Beautiful Ponta Delgada
Compare car rental deals in Ponta Delgada and explore Azores in a flexible rental car. Ponta Delgada is the capital of Sao Miguel Island. Over time, the small fishing village developed into a large city that is very popular with tourists. Ponta Delgada attracts with an interesting skyline and a historic old town. You can rent a car either in the city center or at one of the car rental agencies at Ponta Delgada Airport.
If you are traveling with your rental car in Ponta Delgada, you should be aware that there are a lot of one-way streets and very few parking spaces. Perhaps it would be better to leave your rental car and explore Ponta Delgada on foot. For example, take a stroll along the carefully landscaped waterfront promenade or visit the 16th century harbor castle. There are also many museums in the city, such as the Museu Carlos Machado. There you will learn everything about the history and culture of the Azores. A visit to the Conceicao Palace is also worthwhile and will surely impress you.
Also note the following traffic rules in Ponta Delgada:
In Ponta Delgada, the temperatures do not climb too high even in summer, so you can do and see a lot. If you take a convertible as a rental car, you can look forward to the summer sun on your skin and the wind in your hair. It is best to pick up the rental car directly after your arrival at Ponta Delgada Airport, so that you can start directly into your well-deserved summer vacation. Jet across the Azores with the rental car and look forward to your very own summer dream.
Landscape in the Azores
Beach in Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada is an ideal starting point to explore the "green island" with your rental car. Drive to the northeast of Sao Miguel and discover the original island life. During your drive you will pass through numerous small villages and beautiful viewpoints.
Scattered throughout the island you will find enchanting sandy beaches, some of which are jet black. You can also roar with your rental car to one of the many bathing lakes or visit the spa town of Furnas. There you will find 22 hot springs and volcanically heated streams in which you can bathe.
Hiking in the Azores
We also recommend a visit with your rental car to Vila Franca. From there you can take a boat to an offshore island and swim in an extinct volcanic crater. You should not miss this unique experience.
On Sao Miguel, however, you can not only swim, but also go on extensive hikes. If you drive with your rental car to the west of the island, you can hike around a giant crater. But there are also numerous other hiking trails scattered all over Sao Miguel. We wish you a good trip with your rental car in Ponta Delgada!
If you travel to Ponta Delgada, you should not miss the following sights:
Fort Saint Blaise
North Coast Ponta Delgada
Chapel of Mae de Deus
In the following table, you will get a few destinations that you can reach by rental car from Ponta Delgada:
|Destination||Distance from Ponta Delgada by rental car|
|Ribeira Grande||21 km|
|Vila Franca Do Campo||26 km|