Things to do in Terceira Island

Terceira Island is home to the oldest city in Azores

As one of the largest islands of the Azores archipelago in Portugal, Terceira Island is a major tourist hub in the region. Its historic center is the oldest city in Azores and is listed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Nature tripping and hiking are just two of the best outdoor activities in the island.


Things to do in Terceira Island

There are many points of interest and things to do in Terceira Island and it’s surroundings. Tourists can explore underwater, hike the hills and mountains, and visit some of the tourist attractions in the island.



If you are in the mood for a leisurely round of golf, you can visit the Terceira Island Golf Club just a few kilometers away from Angra do Heroismo.



Perhaps the most famous holiday destination in Terceira Island is Angra do Heroismo, the historic capital and oldest city in Azores. When spending your holiday in this city, you can come across ancient churches, old forts, and spectacular ecotourism areas.


The underwater pyramid

Just off the coast of Terceira Island near Sao Miguel, an underwater pyramid was recently discovered by a local fisherman. If you want to dive underwater and check out this archeological find, you can arrange a tour with the local tourism office.


When to go to Terceira Island

Terceira Island has a dry-summer subtropical climate that is heavily influenced by the Mediterranean. The short summer season covers the months of July through September and brings in average temperatures ranging from 20 to 26 ºC (68 to 78 ºF). The long winter season runs from November through April and has average temperatures that range from 12 to 17 ºC (53 to 62 ºF).



From April to September, there are several bullfighting events throughout the island. These events can be held in the form of traditional bullfights in the ring or the touradas a corda at the streets.

Terceira Island Facts

Population56 437
AirportLajes, Portugal (TER)

Terceira Island average temperatures

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Golf in Terceira Island

There is one golf course on the tourist hub of the Azores called Terceira Island and it is called Clube de Golfe Terceira. It is an 18 hole course located in the middle of the island, giving both tourists and regulars the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing round of golf. It is not too difficult or too easy - a well managed course where everyone can enjoy a day out in the sun.

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