Car rental in Velas
Country Flag of GB
Cancel free of charge
Cancel free of charge
Book in time without risk

You can cancel any booking through us free of charge up to 24 hours before rental.

To cancel, simply let our service team know within our opening hours.

Car rental in Velas

The price comparison that really helps you!

  • Advanced search

Cancellation free of charge

Up to 24h before the start of the rental period.
Learn more.
Hint
Book in time without risk

You can cancel any booking through us free of charge up to 24 hours before rental.

To cancel, simply let our service team know within our opening hours.

Daniel: “I would book again at any time. Great!”

1 of 145 ratings for Velas
Hint
50846 reviews

Satisfaction with MietwagenCheck: 4.8/5

All reviews on MietwagenCheck are from our customers who have booked on our platform.

Save thanks to price comparison

Hired car Avis Hertz Enterprise Hired car Sunny Cars Rentalcars AutoEurope DerTour National AutoEscape Sixt Interrent Holidayautos Budget Argus Carhire and many more...
Over 50 car hire suppliers at more than 140.000 hired car stations worldwide.

In Velas we recommend the following car hire offers

from 51 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Mini
e.g. Volkswagen Up!
4 Days from 12.06 - 16.06.2025
Example vehicle
from 64 £ per day
Economy

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. Renault Clio
4 Days from 12.06 - 16.06.2025
Example vehicle
from 53 £ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

Mini
e.g. Citroen C1
4 Days from 12.06 - 16.06.2025
Example vehicle

Driving in Velas

  • Driving on the right: It's essential to remember that unlike the UK, in Portugal, people drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Speed limits: In built-up areas, the speed limit is typically 50 km/h, outside towns it's 90 km/h and up to 120 km/h on motorways.
  • Parking: Free and paid parking options are available throughout the town, though finding a spot can be challenging during peak tourist season.
  • Car hire: Several car hire services are available at the airport. It’s recommended to book in advance and select a car that suits the hilly terrain of Azores.

Must-Visit Locations

Visit the town plaza, the Praca Velha, where cultural and social events take place. The Igreja Matriz de São Jorge and the Church of Mercy are a must-see for their spectacular Azorean architecture. The Viewpoint Pico da Esperança offers panoramic views over São Jorge, Pico and Faial.

Exploring the Island

The island's natural beauty is its greatest attraction. Numerous walking trails wind through the forests, allowing you to explore the island's incredible flora and fauna. The beaches here are stunning and make for perfect spots to relax and enjoy the sun. The proximity of sea and mountains allows for activities like hiking, birdwatching, and water sports.

Local Tips

While in Velas, don't forget to try the delicious local dishes, mainly seafood cuisine, and to taste the unique, locally grown coffee. Sao Jorge is also famous for its cheese so make sure you savour some during your visit.

Festivals and Events

Check out the Festivals of the Holy Christ in May with processions and performances. In July, the Sea Week brings sailboat races, concerts, and seafood gastronomy to the forefront.

Climate and Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Velas is from June to September, when the weather is pleasantly warm with temperatures ranging between 16°C and 26°C. The winter months, from October to March, are cooler and see more rainfall.

Your data is safe with us

Comodo Certificate