Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil, is serviced by two airports, the Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport and the Congonhas-Sao Paulo Airport. Cheap flights from Sao Paulo can be booked to most international destinations using Orbitz.com. The Sao Paulo-Guarulhos airport is located about 16 miles from the city's center and is used for international flights, while the Congonhas-Sao Paulo airport handles mostly domestic and regional flights throughout the area. Some of the airlines offering international flights from Sao Paulo-Guarulhos include Air China, Air France, Lufthansa, British Airways and United Airlines.
Parking is available at the official parking lot for up to 3098 vehicles. Fees for parking begin at $4.50 an hour for a single hour and rise to $25.25 for a full day. Alternative parking is available at the Airport Park, which is located 1.24 miles from the airport and offers shuttle service. Airport Park charges only $13.40 a day for parking.
Bus transportation is available from Sao Paulo to the airport, running a circuit of the major hotels in the downtown area at a cost of about $17.50 for a trip of up to two hours, depending on where you catch the bus. Taxi service is also available from anywhere in town, with service from the downtown area costing approximately $65.
Those wishing to enjoy a last meal before leaving town can try the Fogo de Chao for a delicious breakfast or Jardineira Grill for a late-night meal before catching the red-eye cheap flights from Sao Paulo. If there's no time to stop and eat before the airport, a quick meal can be had at the Crepe de Paris or the Café Havana in the airport itself.
When you book flights to Fortaleza through Orbitz.com, you'll fly into Pinto Martins International Airport. Located on Avenida Senador Carlos Jereissati, this airport is less than 5 miles from downtown Fortaleza. Several international airlines service this airport, including Air Italy, Avianca Brazil and TAM Airlines.
If you're a traveler on a budget, the most economical way to travel from the airport to your local destination is by bus. Buses cost less than $1 per trip and can be found on the underground floor of the airport. For more convenient transportation, you can hire a taxi on the ground floor of the airport. Taxi fees are fixed, rather than being metered, and cost around $14 per trip. For ultimate flexibility, you can rent a car from Mare Rent-a-Car, Costa Dourada Rent-a-Car or Dunas Rent-a-Car. Car rentals start at around $25 per day, with costs rising with the quality of the vehicle you wish to rent.
Fortaleza has a tropical climate, with high winds and humidity. A vacation planner should count on warm weather throughout the year. December and January are the warmest months, with temperatures reaching up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. February through May are cooler months, with temperatures below 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The cooler months also have a lot of rain, so bring an umbrella.
Since Fortaleza is located on the coast, tourists may enjoy visiting one of its many beaches, including Jericoacoara Beach and Cumbuco Beach. Those seeking a bit of culture should check out Jose de Alencar Theater and Metropolitana Cathedral. No matter what you do once you're there, you can book cheap flights to Fortaleza through Orbitz.com.
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