Horta Tourism, Portugal

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Horta (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɔɾtɐ]) is a single municipality and city in the western part of the Archipelago of the Azores, encompassing the island of Faial. The population in 2011 was 14,994, in an area of 173.06 km². The city of Horta itself has a population of about 7,000. The marina is a primary stop for yachts crossing the Atlantic, and its walls, and walkways are covered in paintings created by visitors who noted the names of their vessels, crews, and the years they visited. Peter's Cafe Sport, which is located across from the marina and houses the island's scrimshaw museum, a collection artifacts carved from whale tooth and jawbone, is a point of reference for trans-Atlantic yachtsmen and sailors.

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Facts and Stats for Horta*

  • Horta: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Horta for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Horta.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Living in Horta - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 86.72 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 99.89 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Horta

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Horta

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.29 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41.18 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 69.42 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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