Where to stay around Azores?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 925 vacation rentals near Azores. From 428 houses to 239 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Azores for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Azores?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Azores. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • São Miguel: 494 vacation rentals
  • Ponta Delgada: 345 vacation rentals
  • Terceira Island: 162 vacation rentals
  • Faial: 78 vacation rentals
  • Praia do Populo: 449 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Azores! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Azores?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Azores:

  • Ponta Delgada: 345 rentals
  • Vila Franca Do Campo: 175 rentals
  • Ribeira Grande: 359 rentals
  • Horta: 73 rentals
  • Lagoa: 356 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Azores?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Azores are:

  • Ponta Delgada Airport (PDL): 415 vacation rentals
  • Sao Jorge Airport (SJZ): 140 vacation rentals
  • Lajes Airport (TER): 161 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Azores?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Azores. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Praia do Populo: 449 rentals
  • Milicias Ocean Beach: 448 rentals
  • Pico Island Vineyard Culture: 161 rentals
  • Lagoa das Sete Cidade: 378 rentals
  • Antonio Borges Garden: 422 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Azores listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Azores: the "Hawaii of the mid-Atlantic"

Some call Portugal's Azores the "Hawaii of the mid-Atlantic" due to its volcanic landscape of caverns and crater lakes, not to mention the balmy weather. If you nab an Azores vacation rental, you'll be ideally placed for taking advantage of the myriad outdoor activities. One day you could be hiking up through the winding trails, while the next you could be fastening your harness to canyon down the forest waterfalls. With 2 of Portugal's UNESCO sites, 3 biosphere reserves and more water sports than you could shake your surfboard at, the Azores is quickly becoming the hottest new vacation spot around.

Azores: a volcanic adventure playground

It's probably easier to list the activities the Azores hasn't got – though the list would be pretty short. If you've brought your hiking boots and a good map, you're all set for walking along the island's waymarked footpaths. Looking for a little more excitement? Pick up a mountain bike rental and race down the challenging coastal routes overlooking the azure ocean. Talking of the sea, when you stay in an Azores vacation rental, don't miss a sunny morning cruising along the calm sea on paddle boards. At the end of the day, slip into one of the natural hot springs to soak those weary muscles.

Your taste buds will love Azores

Azorean cuisine is unique and dominated, unsurprisingly, by freshly-caught seafood. When you step out of your Azores vacation rental, keep your eyes peeled for lapas grelhadas, grilled limpet clams smothered in garlic butter and lemon juice. If you find yourself in the tiny village of Furnas, be sure to try cozido, meat stews slowed cooked in the geothermal volcanic ground. There are few better or more charming ways to take in the pretty Azorean towns and architecture than by horse-drawn carriage, while immersing yourself in local culture is best done at one of the many lively summer festivals.

Azores: open all year round

Putting it bluntly, the Azorean climate is delightful. With temperatures rarely dropping below 55 during the winter and hovering around a balmy 80 in the summer, you couldn't find a more perfect climate for outdoor adventures. That said, the choppy winter ocean keeps most sea-faring folk on land between November and March, so if you're looking for water sports, your best bet is scoring an Azores vacation rental during the summer. Don't be put off during the cooler months, the climate is still warm enough for hiking and biking and there'll be far fewer travelers to contend with.

Marine life around Azores

The Azores isn't home to many endemic creatures but has long been the stopping-off point for migrating birds crossing over the Atlantic, making it a top spot for birders. Keep your binoculars on hand because you're not going to want to miss catching sight of Azores bullfinches, Milhafre eagles or cliff pigeons. The surrounding waters are some of the richest marine grounds in the Atlantic and teem with tuna, mackerel and swordfish. While these are all well and good, the biggest wildlife draw is the opportunity to spot bottlenose dolphins, orcas and other whale species.