Getting Around

Alugueres ply the road between Nossa Senhora do Monte, Nova Sintra and the ferry port. Most prices are around CVE100 to CVE150 per person for a ride, though the trip from the ferry port to Nova Sintra is CVE300 per person. You can find a car and driver for a full-day tour of the island for as little as CVE4000 – ask around among the aluguer drivers. To get to Fajã, alugueres charge about CVE2000. Plan ahead if you have a morning boat, as transport can be scarce. One of the best drivers on the island is the delightful Carlos Correia, who speaks perfect English.