Fly To Belém, Brazil
Belem, the capital city of the state of Pará in the north of Brazil, is situated on the banks of the Amazon River and the region enjoys a tropical rainforest climate. Stunning features of Belém include many beautiful botanical parks and gardens. The Rodrigues Alves Wood remains one of the most spectacular visual fusions of Amazonian flowers and plants, extending across a staggering 18 acres!
The tree-lined streets of Belém perfectly complement the modern architecture of the city’s buildings. For the avid sightseeing tourist, Belem provides plenty of cultural attractions to explore and enjoy. Festivals and carnivals are synonymous with Brazil and Belém doesn’t disappoint. One of the city’s more famous festivals is ‘Carnival in Belém’ which offers visitors a great incentive to put this city on their map of destinations to visit.
Religion has been a great influence in the growth and development of Belém which can be seen in many of the museums and historical sights around the city. Arte Sacra do Pará Museum and Belém Cathedral is examples of such attractions.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African passport holders do not require a Visa for Brazil. Ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date. Also make sure that you have at least 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Embassy in Brazil is in Brasilia at Av. Das Nacoes Qd. 801, lote 6, 70406-900, Brasilia. Phone: +55-61-312-9500. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: africadosul.org.br.
See and do
The vibrant energy of the Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Nazare makes this religious landmark highly popular with tourists. The elegant and lavish Roman-styled basilica is a visual feast with its structure comprising European marble, stained-glass windows and intricate mosaics.
Avid shopping fans will love the Feira de Artesanato which is a large local crafts fair where visitors can find the most comprehensive range of artwork in Belem. Boulevard Shopping is Belém’s latest and largest shopping destination with a wide range of department stores. Mercado Ver-o-Peso provides another fascinating shopping experience for tourists wanting anything from clothes to dried piranha.
In terms of sun, sea and sand, Ariramba Beach along with Murubira beach are some of the busier beaches situated on the island of Mosqueiro.
Val de Cans International Airport – BEL
Val de Cans International Airport (code BEL) is the primary airport serving Belém, and the largest in northern Brazil. The airport is located 12km from the city centre.
Food and beverage: There are a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars in the airport.
Currency Exchange: Foreign exchange services are available at Val de Cans International Airport.
Lost Luggage: For items lost in the airport terminal, the Lost & Found department can be contacted on 3210-6051 / 6026/ 6202. In case of loss or damage in whole or in part of checked baggage, go to the counter of the airline concerned.
Airport Hotels: There is no hotel on site. Hotels in close proximity to the airport include: Vila Rica Belém Hotel Golden Tulip Belém, Hotel Regente, Tulip Inn Nazare, Ibis Belém Aeroporto, Radisson Hotel Maiorana Belém.
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