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de Turismo dos Acores em Lisboa
dos Navegantes 21, 2
3964542 - Fax : 21 3964532
Delegacao de Turismo de Sao Miguel
Av. Infante D. Henrique
9504-528 Ponta Delgada
Tel.: 296 285743 / 296 285125 - Fax: 296 292211
Posto de Turismo das Furnas
Tel.: 296 584525
Posto de Turismo do Aeroporto de Ponta Delgada
Tel.: 296 284569
Vila Franca do Campo:
Posto de Torismo
Rua Dr.Urbano Mendonça Dias
de Turismo da Terceira
295 213393 - Fax: 295 212922
Airport, Terceira :
de Turismo do Aeroporto das Lajes
: 295 513140
de Turismo do Pico
Conselheiro Terra Pinheiro
Posto de Turismo de Santa Maria
9950 Vila do Porto
Tel.: 296 886355
Posto de Turismo da Graciosa
9980 Santa Cruz da Graciosa
Tel.: 295 712509
Posto de Turismo de Sao Jorge
R. Conselheiro Dr. Jose Pereira
Tel.: 295 412440
Posto de Turismo das Flores
9580 Santa Cruz das Flores
Tel.: 292 52369
de Turismo do Faial
Vasco da Gama
292 292237 - Fax: 292 292006
It is not necessary to have
special vaccinations when you visit the Azores. In Ponta Delgada,
Angra and Horta are modern hospitals. There are health centers
on each island. Pharmacies are in each city. The Pharmacias can
be recognised by the green cross. Opening hours: on workdays 9-13
and 15-19 o'clock. The emergency number is 115.
On all islands there are banks
in the larger cities. Most of the restaurants, hotels and car-renting
companies accept common credit-cards. But don't expect credit
cards to be accepted in smaller restaurants and residencias. Be
sure to carry small bills. Most banks accept Visa/MasterCard's.
Most banks have employees who speak English or French. The opening
hours are on workdays usually from 8.30 to 14,30 o'clock. The
national currency is the euro.
Identity cards and passports:
A valid identity card or passport
is sufficient for most visitors. A visa is not necessary. Children
need a child document of identification or an entry in the passport
of the parents. If you want to stay longer than three months,
you will need a residence permit.
220/110 volts AC, 50Hz. Round
two-pin plugs are in use.
The Azorean islands are in
general not suitable for disabled people. It can be hard to get
around in a wheelchair, or get access to restaurants
Its forbidden to sunbathe topless
Don't photograph people without asking for permission.
Tips and gifts compensate
for quality of service; 5% is usual in restaurants and taxis.
Refuse to buy souvenirs from animals
from the sea.
Food and drinks:
The Azorean food is very nice
and well prepared. Many restaurants serve international cuisine.
All kinds of fish and meat is on the menu all over the Azores.
The food is not very spicy. Restaurants might
be closed at saturday/sunday.
The tap water is not always
drinking water, but it is suitable for tooth brushing. You can
get cheap bottles of mineral water in each supermarket. One should
not drink water from rivers and lakes.
Except for Corvo, each island
has its bus connections. Besides buses you can rent a car or take
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -1 hour.
No daylight saving time at the moment
You can recognize the post office by the sign
Correio or CTT. There are post offices in larger places only.
They are opened on workdays from 8.30-12.30 o'clock and from 14-18.30.
Sao Miguel, Ponta Delgada:
Solmar Shoppingcenter, Infante
D. Henriques 71, At the bookstore on 1. floor.
In the shoppingmall "Parque Atlantico" at ”PONTO FM” on 1. floor. 2
€ for ½ hour.
"Centro Cultural de Congressos
de Angra", Canada Nova, Angra do Heroismo. Open 10.00-22.00
and it's free.
Santa Maria, Vila do Porto:
On the main street number. 88,
next to the SATA-office. Open from 10.00 - 21.00, and it's
"Hotel Do Canal". (Internet
access 24-7 also open for people not staying at the hotel.)
"Hortanet" Rua Walter Bensaude 11.
In the library in Lajes the are
several computers. It's open from 09.00 to 17.00. It's free.
The national language is Portuguese.
Azoreans speak a special dialect. Sometimes the inhabitants understand
also English or French, especially the younger ones.
You can phone from post offices
and telephone boxes rather cheap. There is a mobile phone network
available on all islands. International preselection for the Azores:
1220km (760 miles) due west of Portugal.
2333 sq km (868 sq miles).
103.8 per sq km.
São Miguel: Ponta
Delgada; Faial: Horta; Terceira: Angra