São Miguel is the largest island in the Atlantic archipelago known as the Azores. The Azores offer some majestic mountain ranges and dramatic cliff top views, making them popular with tourists who enjoy the great outdoors. São Miguel has three main cities: Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande and Furnas. Furnas is fairly typical of what Sao Miguel has to offer with its thermal springs, dramatic lakes, and huge volcanic craters. Car hire in São Miguel is essential in order to travel effectively through the island's lakes (don't miss Lagoa do Fogo), and intriguing cities. Hiring a car in São Miguel is available from our locations in Ponta Delgada, including the airport.
Furnas is something of a tourist hotspot during the summer months, occupying a useful central position on the island. Here you'll find the much-loved Terra Nostra Park, which is a spectacular botanical garden, incorporating some spectacular hot springs. Hiring a car in São Miguel is the only way to see the island. Rent a car in São Miguel and head for Sete Cidades on the far east of the island, where you'll witness the 'twin lakes' and sweeping panoramas. Head back towards the centre of Ponta Delgada in the evening and enjoy the restaurants and amenities around the famous city gates. Finish your tour at the hot springs of Caldeira Velha in the northern city of Ribeira Grande.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0900-1830, Sa 1000-1300, Su closed
Address: Estrada de Sao Goncalo 235, Azores Island
Opening hours: Mo-Su 0600-2100
Effective 25 March 2017: Mo-Su 0600-2400
Address: Joao Paulo II Airport,
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.