Car Rental at Ponta Delgada Airport

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Ponta Delgada Airport, Ponta Delgada, Portugal - Azores Islands
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Ponta Delgada Airport
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$11.30 per day
Ponta Delgada Airport
Compact
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$29.25 per day
Ponta Delgada Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$53.66 per day
Ponta Delgada Airport
Compact Elite
BMW 1 Series or similar
BMW 1 Series
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$54.13 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Ponta Delgada Airport
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drive on Holidays
$59.28 per day
Ponta Delgada Airport
Standard SUV
Volkswagen T-Cross or similar
Volkswagen T-Cross
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Magic Islands Rent A Car
$61.97 per day
Ponta Delgada Airport
Intermediate SUV
Renault Kadjar or similar
Renault Kadjar
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$70.25 per day
Ponta Delgada Airport
Economy Elite
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Wayzor
$75.31 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:08 on 2024-07-13. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Portuguese
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+351
Average car rental price
$52 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h or 50 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.5 / 10
Ponta Delgada Airport

Airport travel guide

The capital of the Azores, Ponta Delgada is not often mentioned among the archipelago’s most famous attractions — after all, the real charm of the islands lies not in city streets, but among its volcanic landscapes and rugged beaches. That being said, the Azorean capital can still be an interesting place to explore, especially if you know where to look. And if you get a rental car, that magnificent nature is never too far away, either. With that in mind, these are four of the most interesting attractions in and around Ponta Delgada:

  • Whale watching. Located in the Atlantic Ocean nearly halfway between Europe and North America, the Azores is one of the best whale-watching spots on the planet  — and many tours take off from Ponta Delgada. Different species of whales have different migration patterns, but generally the warmer time of the year — from May to October roughly — is considered the best period to spot the whales, including the blue whale, the largest mammal on the planet. Find out more about tours by visiting this guide to whale-watching tours.
  • São Sebastião Church. Dating back to the mid-16th century, San Sebastian Church is not only one of the oldest buildings in the Azores, but it’s also one of the most beautiful. A mixture of Gothic and other styles, it continues to fulfill its original function to this day but is also open to visitors. Ponta Delgada is home to some other architectural landmarks as well, including the beautiful city gates and city hall.
  • Sete Cidades. Located in a deep caldera, a crater-like volcanic depression, Sete Cidades is made up of a number of lakes, including Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul (the Green and Blue Lakes) named after the distinct color of their waters. A truly impressive place to visit, Sete Cidades is just a 35-minute drive northwest of Ponta Delgada and can be easily accessed by car.
  • Old Town. Established in the mid-15th century, the city of Ponta Delgada has had a long and varied history, something that is reflected in the look and feel of its old town. The former fishing settlement that grew over centuries is the location of the aforementioned São Sebastião Church, as well as other landmarks like Gates to the City and the three branches of the Carlos Machado Museum.

Top international routes

  • Lisbon
  • Terceira
  • Santa Maria
  • Pico
  • Horta
  • Porto
  • Sao Jorge
  • Flores
  • Funchal
  • Graciosa

Main airlines

Azores Airlines, Ryanair, and TAP Air Portugal are the main airlines bringing passengers to the Azores Islands from Europe and the United States.

SATA Air Açores operates flights to other islands in the Azores.

Terminals

The single passenger terminal has two levels: the ground level and the first level.

Location

Ponta Delgada Airport is just 5 km (3.1 miles) from downtown. Av. Antero de Quental is the main street leading to and from Ponta Delgada.

The rest of the island of Sao Miguel is within a short driving distance. The furthest point from the airport can be reached in just an hour and a half.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Convertibles - from $63 per day
  • Station wagons - from $22 per day
  • Large cars - from $71 per day
  • Medium cars - from $13 per day
  • Vans - from $92 per day
  • Premium cars - from $181 per day
  • Small cars - from $11 per day
  • SUVs - from $22 per day

Car rental desks

All of the rental companies that are located at the airport can be found in the rental car area in the arrivals hall.

Micauto and ANC Azores Holidays are located in the city and provide a shuttle or meet and greet service.

Finally, Goldcar provides a shuttle service of which renters can find the pickup point just outside the main hall.

Services and facilities

Small and cozy, the airport offers cafeterias, duty-free shops, ATMs, a luggage storage area, a baby care room, and a post office. Special assistance is available for passengers with reduced mobility.

Nearest gas station

A Galp petrol station, located at EN1-1A 48, is on the way from downtown to the airport, from which it is less than a five-minute drive. The station is open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m but also provides the opportunity to pay at the pump 24 hours a day.
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Airport info

Rating
7.3
  • Getting to the airport 8.3
  • Check-in and departures 8.6
  • Terminal facilities 7.0
  • Wi-Fi 7.2
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.3
  • Lounge 6.3

Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL)

  • IATA: PDL
  • ICAO: LPPD
  • Name: Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL)
  • Distance from city: 1.2 miles / 2 km

Top 9 locations near Ponta Delgada Airport

  1. 0.7 km / 0.4 miles away
  2. 0.8 km / 0.5 miles away
  3. 96.9 km / 60.2 miles away
  4. 167.8 km / 104.3 miles away
  5. 241.5 km / 150.1 miles away
  6. 258.3 km / 160.5 miles away
  7. 272.8 km / 169.5 miles away
  8. 279.8 km / 173.9 miles away
  9. 511 km / 317.5 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Ponta Delgada Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Ponta Delgada Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Ponta Delgada Airport
$10.93
January
$13.18
February
$15.30
March
$26.10
April
$37.54
May
$50.29
June
$85.16
July
$92.10
August
$47.49
September
$20.71
October
$14.87
November
$13.52
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Ponta Delgada Airport is January — when rental costs average $10.93 per day. This is 69% cheaper than the yearly average and 88% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $92.10 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Ponta Delgada Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in January the average rental period is 6 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental days at Ponta Delgada Airport
6
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
6
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Ponta Delgada Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Ponta Delgada Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car in September, while they are least likely to rent in in February.
Monthly searches at Ponta Delgada Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
44%
January
40%
February
59%
March
102%
April
96%
May
143%
June
143%
July
159%
August
176%
September
133%
October
61%
November
44%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Ilha Verde, Way2Azores Rent, ANC Azores Holidays.PT, Magic Islands Rent A Car, Micauto
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans
Lowest price $11 per day
Cheapest supplier Alamo

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Ilha Verde Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
ANC Azores Holidays.PT Volkswagen Up 5 1 Small cars
Ilha Verde Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Way2Azores Rent Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Medium cars
Way2Azores Rent Citroen C3 5 2 Medium cars
Way2Azores Rent Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
ANC Azores Holidays.PT Opel Corsa Hatchback 5 2 Small cars
Ilha Verde Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
Magic Islands Rent A Car Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small cars
Magic Islands Rent A Car Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 SUVs

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

Canada
Toyota Corolla STW
July 7, 2024
Drove all over the island to show my nieces the sights and to visit family
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa Hatchback
June 30, 2024
Most beautiful place I've visited.
Canada
Seat Arona
June 27, 2024
The travelling from coast to coast was picture perfect ,Restaurants had great staff and the food was second to none .
Czech Republic
Seat Ibiza
June 26, 2024
Unforgetable nature.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
June 25, 2024
Nordeste swimming, visiting the Gorreana tea factory, and the ocean hot-spring in Ponta da Ferraria were highlights. However, there is so much other wonder on the island!
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C3
June 25, 2024
Food, people and landscape are amazing
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai i10
June 22, 2024
Beautiful island!
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
June 19, 2024
We toured the entire island!
Netherlands
Fiat 500
June 18, 2024
Hiking and thermal bath
Canada
Opel Astra
June 16, 2024
We saw some amazing sights on Sao Miguel. Thank goodness for google maps to lead us to them!! Without a car, we wouldn't have been able to have the experience we did so renting a car in my opinion is an absolute must!!!
Portugal
Citroen C3
June 12, 2024
Whale and Dolphin watching tour out of Ponta Delgada...amazing! Stunning views from the water and being able to drive around the island in our own, was the best! Incredible views everywhere and great directional signs to know where we were going. The car was off the charts fantastic! Lots of power and good on gas.
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla STW
June 7, 2024
Quading through the west side was incredible. Canyoning in Ribeira dos Caldeiroes was also an amazing experience.
Canada
Renault Twingo
June 3, 2024
Beautiful, winding drives and scenery
Netherlands
Smart ForTwo
June 2, 2024
We were 14 days on São Miguel, we saw almost everything. Hotsprings, hikes, waterfalls, authentic food, beaches, whales, dolphins, kayaking, adventures, cheap wine, the nicest people, the most beautiful nature you can imagine. You really need a car.
Ireland
Renault Twingo
May 25, 2024
Went for some lovely hikes
Canada
Kia Rio
May 24, 2024
Hiking is the best
Canada
Renault Twingo
May 22, 2024
Beautiful island and our car was the best way to visit all over it. We're all about experiencing the sites, natural, historical and unique and the Azores delivered.
Canada
Renault Twingo
May 21, 2024
Lots to explore in Sao Miguel. Excellent having a car…a small car! Those narrow streets can be a little tight.
Lithuania
Toyota Aygo
May 19, 2024
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United States of America (USA)
Citroen C3
May 19, 2024
It’s an amazing place to see. The lakes, hot springs, ocean the island has it all. It’s like a big beautiful botanical garden. People are very nice and helpful
Portugal
Renault Clio
May 13, 2024
Nature
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C3
May 12, 2024
Beautiful island
United States of America (USA)
Smart ForTwo
May 10, 2024
lakes, waterfalls
Czech Republic
Renault Twingo
May 7, 2024
Great nature all over the island, clearness and also very big quantity of public toilets. Good meals everywhere.
Canada
Fiat Panda
May 6, 2024
Visited all the top spots in sao Miguel.
Portugal
Volkswagen Polo
May 2, 2024
Everything related whith nature and local food.
Canada
Renault Clio
May 2, 2024
Went around the island checked all miradouros water falls all was amazing
United States of America (USA)
Renault Twingo
May 1, 2024
Hikes food and wine!!!
Portugal
Volkswagen Up
April 24, 2024
The pickup was an hour behind and did forget about what we arranged the night before. They did upgrade us and extended the rental time in compensation
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Portugal
Opel Corsa
April 23, 2024
Drove around the island looking at various points of interest.
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
April 19, 2024
Lagoa dad Furnas and the hot springs were fantastic
Canada
Renault Captur
April 19, 2024
Hiking trails and scenery are first rate. Azores land are also quite welcoming.
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
April 16, 2024
Great place to explore - lakes in extinct volcanoes with incredible views, thermal springs, the port city of Ponta Delgada.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
April 12, 2024
Food, hike, beach, relax.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
April 11, 2024
I drove 600km on the island (one week). The hikes nearby Sete Cidades were a highlight of my trip. Also loved the east and west coast. Staying in Ribeira Grande was a great decision.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Aygo
April 5, 2024
So many exciting things to do and see. The food was delicious at every place. The people of the island were very friendly.
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Canada
Smart ForFour
March 30, 2024
Lots of great places to visit in the Azores. Too many to mention.
Canada
Fiat 500
March 26, 2024
We stayed near Lagoa for our first week and Pedreira for the second week. Having a rental car with unlimited km gave us great flexibility for visiting gardens, nature preserves, hot springs and lookouts. Sao Miguel is a beautiful island with something for everyone. Our Fiat 500 was perhaps the narrowest car on the roads; the best option for some of the secondary roads and tracks.
Finland
Ford Focus
March 15, 2024
Thanks to the car, we managed to explore every part of the island.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus STW
March 15, 2024
Canyoning and hiking
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
March 11, 2024
Everything was lovely from food to site-seeing, weather, and cleanliness.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Captur
March 7, 2024
I love Sao Miguel and have decided to live there.
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C3
March 5, 2024
You can’t go wrong on Sao Miguel Island. You can get everywhere on the island in less than an hour and everything is beautiful. There are many fabulous places to hike and the food is fantastic. We have been here for a week eating and drinking only local products at least 80 percent of the time.
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Canada
Renault Twingo
February 27, 2024
Its the Azores, what more needs to be said....absolutely beautiful.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
February 13, 2024
Sao Miguel is amazing. VERY green. Very inviting people everywhere! Went surfing, scuba diving, visited hot springs, went hiking - had a fantastic time and hope to return!
Canada
Volkswagen Up
February 8, 2024
The island is a magnificent feast for the eyes. Very pretty.
Canada
Volkswagen Up
January 16, 2024
Wonderful natural trails, and the beautiful scenic beaches. The Azoreans are super hospitable warm and honest. Magic spot for nature lovers.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
January 13, 2024
Very beautiful, lots to see and do, food not so great
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
January 8, 2024
The buggy 7 cidades experience was very cool!
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United States of America (USA)
Fiat New 500
January 8, 2024
I spent 3 months on Sao Miguel, visiting highly touristed places and many remote hiking areas. A beautiful island with beautiful people. I stayed at 6 airbnbs on the island - I like to cook, and enjoyed the grocery shopping experiences especially in small towns. Taking the bus! From Maia to Ponta Delgada several times- $8 round trip, quite the experience.
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United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
January 4, 2024
Fabulous island, friendly people,excellent food
Croatia
Volkswagen T-Cross
January 4, 2024
Azores are sooo beautiful, where ever we went it was really nice. Nature is amazing!
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
December 10, 2023
Nature and memories of growing up.
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
December 9, 2023
We covered most of Sao Miguel. What a place of incredible beauty!
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla STW
December 9, 2023
Nature But benz had low ride for speed bumps
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
November 26, 2023
A pretty, green island, good food and wine, what else does one need at the end of Canadian November?
Canada
Hyundai i10
November 25, 2023
Thermal baths Stunning views
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
November 25, 2023
We love Furnas so much!
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai i20
November 16, 2023
Great
Latvia
Volkswagen Up
November 12, 2023
Nature in Azores is very unique. Will come back for sure.
Portugal
Fiat New 500
November 8, 2023
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Canada
Peugeot 308
November 5, 2023
Nature spots ,activities, restaurants,local people.
Spain
Volkswagen Polo
November 3, 2023
Furnas is a great place!
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
November 2, 2023
Lots of hikes and exploring small villages all over the island
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
October 31, 2023
The purpose of renting the car was to make the most of my 24 hour layover in the Azores. It was possible to fully circumnavigate the island, with stops in Sete Cidades, Nordeste, and Furnas in the 11 hours I had the car (certainly would recommend others give themselves more time, but it was doable). While the roads on Sao Miguel are certainly narrow by American standards, I found navigation to be easy, and it was very pleasant driving around the island and seeing so much of the natural and historic character of the place.
Canada
Hyundai i10
October 31, 2023
All the hiking tours were amazing
Portugal
Citroen C3
October 31, 2023
Nature
Canada
Hyundai Kauai
October 30, 2023
The scenery is absolutely magnificient !! Take the small roads, there are a lot of spots where to stop for the view!
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United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
October 29, 2023
Sao Miguel is breathtakingly beautiful. Do research where to eat, I had bad luck in almost all of my dining experiences but I know that’s very uncommon. But the natural beauty of the island is a really next level. Like if Kauai and Iceland had a baby.
Canada
Hyundai i10
October 26, 2023
natural scenery are out of the world.
United States of America (USA)
Mercedes-Benz A Class
October 25, 2023
Sao Miguel is an extraordinary place! We drove most of the whole Island including many of the back / off the map roads! So COOL!
Canada
Renault Clio
October 22, 2023
best hiking spots and waterfall
Canada
Smart ForFour
October 21, 2023
Everything is good except the raining weather, food is good and very nice ocean view with lots of happy cows on the mountain.
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C3 Aircross
October 20, 2023
The trip was amazing hit everything we could on the island in a week
Slovenia
Opel Corsa Hatchback
October 19, 2023
The most beautiful country in the world. So everything
Canada
Opel Corsa
October 13, 2023
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United States of America (USA)
Smart ForTwo
September 26, 2023
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United States of America (USA)
Nissan Qashqai
September 25, 2023
We did a lot of things in all where pleasurable. The island is the best place on Earth.
Canada
Citroen C3
September 22, 2023
Nature, restaurants and hot springs
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Hungary
Opel Corsa Hatchback
September 17, 2023
Explored the whole island of São Miguel
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
September 17, 2023
Many beautiful vistas and trails. Lot of good fish, wine and cheese.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
September 15, 2023
Sao Miguel is spectacular
Serbia
Volkswagen Up
September 15, 2023
In 7 days we saw as much as we could. Went all around the island. Saw the main attractions, you need 3-4 more days to explore eastern side and to enjoy one more time that one special place that you found.
Canada
Ford Focus
September 14, 2023
great seeing the many top sites and having great weather
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa Hatchback
September 14, 2023
Half day ATV tour was fantastic. Highly highly recommend. Furnas was great- pools were cool. The smaller ones are more instagram worthy but the large one is cool. Recommend black bathing suit. The water WILL stain your clothes.
Belgium
Fiat Panda
September 11, 2023
All, the island is a little paradise
Italy
Hyundai i10
September 10, 2023
Visited seceral highlight ls of Sao Miguel and loved every single spot!
Spain
Fiat Panda
August 30, 2023
Strongly recommended Car Rental near the airport with many different car options!
Lithuania
Renault Clio
August 18, 2023
Too many - just search for POIs around the island in Google Maps, and read some existing reviews about what's the best.
Canada
Ford Galaxy
August 10, 2023
Family time, food, weather, beach
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C3
August 6, 2023
I want to move to Azores. Period.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
August 5, 2023
We loved the nature spots on the trip. Crazy roads but beautiful place.
Canada
Renault Captur
August 3, 2023
First time to the Acores - did canyoning, and an ATV buggy tour on top of all of the hiking and swimming. Definitely a place to visit again.
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C1
August 2, 2023
We were able to travel everywhere in Sao Miguel
Spain
Volkswagen T-Cross
August 1, 2023
Nature sports- trekking, snorkel, ...and good restaurants
Spain
Renault Clio
July 31, 2023
wonderful landscapes, ideal for hiking
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
July 27, 2023
Took 2 days to get to my destination (flight cancelled), but once there, we had a great time!
Netherlands
Volkswagen Up
July 24, 2023
Amazing island with nature, whale and dolphin watching, restaurants, hotels, spas, hiking, waterfalls, viewpoints, Vulcano craters, thermal pools, etc.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai i10
July 20, 2023
Wet, yet beautiful island
United States of America (USA)
Seat Arona
July 19, 2023
We spent 7 beautiful days on São Miguel. The vehicle we rented helped us explore the entire island without having to depend on a tour bus. Highly recommend Ponta Delgada, Furnas, and Sete Cidades to see the balance of the city, volcanic landscapea, and luscious farmlands.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Twingo
July 18, 2023
Renting a car in Sao Miguel allowed me to explore the entire island and see amazing viewpoints and sights at my leisure.
Switzerland
Renault Clio STW
July 17, 2023
Sao Miguel was a fantastic island to travel with a hired car
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
July 12, 2023
We loved the Azores. Family friendly, inexpensive, and very beautiful. Everyone was welcoming and we had a great time.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
July 11, 2023
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Denmark
Ford Focus
July 10, 2023
Our trip to Azores was amazing from nature spots to personal service
United States of America (USA)
Jeep Compass
July 8, 2023
Overall we very much enjoyed our trip. The beauty is hard to put into words. We love the hot springs at Furnas, Vista da Rei, the tea hose in Sete Cidade, and the views everywhere we drove! The food on the island wasn’t our favorite, but that’s a matter of preference. The people were friendly. The driving is nuts…especially in Ponta Delgado (narrow streets).
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Australia
Citroen C3
July 4, 2023
The rental car took us to thermal baths, flower-lined roads, waterfalls, lookout points and the beach.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Trafic
July 4, 2023
Driving in São Miguel is amazing. The nature is just beautiful and the roads are wonderful to drive! Love the fresh seafood everywhere.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
July 1, 2023
Loved the vegetation
Lithuania
Renault Twingo
June 27, 2023
Beautiful island, easy to reach lakes, mountains, beaches, and tasty food! Trip from one side to the other of the island takes max 1hour, but usually our trips were about 40min.
Slovakia
Fiat Panda
June 27, 2023
There is beautiful nature - forests, waterfalls, lakes, beaches, volcanic places, many flowers everywhere, good food in restaurants and above all very pleasant and willingness people.
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Portugal
Fiat New 500
June 26, 2023
Açores is amazing natural place with many options to explore.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
June 25, 2023
The island of Sao Miguel is very beautiful, full of flowers and unspoiled places. Everything we saw, did or eat was amazing.
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Canada
Citroen C3
June 24, 2023
Overall great trip Beautiful island Great food Great people
United States of America (USA)
Mercedes-Benz A Class
June 19, 2023
São Miguel island has incredible variation across the island. Farm land, forests, craters, cliffs, hot springs, sandy beaches, and mountains. Renting a car seems like really the best way to be able to see it all. It was a great experience and we enjoyed getting time to explore as much of the geography and culture as possible during our week there.
Canada
Volkswagen Up
June 16, 2023
Sao Miguel is a beautiful island. Sights included Sete Cidades, Nordeste, and Furnas. Be aware that driving in the towns takes some getting used to.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla STW
June 16, 2023
Accidentally got a very long car and on the island the shorter the car better! the streets are very small and it can come in handy for parking and driving around in a smaller car
Sweden
Fiat Panda
June 9, 2023
Food and natural beauty, beggers were rude! Hotel service was excellent. Taxi drivers was a asshole and very exspencive.
Canada
Toyota Auris
June 8, 2023
Many hikes. Waterfalls, beaches. Driving to scenic spots. You need a car to see the island of San Miguel, Azores
Netherlands
Smart ForFour
June 5, 2023
Sao Miguel feels like a real tropical island. Would have hoped for a bit less rain, but it’s an island so what would you expect ;)
Canada
Jeep Compass
June 5, 2023
We went all over it was great
Canada
Toyota Aygo
May 31, 2023
Unique trails and untouched nature. Literally jaw dropping.
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United States of America (USA)
Citroen C1
May 31, 2023
Weather was poor on Sao Miguel island in the Azores, but scenery gorgeous, people friendly, good food too. Having a rental car kept us dry and enabled us to see many beautiful places.
Netherlands
Citroen C1
May 29, 2023
I saw many beautyful views of this beautyful green island. Nice and good hiks. Good roads. Definitly enjoyd this island and its's nature
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United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
May 28, 2023
I loved having a car to explore Sao Miguel over 4 days and toured the island clockwise going from Sete Cidades, to Nordeste, and then 2 days in Furnas. I went in four hot pools, did lots of hikes, and went whale watching.
Canada
Citroen C1
May 15, 2023
Having a car made it easy getting around the island on our own timeline. Highly recommend Micauto as a car rental company in Sao Miguel, Azores. Thanks
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
May 12, 2023
No thank you
Portugal
Smart ForFour
May 12, 2023
Beautiful island. inland very green, coast very dramatic. Food service only average, needs to be improved.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Twingo
May 9, 2023
We were on Sao Miguel Island for 7 days. We had a chance to visit the primary tourist destinations. The things we loved most were the warmth and kindness of the Portuguese people and the stunning natural beauty all around. We only ate in one restaurant. It was billed as a mid-grade restaurant, but the meal was outstanding… a swordfish steak that covered an entire large plate and a large plate of mixed vegetables, for a moderate price.
United Kingdom
Smart ForFour
May 9, 2023
Just hike, drive around, go whale watching!
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
April 28, 2023
San Miguel is a beautiful island with many interesting places to visit.
France
Mercedes-Benz A Class
April 25, 2023
If you want to see more tips and places to visit, check out my profile on Wanderlog @The_Traveller my entire trip (7 days) is logged there!
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Canada
Volkswagen Polo
April 23, 2023
Great trip.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
April 20, 2023
Sao Miguel is truly a paradise of natural beauty that I will never forget.
Portugal
Volkswagen Polo
April 15, 2023
All great. The exception was to pick up and deliver the car.
Portugal
Volkswagen T-Roc
April 14, 2023
Great hikes but the weather was so so
Israel
Mercedes-Benz A Class
April 12, 2023
We got the car more bigger than we ordered. It was very difficult to travel with so big car and find parking on Azores
Spain
Renault Clio
April 11, 2023
Azores were beautiful, lots of nature and the colors were just unbelievable. Only cons was the weather, really unpredictable and when foggy and rainy you really can't see much of the beauty around.
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Spain
Citroen C1
April 11, 2023
We covered the whole island and we loved it.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Golf
April 11, 2023
Sao Miguel is a GEM! It's a wonder that so few of those that I know even know where The Azores are. We had a great time. The weather was great when it needed to be.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
April 1, 2023
Very hospitable island.
Canada
Opel Corsa Hatchback
April 1, 2023
I've been to Sao Miguel many times Always love the scenery, good and people
Canada
Renault Twingo
March 31, 2023
Great nature hikes
Canada
Opel Corsa Hatchback
March 31, 2023
Spectacular views of Cete Cidadea from various viewpoints and hike down to Lagoa da Fogo were highlights
Canada
Volkswagen Up
March 31, 2023
The trip exceeded our expectations for seeing the nature and good authentic local restaurants. Great place to visit with family and friends
United States of America (USA)
Renault Clio
March 19, 2023
Loved being able to travel the island and not worry about the little streets. Perfect size car for this island.
Canada
Toyota Aygo
March 18, 2023
Ponta Delgada is a great town with plenty of great restaurants. Enough to see to fill a few days.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
March 10, 2023
Beautiful country and a small car is a must.
Canada
Volkswagen Up
February 24, 2023
Great people, great counrtry
Canada
Volkswagen Up
February 17, 2023
Would recommend using this rental car service if you visit the island.
Portugal
Renault Twingo
February 14, 2023
The car was ideal for the Azorean roads.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Kauai
January 27, 2023
We loved
Canada
Volkswagen Polo
January 20, 2023
We went to the Azores for the hiking and we’re not disappointed. Stop at the information booth on arrival and pick up a map. Enjoy
New Zealand
Fiat 500
January 20, 2023
Sao Miguel is beautiful, sete ciudades was stunning. Needed more time to see more!
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United States of America (USA)
Toyota Aygo
January 14, 2023
Even in the rain, hiking is amazing. Enjoyed exploring northwest ocean trails, Salto do Cabrito (and the nearby thermal bath). Salto da Farinha trail had 4 beautiful waterfalls, ocean views at both ends. We started in Achada, ended at Miradour- which would have been less challenging to park. Loved the wild ocean waves at Ponta da Ferraria; ocean thermal pool in calmer weather and low tide). The food is delicious- most grown on the island. Failed to find octopus dinner, apparently traditional for Sunday. Explore the larger grocery stores! Both tea plantations east of Ribera Grande were interesting and tea sampling available. For gardens enjoyed larger gardens and parks in ponte delgada more than Terra Nostra in Furnas. The thermal bath in Furnas was large and did not feel crowded- open to non-hotel guests 10:30 to 4:30- must buy full ticket for pool and “park”. Did not try the the other thermal pool in Furnas. The thermal pools at Interpretation Center 10 minutes south of Ribeira Grande is small, crowded, timed ticket “nature thermal pools”, very cold shower. During our January visit some restaurants on Southeast coast closed for season, chocolatino in Ribera Grande closed for January vacation, some museums closed. A week was not enough time!
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Corolla SW
December 4, 2022
nature spots
Canada
VW Polo
December 3, 2022
Terra Nostra garden and thermal pool!
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
November 23, 2022
Became ill on the second day, didn’t get much use out the car.
Latvia
Volkswagen Up
November 14, 2022
We’ve mostly been checking walking trails and different vistas
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Up
November 5, 2022
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Canada
Smart ForFour
November 2, 2022
Good highway system, maps are necessary to go into towns and cities. Parking was generally available for free
Denmark
Volkswagen Up
October 19, 2022
Nature pool Volcano See the Lake See the Beach Restaurants See the Rock Island amazing Nice Island Very amazing place
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Cross
October 19, 2022
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Belgium
Volkswagen Polo
October 17, 2022
Amazing views, amazing places with amazing food that would be impossible to reach without a rental car.
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Canada
Ford Fiesta
October 15, 2022
Recommend Terra Nostra Park and Caldeiras in Furnas, Ribeira Quente and Mosteiros beaches, Lans restaurant and Atlantique Parque mall food court in Ponta Delgada as well as tour Fort St Bras, Vista do Rem on a sunny day (otherwise no view of lakes), atteneded a Santa Clara soccer game but get there well in advance for parking and ease of entrance. Walk along the Avenida and harbour. Visit Vila Franca do Campo Church on the hill and nearby waterfalls.
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Israel
Opel Corsa Hatchback
October 10, 2022
We definitely recommend renting a car to Ponta Delgada and choosing the plan according to the weather. ANC representative was very helpful in the planning.
Netherlands
Volkswagen Up
October 1, 2022
Had a really nice vacation
Slovakia
Fiat Panda
September 28, 2022
Trip was amazing regarding nature parks botanic gardens and some historical monuments, also swimming in the ocean with big waves, buuut you need for that car (Sao Miguel island)... They have the worst public transportation in the whole EU. They are really bad drivers (they do not use lights even in fog, they cross often the full line on bends and they often exceed the speed limit) and the second half are seniors what is terrible too since they do not know how to use navigation and they sometimes end up in opposite direction.
Canada
VW Polo
September 26, 2022
Natural beauty is absolutely gorgeous. Food was very affordable, although some restaurants were difficult to get reservations.
France
VW Polo
September 23, 2022
Nice rent car agency. Waited a lil bit when we arrived at the airport but people were very nice. And we quickly check in and out the car. Also had a nice and brand new car so was perfect for our days in Sao Miguel.
United States of America (USA)
Renault Captur
September 18, 2022
Sao Miguel is a fantastic travel destination. It's easy to navigate the streets and roads using GPS. There are few tourists except in the most popular destinations like Furnas, Sete Cidadas and the tea plantation. Which you should definitely go and see.
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United States of America (USA)
Renault Captur
August 5, 2022
Smooth process, no surprises, just the way it should be when you are traveling
Slovakia
Ford Fiesta
August 4, 2022
Nature spots
United Kingdom
Renault Captur
July 30, 2022
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United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
July 29, 2022
My family loved driving around the island and taking advantages of all the beauty it offers. We stopped at the Natural pools in lagoa, beaches in Santa Bárbara snd São Roque as well as Água D’Alto, went to see a Pitbull concert in the crates of volcano in Sete Cidades snd also rented a sailboat for half a day which we absolutely enjoyed.