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Highlights in Azores
- Pico Volcano
- Seven Cities Lake
- Whale Watching
- Cospo Santo
- Ideal for nature lovers
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Would you like to spend your next holiday in the Azores? Holidu offers you the possibility of choosing between hundreds of cheap rentals for rent among private individuals. The best offers of all Internet for you to enjoy a unique holiday. Whether you travel as a couple, with family or with friends. The most common tourist rentals in the Azores are those with capacity for 2 and 4 people, but you will also find some with more space. Located mainly in the Island of Sao Miguel, in the Island Terceira and in the Island of Pico. Many with a terrace or garden, where you can relax, and some with a swimming pool, which is ideal for a holiday in July or August. However, you can also take a dip in the sea, as most of the rentals in the Azores are very close to the beach, even on the front line. Are you going to rent a car to tour the islands and don't want to waste time parking it? Don't worry about it. There are many rentals in the Azores that have a private garage.Fantastic houses and villas with private pool
Although there are many rentals in the Azores, the fact is that the most abundant holiday homes are houses and villas. And if you want to bring your dog with you, there is no problem, as there are many accommodations that admit pets. Located mainly in Pico Island, Terceira Island and Sao Miguel Island, among beautiful natural landscapes that will make you disconnect completely from the hustle and bustle of urban life. An ideal option for those travellers who want to devote most of their holidays to active tourism in nature. In addition, you should know that almost every house in the Azores has a private swimming pool, so you can sunbathe and take a bath without anyone bothering you. Don't wait any longer to book your rural house or villa in the Azores and come and enjoy an unforgettable holiday!Why book a home in the Azores?
The Autonomous Region of the Azores, more popularly known as the Azores Islands, is a Portuguese archipelago located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that has become a very exotic tourist destination. Formed by nine islands that have not been reached by mass tourism, which ensures a quiet holiday without stress. Each one of them with an endless number of attractions. Without a doubt, its beaches are its main tourist attraction, although it is true that they have many other points of interest related to nature. In this sense, most of the rentals that can be found in them are located in small urban nuclei close to the beach or at the foot of the mountains. Therefore, those belonging to Horta, Ponta Delgada and Angra do Heroismo, the most interesting enclaves, are usually small quiet rentals and one or two rooms. So, whether you're looking for paradisiacal beaches or if you want to immerse yourself in unique natural spots, renting a home or a house in the Azores is always a wise move.
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The area and how to find your way around
The location of the Azores is truly unique. It is literally in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. In this sense, it is part of what is known as Macaronesia and is separated by 1400 kilometres of Lisbon and by approximately 1700 kilometres of Portugal. This peculiar geographical location served, throughout history, to give notice of the arrival of pirate ships seeking to approach the European coasts and also as a provisioning area for Portuguese and Spanish ships. Three cities share the capital of the Autonomous Region of the Azores: Horta, Ponta Delgada and Angra do Heroismo. Pico Volcano is the most emblematic place in the archipelago.The best areas to rent a home in the Azores
The Azores archipelago is composed of the islands of Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Faisal, Pico, Santa Maria, Sao Miguel, Flores and Corvo. Each of them has its own charms and landscapes that make no sense. Full of cliffs, extinct volcanoes, lush forests, beautiful lagoons and extensive meadows. The Terceira Islands, also known as the "violet island", have beautiful landscapes of hydrangeas that stain their fields. In it is Angra do Heroismo, one of the most popular cities in the Azores. However, the gateway to the archipelago is the island of Sao Miguel, where the airport and the capital, Ponta Delgada, are located. Being also the largest island. Ponta Delgada is a very dynamic city with numerous monuments including the Church of Sao Sebastia, the Asylum of Santa Barbara and the Palace of Santa Catarina. But it also has beautiful natural spaces such as the valleys of Sete Cidades and Furnas. On the other hand, the Graciosa Island, will allow you to visit the fantastic viewpoint Ponta da Barca, from where you can contemplate the whole island, with its windmills and vineyards. A very lonely but very beautiful island. Ideal for travellers looking for tranquillity. Finally, Faisal Island is perfect for nature lovers, as it is the most lush of all. Its capital, Horta, also offers numerous attractions and the possibility of excursions to make whales and dolphins. Do you already know where you want to rent your rental in the Azores?
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Undoubtedly, most of the tourists who come to the Azores make it attracted by the charm of its beaches. In general, most of them have golden or black sand due to their volcanic origin and, in addition, they are surrounded by vegetation and even a good variety of animal species. San Miguel Island, the most populated and with the best holiday homes of all, is the best known, although Santa Maria Island also enjoys a good influx of people. Book a home in the Azores near the beach and come and enjoy them as long as you want!The Azores for nature lovers
The attractions of the Azores Islands are not limited exclusively to their beaches. And it is that, in general, they possess a great variety of natural places of great beauty. Without a doubt, the most iconic of them is Peak Mountain. Located on the island of Pico, its 2,351 metres of altitude make this volcano the highest point in Portugal. For its part, the Lake of the Seven Cities of San Miguel Island, located in the crater of a volcano, is also an authentic wonder. If you enjoy the contact with nature, do not hesitate to rent a house in the Azores to come and enjoy an unforgettable holiday.
„Did you know that one of the most beautiful caves in the Azores is located on the island Terceira and is called Algar do Carvao? It was formed during an eruption of the volcano and represents a 100 m long lava tube.“
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The geographical location of the Azores brings together a wide variety of marine species. In this sense, from Santa Maria Island it is possible to hire a boat excursion that allows you to see dolphins, sperm whales and giant whales of all kinds. It is certainly a very difficult experience to live anywhere else in Europe.2. Sunbathe on the beaches of Vila Franca do Campo
If you are tired of the traditional beaches you can find anywhere in Europe bathed by the Mediterranean, the Corpo Santo beach, declared one of the 5 most beautiful in Portugal, will leave you speechless. It is an enclave full of dark sand and rock that, although a little isolated, will allow you to enjoy the sun and a swim in the middle of the Atlantic absolutely incredible. Next to it are located holiday homes of all kinds.3. Climb the Pico Volcano
Pico Mountain is the most spectacular place in the Azores and therefore, if you love hiking and are always willing to live a new adventure, reaching its summit is a challenge you will love. However, keep in mind that it is usually essential to camp for at least one night and that it is recommended to do so in the company of experienced professionals.4. Cross the Seven Cities Lake Bridge
The Lake of Seven Cities is actually composed of two different lakes: Blue Lake and Green Lake. However, both are connected by a small channel over which a bridge is located. Getting there and taking pictures of the spectacular views from inside the crater is unforgettable.5. Taste its exquisite cuisine
The archipelago of the Azores also stands out for its delicious cuisine, very influenced by Portuguese cuisine but with its own peculiarities that even vary from one island to another. Some of the dishes you can't miss are the alcatra, caldeirada, cozido, cracas, caldo de peixe and bolo lêvedo. Always accompanied by a good glass of Cheiro wine.
FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in Azores
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in the Azores?
With an average price of €114.11 per night, the Azores lies at the lower end of the price range for holiday homes in Portugal.
When are holiday rentals cheaper in the Azores?
Travellers who want to be budget-friendly should visit the Azores in February, November, and March which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of €92.22, €92.59, and €93.48 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When does the price of holiday rentals in the Azores go up the most?
When it comes to looking for a holiday rental in the Azores, the most expensive months are, in descending order, July, August and June with average prices per night of €149.48, €147.12, and €143.8, respectively.
Is the Azores a good location for a spontaneous getaway?
Here, last-minute travellers are welcome, since the average availability in this Azores is 61%, which is above the average in Portugal, according to data from 2020.
When are more holiday homes available?
The months when it's easiest to find available accommodation in the Azores are December (the average amount of properties that are available reached 71% of the total in 2020), November (69.75%), and January (68%).
When are there fewer rental options available in the Azores?
The months with the lowest properties available in the Azores are, in order, August, July and April, with respective average availability figures of 45.8%, 56%, and 57.75%, based on data collected in 2020.
How many holiday homes does Holidu have in the Azores?
In the Azores we have a comprehensive catalogue of approximately 2100 properties, with options for all tastes, thanks to our 18 local and international partners.