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In Lajes we recommend the following car rental offers

from 78 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Mini
e.g. Renault Twingo
4 Days from 27.08 - 31.08.2024
Example vehicle
from 84 $ per day
Economy

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. Hyundai i10
4 Days from 27.08 - 31.08.2024
Example vehicle
from 86 $ per day
All-round carefree package

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Mini
e.g. Renault Twingo
4 Days from 27.08 - 31.08.2024
Example vehicle

Lajes, often referred to as Lajes do Pico, is a small town enriched with Azorean culture, history, and stunning landscapes. Known for being a prominent whaling town in the past, today, Lajes is a haven for vacationers seeking tranquillity amid nature. From whale watching, exploring volcanic landscapes, to enjoying traditional cuisine, there's a lot Lajes offer.

Getting Around

Car Hire

Having a rental car is perhaps the best way to explore Lajes and the island of Pico. With several car hire services available, including pickups at the Pico Airport, it offers you flexibility and convenience during your trip. Whether you are looking for economy cars, compact cars, or SUVs, you have plenty of options to suit your budget and needs.

Parking and Traffic Rules

Parking in Lajes and throughout Pico island is generally hassle-free. Be mindful of the local traffic regulations while driving; the speed limit is usually 50 km/h in urban areas and 90 km/h on rural roads. Seatbelts are mandatory for all occupants, and you must carry your driving license, ID, and insurance documents at all times.

Attractions

Regardless of where your interests lie, Lajes has something for everyone. Here are a few must-visit attractions:

  • The Whaler's Museum: Learn about the region's whaling history and culture.
  • Lajes Protected Landscape: Enjoy panoramic views of beautiful vineyards.
  • Mountain Pico: Adventure enthusiasts can hike up to Pico Mountain, the highest peak in Portugal.

Climate and Best Time to Visit

Lajes’ climate is mild year-round. The best time to visit is during the summer months of June to September, with pleasant weather ideal for outdoor activities. But, if you are a fan of whale watching, plan your visit between April and October to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

Local Events

Aside from the stunning landscapes, Lajes also boasts numerous festivals throughout the year, showcasing its rich culture and friendly community spirit. Some popular events include the Semana dos Baleeiros (Week of the Whalers) in August and the Festival da Pampilhosa da Serra in September.

Final Thoughts

Whether you're looking for a tranquil holiday, an adventurous hiking trip, or a cultural exploration, Lajes serves as a perfect location with its diverse offerings. Renting a car in Lajes allows you to travel at your own pace, unveiling the hidden gems of this enchanting town at your convenience. Start your memorable journey in Lajes today!

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