Terceira, Portugal

Terceira, Portugal

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 116 vacation rentals near Terceira. From 46 houses to 41 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Terceira for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Surrounded by water as far as the eye can see

Smack in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, fascinating Terceira Island has something for everyone. Home to the colorful town of Angra do Heroismo, the historic capital of the Azores, the island has a permanent population of just 56,000 people, but attracts plenty of visitors seeking solitude every year. With agriculture as its main industry, the scenic countrysides are dotted with a patchwork of green farms, quaint stone walls, and verdant forests. A Terceira vacation rental will also surround you with not 1, but 5 different volcanic regions, creating a spectacular backdrop for hiking and outdoor activities.

Run with the bulls, or stick to the safety of countryside

Terceira is prime hiking and walking territory, thanks to its rugged, hilly landscape and otherworldly volcanic fields. Biking is also popular on the flatter roads. Take to the waters in a kayak, or enjoy the island's beauty from above while paragliding. If you prefer to leave the driving to someone else, jeep tours are a great way to explore. Terceira also has a long tradition of 2 types of bullfighting—1 in the ring and 1 in the streets, more like the infamous running of the bulls in Spain. For sports fans, there are 2 soccer clubs on the island.

Don't miss your chance to climb inside a volcano

From historic towns to scenic vistas, you'll find it all at a Terceira vacation rental. The 15th-century town of Angra do Heroismo is a colorful maze of medieval buildings surrounding the Old Square. Nearby you'll find the ancient Sao Joao Baptista Fort on Monte Brasil volcano. For a one-of-a-kind experience, head to Algar do Carvao, an ancient lava tube that lets you walk inside an extinct volcano. The Ponta das Contendas Lighthouse, built in 1934, is in the island's southeast corner. Don't forget to stop by the Biscoitos wine region for some tasting sessions (there's a wine museum, too).

To say the weather's mild would be an understatement

If you hate extremes when it comes to the weather, a Terceira vacation rental might just be your dream come true. The mildness of the island's winters is downright shocking! Rumor has it, they've never seen a frost. You'll see consistent temperatures all year round, sitting comfortably in a 20-degree zone regardless of the month. The highs range from the 60s to the 70s, while the lows are only slightly lower, hovering pleasantly in the 50s and 60s throughout the year. The western end gets the bulk of the rain.

From the greenest of fields to the blackest of lava

Terceira packs a lot into its 153 square miles of land. Verdant green pastures and rolling hills dominate much of the eastern part of the island, while thick forests blanket the western end. In the middle of it all are the rugged lava fields of the volcanic regions—five of them to be exact (both extinct and not-so-extinct). Hikers will find plenty of lakes and pools hidden around the island. If you walk to the edges, you'll see the land drop off in dramatic cliffs to the vast North Atlantic Ocean below.