setubal this time of the year. In the spring, Setubal often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Ericeira. Setubal gets 235 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Ericeira receives 235 hours of full sun.

Setubal usually gets around the same amount of rain in April as Ericeira. Setubal gets 64 mm (2.5 in) of rain, while Ericeira receives 64 mm (2.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Setubal 16°C (60°F) 
    Ericeira 16°C (60°F)

Typical Weather for Ericeira and Setubal

Setubal Ericeira
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 12°C (53°F) 110 mm (4.3 in) 12°C (53°F) 110 mm (4.3 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 111 mm (4.4 in) 13°C (55°F) 111 mm (4.4 in)
Mar 14°C (58°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 14°C (58°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Apr 16°C (60°F) 64 mm (2.5 in) 16°C (60°F) 64 mm (2.5 in)
May 18°C (64°F) 39 mm (1.5 in) 18°C (64°F) 39 mm (1.5 in)
Jun 21°C (69°F) 21 mm (0.8 in) 21°C (69°F) 21 mm (0.8 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in) 23°C (73°F) 5 mm (0.2 in)
Aug 23°C (74°F) 6 mm (0.2 in) 23°C (74°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)
Sep 22°C (72°F) 26 mm (1 in) 22°C (72°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Oct 19°C (66°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 19°C (66°F) 80 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 15°C (59°F) 114 mm (4.5 in) 15°C (59°F) 114 mm (4.5 in)
Dec 12°C (54°F) 108 mm (4.3 in) 12°C (54°F) 108 mm (4.3 in)