Last updated 11 February 2021 | Rates reviewed for all destinations listed. Changes include Santa Cruz (Madeira) and Sintra both currently suspended and update on destinations considering.

Taxa Turística

The tourist tax (taxa turística) is decided by local governments (municipalities) using the flat rate per person, per night.

The following destinations are considering but process suspended and unknown if or when the tax will be implemented (as of 11 February 2021):

  • Algarve – Albufeira, Loulé and Portimão
    • Provisional regulation in Loulé and Portimão for the tax to be the same as in Faro.
  • Funchal (Madeira) – Provisional regulation for the tax to be €2 per person per night for maximum 7 nights. Children under 13 and disabled persons exempt.
  • Guimarães – Provisional regulation for the tax to be €1.50 per person per night for maximum 2 nights from May to October. Persons under 21 and disabled persons exempt.

Below are selected destinations and further information can be found by clicking on the name of the destination.

All types of accommodation€ per person, per nightSome Exemptions
(Mar-Oct, max 4 nights)
1.50Children under 16,
Disabled persons
(max 7 nights)
2.00Children under 13
(Mar-Oct, max 7 nights)
1.50Children under 13,
Disabled persons
(max 7 nights)
2.00Children under 13
(max 7 nights)


Children under 12,
Disabled persons
(max 7 nights)
2.00Children under 13,
Disabled persons
Santra Cruz (Madeira)
Suspended until July 2021
(max 5 nights)
1.00Children under 18
Suspended until further notice
(max 3 nights)
1.00Children under 13
Vila Nova de Gaia
(max 7 nights)


Children under 16,
Disabled persons,
Coach drivers & tour guides accompanying a group

* In Cascais the visitor after paying the tax receives from the accommodation provider a complimentary museum ticket, free transportation or other service in return (more details here).

Disclaimer: While best efforts have been made to verify the accuracy of the information, the information displayed should be used as guidance only.

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