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Azores Guide

Guide

Azores is situated 1,460kms from the European coast and 3,750kms from North America in the Atlantic Ocean. This legendary Portuguese island, stuck out in middle of the Atlantic, has its own distinctive charm and experiences mild temperatures throughout the year. The archipelago of the Azores was found by Portuguese explorers at the start of the 15th century. Today it consists of 9 islands, which are divided into three groups: the central (Terceira, Graciosa, the eastern (Sao Miguel and Santa Maria), Sao Jorge, Pico and Faial), and the western (Corvo and Flores). Book car hire in Azores here today and explore the island at your own leisurely pace.

Explore Azores

Visitors to the Azores will be touched by the sapphire blue and emerald green lakes, volcanic craters and cones and its fertile prairies. The scenery on the islands is typified by colourful hydrangeas and azaleas, 15th-century churches, and majestic manor houses.

Many travellers refer to these beautiful mountainous, volcanic islands as 'garden-like pieces of heaven'. Enjoy glorious stretches of beaches, bright exotic flowers, and sunsets to die for. Although the islands are sparsely inhabited, tourists are never alone. In the surrounding waters are large pods of dolphins and whales. This is a fantastic place to spot marine life.

The smallest of all the islands and most peaceful is Corvo Island, with its charming villages with narrow cobble-stoned streets. In Caldeirao, the large volcanic crater, are two beautiful lakes with 9 small islands; each worth exploring by hired boats and offering great snorkeling locations.

On Flores Island, in Santa Cruz, there are fine examples of Baroque churches, such as Sao Boaventura (Baroque) and Nossa Senhora da Conceiptao (19th century) and the Ethnographic Museum. For day trips, there's the Ribeira Grande Waterfall, great for picknicking and getting in touch with nature, or the nearby lakes of Lagoas, where you can explore by boat seven lakes teeming with nature.

Transport

There are flights operated by the regional airline, from Lisbon to Angra, Ponta Delgada and Santa Maria. Car hire is available at these airports but prices are costly so please book online in advance with us and compare the market for cheaper deals. If car hire is not for you there are shuttle services operating from the airports into the islands major towns. Taxis are also available, however, prices are extremely steep if using them for long distances.

Regular boat trips operate between the nine islands, if tourists wish to explore other parts of the Azores Archipelago.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    Avis

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Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk? at this location
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