Should you visit Seville or Costa de Prata?
Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the prices of travel for Seville and Costa de Prata. 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.
The capital city of Andalucia, Seville is both the cultural and financial hub of southern Spain. It's also a popular tourist destination. The city has over 700,000 residents and 1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it the fourth largest city in the country. It is cut in half by the Guadalquivir River, with the two halves referred to as Sevilla and Triana. Seville has continued to grow in popularity as a tourist destination since the 19th century when it was included as a stop on the Romantic "Grand Tour" of Europe. In 1992 Seville hosted the International Exposition which led to the construction of a new airport, train station, as well as other infrastructural improvements. Today Seville remains very popular with tourists for its many festivals, interesting attractions, great restaurants and nightlife scene.
Costa de Prata
Costa de Prata is a region located on the Silver Coast of Portugal, an hour north of Lisbon. The area is known for its beautiful beaches, ancient architecture, and relaxed, welcoming, atmosphere. The area experiences gorgeous weather nearly all year round, with temperatures in the high 70's and 80's Fahrenheit from May-September. June-August sees the warmest ocean temperatures, making these the best months for swimming. Even during their winter, temperatures rarely dip below 60°F, although ocean temperatures drop, making swimming a bit colder.
Which city is cheaper, Costa de Prata or Seville?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Seville is €99, while the average daily cost in Costa de Prata is €121. 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 Seville and Costa de Prata in more detail.
For a normal double-occupancy room in Seville, €90 is the average cost for a hotel room. Also in Seville, the typical price for a place to stay for one person is €45, such as in a hostel.
An average hotel room with basic furnishings costs about €124 in Costa de Prata For the most convenient locations and nicer amenities you can expect to pay a bit more.
Food in Seville costs travelers about €30 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.
The average traveler spends about €35 per day in Costa de Prata 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.
Meals for one day
Costa de Prata €35
Typical Food prices in Seville
Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Seville:
Jamon (Dry Cured Ham)
Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Seville
For Seville, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:
Flamenco Show Tickets and Optional Dinner:
Paella & Tortilla Show Cooking on a Seville Rooftop:
Seville Tapas Cooking Course:
Gastronomic dinner with a chef and artist in his Seville studio:
OFFER Dinner / Lunch on exclusive yacht, GIFT Flamenco Ticket House of Memory:
Luxury gold package: Cathedral-Alcazar visit and dinner on an exclusive yacht:
Cooking Class in Traditional Andalusian House:
Traditional cooking class in an Andalusian home:
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Seville than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €14 on transportation in Seville on average per day.
Public transportation tends to be much less expensive in Costa de Prata than paying for a taxi or private car service, as is expected. Typically, people spend €42 on transportation in Costa de Prata on average per day.
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Seville
Also for Seville, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:
Transfer to Malaga from Seville:
Transfer to Lisbon from Sevilha with stop in Évora (1hour):
Transfer to Lisbon from Sevilha:
Transfer from Seville to Santa Justa Railway Station:
Transfer from Seville to Jerez:
Transfer from Seville to Granada with a stop in Ronda:
Transfer from Seville to Cadiz:
Transfer Sevilla, Spain - Up to 7 People:
Transfer Sevilla, Spain - Up to 3 People:
Transfer From Seville To Lisbon Portugal:
The Best of Andalusia from Seville in 5 days with Private Tours and Transfers:
Shared Departure Transfer: Hotel to Seville Airport:
Is it cheaper to fly into Seville or Costa de Prata?
Prices for flights to both Costa de Prata and Seville 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.
Sightseeing expenses in Seville, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €23 per day, per person.
Sightseeing expenses in Costa de Prata, including the cost of admission tickets for day tours, museums, and attractions, usually cost an average of €10 per day, per person.
Typical Entertainment prices in Seville
For Seville, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:
Entrance to Cathedral
Tours and Activities in Seville
Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Seville.
11-Day Guided Bike Tour from Seville to Santiago de Compostela:
2-Day Granada Tour from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Access to Alhambra Palace and Arabian Baths:
2-Night Seville Experience with City Tour and Flamenco Show:
3-day Andalucia Highlights Tour: Granada & Cordoba from Seville:
5-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour in Seville (3h city tour plus 2h tapas tour):
AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla Thermal Baths Admission Ticket:
Adventurous 2.5-Hour Electric Bike Tour:
Alcázar of Guided Palace Tour with Priority Access:
Alcazar of Seville Skip the Line Admission Ticket:
Alcazar, Cathedral, Santa Cruz Quarter, Bullring and River Cruise Tour in Seville:
Alhambra Private Tour from Sevilla: with transport and skip-the-line-tickets:
Alhambra Private Tour from Seville:
Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Seville, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €8.04.
Typically, people visiting Costa de Prata spend on average €6.50 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.
Sample the Local Flavors in Seville
Also in Seville, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:
Ronda Day Trip: Wine Tasting, Bullfighting Ring and Optional White Villages:
Wine Tour to Sanlucar de Barrameda from Seville with Optional Horse Riding:
Private wine tour to Jerez de la Frontera:
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Seville and Costa de Prata, we can see that Costa de Prata is more expensive. And not only is Seville much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Seville would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Seville 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 Costa de Prata would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Costa de Prata than you might in Seville.
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