More Visitor Charges in 2025

New charges will be introduced in 2025 for visitors to some popular tourist destinations on the island.

This has been in the works for some time - already there are charges at Cabo Girão and Ponta de São Lourenço: the charge for the latter will be increased in 2025.

The additional locations likely to be affected are:

The Rabaçal area is the location of a number of very popular walks including the Levada das 25 Fontes and Levada do Risco.

Increasing numbers are causing problems, particular with parking, and it is hoped that the charges will help control numbers and raise revenue to meet the increased level of maintenance required. However, the charges will be very modest - around 2 euros - and local residents will be exempt, so the results remain to be seen.

It has also been announced that a 2 euro charge will be levied for each passenger disembarking cruise ships in Funchal from 2025.