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The ethereal beauty of the Azores archipelago features eerily shaped outcrops and vibrantly coloured cliffs set against the Atlantic's turquoise waves. Long sandy beaches and hidden coves reachable only by boat, combined with the island's long history, are two of the reasons people flock to the quiet paradise of Lagoa on São Miguel Island.
The town's white houses with Manueline doorways open onto winding streets lined with gorgeous examples of 16th to 18th century architecture. Both the Igreja de Misericórdia church and the Convento do São José, built in 1713, survived the earthquake of 1755.
Close to Lagoa is the town of Estombar, once home of 11th century Arab poet Ibn Ammar. Here you will find the Sítio de Fontes where two freshwater springs create a small lagoon - a popular swimming spot. To the south lies the holiday village of Carvoeiro with its expensive villas and golf courses, and to the east, the grassy mountain forests of Povoação.
Portuguese cuisine is superb, and the fresh seafood of Lagoa can easily be sampled with a glass of local wine at any of the island's restaurants. For a night out, visitors can try the small town of Ferragudo, along the banks of the Rio Arade, where the party in the town square is said to last all night.
Flights to the Azores are serviced by the regional airline SATA from Lisbon and run between the islands, with ferry routes to most of the other islands in the archipelago. The town is easily traversed on foot, although a hire car is recommended when exploring the area around Lagoa. We can arrange car hire for you in Lagoa, with great savings to be made by those who book online.
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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.
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).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
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.
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).
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).