This tourist resort is actually a municipality in the south-eastern state of Rio de Janeiro. It is not exactly the first location that pops into the minds of Brazil-bound holidaymakers but it has plenty to offer the discerning tourist. It is also a great place from which to explore the numerous attractions that this part of Brazil has to offer. From game parks to gorgeous beaches and plenty of opportunities for outdoors adventure, this is just the antidote for the mundane routines of everyday life. Furthermore, the weather is immaculate whatever time of year you choose to make your Porto Real visit. As far as accommodation is concerned visitors will have the luxury of choosing between luxurious oceanfront residences and lovely apartments furnished tastefully and having such add-ons as WiFi Internet.
One can never really confidently say they have visited Brazil unless they have spent time on its beautiful beaches. Thankfully, Porto Real is not far from Ilha Grande whose beaches are to die for. They boast vast expanses of soft sand from which to bask as well as superbly clear waters through which snorkelers can admire the rich variety of marine life. Ilha Grande is also home to plenty of fabulous restaurants that serve second-to-none cuisine.
For those whose idea of a holiday is an opportunity to become one with nature then a visit to Parque Nacional de Itatiaia is a must. This is the oldest of all such parks in Brazil and boasts dense tropical forest and undulating mountain ranges interspersed with pure white waterfalls. While here visitors will also have access to plenty of information from a natural history museum.
Visitors can expect nothing less than beautiful warm weather whichever time of the year they choose to visit. Temperatures range between 29 and 23°C for the most part with the dip in temperatures occurring between the months of May and August. We can say that there only these two seasons on the Porto Real calendar. The hottest temperatures are between December and February, making it ideal for North Americans and Europeans seeking to escape the worst of winter. These tourists should however also expect showers during their stay as these three months also experience the most rainfall. Monthly rainfall averages during this time are above 200mm.
The Galeao International Airport which happens to be Brazil?s second busiest is the main gateway to this part of the country though visitors coming from other parts of Brazil can also land at the Resende Airport which is only 10 miles away from Porto Real. The beauty of Galeao is that it has the capacity to receive direct flights from around the world. Emirates Airlines has direct flights to this airport from Dubai, as does KLM from Amsterdam and British Airways from Heathrow. Visitors who arrive here can proceed to Porto Real by executive coaches, taxis or rental vehicles from established firms such as Avis, Hertz and Budget.