About Barra da Lagoa:
To travel to Brazil, you will need a passport, and a visa. A visa is a stamp or
endorsement placed by officials of a country on a valid passport that allows the
bearer to visit that country. Visas are obtained from the Embassy or consulates
Typically, a visa takes 2 days to process in the Embassy. However; during the
busy season (during the fall-winter) visas may take up to 4 days to process
because of the great demand. For more info to travel from the U.S.A. go to: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1072.html
No shots are required if you are traveling directly from the United States.
However, a Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate is required if you have visited
in the past 90 days or if you will visit one of the following countries before
entering Brazil: Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic
of Congo, Ecuador, French Guyiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia,
Nigeria, Peru, Sierre Leone, Sudan and Venezuela.
São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are the main gateways to Brazil. Flight time is 8
hours from Miami to São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, 10 hours from New York, just
over 9 hours from Atlanta, 13 from Los Angeles and 16 from San Francisco.
The best way to travel throughout Brazil is by air. Flying domestically can be
quite expensive. Keep in mind that you'll arrive in Brazil either in Rio de
Janeiro or São Paulo airports, after this you have to fly to Florianopolis.
Flights by American Airlines, Continental, Delta, United and the Brazilian flag
carriers Varig and Tam link the US with Brazil. Depending on the city, flight
time from Europe to São Paulo or Rio de Janeiro is just over 12 hours. Air
France, Alitalia, British Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, Tam, Tap and
Varig all offer scheduled services between Europe and Brazil. This means that
travellers have a daily choice of airlines linking the two continents.
The most direct flights to Brazil are those operated by British Airways and
Varig. Both offer daily services to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro from London
The flight from the U.S.A. greatly varies depending on the time of the year you
travel. Check with your airline and be on the lookout for specials.
A round trip ticket São Paulo-Florianopolis-São Paulo costs about US $200.
A round trip ticket Rio de Janeiro-Florianopolis-Rio de Janeiro starts at US
São Paulo to Florianopolis - 1 hour
Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis - 2:30 hours
Porto Alegre to Florianopolis - 50 minutes
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