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Introduction

Porto Alegre (literally: Happy Harbor) is the capital of the southernmost state of Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul. The city was founded by immigrants from the Azores in 1742. In the nineteenth century many German and Italian immigrants settled in the city. This variety in population is recognized in architecture. Obviously there are many Portuguese influences, but you also see Spanish and other European architectural styles. The Brazilians also say that the most beautiful women of the country live in Porto Alegre. Judge for yourself...

Population

The city itself has almost one and a half million inhabitants, but over four million people live in the entire urban area of Porto Alegre.

Location

Porto Alegre is located in the south of Brazil, where the Guaíba River discharges into Brazils' largest lagoon, Lagoa dos Patos. This lagoon is 280 kilometers long and is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by a sandbank which is on average eight kilometers wide. The city itself lies in the transitional area of subtropical woods and the South American pampas (grassland).

Economy

Porto Alegre's harbor plays an important role in the export of local products, including fruit (mainly plums and peaches), rice, cassava, beef, soybeans and wood. There's also a large leather industry, making mainly shoes. The electro technical and IT industries are rising. Furthermore there are steel mills and a large petrochemical complex. Porto Alegre is also an educational center, with among others two universities and other institutes of higher education.

Airports

The city airport is situated north of Porto Alegre. The airport is officially called Salgado Filho and is easily reachable by rental car, at least outside rush hour. From the center you follow Avenida Pres. Castelo Branco (the main road from the river) or Avenida Farrapos north. The route to the airport is clearly signposted.

Public Transport

Porto Alegre has good and effective public bus transportation. For the largest part city busses run on free bus lanes. It can be difficult finding out which bus stops where, at what time and what the destination is. Locals are always prepared to help you out. Minivans (recognizable by the red and blue colors) can be stopped anywhere and you can get off at any desired location.

There's also a metro line between the city center and the northern suburbs.

Traffic and Parking

It's not difficult to find your way around in Porto Alegre in a rental car. From the center big highways (Avenidas) run in every direction. Porto Alegre is a busy business city though, with long traffic-jams during morning and evening rush hour. You need to pay to park in the city center, but in the so-called Areas Azul, you can park a short time (10 minutes) for free. It's best to park your rental car on a guarded parking lot or in one of the parking garages in and around Porto Alegre's center.

Hotels

Porto Alegre has a large supply of accommodation. Because the city is the commercial heart of southern Brazil there are many business hotels, but you can also find midrange and budget hotels. We do recommend booking your hotel room well in advance.

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Practical information

  • Currency
    Brazilian real
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    80 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    60 km/h
  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Popular car category
    compact
  • Popular rental companies
    Foco

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
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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