Last updated 9 January 2020 | Rates checked and no change since 6 December update.

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

Taxa Turística

The tourist tax (taxa turística) is decided by local governments (municipalities) using the flat rate per person, per night. The tax is not subject to VAT.

The following destinations are considering but there are no approved proposals:

  • Portimão (Algarve) may potentially implement from 1 March 2020 and on the same terms as Faro.
  • Albufeira and Loulé (Algarve) may introduce legislation during 2020 (start date unknown).
  • Funchal (Madeira) may introduce legislation during 2020. Potentially €1 per person per night for persons over 14 years old and for a maximum 5 nights.
  • Guimarães may introduce legislation during 2020 and on the same terms as Braga (start date unknown).

 

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 night Some Exemptions
Braga  (From March 2020)
(Mar-Oct, max 4 nights)
1.50 Children under 16,
Disabled persons
Cascais*
(max 7 nights)
2.00 Children under 13
Faro  (From March 2020)
(Mar-Oct, max 7 nights)
1.50 Children under 13,
Disabled persons
Lisbon
(max 7 nights)
2.00 Children under 13
Mafra
(max 7 nights)
(May-Oct)
(Nov-Apr)
 

2.00
1.00

Children under 12,
Disabled persons
Óbidos
(max 5 nights)
1.00 Children under 13
Porto
(max 7 nights)
2.00 Children under 13,
Disabled persons
Santra Cruz (Madeira)
(max 5 nights)
1.00 Children under 18
Sintra
(max 3 nights)
1.00 Children under 13
Vila Nova de Gaia
(max 7 nights)
(Apr-Sep)
(Oct-Mar)

 

2.00
1.00

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).

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