Para is the capital of the Belem region of north Brazil. It makes a great base for exploring the Amazon River and Rainforest, a strong South American culture, historic architecture and a beautiful waterfront.
The forests in the surrounding area of Belem give visitors the chance to experience the beauty of the Amazon. Take a stroll through the Rodrigues Alves Wood, part of the preserved Amazon Rainforest. Enjoy a picnic and experience the sights and sounds of birds and monkeys as well as caves, lakes, orchids and waterfalls. The Ver-o-Peso Market is the place to buy almost everything with over 2000 stalls close to the docks. In particular look for the local pottery which is internationally sought-after. In the colonial period it was where incoming merchandise to the port had its weight checked and that is what Ver-o-Peso means. Visitors staying in Para holiday rentals in October will enjoy all the events of the Cirio de Nazere Festival. It has a large procession of thousands and at the centre is the statue of Our Lady of Nazareth.
The Cidade Velha (Old City) of Belem is within easy reach of Para holiday rentals and has narrow streets and huge mansions with tiled facades dating back to the 17th century. Visit the Basilica of Nossa Senhora de Nazare. It was built on the spot where a farmer uncovered the stature of the Virgin Mary, in Justo Chermont Plaza. The building has glass mosaics from France, 38 mosaic medallions made in Milan and Brazil, and many marble statues, some sculpted by Antonio Bozzano. Another splendid building is the Paz Theatre, one of the most highly regarded in Brazil. Belem has several interesting museums including the Emilio Goeldi Museum, which is a natural history museum of the Amazon Rainforest.
Para holiday rentals in Belem are located right on the Equator so they have a tropical Equatorial climate all year round. It can be humid at times. The heat predictably creates rain showers almost every afternoon at 3pm. The rest of the time it is hot and sunny. Temperatures range from 31-33°C (88-92°F) with little change in the seasons.
The nearest main airport to Para, Brazil holiday rentals is Val de Caes International (BEL) Airport just outside the city of Belem. It has regular international and domestic flights and is served by Azul Airlines, Delta, TAM Linhas, KLM and other domestic airlines. The best way to reach your holiday home in Belem is by taxi as the journey is only 7 miles and will take about 20 minutes by car. Alternatively, book a hire car from the airport and drive south along the Rod. Artur Bernardes Highway.