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Flag of Portugal
State: [[Azores]]
Population: 56,000
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Terceira is the third biggest of the nine islands that form the Azores archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. It is part of the Central Group of the Azores. Terceira means third in Portuguese, as the island is said to have been the third to be discovered by the Portuguese. It is divided into two municipalities: Angra do Heroísmo, and Praia da Vitória. It is known for a UNESCO world heritage site in Angra.


Hitchhiking works well on Terceira. The road network is good (including a short highway between the airport and Angra) and people are very friendly, with some even showing you around the island. However, there is also cheap public transport connecting most parts of the island.

How to get there

Terceira has the most important airport of the Central Group of the Azores with regular flights to mainland Portugal, within the Azores, and sometimes to other destinations in Europe and North America. When coming from within the Azores, taking a ferry is possible (from Praia). See useful information for tips on saving money when taking a ferry. Hitchhiking to Terceira is only possible by sailing boat.

Flag of the Azores Islands of the Azores

Western Group: FloresCorvo

Central Group: FaialPicoSão JorgeGraciosaTerceira

Eastern Group: São MiguelSanta Maria