Permission to camp in Madeira

Permission to camp in Madeira

Wild camping in nature is not allowed in Madeira, except for some specific  recreational areas in the forest and Mountains. In these areas you will need to apply for permission from the Institute of Forests and Nature Conservation IP-RAM, beforehand.

Once you have received the permission document, you must keep it with you at all times during your camping trip. You may also be required to present it to Forest Guards upon request. You can print it or save it as a PDF on your mobile.

Fire is only allowed on proper fireplaces, almost every recreational area where camping is allowed is equipped with one or more of these designated fireplaces..

Permission request

To apply for permission, you must register and create an account at website. Once you’re logged in, search for “Camping licence”  or go directly to the website :

The registration will require you to provide some personal details, such as your name and contact information, as well as information about your planned camping trip, such as the dates and location of your stay. You will also need to provide some information about your camping tent and the number of people.

(1) – This is the maximum allowed number of tents for all available permissions. Permissions can get up to 10 tents each, depending on the campsite. 
(2) – This is the maximum number of permissions that will be issued for a specific campsite at the same period (day) .