A Travel Price Comparison for Spain Vigo vs. Pontevedra for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Vigo or Pontevedra?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Vigo and Pontevedra. 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, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Vigo or Pontevedra?

Vigo

Originally a small fishing town, Vigo has grown to become the most populated municipality in the region of Galicia in northwestern Spain. Remnants of the old world still exist in its historic center architecture and plazas, while the commodities of a modern city have blended into its boundaries. The old center remains the hub of activity with plenty to see and do, shopping and dining included.

Pontevedra

An important port city with a medieval past, Pontevedra sits on the northwestern coast of Spain where the Lerez River opens out into the ocean. It is a part of the Galicia region and is known for its seafood, charming plazas, and old world architecture that include a number of chapels, churches, and cathedrals.

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Which place is cheaper, Pontevedra or Vigo?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Vigo is €99, while the average daily cost in Pontevedra is €120. 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 Vigo and Pontevedra in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Vigo 43
    Pontevedra 61
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Vigo 86
    Pontevedra 122
Compare Hotels in Vigo and Pontevedra

Looking for a hotel in Vigo or Pontevedra? 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 Vigo


Hotels in Pontevedra


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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: Vigo Hotel Prices and Pontevedra Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Vigo 37
    Pontevedra 23

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Vigo

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Vigo:

  • Private Transfer from Vigo Cruise Port to Porto Hotels: $43
  • Private Transfer from Vigo Cruise Port to Porto Airport (OPO): $43
  • One-Way Private Transfer From/To Vigo Airport: $55

Is it cheaper to fly into Vigo or Pontevedra?

Prices for flights to both Pontevedra and Vigo 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
    Vigo 35
    Pontevedra 42

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Vigo

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

  • Gourmet Hands on Cooking Class in Galicia with the Chef: $164

Typical Food Prices in Pontevedra

For Pontevedra, here are some examples of average food and meal prices for travelers:


  • Lunch for 2
    11

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Pontevedra

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

  • Galician Cooking Class with Chef Instructor: $163

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Vigo 10
    Pontevedra 19

Tours and Activities in Vigo

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

  • Afternoon Walking Tour in Pontevedra: $18
  • Discovering Vigo Quest Experience: $11
  • Essential Walking Tour through the Emblematic Places of Vigo: $32
  • Exclusive Vigo experience: $158
  • Full Day Santiago de Compostela Private Tour from Vigo, Shore Excursion: $171
  • Full-Day Excursion to Santiago from Vigo for Cruisers Only: $76
  • GROUP walking tour in Vigo: $1.10
  • Monumental Morning Walking Tour in Pontevedra: $18
  • New 2-hour Electric Bike Tour through Vigo: $39
  • Night Walking Tour of Pontevedra: $21
  • Oceanographic Adventure in the Cíes Islands: $142
  • Pontevedra Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $9.13

Tours and Activities in Pontevedra

For Pontevedra, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Pontevedra Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $4.47
  • Private Guided Walking Tour: $44
  • A Bridge to the Past - A Private Tour: $55
  • NEW!! Private Walking Tour with local guide: $65
  • Walking Tour and Galician Food Tasting: $65

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Vigo 5.71
    Pontevedra 20

Sample the Local Flavors in Pontevedra

Also in Pontevedra, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Albariño Wine Tasting with Winery Tour: $33


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

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


Which is Bigger, Vigo or Pontevedra?

Vigo has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Pontevedra. When comparing the sizes of Vigo and Pontevedra, 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 Vigo or Pontevedra?

Both places have a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. As both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Vigo or Pontevedra in the Summer?

Both Pontevedra and Vigo during the summer are popular places to visit.

Vigo is around the same temperature as Pontevedra in the summer. The daily temperature in Vigo averages around 21°C (70°F) in July, and Pontevedra fluctuates around 21°C (70°F).

In Pontevedra, it's very sunny this time of the year. It's quite sunny in Vigo. In the summer, Vigo often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Pontevedra. Vigo gets 299 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Pontevedra receives 299 hours of full sun.

Vigo usually gets around the same amount of rain in July as Pontevedra. Vigo gets 37 mm (1.5 in) of rain, while Pontevedra receives 37 mm (1.5 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Vigo 21°C (70°F) 
    Pontevedra 21°C (70°F)

Should I visit Vigo or Pontevedra in the Autumn?

The autumn attracts plenty of travelers to both Vigo and Pontevedra.

In the autumn, Vigo is around the same temperature as Pontevedra. Typically, the autumn temperatures in Vigo in October average around 17°C (62°F), and Pontevedra averages at about 17°C (62°F).

Vigo usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Pontevedra during autumn. Vigo gets 174 hours of sunny skies, while Pontevedra receives 174 hours of full sun in the autumn.

Pontevedra receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Vigo gets a good bit of rain this time of year. In October, Vigo usually receives around the same amount of rain as Pontevedra. Vigo gets 164 mm (6.5 in) of rain, while Pontevedra receives 164 mm (6.5 in) of rain each month for the autumn.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Vigo 17°C (62°F) 
    Pontevedra 17°C (62°F)

Should I visit Vigo or Pontevedra in the Winter?

The winter brings many poeple to Vigo as well as Pontevedra.

In January, Vigo is generally around the same temperature as Pontevedra. Daily temperatures in Vigo average around 10°C (50°F), and Pontevedra fluctuates around 10°C (50°F).

In the winter, Vigo often gets around the same amount of sunshine as Pontevedra. Vigo gets 110 hours of sunny skies this time of year, while Pontevedra receives 110 hours of full sun.

It's quite rainy in Pontevedra. Vigo receives a lot of rain in the winter. Vigo usually gets around the same amount of rain in January as Pontevedra. Vigo gets 232 mm (9.1 in) of rain, while Pontevedra receives 232 mm (9.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Vigo 10°C (50°F) 
    Pontevedra 10°C (50°F)

Should I visit Vigo or Pontevedra in the Spring?

Both Pontevedra and Vigo are popular destinations to visit in the spring with plenty of activities.

Vigo is around the same temperature as Pontevedra in the spring. The daily temperature in Vigo averages around 13°C (56°F) in April, and Pontevedra fluctuates around 13°C (56°F).

Vigo usually receives around the same amount of sunshine as Pontevedra during spring. Vigo gets 198 hours of sunny skies, while Pontevedra receives 198 hours of full sun in the spring.

It rains a lot this time of the year in Pontevedra. It's quite rainy in Vigo. In April, Vigo usually receives around the same amount of rain as Pontevedra. Vigo gets 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain, while Pontevedra receives 125 mm (4.9 in) of rain each month for the spring.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Vigo 13°C (56°F) 
    Pontevedra 13°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Pontevedra and Vigo

Vigo Pontevedra
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 10°C (50°F) 232 mm (9.1 in) 10°C (50°F) 232 mm (9.1 in)
Feb 11°C (52°F) 230 mm (9.1 in) 11°C (52°F) 230 mm (9.1 in)
Mar 12°C (54°F) 160 mm (6.3 in) 12°C (54°F) 160 mm (6.3 in)
Apr 13°C (56°F) 125 mm (4.9 in) 13°C (56°F) 125 mm (4.9 in)
May 16°C (60°F) 137 mm (5.4 in) 16°C (60°F) 137 mm (5.4 in)
Jun 19°C (66°F) 69 mm (2.7 in) 19°C (66°F) 69 mm (2.7 in)
Jul 21°C (70°F) 37 mm (1.5 in) 21°C (70°F) 37 mm (1.5 in)
Aug 21°C (69°F) 34 mm (1.3 in) 21°C (69°F) 34 mm (1.3 in)
Sep 20°C (68°F) 118 mm (4.6 in) 20°C (68°F) 118 mm (4.6 in)
Oct 17°C (62°F) 164 mm (6.5 in) 17°C (62°F) 164 mm (6.5 in)
Nov 13°C (55°F) 186 mm (7.3 in) 13°C (55°F) 186 mm (7.3 in)
Dec 11°C (51°F) 228 mm (9 in) 11°C (51°F) 228 mm (9 in)