Hello, My husband and I would like to share a 4X4 hilux transfer (450 R$ for 4pp) from Fortaleza airport to Jericoacoara on Dec 1st. TAP flight from Lisbon landing at 8:55PM. We would also be interested in sharing the same transfer back Jeri to Fortaleza on Dec12. We are just two persons. There is room for two other pp max.in the car.Contact e mail: email@example.com
Hi Me and wife landing IGR airport (Argentinian side therefore) at 11.30 am from EZE (BA) We are staying two nights. We have not booked accommodation yet but will be cheap - maybe a hostel or apartment. We think we should book in Puerto Iguazu (Arg side). We wish to see both sides. 1) So do we stay in Argentina side and find room there first question? 2) Then can we go from here to see Brazil side on first day after landing straight away because people say it can be seen half day? 3) How do we get to Brazil side and how much will it cost and how long will it take to get there in taxi or bus? 4) How much will it cost to enter the park for Brazil side? Second day we see Argentina side. 5) Again how do we get there how much will it cost and how long will it take to get there in taxi or bus? 6) How much will it cost to enter the park for full day? We leave Iguazu from IGU NOT IGR because we go to Rio and flight is 3 times cheaper. 7) How do we got to IGU from Puerto Iguazu (Arg side) and how much will it cost and how long will it take by bus or taxi. (Flight is 9.30 am and we have to check in 7.30). Please help I would love all of your advice. Thank you so much.
Hello I am living in Fortaleza for a short time. I am looking for a place to take samba lessons and cooking lessons. Any suggestions? Thanks. Ann
Hello All, I am relocating to Fortaleza for a 10-month fellowship that begins in March, 2012. I will be bringing my small dog with me, and I would like to know if anyone can recommend an excellent veterinarian and/or pet sitter in Fortaleza. My apartment will be near Iracema. Any other helpful information you could offer about having a dog in Foraleza would be especially appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I am currently living in Fortaleza, and am thinking of looking for a community outside Fortaleza to live, a place where close enough that I could drive to the city several times per week for work. I heard there are beach communities, nice areas where I could purchase a home, and be close to the beach, but it is not too far from the city. Can anyone recommend any areas?
Is it safe to start a business in Fortaleza or surroundings ( Recife, Natal, Joao Pessoa ) Some people say it's safe, but a lot of people here in Europe say it's very risky and dangerous. I would like to live in Brazil North East but i want to be sure. Thanks in advance, Bart
Hi, I am due to be doing a family trip to South America at the end of Feb 2012 and we are planning to visit the Iguassu Falls area. However, whilst I definitely want to see the falls from both sides and see the Itapu dam, I am wondering if someone could recommend where it would be best to stay? I've heard that Ciudad Del Este is not a particularly nice place, but assumed that I'd need to stay here at least one night to make it easy to go and see the dam - but now I believe it is possible to do this from the Brazilian side too (thus meaning there'd be no need to stay in CdE)... is this true? Also, is it worth trying to stay in just one place and do all of the sightseeing and waterfall viewing from that place as a base.... or is it worth splitting our time between Foz do Iguazu and Puerto Iguazu just in order to (a) see both places and/or (b) make it easier to visit certain things? Finally, can anyone recommend either any places to stay in these towns or any other worthwhile sightseeing activities other than the dam and the falls? Thanks in advance, Darren
I wish to visit Iguazu Falls, will be arriving IGU airport in the late afternoon, hoping to stay at the Sheraton, and will be there two nights. This leaves one full day for visiting Iguazu Falls. 1st: I assume it's easy to take a taxi to the Sheraton from IGU? I've read here on FT that it shouldn't be a problem, correct? 2nd: I'd like to see and do as much as possible in my one full day, what is recommended to see and do it all? I'd like to visit both sides, Brazil and the Argentina sides. Are there recommended tours? Do I pre-book such tours in advance? What should I not miss? I read some say it's best to see the Brazil side in the morning. If I stay at the Sheraton, how do I get to the Brazil side, and can I return to see the Argentina side? Basically, how can I see everything in a day? All information is greatly appreciated, thanks!
Hello all. My Brazilian girlfriend and I are in Fortaleza for a one week vacation. We decided we love it and are going to look for an apartment and make the move. We'd like something furnished as a starter apartment, in an area of the city close to shopping, restaurants etc. Not too expensive, mid range probably is where we're at for now. Any suggestions on agents, or websites, to help us with our search?
Hello all. I would like to study Portuguese in Fortaleza at a school that provides the document for a student visa. This is a document that I would then submit to the Brazilian consulate in Canada to apply for the student visa. It can be a university or language school. For example there is a course in Sao Paulo at Mackenzie University which is cheap and only two classes per week, which is perfect, and they provide the document for getting a student visa. I am wondering if there is something similar in Fortaleza.
We are staying at the Sheraton at the Falls in November and would like to visit both sides... is it a reasonable walk from the Argentina side to the Brazilian... or will it require a cab or somesort of transporation ? ? I was told that we do not need a tour it can be done on our own; however I have been trying to find a walking map of the falls and connot seem to find one .... any suggestions ? ?
I have posted a question before in this forum about moving to Fortaleza and asking for some advices around how difficult it is to get a job in Fortaleza, Brazil. But it seems to be deleted and I can not access it anymore and I am not quite sure why. I do not think I have used any offensive languages on my question before, I have read the guidelines and I do not think I have breach any of those points. Please help :)
hi,i'm a singaporean who will be traveling to fortaleza in may this year.its my 1st time traveling 30 hours with 2 stop flight n transfer another flight from SIA(singapore) TO TAP(portugal).exmaple singapore-zurich - zurich-lisbon -lisbon-fortaleza.could someone give me advises on what i should do n should not do...thank you...
Hi I will be moving to Fortaleza in July with my husband and 10 year old son. I have tried to search for private schools biligual or english would be perferred but can't seem to find any. Could anyone send me a list of private schools that I can contact when I am there in a few weeks. Thanks a bunch!
I am arriving at the Iguassu international airport in Argentina but planning to stay at a hotel in Brasil near the falls. Can someone pls tell me if any taxi or what type of transportation is available from the airport in Iguassu Argentina side to the falls in Brasil? Price? thanks a lot!
Are there gyms in Fortalaza to train, lift weights, stay in shape etc...?
Hi, could anyone help me , where is the best place to stay in Fortaleza planing to rent apartment. Also if you know anyone who you can trust for apartment. Don't feel comfotable to pay a head. Thanx Mario
Hello, Can someone give me information on buses from Canoa Quebrada to Natal? I can't seem to find much info on the web! Would like to know times they go and approx cost and if you have to book? Thanks Simon
I'm planning to move to the Fortaleza area to establish some business ventures and marry my Brazilian fiancée. But as a backup plan, I'd like to teach English privately. I would like to find a private school in need of a literate, native English speaker. My fiancée and I have even been talking about starting an English school (she is an English teacher, too). I test better than the 99th percentile in competency, and have experience tutoring English to speakers of many languages. I'm doing well at learning Portuguese and became quite popular on livemocha.com for my detailed explanation of English difficulties - in Portuguese. Although I've not obtained an ESL certification, I would certainly do so if really necessary. Any advice on where to look? Thank you so much! Joe
Heloo all. Coming to Fortaleza for a bit of wind down after a 9 day stay in Buenos Aires next month. Any recommendations as to where to stay? Neighborhoods etc.... I hear of the fantastic beaches in Ceara...but are the beaches in the city also nice? clean? Thanks for any tips.
This will be my first time in Fortaleza. I have a few friends living in Brazil, but none in Fortaleza. I'll be looking at real estate primarially, but I plan to get out and about to some of the clubs while I'm there. If anyone, especially folks with local knowledge, wants to meet up for a drink, I'd be all over it. On an unrelated note, are there any dive (scuba) operators in Fortaleza who allow spearfishing on their charters? Kind of obscure question, I know.
Hi, Is there any Golf courses closed to Fortaleza? And what are green free prices? br Olli
I'm planning a trip to Fortaleza this fall and I was wondering how safe is it in Fortaleza? There have been a few comments that it is the second dangerous city in Brazil?? Thanks!
HI all, my wife and I and a colleague are looking for a comfortable hotel ($50 to80 a night) near (within a couple of kilometers) the Mabu Thermas and Resort in Foz do Iguassu. We'll be there the first week of August for 6 days (is this high season for tourists within Brazil?). While there we want to spend a day or two traveling in Paraguay. How long is the trip by bus to Asuncion from Foz do Iguasssu? saludos, Grumpus
Visiting Fortaleza in August and would like to find out if there are any surf shops in Fortaleza? Please let me know the address and phone number. What is the price range of the surf board (long board)? Thanks, LAXGRUFOR
I’m visiting this great city in June 08 (less than three weeks away), can you someone please shed some light in all the happenings in the city especially the nightlife. I am also hoping to get some well earned rest, can one suggest a nice place within the city where one can relax without experiencing any hassles. My stay is 10 days and I am hoping not to experience any dull moment. Many thanks
Anybody knows about a good posada in Jericoacoara (Beach, not town)? We are looking for something nice, quite, clean, close to the beach and affordable..... Thanks¡
I am a Norwegian guy travelling alone to Fortaleza this march. Are there any of you Virtual Tourist members that will be in Fortaleza during march? I would be lovely to meet up with some of you who actuelly live in this brilliant part of Brazil that I have been reading about for weeks and weeks. I work as a management consultant in Norway and have a very hectic everyday life. I very much look forward to visiting Brasil, recharding my batteries, getting some sun on my back, and basically having a great time! Regards from Norway. Bjarte
hi we intend renting a car for our stay south of fortaleza at porto das dunas. we cannot find any info re. exact locations and recommendations for parking lots in central fortaleza and local car rental companies(other than the obvious hertz/avis etc). we would also like as many recommendations as possible for restaurants(1) as near to porto das dunas as possible and then gradually moving further into fortaleza. what about shopping for local crafts, clothes, shoes,etc.?? another general brazilian question re. which money to bring from the UK. many thanks
Hey, does anybody know of a good language school that gives private lessons?? My portuguese is getting better, but I want to learn more advanced gramma. If anybody has contacts, telefone, email etc... I would be gratefull!! Regards, Andreas