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Hotel Sheraton, Porto Alegre, RS, BRAZIL, September 9-12, 2002
Hotel Continental, Canela, RS, BRAZIL, September 12-14,2002



How to reach Sheraton Hotel (Porto Alegre)

You should fly to Porto Alegre International Airport. To reach Porto Alegre the best connections are from Sao Paulo International Airport, but it is also good to do a connection in RIO. There is also a daily flight from Frankfurt to Porto Alegre, by Varig (Brazilian Airlines).

You can easily reach the Sheraton Hotel from the airport. By taxi the rate is about R$12,00 (~U$ 4).

How to reach Continental Hotel (Canela)

Canela is about 130 Km nothern from Porto Alegre. There are various ways to reach the Continental Hotel from the airport. Find below the transportation options available and their prices:

1) By Conference SHUTTLE
Departure trhursday 7PM from Sheraton Hotel (Porto Alegre) to Continental Hotel (Canela).

2) By Regular BUS
Ordinary bus lines go from Porto Alegre Bus Station to Canela Bus Station several times a day. The ticket costs ~R$ 12,00 (~ US$ 4,00) for Executive lines (buses with air-conditioned). The travel lasts at about 2 hours with a very interesting view of the mountains.

3) By Renting a Car
There are many options to rent a car in the airport. Find below some of them with contact phone or homepage:

  Phone Homepage
Avis +55 51 3371-4514
Hertz +55 51 3337-7755
Localiza 0800 992000
Unidas 0800 121121

4) By TAXI
Taxi service in the airport can also take you to Canela. The basic taxi quotation, according to COOPTAXI (taxi association) is about R$100,00 (~ U$ 35,00).
Taxi associations phones (tele-taxi) COOPTAXI: 3334-7444
TELE-TAXI: 3226-1919



There is no need of vaccinations to come to Brazil, except if you are planning to visit Amazon.
If you are from Europe or South America you don't need a VISA. If you need a VISAs, you can find the list of Brazilian Consulates at

Weather in Canela

To check the weather in Porto Alegre see
Temperature in Canela is normally about 5 oC less than Porto Alegre.










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