Destination guide

The oceanfront setting of Porto da Cruz is ready to explore

The ocean views and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Porto da Cruz. Renowned for its surfing, seafood restaurants and bars, this city welcomes all visitors. Madeira Stadium and Monte Palace Gardens are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Porto da Cruz

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Porto da Cruz a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Madeira Theme Park (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Quinta Da Junta (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • PR11 Vereda dos Balcões (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Santo da Serra Golf Club (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Funchal Cable Car - Monte Station (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Palheiro Golf Club (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Porto da Cruz

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Porto da Cruz is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Monte Palace Gardens (8.2 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Palheiro Gardens (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Botanical Garden (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Faial Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Pico Das Pedras (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • PARQUE FORESTAL DE QUEIMADAS (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Porto da Cruz

The nearest airport is in Funchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo), located 7.1 mi (11.5 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Porto da Cruz?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,616 holiday lettings around Porto da Cruz. From 919 flats & apartments to 146 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Porto da Cruz?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Porto da Cruz:

  • São Martinho: 834 holiday homes
  • Santa Maria Maior: 473 holiday homes
  • Se: 511 holiday homes
  • Santa Luzia: 492 holiday homes
  • Sao Pedro: 545 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Porto da Cruz? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Porto da Cruz. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Madeira Congress Center: 2,506 holiday lettings
  • Funchal Marina: 2,456 holiday lettings
  • Madeira Casino: 2,458 holiday lettings
  • Madeira Botanical Garden: 2,442 holiday lettings
  • Madeira Stadium: 2,435 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Porto da Cruz listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Porto da Cruz?

Yes, of course. offers 919 Flats in Porto da Cruz. Our other popular types of Porto da Cruz holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 146 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 377 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 36 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Porto da Cruz?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 517 holiday homes with pool available in Porto da Cruz. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.