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Make a holiday rental home or self catering villa in Azores, Portugal your home away from home

The Azores Islands are a group of nine magical islands in the Atlantic. Holidays in the Azores, Portugal are unlike any other, and the landscapes and wildlife in the Azores is particularly spectacular. The bright green of the land and the gleaming white of the little self catering Azores cottages contrast spectacularly with the rich blues and bright cold of the many little lagoons and bays that form the coastline of the nine islands, attracting artists and nature lovers from every corner of the globe.

Things to do in Azores, Portugal

The pace of life you will experience on your holidays to the Azores, Portugal is magnificent. It is just a shame that one day your holidays in the Azores Islands will come to an end! Immersing yourself in the unique culture of the Azores, Portugal is a joy, and there are a great deal of festivals, fairs and events throughout the local calendar to get involved with, where traditional music, food and dance still take main stage.

The beaches of the Azores Islands are a mixed bag, but each remains almost impossibly picturesque, with steep cliffs that plunge into the deep blue waters of the Atlantic. Water sports absolutely thrive in the islands, especially sailing, windsurfing and surfing, and there are little ports on almost every island.

Whale watching in the Azores, Portugal, is particularly popular, and trips whale watching in the Azores can be taken from any one of five separate islands. The wildlife of the Azores is incredible, both on land and in the sea. Swimming with dolphins and deep sea fishing trips are particularly special from self catering Azores holiday rentals, as you really get a sense of being far from land, in a world where these magnificent creatures are truly at home. On land, there are infinite Azores walks to enjoy, often taking you through the natural, unspoilt habitats of Azores wildlife, especially some of the 227 bird species that call the Azores home. There are many guided Azores walks to join should you like to benefit from the huge experience of the Azores tourist guides and nature wardens. Pico Island is especially good for Azores walks, with great trails of varying difficultly all around the island.

There are even two golf courses to play on holiday in the Azores, Portugal. Both the courses, Azalea and Cadars, are located on Sao Miguel, offering testing golf, stunning views and plenty of luxurious self catering Azores accommodation nearby.

Places to visit on holiday in Azores, Portugal

The nine islands in the Azures Islands are Corvo, Flores, Graciosa, Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Terceira, Sao Miguel and Santa Maria.

Weather in the Azores, Portugal

Despite their vulnerable position of the Azores, Portugal, unprotected out in the middle of the Atlantic, the climate remains a temperate maritime climate. The warm waters of the Gulf Stream keep the Azores Islands warmer than you might imagine, with average monthly temperatures reaching over 20°C from June until the end of September, and winter averages remaining above 15°C, which is amazingly warm. Rain and storms are not uncommon though, and can strike at any time.

Travel to Azores, Portugal

There are small airports on each of the islands, but in order to start a self catering holiday in the Azores, Portugal, you must fly to Ponta Delgada (PDL), the only airport receiving direct flights to the Azores from the UK. The Ponta Delgada, or Joao Paulo II Airport, is located on Sao Miguel Island, and receives direct flights to the Azores from London and Manchester (MAN) with SATA International Airlines.

    Excellent! 4.6/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    House #6495500
    10
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (30 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Chateau / Country House #2105572
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      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (8 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #6713415
        8
        Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (11 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Apartment #6560132
          11
          Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (8 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 2
            House #2508748
            8
            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (11 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              House #239864
              11
              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (28 reviews)
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                • 5 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Sleeps 12
                Villa #1508713
                28
                Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (22 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 9
                  Cottage #1025562
                  22
                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                    • Studio
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 10
                    House #4243196
                    1
                    Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #6729937
                      2
                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                        (23 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Cottage #1072179
                        23
                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (27 reviews)
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          House #1607325
                          27
                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                            (7 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Villa #6496756
                            7
                            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (17 reviews)
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                              • Studio
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 3
                              Cottage #1725182
                              17
                              Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (13 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 10
                                Villa #1206130
                                13
                                Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (7 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Farmhouse #1958550
                                  7
                                  Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                    (9 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    House #1905923
                                    9
                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (18 reviews)
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Villa #897836
                                      18
                                      Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #2601439
                                        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (59 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Bungalow #821579
                                          59
                                          Viewed 79 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (3 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            House #1872823
                                            3
                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (6 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #1882686
                                              6
                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (21 reviews)
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                Cottage #1887476
                                                21
                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  House #6379100
                                                  3
                                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    House #2365106
                                                    11
                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #6569972
                                                      5
                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                        Bungalow #516566
                                                        7
                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (14 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Villa #1203306
                                                          14
                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #1311796
                                                            2
                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (4 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Villa #1721735
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                • Studio
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Multiple rentals House #505085
                                                                7
                                                                Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  Villa #429375
                                                                  16
                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1625235
                                                                    1
                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #1422233
                                                                      8
                                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Farmhouse #450052
                                                                        3
                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                          Apartment #6713983
                                                                          3
                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            House #4046937
                                                                            6
                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Chalet #1989686
                                                                              8
                                                                              Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Villa #8087684
                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (20 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Chateau / Country House #1405407
                                                                                  20
                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Farmhouse #753524
                                                                                    7
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (33 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      House #1360059
                                                                                      33
                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #6126196
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (37 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Condo #322100vb
                                                                                          37
                                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                            (7 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Condo #1625235
                                                                                            7
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (16 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              House #5122944
                                                                                              16
                                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #1391593
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Apartment #1853425
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #1909827
                                                                                                    7
                                                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    far away but close enough

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    The property is charming old fashioned clean and functional if you are into modern then it is the opposite. Its seclusion its endearing quiteness in a village with spectacular scenery is the peace we were looking for .The property has all the basic amenities in a village that replicates typical old fashioned values warm people. You will need a car otherwise you cannot get anywhere but on a typical 5- 7 day stay you can see all it is not a beach holiday although there are beaches but you can simply stroll day to day or hike as you wish a walkers paradise.Weather is mixed never cold but the higher up the more risk of cloud . Dont forget it is a volcanic island easily accessible Iceland with warm temperatures but not hot and you can bathe in the volcanic pools.Food and drink cheap a real bonus eating out half the price of the UK basic food inexpensive -petrol slightly more expensive than the UK
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: May 26, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                    Lovely house and garden

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Lovely house and even nicer garden, with a number of different sitting areas. All very spacious and well maintained. Pool was especially enjoyable. Also loved watching the cat family with their three kittens. Definitely need a car. But very easy to drive around the island and nothing is too far away. We used the large supermarket at Ribeira Grande for our big shop. There are also closer little supermarkets and spars that on the whole seemed reasonable value. We had lovely weather all week and kept lots of the windows and doors open. No issue with insects, including mosquitoes (nice breeze most of the week so maybe this helped to keep them away). Would definitely recommend.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016