Ponta Delgada is the capital of Sao Miguel and the largest town in the Azores. The towncape is marked by numerous churches and historic buildings. Ponta Delgada is not a typical capital city, not just because of its small size, but perhaps above all because it is so quiet. Tourists will find peaceful parks and quaint, tranquil, little streets. In a hire car you can explore Ponta Delgada in a short time.
Make this beautiful town your starting point and cruise along the EN1 - 1A coastal road. If you feel like hiking and enjoying the impressive natural beauty of the Azores, we recommend a walk in the huge crater known as Caldeira das Sete Cidades. Among the many impressive churches in Ponta Delgada the Igreja do Santo Cristo stands out. Ponta Delgada is also known for its volcanic lagoon Ponta da Ferraria, a marvellous venue for taking a relaxing bath, but also for some rock climbing. Book a hire car in advance at TUI Cars to get off to a smooth and comfortable start to your dream vacation tailored to your preferences. Explore the islands of the Azores in a hire car – you are in for an unforgettable adventure.
Impressive churches and untouched nature
The colourful and lively town of Ponta Delgada is mainly known for its many churches. The church of Igreja do Santo Cristo is as old as the town itself, whose origins go back to 1850. In the chapel you can admire the dedicated work of the skilled local artisans and craftsmen. If you are planning an active holiday in Ponta Delgada, you should definitely visit the impressive crater landscape of Caldeira das Sete Cidades. In a hire car you just have to drive a mere ten kilometres before this natural phenomenon opens up before your very eyes. A one-hour hike up to the crater rim gives you an amazing vista over the beautiful landscape of the Azores. Another worthwhile hike leads directly to Ponta da Ferraria, a volcanic lagoon where you can bathe and relax in the warm soothing water. In addition to these sights, the town is characterised above all by its vivacity.
In a hire car through Ponta Delgada
In a hire car in Ponta Delgada you have the best options for exploring the historic town within a day. But the surrounding area is also worth touring by car. For example, take a detour to Lagoa das Empadadas, a tranquil lake about five minutes away by car from Ponta Delgada. Here you can go for a walk or simply relax. Pinhal da Paz is also easy to get to by car. This large reserve and recreational park is one of the highest points on the island and is ideal for hiking or picnicking. In advance of your arrival it is worth booking a hire car through the car rental broker TUI Cars. Our price already includes fully comprehensive insurance and excess waiver insurance in the event of damage. Discover Ponta Delgada and the entire island of São Miguel safely and securely in your hire car.