Visitors from Europe do not need a visa. On entry, you receive a temporary visitors’ permit with a duration of 90 days. Attention: the validity of your passport should be more than six months.
Cash withdrawals are possible at all banks using your credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and also EC-card). However, currency exchange is only possible in Rio de Janeiro Niterói and Búzios. At the hotel we accept cash payments in Euros and brazilian Real.
Unless you are planning a trip to the interior of Brazil or to the Amazon region, you do not need special vaccinations or malaria prophylaxis. If you have questions regarding health protection, please contact us, we will be happy to inform you. You can also consult specialist advice at an institute for tropical medicine or find relevant information easily through the internet.
The climate in our region allows travel all year round and is characterised by a high number of days of sunshine per year.
We are located in a moderate tropical zone of the South American continent (near the tropic of Capricorn) where seasons are opposite to Europe but less pronounced.
During the European winter we have summer temperatures up tu above 86°F (30°C).
In March and April temperatures start to fall and during the “Brazilian winter” (June to August) range between 68°F and 86ºF (20° to 30°C).
We do not have the extensive rainy season typical for equatorial zones and during times with higher temperatures (November to February) proximity to the sea brings cooling winds.
In the small towns and seaside resorts near us, safety conditions are similar to Europe and travellers can move around without worries. High levels of criminality in big Brazilian cities, which have made headlines in the foreign press, are concentrated in the shanty-towns (Favelas) where tourists normally don’t go.
The main means of transport in Brazil is the bus with a wide public network. Taking a taxi or Uber is also easy and cheap. Rental cars can be hired in Rio de Janeiro or in Cabo Frio. You need your passport and a valid driving licence.