Fly To Curitiba, Brazil
Curitiba is the perfect stopover between Rio de Janeiro, or Sao Paulo, and the famous Iguaçu Falls. Voted the best Brazilian “big city” in which to live, Curitiba has plenty to offer residents and tourists alike. With a city centre over 300 years old, and influences from a wide variety of local and international cultures, this thriving Brazilian hub is a fascinating melting pot of life, art, and industry.
As one of Brazil’s major cities, Curitiba is serviced by its own international airport. Find the cheapest flights to Curitiba using the online flight-finder above. Whether you’re heading straight there, or want to add it to your greater Brazilian adventure, we’ll get you the best deal in just a few clicks.
Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders travelling to Curitiba do not need a Visa to enter Brazil for up to 30 days. Don’t forget, you’ll still need to check that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The nearest South African Embassy to Curitiba is situated in Sao Paulo. 1754 Avenida Paulista, 12th Floor, 01310-920, Sao Paulo SP. Phone: + 55 11 3265 0449. Website: africadosul.org.br.
See and do
Curitiba has a wealth of important architecture, both ancient and modern in origin. The Cidade Velha (old city) is the best place to see the original Curitiba buildings dating back over 300 years. While every effort has been made to maintain and restore them, they do still suffer from a plague of graffiti, however. Modern structures worth visiting include the fabulous Wire Opera House, the Oscar Niemeyer Museum, the Botanical Garden and the Arab Memorial.
24 Horas Street is the heart of Curitiba’s leisure, culinary and nightlife industries, and is open 24 hours a day. Along with Curitiba’s regular malls, you’ll find some excellent shopping and dining here. For souvenirs, however, you’ll do better at Curitiba’s markets, such as the Feira do Largo da Ordem. Here you’ll find wonderful local crafts, including paintings, sculpture and art, as well as great street food and exhibitions.
Public transport in Curitiba consists entirely of buses, although a metro line is under construction. The buses can be crowded during rush hours, but are still the best option for seeing the sites. Consider the City Centre Circulator for slightly cheaper tickets. Traffic can be crazy, so it’s generally advised not to hire a car if you can avoid it during your stay. Taxis are available but very expensive by comparison.
Afonso Pena International Airport – CWB
Food and beverage: Café Paneria.
Currency Exchange: União Alternativa is located on the ground floor.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost within the terminals to security, who will direct you appropriately.
Airport Hotels: None on site. Nearby: Bristol Dom Ricardo Hotel, and Tulip Inn Sao Jose dos Pinhais.
Car Hire: Movida Locadora, Avis, Localiza, Unidas and Sancar.