Curitiba is the capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná in the south of the country. It has a beautifully restored old center (cidade velha), where, every Sunday, a large arts and crafts market is held which draws thousands of visitors.
The city has 1.8 million inhabitants and is a true melting pot of cultures. Besides descendants from Portuguese colonists and African slaves, descendants from other immigrants, from for example Poland, Germany, Italy and Ukraine live in the city.
Curitiba is located in the south of Brazil at an altitude of 934 meters. East of the city lies the mountain range Serro do Mar. Because of these mountains, it rains a lot in Curitiba, about 1500 mm annually. In winter it can be quite cold; it's the country's coldest city, mainly because of the high altitude.
Curitiba is an industrial and commercial center. Car production plays a big role in local economy, just like (financial) services. About 2 million people visit the city every year, as a result of which many inhabitants earn a living in tourism.
Curitiba Airport, Aeroporto Afonso Pena, is situated 17 kilometers southeast of the city center in Sao José dos Pinhais. The airport is easily reachable by rental car from Curitiba's center. First drive to the Jardim Botanico and then via the Rod. Curitiba Paranaguá and the Roan. Contorno Leste (part of the beltway around the city) to the airport.
Curitiba has a very efficient public transport system, with fast buses, which run on special bus lanes. The long, double-articulated buses stop at elevated platforms, making boarding and disembarking easy for disabled people as well. There's also a special tourist bus which stops at over twenty places of interest.
Traffic and Parking
Although Curitiba's network of streets is well-organized, it may not be easy to find your way around. This is because of the many one-way streets and streets reserved for buses in the center. It's difficult to find a parking place in the city center, but there are several parking garages (locations are signposted) where you can park your car.
The city has an extensive choice of accommodations. Especially the budget category is well represented, but you can also find rooms in midrange or luxury hotels, or in an apartment building.
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Frequently asked questions
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest?
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
What do I need to do when picking up a car?
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
Are there any additional costs?
Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period).
What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
What is a worry-free label?
This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.
How can I change or cancel my reservation?
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
When will I get a confirmation of my booking?
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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