Travel guide

A little piece of Europe in the Atlantic.

Anchored in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, these islands promise a pleasant, mild climate almost all year round. However, thanks to abundant annual rains, there is a profusion of flowers and plants in the Acores: hydrangeas, azaleas, camellias, oleanders, or magnolias !

Heirs to a long whaling tradition, the Acores are conservationists of this local fauna; you may be able to see dolphins and whales playing on the horizon.

volcanic islands, their topography is ideal for hiking in the hills.

Time difference





Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

  • Good morning / Good evening = Bom dia / Boa noite
  • How are you? = Como voce está/vai?
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Muito bem, obrigado, e você?
  • Do you speak French/English? = Você fala francês/inglês?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = Eu compreendo / Eu não compreendo
  • Sorry = Com licença
  • Au revoir = Tchau / Até logo
  • Welcome = Bem-vindo
  • Please = Com licença / por favor
  • I am French = Eu sou francês(a)
  • My name is… = Meu nome é… / Eu me chamo…
  • No thanks = Não obrigado
  • Yes/No = Sim / Não
  • You’re welcome = De nada / E um prazer
  • How much is it? = Quanto custa?
  • I would like to go… = Eu quero ir…/Eu gostaria de ir…

Key figures

The Azores are 2 hours behind France: when it’s 12:00 in Paris, it’s 10:00 in Ponta Delgada.

Good to know

The current is 220 V. Sockets are continental, as in France.


Vaccines recommended:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Whooping cough
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Measles, Mumps
  • Rubella

For short-term stays, don’t forget to get your European Health Insurance Card!


If you wish to stay in Italy for less than 90 days, you may be exempt from visa requirements. Citizens of the following countries do not require a visa: Citizens of the EU, EEA and Switzerland.

For stays of up to three months, French nationals must be in possession of a valid identity document (national identity card or passport, excluding any other document).

Valid national identity card or passport for French, Belgian and Swiss nationals. For other nationalities, we’ll be happy to help you with all the formalities.