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Portimao, Distrito de Faro, Portugal

How much does it cost to travel to Portimao?

You should plan to spend around $164 (€152) per day on your vacation in Portimao. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $49 (€45) on meals
  • $40 (€37) on local transportation
  • $168 (€156) on hotels

A one week trip to Portimao for two people costs, on average, $2,292 (€2,126). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Portimao cost?

A one week trip to Portimao usually costs around $1,146 (€1,063) for one person and $2,292 (€2,126) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Portimao on average costs around $2,292 (€2,126) for one person and $4,584 (€4,252) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Portimao will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Portimao on average costs around $4,911 (€4,556) for one person and $9,822 (€9,112) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Portimao has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Portimao expensive to visit?

Prices in Portimao are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Portimao is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Mykonos or San Remo.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Portimao Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Portimao?

The average Portimao trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Portimao travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 156 ($168)
Local Transportation 1 37 ($40)
Food 2 45 ($49)
Entertainment 1 41 ($44)
Alcohol 2 15 - 45 ($16 - 49)
Accommodation Budget in Portimao
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Portimao is $84 (€78). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Portimao is $168 (€156). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Portimao

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Portimao based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $78. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Portimao
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Portimao is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $40 (€37) per person, per day, on local transportation in Portimao.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Portimao
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Portimao can vary, the average cost of food in Portimao is $49 (€45) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Portimao should cost around $20 (€18) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Portimao is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Portimao
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  • Entertainment and activities in Portimao typically cost an average of $44 (€41) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Portimao
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  • The average person spends about $32 (€30) on alcoholic beverages in Portimao per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Portimao On a Budget
Portimao Portimao, Portugal
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.
Just a thirty minute walk from the city center or a short bus ride, the Praia da Rocha or "Rocky Beach" offers prime beachfront sights and activities for the general area. It is also one of Alrgarve's most popular resort towns with plenty of entertainment, shopping, and dining backing the beach of golden sands and refreshing ocean waters. For those wanting to escape the crowds of the main beach area, there are also small coves and quieter areas protected by sandstone cliffs further along the shore. In the evenings, this part of town also has a thriving nightlife with a number of lively themed clubs, lounge bars, and late night dance clubs.

The main city of Portimao also has its attractions which include more opportunities for shopping and dining as well as the Museu de Portimao, a regional heritage museum in an old cannery which traces the area's sardine fishing and canning traditions. To the west of the city, visitors can also spend a day exploring the Alvor Boardwalk. The wooden structure winds its course from a harbor, past fishermen's huts, through estuarine wetlands, and shallow blue lagoons. A walk along the Alvor will reveal many different habitats for a number of marine birds and other critters native to the region.
Praia da Rocha not only encompasses the beach but a thriving resort town just inland, between the beach and the greater city of Portimao. This area and downtown Portimao to the north both have plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining, lodging, and entertainment. From Portimao there are also bus services to the more traditional town of Silves, making it an easy day trip to see the ancient capital of the Algarve. Another day trip from Portimao is the historic harbor town of Lagos with its beautiful coastline of weathered cliffs, grottos, and sea caves. The town itself has pretty cobbled streets, a number of historic monuments, and a large marina.

Within Portimao are all of the attractions one could ask from a resort town. Along the beach, activities range from sunbathing and swimming to water sports like jet skiing, banana boating, kayaking, and parasailing. In addition to the waterfront, there are also a number of day trips to take to the surrounding towns which offer an interesting peek into the region's culture and history away from the bustle of beachgoers. Many of these towns can be easily reached by bus, while others can be visited by boat cruises offered along the coast.
Food and Dining
The traditional food of Portimao is that typical of the Algarve region, the southernmost area of Portugal. A strip of land which hugs the coast, this region is best known for its seafood dishes. Sardines are particularly famous in Alrgarve, often grilled and served with boiled potatoes and salad. A more traditional way to enjoy the dish is to have the sardine on a slice of local bread which soaks up the oils of the fish. Shellfish are also common and often cooked with whole cloves of garlic, fried in oil and butter. Another method of cooking is the "cataplana" - a clam-shaped pot with a lid, usually made from brass or copper, which is used to slow cook anything from fish or shellfish to meat and served right out of the pot. Local stews are also very popular as is a regional dish called chicken piri piri, where the meat is cooked in a hot and spicy sauce. Most restaurants in Portimao are concentrated on streets along the beachfront south of the city as well as in the downtown area.

The nearest major airport is in Faro, Faro Airport a.k.a. Algarve Airport, located about 70 kilometers from Portimao. It has both domestic and several international routes from across Europe, with most arriving from the UK and Ireland, mainland Europe, and Canada. From Faro, Eva Bus operates buses a number of times daily to Portimao.

The city is also a stop along a rail line which runs between Lagos and Faro. The train ride from Faro to Portimao is about one and a half hours.

Being a sea port, some transportation to Portimao can also be made by boat.
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.