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Car hire companies at Pico airport?

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Car hire companies at Pico airport?

I am trying to arrange car hire at the airport and what to know what companies I can compare prices from? I cannot find a website for the airport that might list them.

Does anyone know?

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1. Re: Car hire companies at Pico airport?

I have visited a number of Azores islands but not been on Pico however I know that car hire is somewhat limited and the chance of comparing prices is even more limited.

In most places you have a choice of Ilha Verde or Ilha Verde! go to www.ilhaverde.com/English/Epresente.htm

Once you get there you might find a local operator but maybe not.......

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2. Re: Car hire companies at Pico airport?


You can make bookings through major companies like Europcar and Avis.

However you will end up with renting from the same company anyway which is Ilha Verde, and you sign a contract with them, regardless of the company you made the reservation with.

It is difficult to compare the pricing as rental conditions may vary extensively.

My advice would be to look for alternative options in Madalena town. We actually got ripped off by Ilha Verde charging us more than double the amount that was specified on the reservation confirmation. Furthermore the staff was very unhelpful and actualy quite rude. The concept of good customer service certainly didn't mean anything to them.

Who takes the time to read the full contract and all the small print? Another lesson learned.

If you do decide to go with Ilha Verde make sure you check your car for every little scratch, and get this duly noted. The form intented for this purpose always shows the car is in perfect condition, whilst in fact most of the time it isn't.

Enjoy beautiful Pico !

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