Destination guide

The oceanfront setting of Porto da Cruz is ready to explore

The ocean views and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation 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-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation 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 cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Porto da Cruz a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)

Seasonal weather averages in Porto da Cruz

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 78°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Porto da Cruz

Whether you're an active traveler 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 center:

  • 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 center.

Where to stay around Porto da Cruz?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,568 vacation rentals near Porto da Cruz. From 389 Houses to 913 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Porto da Cruz for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Porto da Cruz:

  • Santa Maria Maior: 463 vacation rentals
  • Sé: 492 vacation rentals
  • Sao Pedro: 535 vacation rentals
  • Estrela da Calheta: 155 vacation rentals
  • Monte: 125 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Porto da Cruz?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Porto da Cruz. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Madeira Congress Center: 2,482 vacation rentals
  • Funchal Marina: 2,442 vacation rentals
  • Santa Cruz Beach: 1,740 vacation rentals
  • Funchal Farmers Market: 2,437 vacation rentals
  • Porto Moniz Natural Pools: 1,191 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Porto da Cruz?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 389 Houses in Porto da Cruz. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Porto da Cruz include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 913 rentals available
  • Villas: 151 rentals available
  • Cabins: 35 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Porto da Cruz?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 458 vacation rentals with pool available in Porto da Cruz. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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