Terceira is a north Atlantic island, which forms part of the Azores. It's known for its volcanic hot springs and spectacular caves, as well as some majestic scenery. Like all of the Azores, car hire in Terceira is the only way to effectively navigate the island.
Hiring a car in Terceira means you can visit the beaches and natural pools in the east on one day - Praia dos Biscoitos is always popular - and then travel to the wonderful cave formations at Algar do Carvao the next. Terceira is a goldmine of geographical diversity, encouraging a true adventurer sprit amongst tourists.
Hiring a car in Terceira is the only way to navigate this diverse island. The caves known as Algar do Carvao mark out the centre of Terceira and make for a good first stop. After this, you might wish to make the short drive west to the Gruta Natal lava tube, which is a similar geological wonder. To experience the local way of life, head south to Angra - a pleasant town with some striking streets and attractions. Check out Rua de Se for a mixture of architecture and natural landscapes. Angra is also home to Monte Brasil; climb up to the summit and look down at the beautiful views of the city.
If you rent a car in Terceira, explore the far east of the island via towns such as Praia da Vitória. Here you'll find relaxing beaches and natural pools, like that of Praia dos Biscoitos.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0900-1830, Sa 1000-1300, Su closed.
Address: 12 Avenida Alvaro Martins Homem, Azores Islands
Opening hours: Mo-Su 0700-2100.
Address: Pedreiras - Lajes, 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.