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accommodation, breakfast, buffet dinners . ..


Madeira Island | Funchal | Portugal
Part of the Vila Porto Mare resort. Located next to the sea-side promenade that provides a scenic walk connecting the Lido area to the Câmara de Lobos town, it is close to the tourist area and shopping district.

Sea access: 100 metres
Funchal city centre: 2,5 km
Madeira Airport: 19 km

free shuttle bus 7 times per day.

W 16º 55' 59.17'' . N 32º 38' 16.14''


Hotel Porto Mare

Rua Simplício Passos Gouveia, 21

9004-565 Funchal Madeira Island Portugal

+351 291 703 700

Porto Mare {4*}

a tropical medley . ..

exuberant gardens, five pools, alongside the seaside promenade, comfort, tranquillity, entertainment, space and variety...

The Porto Mare hotel occupies the centre of the Vila Porto Mare resort and benefits from the use of all its facilities. There are many different corners and atmospheres here... something new to discover every day.

The 198 rooms combine views over the ocean with tropical gardens. Four restaurants, six bars, an ice-cream parlour, five pools, SPA, sports and children's facilities...

The 13,400 m2 of gardens at the Vila Porto Mare resort have created one of the most interesting botanical oasis's on Madeira island. The subtropical gardens, with over 500 unique and identified botanical species have turned this space into a real paradise... Discover our little secret... the orchid corner!

With an innovative concept, the Vila Porto Mare resort offers facilities which are shared by three hotels – Suite Hotel Eden Mar, Hotel Porto Mare and The Residence; however, the character of each one of these is guaranteed by individual receptions and different room/apartment types.

The resort offers Wi-Fi throughout the hotel (free in indoor public areas).


The colours of the ocean and the greens of the tropical gardens which meander between the pools merge in the views from the Vila Porto Mare hotel...

We have options for families with more than 3 people, rooms adapted for physically disabled or other special situations. Contact


30-35 m2 | up to 3 pax.

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30 - 35 m2 | up to 3 pax.

Relax while gazing out over the ocean and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Madeira sea . ..

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FROM 171,9 EUR

56 m2 | up to 3 pax

Room and lounge that ensures you have the space and quality you need to enjoy your holiday to the full . ..

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FROM 213,3 EUR

35-40 m2 | up to 3 pax.

On the veranda, enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Atlantic Ocean . ..

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FROM 171,9 EUR

Prices are the "starting from" prices, corresponding to the lowest price available within the next 60 days, based on a room for two people. 

Resort Vila Porto Mare


each day a different emotion!!

Spoil yourself from dawn to dusk... The choice is all yours!!

Four restaurants, six bars, live music, Mediterranean, Italian and international cuisine, buffets and à la carte menus...
Under the direction of Chef Alcino Marques, we offer you a different experience every day!

Half board is valid in all the resort restaurants (conditions in reception).

Free Wi-Fi in the restaurants.


breakfast . dinner

With a sumptuous location overlooking the pool and gardens this offers the diversity of international cuisine. Every night there is a different theme with "show cooking". From Monday to Sunday, a range of flavours...

breakfast: 07.30am - 10.30am
dinner: 6.30pm - 9.30pm

+351 291 703 700 .


lunch . tapas . dinner

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Situated next to the Lido sea promenade, is an Italian-inspired restaurant, with sophisticated flavours, that integrates the local community with the resort’s guests. It serves 'à la carte' lunches and dinners, indoors or in the cosy and sunny decked terrace.

12.30 pm - 10.30 pm (sunday until 16h)





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The warm flavour of Mediterranean cuisine, so familiar to the Portuguese people, hails from Mediterranean countries, in particular Greece, Morocco and Italy. The surroundings provide a very welcoming environment and the interior design is inspired by Greek and Moroccan styles. Discover hideaways outdoors...unique!

à la carte menu (reduced on Wednesdays) . special children's menu


Tuesday to Sunday: 7pm - 10pm



breakfast . lunch . dinner

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The emblematic flavours of Portuguese cuisine are present at this restaurant. Try lunch or “à la carte” dinner in the inside restaurant or on the esplanade. Treat yourself to typical dishes of Portuguese and Madeiran cuisine.

breakfast: 07.30am - 10.30am
lunch: 12.30am - 3pm
dinner: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
*sunday opened only for breakfast



snacks . afternoon tea . drinks . light meals

After going for a walk, there is nothing better than having a rest in good company. Good music and the sounds of nature provide the main soundtrack of this place. The Portofino bar hosts the entertaining 'Happy Hour' every day in the early evening. This is accompanied by live music on some days.

10am - 12am (winter)
2pm - 12am (summer)



snacks . drinks . light meals

Next to the biggest pool in the resort. Here you can choose lighter, more informal meals. Make the most of every moment enjoying the water and sunbathing.

10am - 6pm



snacks . drinks . light meals

The perfect setting to enjoy watching your favourite football team. With live music every night, take the opportunity to relax and enjoy a Ritz Fizz, with a dash of amaretto and lemon juice...

4pm - 12am



ice-creams . crepes . snacks

A pleasant stroll in the gardens of our hotel takes you to Doce-Lima. Here the specialities of world coffees and real Italian ice-creams are combined with a wide variety of sweet crepes.

11am - 6pm
*lunch: 12.30pm - 3.00pm



sport & show bar . bar service

Opened for special ocassions, come and experience this more colonial corner. Come and enjoy some funny nights.

Open ocasionally


A new wine bar with wines from more than 100 reference vineyards, located next to the Med Restaurant. Each wine has numerous stories associated with it to explain its origins and essence. Here you will find a 2005 António Saramago, “Dúvida”, a 2007 Adega Mayor - “7” or a 2007 from the Douro region “Chryseia” and many other fine wines...


You can also choose this service to have breakfasts, light meals and dinners from the comfort of your room.

breakfast 7:30 am - 10:30 am
light meals 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
evening meals 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Theme Evenings

The special theme dinners give a special charm to the resort... Meat Lovers (Med), Sea Flavours & Fado (Alfama), Dinner Dance (Med), Live Music (Basilico), One Night Dinner Show (Lido), Pink Party (Veranda), Barbecue (Veranda)


Vila Porto Mare


13,400 m2 devoted to nature...

The Vila Porto Mare resort makes much of the space given over to nature, from the green of the trees to the colours of the flowers, the smell of aromatic plants...

Since the resort opened, this space has become a wonderful garden with over 500 species, subspecies and plants, with some of these plants originating from as far away as Australia, New Zealand and the African continent.

Different fruit trees can also be found where the forms, smells and flavours of their fruits take us to other latitudes, examples are the banana, sugar apple, avocado, starfruit among many others...

The majority of plants grow extraordinarily thanks to the subtropical climate, the fertility of the soil and the constant care and attention from our gardening team. Alongside the flowers and the trees are various endemic plants in the gardens such as the Madeira Geranium, dragon-tree, or the Pride of Madeira, all of them duly identified by origin, family, region and common name. Make the most of discovering a new corner with aromatic and medicinal herbs as well as the “orchidea Garden”, an area dedicated to the most varied species of these marvellous flowers.

Join a weekly visit organised by the hotel and discover some more secrets kept in the many corners of our garden.

See the garden's video here.

more information at:

Vila Porto Mare


perfumes, idyllic sounds, relaxing thoughts...


The SPA at Vila Porto Mare is a magical place where both body and mind reach a unique level of equilibrium.
The Spa features seven treatment rooms, including manicure and pedicure room and a Spa Suite. It also has two sauna and steam bath areas, relaxation room and gym.
Our treatment menu and programmes have been created by the leading Spa professionals ESPA and designed to be both effective and holistic, naturally.
Allow our internationally trained therapists to tailor each treatment to your needs on the day; whether you are looking for relaxation, detox or total escapism, The Spa at Vila Porto Mare aims to ease the stresses and strains from the outside world.

Learn more about our treatments

Information & Bookings:
+351 291 703 777




Live music, entertainment for the children, theme parties, games, guided visit to the garden, visits to Funchal... and many exclusive events throughout the year!!
At the Vila Porto Mare resort, you'll find a weekly programme of varied activities...

Entertainment for children

traditional games, paintings, Wii, mini-golf, table tennis and board games. The entertainment team provides a programme of activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12.


Water aerobics, yoga, tennis, pilates, table tennis, mini-golf, snooker, petanque...

Theme Evenings

Come and savour the best regional meat cured in our kitchen, and harmonized with a fine seletion of wines...


Discover the Island of Madeira, cultural richness and traditions!! Take a walk to Santo da Serra and have lunch and get to know the charming little hotel, the PortoBay Serra Golf.


Wednesday and Sunday: visit to a cheese factory and a rustic bakery, typical market, golf lessons...


Tuesday : visit to Factory Madeira Embroidery, Blandy's Madeira Wine Company, Ethnographic Museum, Farmers Market...


Every day in the Resort Vila Porto Mare you can enjoy a different style of music in the different resort bars...


Holiday Package

Package: accommodation, breakfast, buffet dinners...

Romance Package

Ideal for guests who wish to celebrate honeymoon, anniversary or have a special moment with a special person

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News & Reviews

13 March 2017
The Stars Route is here !!
Madeira Terroir event at the opening of the festival
RE IGO Carreirosmonte 2

18 stalls and over 20 chefs at a buffet dinner in the Mercado dos Lavradores on 24 March !! For the first time, the opening of the Stars Route festival will be hosted by two restaurants !! The Il Gallo d'Oro (2 Michelin stars) and William (1 Michelin star) come together at the iconic Mercado dos Lavradores to honour local products.

The 8th year of the Stars Route then continues at Il Gallo D'Oro (25 and 28 March), which will stage three tasting dinners prepared by 11 national and international chefs, most with 1 or 2 Michelin stars.

Not to be missed !!

Find out more about this event here . ..

10 March 2017
The “Double Discounts” campaign has dates for 2017/2018 !!
PB Prestigedouble Site Coveren

Between December 2017 and March 2018, Prestige Club members will see their discounts doubled at hotels in Portugal. Restaurants and bars (20% Prestige and 30% Prestige Gold); Spa and merchandising (10% Prestige and 20% Prestige Gold).

Campaign dates . ..

08 February 2017
New Menu
at Il Basilico
Vpm Ilbasilico Risottozuccapancetta

There are new flavours at Il Basilico !! The menu at the restaurant, located alongside the Lido promenade, has been renovated . ..There are innovations in antipasti, carpaccios, pastas, pizzas, risottos, meat dishes and desserts !! Start with a mille-feuilles carpaccio fillet of beef, followed by a Venetian-style stewed cuttlefish risotto and, for dessert, pistachio cassata and raspberry sauce . .. Bon appetit !!


02 February 2017
The sweetest week of the year is here !!
Chocolate Wine

From 7 to 12 February, chocolate and Madeira wine will be in the spotlight at Madeira's PortoBay hotels.
Theme decorations, afternoon teas especially dedicated to chocolate, themed happy hours, chocolate and Madeira wine tastings, original cocktails, guided tours with wine tasting, chocolate sculptures, workshops, dinners and special treatments with chocolate at the spa . .. are just some of the activities scheduled for the “PortoBay Chocolate & Madeira Wine” event.

Find out more here . ..

02 February 2017
The Cliff Bay and Porto Mare Hotels
The Cliff Bay and Porto Mare Hotels
Hotel The Cliff Bay

The hotels The Cliff Bay and Porto Mare are among Portugal's best hotels in a ranking by Trivago based on guest reviews.

The Cliff Bay occupies ranks third in the "Best 5-star hotels" category and second in the "Best Hotel Rooms" category. Porto Mare Hotel is also in this category, in fourth position.

26 January 2017
Travellers’ Choice by TripAdvisor
Six PortoBay hotels in the TOP25
Tc 2017 02

One of the recognitions most sought after by international hotel groups is the chance to get on the demanding "Travellers’ Choice" lists compiled annually by the biggest world travel information and review site: TripAdvisor.
On the list of awards now announced for 2017, six PortoBay Group hotels are part of the exclusive lists of the world's best hotels.
The Cliff Bay, on the island of Madeira, is among the TOP25 Best Hotels in Europe for Luxury and Romance. The Cliff Bay was also listed among the TOP 25 Best Service in Portugal and the TOP 25 Best Hotels in Portugal. This list also includes the recent PortoBay Liberdade hotel in Lisbon, receiving for the first time a TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice,
Porto Santa Maria and Porto Mare are among the TOP 25 Hotels for Romance in Portugal, while the PortoBay Serra Golf is on the list of the TOP25 Best Small Hotels in Portugal.
In Brazil, L’Hotel PortoBay São Paulo is listed among the 25 best luxury hotels in Brazil.
This is the 15th edition of the award, which distinguishes the world's best establishments based on millions of reviews and opinions (received in the last year) from travellers worldwide.

27 January 2017
Relax . .. we’ll take care of the rest !!
PBL Spa 13

Relaxation, detox and total escape are some of the feelings that you can experience at the spas at different PortoBay hotels.
Following the full renovation of the spa at The Cliff Bay in 2012, last year we opened a spa in Lisbon and refurbished two others : at the Vila Porto Mare resort (in Madeira) and at the PortoBay Falésia hotel (Algarve). They now have a new look and provide new treatments using products made by world-renowned brands.

Read the full article here . ..


For Porto Mare it is a matter of pride to achieve guest’s expectations. This position has fostered significant loyalty which distinguishes us and has led to a host of awards from tourist operators, online travel agents, or travel audit websites. Thank you!


Madeira Island

TripAdvisor TOP 10 Island In The World 2015

Madeira Island

dynamic, creative and multifaceted destination...

Situated in the Atlantic Ocean and with a mild climate, Madeira Island is one of the oldest and most prestigious tourist destinations in Europe. With an extensive natural reserve, the most famous is the prehistoric and exuberant Laurissilva (laurel) forest, which has been recognised by UNESCO as part of the World Natural Heritage.

Nature, the temperate climate, the unique waterfalls, the local traditions, the culture, the cuisine, water and mountain sports, immense gardens and flowers, popular festivals, embroidery and Madeira wine, and the cosmopolitan city of Funchal make Madeira a multi-faceted destination.

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09 Apr - 09 Apr

Duo Ribarski
On 9 April at 6.00pm the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias presents the artists Kiril Ribarski (Trom...
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17 Apr - 23 Apr

Madeira Film Festival
  The Madeira Film Festival awards film-makers the Laurissilva Ambassador Award, the main goal of...
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22 Apr - 22 Apr

Madeira Island Ultra Trail
 What better place to run in the mountains than on Madeira island ??On April 22nd, Madeira Island...
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04 May - 21 May

Flower Festival
Spring is here and it's time to celebrate nature !! The streets of Funchal are the stage for a pa...
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04 May - 10 May

PortoBay Flower Festival
 In the lobbies of the hotels of the PortoBay Group on Madeira island, and continuing our homage ...
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14 May - 14 May

Classic Auto Show
 The Classic Auto Show is a fantastic annual exhibition of vintage and classic cars that remain u...
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14 May - 14 May

Madeira Auto Parade
 The ‘Madeira Auto Parade’ forms part of the celebrations for the 2017 Flower Festival which will...
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02 Jun - 04 Jun

Mercado Quinhentista de Machico
 During the first days of June, the city of Machico returns to the sixteenth century !!! Through ...
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03 Jun - 24 Jun

Atlantic Festival
3, 10, 17 and 24 June. The fireworks make Funchal vibrate and echo across the mountainous slopes ...
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03 Jun - 04 Jun

Ultra SkyMarathon Madeira
 Skyrunning is back in the mountains of Madeira !!Between 3 and 4 June, the athletes will once ag...
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29 Jun - 02 Jul

Extreme Sailing Series
 The Stadium Racing sailing championship - Extreme Sailing Series™ will stage its third event of ...
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13 Jul - 15 Jul

Funchal Jazz Festival
 An open air stage with Funchal Bay as the backdrop !! The jazz festival is one of the most impor...
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27 Aug - 10 Sep

Madeira Wine Festival
Madeira wine is almost as old as Madeira itself. Exports began shortly after the island was disco...
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18 Sep - 26 Sep

True italian Essence
 The Il Basilico Restaurant – part of the Vila Porto Mare Resort - is promoting a week dedicated ...
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03 Oct - 08 Oct

Madeira Nature Festival
Between October 3 and 8, Madeira and its visitors celebrate the best the island has to offer.Reco...
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24 Oct - 28 Oct

PortoBay Youth Week
From 24 to 28 October, PortoBay Hotels & Resorts is organising the PortoBay Youth Week event in M...
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14 Nov - 20 Nov

Funchal International Film Festival
 All film lovers must come to this festival! The Funchal International Film Festival takes place ...
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21 Nov - 25 Nov

PortoBay Wine Week
 Come celebrate the wine with PortoBay Wine Week, taking place at PortoBay hotels' in Funchal !! ...
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01 Dec - 06 Jan

Christmas and New Year's celebrations
The Christian tradition of the Christmas season, deeply set in the habits of the people of Madeir...
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15 Dec - 26 Dec

Christmas at PortoBay
 Madeira has unique traditions at Christmas.One of the most popular and unique to the island are ...
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16 Dec - 24 Dec

Childbirth Masses
Come take part in one of Madeira's biggest religious traditions !!On Madeira, Christmas begins wi...
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26 Dec - 01 Jan

PortoBay New Year's Eve
 Madeira experiences a unique New Year !! The "Guinness World of Records" classified this as the ...
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28 Dec - 28 Dec

 On 28 December, take part in an experience that is both pleasant and practical, helping a good c...
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