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    Car Rental Santa Maria, Portugal

    Santa Maria Rental CarWhen you travel the Azores Islands of Portugal, the southern-most Santa Maria Island is an enchanting destination. The secluded volcanic archipelago of the Azores is a popular haven for travelers seeking outdoor adventure among striking natural landscapes and robust traditional culture. You will feel your worries melt away as you dig your toes into the warm golden sands of Praia Formosa, a world rate eco-friendly beach, and gaze out at sapphire seas. With a convenient car rental in Portugal booked through Auto Europe, you can pick up your Santa Maria Island vehicle from our diverse fleet right in the Santa Maria Airport!

    Exploring the Azores Island of Santa Maria with a Rental Car

    Driving Santa Maria Island with your Auto Europe vehicle rental is a delight as you encounter the picturesque scattered villages, rugged coastlines, and fertile fields. The small island contains a variety of ecosystems and offers no shortage of hiking opportunities. From the summit of Pico Alto, you are awarded with a breathtaking vista from which you can see the whole island! After a day of hiking and sightseeing, you will feast heartily on simple local foods such as honey cakes, spicy sopas, and savory grilled seafood at eateries on the main street of Vila do Porto, where you will also find charming local handicraft vendors and traditional folk music and dancing. If you are island hopping, you may also consider a rental from Ponta Delgada with our provider Ilha Verde

    Rent an Automatic or Manual Transmission Vehicle in Santa Maria

    Will I be Able To Book an Automatic Transmission Rental Car in Santa MariaDriving a manual transmission is not your only option with us! If you aren't certain how to (or prefer not to) book a manual transmission car, you can filter your search results to just show automatic rental options in Santa Maria. An automatic rental vehicle in Santa Maria is usually considered a higher-cost option, and it's possible that you may need to drive a bigger vehicle in order to guarantee that your rental car will be an automatic transmission. It only requires a single click to toggle your search results to display vehicles that match your favored transmission type. It's possible to toggle search results to only show automatic rental cars from a local car rental company you'd prefer to book with like Sixt, Budget, or Hertz. It will be simple to book your automatic or manual transmission rental after this ... simply finalize your reservation details, add some insurance coverage from Auto Europe for peace of mind, and then book your rental!

    Benefits of Manual Rental Car in Santa Maria

    • You'll frequently save money renting a stick-transmission car. Manual transmission vehicles frequently are priced lower than their automatic transmission counterparts.
    • This shifting package is standard on most vans, SUVs and cars for rent, meaning you can have more cars to choose from.
    • Often in stock in every destination.

    Reasons to Pick an Automatic Car Rental in Santa Maria

    • You can keep your focus on the traffic while driving in a new environment.
    • Your car will generally be higher-end and will offer premium safety features and upgraded options.

    Popular Concerns About Renting a Car in Santa Maria

    Can I rent a vehicle without a credit card in Santa Maria?

    Car rental in Santa Maria often requires a credit card, but some local agencies we work with will allow drivers to rent a car with a debit card. Call one of our specialists to see if arranging a car rental booking without a credit card is possible for you in Santa Maria.

    Can I use my license to drive in Santa Maria?

    You can use your domestic license to drive in Santa Maria, but Auto Europe recommends that all foreign drivers obtain an International Driver's Permit. These inexpensive documents are easy to obtain, and having one with you in your car rental vehicle can expedite any run-ins that you may have with local authorities.

    Why book a car rental in Santa Maria with Auto Europe?

    We have spent more than six decades helping travelers arrange hassle-free car rental at the best possible price in Santa Maria. 24/7 live customer support is available from booking to drop-off to ensure your rental is smooth and hassle-free, and we only work with highly-rated local car rental agencies, avoiding companies with a track-record of poor customer service.

    Contact Auto Europe for your Santa Maria RentalHow to Rent a Vehicle in Santa Maria

    Make the most out of your vacation by booking your car rental with Auto Europe today to ensure that you will receive the very best rates in the industry, supported by superior customer service. Auto Europe will take the guesswork out of car rental booking with our helpful FAQ's and 24/7 toll free reservation support number at 1-888-223-5555.