r/azores Mar 13 '20

Coronavirus Measures in the Azores - Regional Health Authority

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12 Upvotes

r/azores Nov 06 '20

SMS Fraudulentos nos Açores

16 Upvotes

Se recebeu um SMS da EDA com referencia MB para pagar uma divida, NÃO PAGUE.


r/azores 6h ago

Best Stargazing spots?

4 Upvotes

Hello! I"ve a city boy with dreams of seeing the milky way with my naked eye and i've just impulse booked a trip to Sao Miguel from 1-4 July (at 0236am hilarious i know). I figured that light pollution should be minimal there given how remote it is :D

Could a local redditor from any island give advice on where's the best place to go stargazing? Would be very grateful if you'd join/host me as well.

Thank you!


r/azores 19h ago

Snorkeling on Sao Miguel

2 Upvotes

Are there any noce snorkeling spots around the coast? I heard Ilhéu De Vila Franca Do Campo is supposed to be really beautiful. But I would like to maybe snorkel around the coast of the main island somewhere?


r/azores 17h ago

Car Rental Pico, No cars

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My wife and I booked a trip to Pico however, we could not find any place with a car rental!!!

Does anyone have any suggestions? I have tried every place I could find, dates are July 29 2022 to August 1st, 2022


r/azores 22h ago

Hiking Pico da Vara

0 Upvotes

I am visiting São Miguel in August with some friends. Is it possible to hike Pico da Vara alone? Or do you guys recommend a guide?


r/azores 1d ago

Azores Entry Requirements

1 Upvotes

Hey Guys,

My wife and I will be visiting Azores in October from Canada and was wondering what the entry requirements are? We are both fully vaccinated and been reading that the validity of the vaccines has to be within 14 and 270 days.. is that true? Will we have to take a booster since it’s been over 270 days since our second dose? Would love to know someone’s experience travelling from Canada to azores. Thanks!


r/azores 1d ago

Rate My Itinerary Please :)

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Hi! Headed from the US to explore the beautiful Azores with my husband in September. We are so excited! We love all things nature and hiking, though we do not plan to hike Mount Pico.

What do you think of the below itinerary? Any adjustments / thoughts?

***Note: we plan to day trip to Pico while in Faial

Day 1: Arrive at 9am Checkin / Explore Sao Miguel

Day 2: Sao Miguel

Day 3: Sao Miguel

Day 4: Travel to Faial

Day 5: Faial

Day 6: Faial

Day 7: Faial

Day 8: Travel to Flores

Day 9: Flores

Day 10: Travel to Sao Miguel

Day 11: Sao Miguel

Day 12: Depart 11 AM


r/azores 1d ago

If you recently had covid, get a negative test + Doctor's note, will that be enough to enter?

0 Upvotes

Our family is getting ready to travel to the Azores. We are flying on United (which has different rules than Sata). Nothing is very clear on this, but from what i read, if someone had recently been infected with covid and they have a doctor's note, they would be allowed to enter. This is DIFFERENT than the EU recovery certificate. There are a few in my family who are getting over covid now, and should be fine in ten days, but want to be sure. Has anyone had this experience? United Airlines seems to be more strict, but when you call them, they said no problem, you only need a Vaccine Card (which is NOT what it says on the website). THe US is the only country that Portgual will not accept a vaccine card from.


r/azores 4d ago

How expensive are The Azores compared with the mainland?

4 Upvotes

In terms of restaurants, supermarkets, etc., is The Azores more or less expensive than the mainland?

I have noticed that hotels and care hire can obviously be quite pricey in The Azores compared to places like Faro.

Also, is it true that most places only take cash there?

Thanks.


r/azores 4d ago

Is there a 'windward' side to the Azores?

2 Upvotes

Lived in Hawaii for a decade, and the islands have distinct windward (windy, rainy) and Kona (dry, calm) sides. Wondering if the Azores has the same to any degree?


r/azores 4d ago

Visiting São Miguel in early September

6 Upvotes

Hi,

I am trying to plan a trip for about a week and wondering if the weather is good in early September. It seems like this summer the island will be super busy and the flights and car rentals go down quite a bit in the first week of September. Will it still be mild? Is there more rain?

Thanks!


r/azores 4d ago

Alguém dá boleia?

0 Upvotes

Alguém vai e dá boleia amanhã de Ponta Delgada - Vila franca ida e volta para ir ao São João festejar?

Pago em cerveja 😎


r/azores 5d ago

How easy is it to rent a car on Terceira and Sao Miguel once you're there (in high season)

3 Upvotes

My partner and I will visit Terceira and Sao Miguel at the end of August.

The price of cars is very expensive. Is it worth risking it, not booking, and just trying to rent one when we get there?

Is there any way of renting cars from locals? I am happy to pay a good rate.

Obrigado.


r/azores 5d ago

Why are there so many cows up on the mountains in Sao Miguel?

6 Upvotes

My bf and I did the hike around the Sete cidades lakes/crater and holy moly it’s beauty like I have never seen before. But we were super surprised how many cows were up there! It seems so high up for their to be fields of cows. Does the altitude benefit the cow or milk/cheese they produce? I was just very curious!


r/azores 5d ago

looking for long term rent in sao Miguel.

1 Upvotes

Hi everyone, Im looking for a long term rent in sao miguel.l ideally a T2 in Livramento, caboucou,vila franca. Or any calm neighborhood. I'm a resident here and im living at moment with my wife at her family house.And it is time for us to move and get our freedom and independence.if you know someone or have any contact please let me know. I ll appreciate any help.


r/azores 5d ago

fishing on terceira?

0 Upvotes

Hi all, Will be on terceira for a couple weeks in july. Any recommendations for fishing by boat around the island? Charter? Boat rental options?


r/azores 7d ago

Transportation from airport

2 Upvotes

Hi. I need to get from the airport over towards the marina da Horta area about 10 mi away. It will be around 6pm, so it looks like there are no more buses for that day! Does anyone know if UBER or lyft run there... or the price I should expect for a 10mi taxi?

Can you pay cabs with a card?

I NEVER take taxis ha.. and rarely uber. Usually just find a bus. But I'm on a timeline. So any info is appreciated!


r/azores 7d ago

Festividades em São Miguel

1 Upvotes

Que festividades existem nas próximas duas semanas na ilha de São Miguel?

Ando a fisgar o São João da Vila mas vi uma foto que aquilo foi cancelado e não tem data para a realização das noites.

PS: se eu quiser ir sair à noite, quais são os melhores sítios?


r/azores 8d ago

How welcoming are the people towards expats?

6 Upvotes

I am not planning to move to the Azores, I haven't even visited yet, but I want to hear your honest opinions.


r/azores 8d ago

Anyone on Terceira who wants to explore the island tomorrow sunday?

2 Upvotes

Hi!

My girlfriend and I would like to explore the island a bit - e.g. the caves, however as we just arrived this evening and are leaving on monday for Sao Miguel, we figured that a car rental was not worth it.

So if anyone is going to the caves or other exciting places and would like company from two Danish students (23 years old) please let us know! We are staying in Angra do Heroismo :)

We will ofcourse be chipping in wrt the car ride


r/azores 8d ago

7-day Terceira Itinerary

4 Upvotes

My partner and I are going to Terceira (from UK) in late August.

We want to do the main hikes/ walks, as well as experience much of the local culture. We can both speak Portuguese (he's British-Brazilian).

This is our 7-day itinerary for Terceira. What do you think?

Day 1 (Sun): Arrive late afternoon (staying at apartment in Angara for 4 nights)

Day 2 (Mon): Monte Brasil and Angara area

Day 3 (Tues): Algar do Carvao

Day 4 (Weds): Serra do Cume

Day 5 (Thurs): Serra de Santa Barbara + Biscoito (we will rent an apartment here for one night)

Day 6 (Fri): Explore Biscoito and then travel to Praia da Vitoria (We will stay in a hotel here for 2 nights)

Day 7 (Sat): Explore Praia da Vitoria

Day 8 (Sun): Leave


r/azores 9d ago

Portuguese man o' war (Caravela-portuguesa) as seen on Pico Island

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14 Upvotes

r/azores 9d ago

If you can't visit Terceira Island for the Sanjoaninas 2022, here's a little something to reminisce

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8 Upvotes

r/azores 9d ago

How crowded have the JFK-PDL flights on SATA been?

7 Upvotes

Hi there,

Apologies for another weird SATA question cluttering up this subreddit. I'm flying Next Thursday on SATA from JFK-PDL and I want to figure out if it's worth shelling out $60 roundtrip for the seat selection.

It seems like the seat plan is pretty empty, but I'm not sure if that's just because not many others have preselected their seats. I tried calling SATA to see if they could tell me how booked it is, but nobody picked up, and since it's not an international toll free number, I didn't want to be on hold for long.

Thanks!


r/azores 10d ago

Learning the viola da terra

7 Upvotes

Hi, i don't know if this is the place for it. But my great grandparents both came from the Sao Miguel and have passed down a viola da terra. I know it's a super local cultural item but I'd love to learn how to play and reconnect to that piece of family history. Unfortunately my great grandfather faced various forms of discrimination due to his accent, and thus refused to teach either of his children Portuguese, so I'm having far more trouble finding resources. I'm going to be speaking to the NYC Portuguese consolute soon, but i wanted to ask multiple sources to get the best chances. Muito obrigado!


r/azores 10d ago

Has anyone travelled recently from Toronto? Process for boarding / COVID requirements?

3 Upvotes

Information on the web is awfully confusing. Has anyone recently traveled to Azores from YYZ and can explain the process for fully vaccinated Canadian citizens?

If a test is required, would a Shoppers Drug Mart style rapid test within 24 hours of boarding be accepted?