Faial Island is a Portuguese island situated in the Azores. It's often considered the most cosmopolitan and tourist friendly of all the Azores. The island is characterised by its swathe of blue hydrangeas, the vast crater known as Caldeira, the mountain peak of Cabeco Gordo, whale watching, the outstanding National Parklands, and yachting (the island is a common stop off point for yachts crossing the Atlantic).
The island is relatively small and hiring a car in Faial allows you to navigate the sublime natural scenery most efficiently - car hire is available from our two locations on the island.
Properly exploring the island is a must - the crater known as Caldeira and the lofty mountain peak known as Cabeco Gordo are about a 30 minute drive to the centre of the island from the capital, Horta, which lies on the southern coast. Here You'll enjoy the sublime panoramas afforded by the Caldeira crater. Tourists who rent a car in Faial might continue travelling to the far north western aspect of the island to observe the Capelinhos Volcano.
In Horta itself, You'll find relaxing resorts like Porto Pim, which has a wonderful beach and good tourist amenities. The Horta Harbour was once renowned as one of the most exotic tourist spots in the world.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0900-1830, Sa 1000-1300, Su closed
Address:Rua Conselheiro Medeiros, no 2 R/C, Azores Island
Opening hours:Mo-Su 0600-2100
Address:Faial Airport, Horta, Azores Islands
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.