August 17-20, 2014, João Pessoa (Paraíba), Brazil
Arriving in Brazil
Brazil is officially the Federative Republic of Brazil. It is the largest country in South America and world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area (total area of 8,514,876.599 km2). It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile. Its official language is Portuguese and its federal capital is Brasília. Its population is estimated in 193 million people (projection for 2012). The climate of Brazil is predominantly tropical. The largest city in the country is São Paulo with 11,316,149 inhabitants. Brazil appears as sixth economy in the world (sorted by their gross domestic product).
Brazil location in terrestrial globe.
Brazil receives weekly international flights from the five continents. Much of these flights comes to Sćo Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (main international hubs). However, recently other cities began operating international flights (in alphabetical order): Belém, Belo Horizonte, Boa Vista, Brasília, Fortaleza, Macapá, Manaus, Natal, Recife and Salvador.
Some internacional flights with destination to Brazil.
Exchange money and prices in Brazil
You can exchange your money to reais, the Brazilian currency, previously to came to Brazil or inside the airport after to arrive in Brazil. There are several booths where you can go to exchange money. Just after the gate that gives access to airport lobby there is one. Credit cards and atm cards are well accepted in the majority of Brazilians commercial stores and restaurants. However, it is a good idea to always have cash with you. Just to give you an idea about the amount of cash in reais that you should have with you, it follows some ordinary price informations (reference: March/2013):
|- Fast food full menu|
|- Lunch at an ordinary restaurant|
|- Dinner at an ordinary restaurant|
|- Self-service at a steak house ("churrascaria")|
|- Mineral Water (bottle)|
|- Taxi from João Pessoa airport to hotels (mean)|