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In Velas we recommend the following car rental offers

from 65 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Mini
e.g. Volkswagen Up!
4 Days from 12.06 - 16.06.2025
Example vehicle
from 83 $ per day
Economy

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

e.g. Renault Clio
4 Days from 12.06 - 16.06.2025
Example vehicle
from 69 $ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Mini
e.g. Citroen C1
4 Days from 12.06 - 16.06.2025
Example vehicle

Velas is a quaint, picturesque town located in São Jorge Island, Azores. Known for its spellbinding landscapes, vibrant culture and unique, cobblestoned streets, Velas is a paradise for nature lovers and culture enthusiasts.

Driving and Car Hire

Insider Car Hire Tips

Velas offers various car rental services for an easy, on-the-go experience. Opt for small, compact cars for easy navigation through narrow town roads. Luxury car rentals are also an option should you desire more comfort.

Driving Routes and Traffic Rules

Traffic in Velas observes right-hand driving. The speed limit within city limits is 50 km/h and 90 km/h on open roads. Remember, wearing seat belts is mandatory and using cellular phones while driving, without a hands-free system, is prohibited.

Parking

Parking in Velas is relatively straightforward. There are numerous free parking spaces in and around the town, including near popular attractions.

Exploring Velas

Attractions

From the dramatic landscapes of Pico da Esperança to the charming Velas Marina, there's a wealth of attractions to explore. Don't miss out on the Igreja Matriz de São Jorge, a historic church, and the whale watching tours operating from the marina.

Neighborhoods and Beaches

From traditional townhouses in the center to stunning seaside plots, Velas has neighborhoods to suit every taste. Be sure to visit Fajã Grande and Fajã de Santo Cristo, they are notable for their natural beauty and beaches.

City and People

The people of Velas are friendly and welcoming, making your stay even more pleasant. The city of Velas gleams with Azorian architecture exuding old-world charm.

Practical Information

Airport, Train Stations, and Port

The nearest airport is São Jorge Airport, approximately 4.8 km from Velas. The town does not have a train station, but there are regular ferries operating from the port of Velas to other nearby islands.

Climate and Currency

Velas has a moderate marine subtropical climate—it offers warm yet pleasant weather all year round. The official currency in Velas, like the rest of Portugal, is the Euro (EUR).

Seasonal Events

Velas comes alive with various events and festivals throughout the year. The notable ones include the Feast of São Jorge in May and the Semana dos Baleeiros, a week-long festival in August.

As we wrap up this guide, one thing is clear: Velas promises a vibrant, enriching holiday experience. Get ready to explore this picturesque Portuguese city with total freedom afforded by your rental car!

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