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18 EPIC things to do in Terceira, Azores (+practical tips)

Are you looking for fun things to do in Terceira, Azores? You came to the right place. 

Terceira is one of the 9 islands belonging to the Azores archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean.

It got its name because it was the third Azorean island that was discovered by the Portuguese.

Hiking, whale watching, and experiencing the natural splendor of the Azores are all possibilities on a trip to the island of Terceira.

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Things to do in Terceira island

Highlights
Angra do Heroísmo Terceira, Azores, Portugal Angra do Heroísmo

The well-preserved colorful faces of the buildings throughout this historic city

The crater at Monte Brasil Monte Brasil

From the mountain you have amazing views over the city and the beautiful coastline. The mountain also has a microclimate that allows a unique selection of flora to grow including Azorean juniper and Azorean laurel. If that is not enough you may also spot deer.

Furnas Do Enxofre Terceira, Azores, Portugal Furnas do Enxofre

You can walk around this fairytale-like fumarole field, smell the sulfurous vapors, and take pictures of the colorful vegetation.

Algar Do Carvao Terceira Azores, Portugal Algar do Carvão

Although the entire cave is fascinating, the lake at the bottom is truly stunning!

Gruta do Natal

You’ll be able to see impressive lava tubes that have formed underground

Serra do Cume miradouro Terceira Azores Portugal Enjoy the views from the many lookouts

The viewpoints are easy to access and don’t always require significant walking. You’ll be able to see incredible views of the island easily.

Terceira Azores Bull Fight Attend a bullfight on the street

You’ll be able to witness a piece of Azorean culture. It is important to know that the event does not involve the maiming or killing of the bulls.

Biscoitos Terceira Azores, Portugal Go bathing in a natural pool

The beautiful views along with the relaxing pools make for a fantastic experience.

Go swimming

More swimming opportunities, including a beach.

humpback whale Go whale watching

The chance to see dolphins and whales from nearby.

Trail Mistérios Negros Terceira Azores Portugal Go hiking

The stunning views and the unique environment makes Terceira a fantastic place to hike

Relax on the beach

The sparkling blue water and the sandy beaches are perfect to enjoy a sunny day

Museu do vinho Biscoitos Museu do Vinho dos Biscoitos

The opportunity to taste Verdelho wine, which is a signature wine of the Azores

Visit the Vaquinha Cheese factory

You’ll get to learn about this local family-owned business and get your hands dirty while learning about the production!

Algar Do Carvao Terceira Azores, Portugal Take a full day Terceira tour

You will get to tour around Terceira on a mini-bus so you will be able to see the sights without worry about driving or parking!

Alcatra, a signature dish in Terceira Taste Alcatra

Taste the signature dish of Terceira

The original irrigation tank in the Duke of Terceira garden Explore the Duke of Terceira garden

The assortment of tropical plants you can see when you visit the garden

The Império da Caridade Colorful chapels

The bright and vivid colors will stand out from the other structures for a truly striking sight

Things to do in Terceira island

Here we share a list of the best things to do in Terceira, Azores.

Angra do Heroísmo

Angra do Heroísmo Terceira, Azores, Portugal
  • Highlights: The well-preserved colorful faces of the buildings throughout this historic city
  • Price: Free to enter
  • Opening hours: 24/7, stores usually open around 9AM and close around 6PM
  • Tip: Make sure you spend some time in the Jardím Duque da Terceira. This beautiful garden is located near the Alto da Memória from where you also have a magnificent view over hte city.

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Angra do Heroísmo was once the capital of the Azores during the 15th century and it remains a beautifully historic and charming destination to this day.

It has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is easily one of the prettiest small towns in Portugal

You can spend your time in Angra do Heroísmo wandering the narrow streets while you admire the colorful facades of the historic structures.

In addition to admiring these well-preserved buildings, you can visit the marina and the adjacent Forte de São Sabastião.

From Angra do Heroismo you are also quickly in the middle of nature. Once you’ve seen the city it’s only a short trip to Monte Brasil. On sunny days, this area is popular with visitors and locals alike and there are many opportunities to hike and enjoy the outdoors.

The crater at Monte Brasil
The crater at Monte Brasil

Monte Brasil

  • Highlights: From the mountain you have amazing views over the city and the beautiful coastline. The mountain also has a microclimate that allows a unique selection of flora to grow including Azorean juniper and Azorean laurel. If that is not enough you may also spot deer.
  • Price: Free
  • Opening hours: Open daily between 8:00AM and 9:00PM
  • Tip: You can hike up the mountain from the city but if you want to save your strength you can also drive up the mountain by car. The fortress is still in use but can still be visited, tours leave at 10AM, 11AM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM and are free. In summer there’s an extra tour at 6PM.

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Monte Brasil is an extinct volcano that makes up the Monte Brasil Nature Preserve that borders Angra do Heroísmo. It is the green lung of the city.

As you make your way from the city to the mountain you will pass the 16th-century fort São João Baptista. Back then, the harbor of Angra Do Heroismo was an important hub for the many merchant ships that brought back goods from the colonies. The city was therefore rich and had to be equipped with a state-of-the-art defense.

The fortress is still in use and is the westernmost European military site but can nevertheless be visited. You will be shown around by someone from the military. They may not speak English but you will be given a pamphlet with an English description of the sights.

Once you arrive at the top of Monte Brasil you will see that there is a network of trails. If you have the time you can hike the 7km long PRC4TER trail that loops around the crater and offers several impressive vistas.

The path is also accessible for bicycles.

On sunny weekends there is a pleasant bustle here as many locals come to the mountain to have a picnic.

Furnas Do Enxofre Terceira, Azores, Portugal
Furnas do Enxofre

Furnas do Enxofre

  • Highlights: You can walk around this fairytale-like fumarole field, smell the sulfurous vapors, and take pictures of the colorful vegetation.
  • Price: Free
  • Opening hours: 24/7
  • Tip: This fumarole field is close to the island’s two caves and we recommend visiting the three in one go. It’s best to start with Furnas do Enxofre because the cooler it still is, the more mystical the place will be.

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Furnas do Enxofre, a fumarole field halfway between Algor do Carvo and Gruto do Natal, is something you have to see to believe. It was almost like we had entered a fairytale world. With a little imagination, you might think that elves and dwarves live here.

The soil is hot, reaching temperatures of up to 95°C in some areas, while sulfurous vapors erupt from small craters in the earth’s crust.

Algar Do Carvao Terceira Azores, Portugal
Algar do Carvão

Algar do Carvão

  • Highlights: Although the entire cave is fascinating, the lake at the bottom is truly stunning!
  • Price: 8€ (combo-ticket with Gruta do Natal for 12€)
  • Opening hours: Open daily starting at 2PM or 2:30 PM (here are the up-to-date opening hours)
  • Tip: Do not forget a raincoat, water continuously drips from the ceiling..

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One of the most stunning caverns you can see when you visit the Azores is Algar do Carvão.

This is a lava cave, it has very porous walls and therefore very good acoustics. Sometimes this venue is even used for concerts.

Starting with the cave entrance you’ll be able to see many beautiful sights including the lake at the bottom.

The lake is formed by rainwater and the depth of the lake varies throughout the year. At times it dries up completely but sometimes it can reach a depth of 14 meters. The water is crystal clear and the sight is spectacular.

During the opening hours, you are free to explore the cave at your leisure. Guides are available in the cave and may answer any questions you may have.

Gruta do Natal

  • Highlights: You’ll be able to see impressive lava tubes that have formed underground
  • Price: 8€ (combo-ticket with Gruta do Natal for 12€)
  • Opening hours: Open daily starting at 2PM or 2:30 PM (here are up-to-date opening hours)
  • Tip: The Mistérios Negros hike starts right at the Gruto do Natal, we found this to be one of the best hikes in the Azores. More info here.

Short description of the activity

The Gruta do Natal is a large lava tube, similar to Gruta das Torres on Pico. You can visit this cave on your own while on Pico it is a guided visit.

Gruta do Natal and Algar do Carvão can’t be compared. While the second is without a doubt the most beautiful of the two, Gruta do Natal is at least as impressive. The tunnel is massive!

In the tunnel, you follow a set course with a number of informational signs. The guided tour on Pico was somewhat more informative. As a novice when it comes to volcanoes and lava, it was a good thing we did that tour first to have some background about the things we saw here. On the other hand, you don’t have to understand the whole background to imagine the gigantic swirling lava flows these tunnels have created.

Serra do Cume miradouro Terceira Azores Portugal
Serra do Cume, one of many impressive viewpoints on Terceira

Enjoy the views from the many lookouts

  • Highlights: The viewpoints are easy to access and don’t always require significant walking. You’ll be able to see incredible views of the island easily.
  • Price: Free
  • Opening hours: These viewpoints are open 24/7
  • Tip: The Alto da Memória viewpoint is one of the best places to watch the sunset in Terceira!

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Terceira counts 11 official viewpoints but as you drive around the island you will see that there are beautiful views everywhere. One is of course more beautiful than the other. This is our top 3 of the official viewpoints.

Our absolute number one is Serra do Cume. While most viewpoints focus on the rocky coast and the ocean, here you have a wide view of the patchwork of fields below. Serra do Cume is at an altitude of almost 550 meters and raises out over what is mostly flat terrain in all wind directions. You can drive all the way to the top and the distant views are impressive.

Pico do Facho, at Monte Brasil, is our number 2. This viewpoint gives you views of Ilhéu das Cabras, Angra do Heroísmo, and the rugged coastline.

Our last viewpoint, Alto da Memória, is also close to this UNESCO World Heritage city. It is located at the obelisk in the Duque da Terceira garden. This viewpoint offers picture-postcard views of the city.

The obelisk was erected to honor Pedro IV from Portugal and took 11 years to be completed.

Both Serra do Cume and Alto da Memória are great places to watch the sunset, the second probably beating the first with only a slight margin.

Terceira Azores Bull Fight
The bullfight in the streets of Terceira

Attend a bullfight on the street

  • Highlights: You’ll be able to witness a piece of Azorean culture. It is important to know that the event does not involve the maiming or killing of the bulls
  • Price: Free
  • Opening hours: The bullfights take place between May 1st and October 15th. During this period there a regular rope bullfights, as they’re called, in various villages on the island. They’re usually held in the late afternoon. You can ask for a schedule of the fights at the tourism information center.
  • Tip: Make sure to arrive about an half hour early so you can pick a good and safe spot to watch the event.

Short description of the activity

Although bullfights are a traditional activity in many cultures, they are generally not regarded favorably due to animal cruelty.

Unlike the more well-known bullfights in the arena or the running of the bulls in Pamplona, no bulls are killed, beaten, or stabbed during this event. There are rules about the welfare of the animals and they are returned to their pastures after their run.

The bullfight on the rope involves six pastores controlling their bull for the 15 to 30 minutes that he is running around on the street. They must use the rope to ensure that the bull does not exit the designated stretch of the road ( marked with white lines on either side).

Some people run on the streets, challenging the bulls, but most people watch the spectacle from behind the fences.

We loved to see this folkloric activity and had a few good laughs with those who tried to challenge the bulls but then needed to climb onto poles or fences for safety.

Biscoitos Terceira Azores, Portugal
In summer you can plunge in the Natural Swimming Pools in Biscoitos

Go bathing in a natural pool

  • Highlights: The beautiful views along with the relaxing pools make for a fantastic experience
  • Price: Free
  • Opening hours: The pools do not have posted hours but it is safest to stick to typical daytime hours
  • Tip: It is helpful to bring water shoes so you can protect your feet when you swim and enter and exit the pool! Be on the lookout for jellyfish and the Portuguese Man O’War that sometimes make it into the pools.

Short description of the activity

There are many natural pools in Terceira but the most famous ones can be found in Biscoitos.

The natural saltwater pools in Biscoitos come with all the facilities you might need, including showers, changing rooms, and a bar.

These pools also have built-in stairs and walkways but water shoes are still a good idea as the bottom of the pool is rocky. A lifeguard is present during the summer months.

You will find that there is a pleasant bustle at these pools during sunny summer days. This is a relaxing bathing environment that offers beautiful views.

Biscoitos is all the way up north of the island and a little far for residents of Angra do Heroísmo. They usually prefer to go to the Silveira Natural Pools instead.

Silveira used to be a fishing port, the views here are less stunning and the pool is not protected by black volcanic rock, but it is a good place for a refreshing dip nevertheless.

Here too is ample parking, as well as toilets, showers, and a bar.

Go swimming

  • Highlights: More swimming opportunities, including a beach
  • Price: Free
  • Opening hours: 24/7 but it’s a good idea to swim during daylight hours for safety
  • Tip: August and September are the best months for swimming. It is helpful to bring water shoes so you can protect your feet when you swim!

Short description of the activity

Terceira is an island so naturally, there are many places where you can go swimming!

During sunny summer days, you can see the locals swimming everywhere. Not only in the natural pools but also in harbors and bays. Many have no facilities and staircases to enter the water. They usually guarantee a more peaceful experience, certainly compared to Biscoites which can get really crowded.

But due to the absence of facilities, they are of course not suitable for everyone.

Therefore, here are 3 alternatives where you will find facilities.

First, we have Prainha, a cute tiny beach smack in the middle of Angra do Heroísmo. The water is usually calm but if you plan on swimming you need to be careful of jellyfish and man o’ war. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months and will forbid swimming if there are too many jellyfish close to the beach.

There are showers, toilets and changing rooms. Because the beach is right in the center of town there are many restaurants within walking distance.

Cinco Ribeiras and Quatro Ribeiras, despite their similar names located at opposite ends of the island, are two other great options. You find showers and toilets at both.

humpback whale
A humpback whale

Go whale watching

  • Highlights: The chance to see dolphins and whales from nearby
  • Price: Price may vary but starts at $50
  • Opening hours: Tours last three hours and start at 8:30 AM
  • Tip: These tours operate in many weather conditions so be sure you bring a raincoat and good water resistant shoes

Short description of the activity

Terceira, along with Pico and São Miguel, is one of the three islands from which whale watching trips take place. Statistically, this island offers the least chances to spot these majestic animals. Statistics do of course not tell the whole story, it’s not that all whales are hanging around in one place near the shores of São Miguel.

If you will also visit São Miguel or Pico you might have more luck if you book your trip from there. If you don’t, this tour from Angra do Heroísmo is for you.

It offers a sighting guarantee which means that you will at least see one whale or dolphin. If you don’t you get a second trip for free or a full refund.

The tour includes a knowledgeable guide and a marine biologist who can help spot the creatures and give you plenty of information about the ocean habitat that they live in.

Read more about whale watching in Terceira, Azores, and book your excursion here.

Trail Mistérios Negros Terceira Azores Portugal
The Mistérios Negros trail

Go hiking

  • Highlights: The stunning views and the unique environment makes Terceira a fantastic place to hike
  • Price: Free
  • Opening hours: You can go hiking anytime but it’s best to go earlier in the day to avoid crowds
  • Tip: Bring a camera – the views of the mountains and volcanoes are unparalleled!

Short description of the activity

Terceira, Azores is an excellent place for hiking.

You have many options of varying difficulties and various lengths. The trails are relatively well-marked but we recommend downloading the VisitAzores app which features all the trails and allows you to see if you’re still on track. (We speak from experience, we did miss some signs during some of our hikes.)

We already mentioned the ever-popular Monte Brasil trail. Another favorite of ours is the Mistérios Negros trail at the center of the island, near the Gruto do Natal.

It’s classified as hard but in our experience medium would be better. About halfway there is a section where you have to clamber over rocks and between roots, except for that the hike is mostly flat and easy.

Make a small detour to hike to the top of Pico do Gaspar, it’s a steep climb but the view from the top is worth it. When hiking in a counter-clockwise direction you will pass Pico do Gaspar towards the end of the trail on your right.

The complete hike took us somewhere in between 3 to 4 hours including many stops, some small talk with other hikers and the climb to the top of Pico do Gaspar.

For more information about walking and hiking in Terceira, Azores, click this link.

Relax on the beach

  • Highlights: The sparkling blue water and the sandy beaches are perfect to enjoy a sunny day
  • Price: Free
  • Opening hours: 24/7 but it’s a good idea to swim during daylight hours for safety
  • Tip: Arrive early to get the best spot on the beach – these beaches are popular and can get crowded!

Short description of the activity

Except for Prainha, at the center of Angra do Heroísmo, there is only one more sandy beach on Terceira. It is called Piscinas Naturais de Porto Martins and it is located in the village of the same name. It is more of a natural pool with a tiny stretch of sandy beach. Being located in an enclosed lagoon there is never much swell.

Both beaches are tiny and get crowded really quickly on sunny days. You will have to arrive early if you want to spread out on the warm sand and soak in some sunshine.

Zona Balnear do Negrito, a little west of Angra do Heroísmo, is also sometimes listed as a beach. This is a small black volcanic rocky beach. Locals however prefer swimming in the adjacent manmade pool over swimming in the ocean which can get rough at times.

The manmade pool is clean and well-maintained. Lifeguards are present in summer.

Museu do vinho dos Biscoitos
Museu do vinho dos Biscoitos (photo credits: Carlos Luis M C da Cruz)

Museu do Vinho dos Biscoitos

  • Highlights: The opportunity to taste Verdelho wine, which is a signature wine of the Azores
  • Price: Free (including one tasting)
  • Opening hours: High season: Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    Low season : Tuesday to Saturday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Tip: Their sweet desert wines are loved by many visitors

Short description of the activity

Wine is not something that is associated with the Azores but wine is growing steadily in the archipelago and according to wine experts, these factors make it a contender for viticulture. The location of the islands, amidst fertile soils and temperate climates, bodes well for wine producers.

The wine produced in the region is the Verdelho, a white wine grape variety that is characteristic of the region and only found to a limited extend outside of Portugal. Usually in countries with a hot climate such as Australia and Argentina.

The winery in Biscoitos was founded in 1890 by Francisco Maria Brum and is still run by the same family to this day.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of their domain they created this fantastic little museum. You will see a collection of old viniculture tools and displays showing the different stages of grape growth as well as the production process.

After the tour, you can purchase bottles of Verdelho wine or sample a glass in the wine cellar.

Visit the Vaquinha Cheese factory

  • Highlights: You’ll get to learn about this local family-owned business and get your hands dirty while learning about the production!
  • Price: Free, including tastings
  • Opening hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tip: The factory/farm tours don’t run 24/7. You may need to call ahead to book a tour but it’s well worth it as you’ll get an immersive look at this business.

Short description of the activity

The Vaquinha Cheese Factory is an award-winning locally-owned family business that has been producing incredible cheese and dairy products in Terceira, Azores for quite some time.

When you visit the factory and farm you can learn about the products and how they are made, including the typical routines of a day at a dairy farm. You’ll even be able to get involved in some aspects of the production when you visit. The tour ends with a tasting.

But you don’t need to join their tour to sample several of their amazing cheeses, you can also stop by their bar to have a beer or glass of wine paired with their delicious assortments of cheese.

Algar Do Carvao Terceira Azores, Portugal
The entrance of the Algar do Carvão cave

Take a full day Terceira tour

  • Highlights: You will get to tour around Terceira on a mini-bus so you will be able to see all the best sights without worrying about driving or parking!
  • Price: Starting at $75 per person (included: lunch / not included: entrance fee Algar do Carvão)
  • Opening hours: This eight hour tour starts at 9:00 AM
  • Tip: Make sure you bring comfortable shoes and a windbreaker of some kind!

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If you’re short on time but want to experience the highlights of Terceira, a full-day guided tour is a great option!

The Azores: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour will pick you up around 9:00 AM from your hotel and will take you to many different impressive viewpoints and sights, including Algar do Carvão. The guide of this tour consistently gets excellent reviews and you’ll be able to learn a lot about the history as well as the climate and geology of the island. All while experiencing the beauty of the island.

This tour also includes lunch at a local authentic restaurant and you will end the day at the Vaquinha Cheese Factory where you can sample their mouth-watering cheeses.

Alcatra, a signature dish in Terceira
Delicious Alcatra

Taste Alcatra

  • Highlights: Taste the signature dish of Terceira
  • Price: $5+ to taste the dish at a restaurant; $109+ to take a cooking class
  • Opening hours: Restaurant hours may vary; the cooking class begins at 10:30 AM
  • Tip: If you have the time to take a cooking class, it’s highly recommended that you do so. You’ll be able to taste the dish, learn how to make it, and learn about the culture and traditions that surround it

Short description of the activity

Alcatra is the signature dish of Terceira, Azores, and is a must-try during your vacation!

This slow-cooked pot roast is cooked in a large clay pot with a variety of spices.

Traditionally it is cooked for up to 12 hours and is made of beef, but there may be other types of meat used.

You’ll generally find alcatra served with ‘massa sovada’ which is a type of Azorean sweet bread.

You can order alcatra at many different restaurants and cafes throughout Terceira.

You can also take a cooking class to learn how to prepare the dish yourself.

This class is a full day of cooking fun in a beautiful outdoor setting. You will bake your own bread and prepare your own delicious Alcatra. While you’re cooking you can taste other local products such as wine and cheese. Non-alcoholic drinks are off course also available.

The cooking class lasts about five hours and is done in small groups of maximum 6 people.

The original irrigation tank in the Duke of Terceira garden
The original irrigation tank in the Duke of Terceira garden

Explore the Duke of Terceira garden

  • Highlights: The assortment of tropical plants you can see when you visit the garden
  • Price: Free
  • Opening hours: Open 24/7
  • Tip: Keep an eye out for the historic water tank that is notable for the statue of the Brazilian-Amerindian person blowing water from a pipe. Don’t miss the Alto da Memória viewpoint.

Short description of the activity

The lush Duke of Terceira garden is a stunning spot of natural beauty in the historic town of Angra do Heroísmo.

It was established in the 19th century when the city of Angra do Heroísmo flourished and there was a growing interest in green spaces and an environment to host outdoor cultural events.

In the garden, you can see both endemic as well as exotic plants that were discovered during the Portuguese explorations. As you stroll through the garden you will come across strawberry trees, eucalyptus, hibiscus, various palm trees, and much more.

The garden was developed on the grounds of the former Jesuit College and convent of São Franciso and you can still see the original irrigation system and a set of azulejo panels dating back to 1740.

A steep climb leads to the Alto da Memória viewpoint. One of the best views of the city.

The Império da Caridade
The Império da Caridade in Santa Cruz

Colorful chapels

  • Highlights: The bright and vivid colors will stand out from the other structures for a truly striking sight
  • Price: Free
  • Opening hours: You can view the exterior of the chapels at any time
  • Tip: Each neighborhood features one so as you explore you’ll be able to see several of them.

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You will find many colorful chapels all over the Azores but Terceira takes the cake. Spread across the island are over 70 so-called ‘Impérios’.

These small temples were primarily built by the Cult of the Holy Spirit in the 19th century. In this case, the word “cult” does not have the negative connotations it may have today.

It simply refers to a type of Azorean Catholicism that was prominent from the 15th century onwards.

As you drive around Terceira, you’ll be able to spot these structures and admire their brightly colored facades.

The buildings are most of the time closed but you should be able to peek through the windows. Inside you will see a silk-covered altar and the crown, scepter, and orb, the symbols of the Império. You will also find many representations of a dove, the symbol of the Holy Spirit.

FAQ about Terceira

Best time to visit Terceira

There are four distinct seasons in the Azores.

Terceira is beautiful throughout the year but if you visit during the late spring or summer you will get to do the most activities as some, especially those that are ocean-based, are not able to be run during the winter due to harsh conditions.

More specifically, the best time to visit is during the months of May through September.

Also good to remember, the later in the summer season, the warmer the ocean water gets.

Autumn is also still an OK time to visit Terceira. In this season it is cheaper to visit the islands, but it often rains.

Here you can find more info about the best time to visit the Azores.

How to get to Terceira

The main way to get to Terceira Island is to fly.

There are a limited number of international direct flights. In most cases getting to Terceira will involve a stop in Lisbon or Ponta Delgada (or both).

Here is an overview of the flights to the Azores.

If you are coming from another Azores island you may be able to take a ferry depending on what time of year you are traveling. The route is usually only served in the high season.

Car rental on Terceira island

The best way to get around Terceira Island is to rent a car.

Here you can find more info about renting a car in the Azores.

Public transportation is almost non-existent and a rental car gives you complete flexibility and the chance to see all of the natural attractions that are otherwise difficult to reach.

Taxis are also available. While they come in handy when hiking the linear walking routes they are an expensive option for getting around the entire island.

How many days in Terceira?

You need at least three full days to experience everything Terceira, Azores has to offer.

Read Also:

If you plan on visiting more Azores islands, check out our Azores itinerary. We also wrote a complete post about island hopping in the Azores. 

Where to stay in Terceira?

There are many choices for accommodations in Terceira, Azores including hotels and Airbnbs.

If you’re trying to pick a location to stay, your best option would be within the historic town of Angra do Heroísmo. It’s centrally located and provides easy access to most of the locations and activities on this list.

Those who want to stay more in nature will also find plenty of accommodations outside this city.

We stayed in the Alluar lodge and enjoyed beautiful ocean views from the moment we opened our curtains.

We have more accommodation inspiration in these posts:

Conclusion

Terceira is a stunningly beautiful island with a unique history and culture.

If you’re searching for a great destination to spend a few days hiking while seeing beautiful history, look no further. Terceira is the place to go.

The Azores can be easily visited on your own. If you for some reason prefer a guided tour, check out this post in which we share an overview of Azores travel packages.

If you are looking for more information about the Azores, check out our Azores travel guide.

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