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The capital of Rio Grande do Sul, PORTO ALEGRE, lies on the eastern bank of the Rio Guaiba, at the point where five rivers converge to form the Lagoa dos Patos , a giant freshwater lagoon navigable by even the largest of ships. 

Founded in 1755 as a Portuguese garrison, to guard against Spanish encroachment into this part of the empire, it wasn't until Porto Alegre became the port for the export of beef that it developed into Brazil's leading commercial centre south of São Paulo.

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With a rather uninteresting feel to it, like a cross between a southern European and a North American city, most people will be tempted to move straight on from Porto Alegre. However, as it's a major transport centre, a stop here might be unavoidable. Fortunately the city has considerable life, if not much visible history, and you'll find many ways to occupy yourself, particularly if your visit coincides with one of the main festivals: Semana Farroupilha (Sept 13-20) features traditional local folk dancing and singing, while the highlight of Festa de Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes (Feb 2) is a procession of fishing boats.
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Hotel Continental Porto Alegre
The Hotel Continental Porto Alegre invites you to sunbath by its outdoor pool on the terrace while admiring panoramic views of downtown Porto Alegre. The guestrooms are equipped with air conditioning, cable TV, telephone, minibar and free internet access. Room service is provided 24 hours a day. A gym, Lobby Bar, restaurant and a great infrastructure for business meetings are also provided on site. The Hotel Continental Porto Alegre lies one block from Mercado Subway Station and from the coast. The international bus station is just a few blocks away.
Novotel Porto Alegre
The Novotel Porto Alegre hotel has 126 rooms (98 non-smoking), and is ideal for business trips to Porto Alegre. Located in the Três Figueiras district, it is just 5 mins. from the Iguatemi shopping center and 1 block from Avenida Carlos Gomes, thecity's largest business district. The hotel offers 11 meeting rooms for conferences and seminars, broadband Internet access, 24-hr room service, a swimming pool, parking, fitness center, international restaurant and a great leisure area.  The hotel is located in Três Figueiras, one of the city's best districts, close to shopping and entertainment centers. The hotel offers both leisure and business facilities, and even has its own convention center.
Porto Alegre Hotel Reservations Sheraton Hotel Porto Alegre
If you are planning for a particular holiday at Alegre, then Sheraton Hotel is the perfect place for you to reside.  The Sheraton Porto Alegre Hotel is located in the exclusive, upscale neighborhood of Moinhos de Vento and a mere 10-minute drive from Salgado Filho International Airport. Located in the exclusive neighbourhood of Porto Alegre, the Sheraton Hotel is connected to the newest shopping mall.   The restaurants and lounge are a great place to gather and enjoy international cuisine with a tropical flair including a delectable selection of dishes for the health conscious.  The fitness centre presents top equipments, as well as sauna and massage service. The swimming pool features a pool snack bar, with a great variety of healthy juices, light sandwiches and salads.
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RECIFE, the Northeast's second-largest city, appears rather dull on first impressions, but it's lent a colonial grace and elegance by Olinda, 6km to the north and considered part of the same conurbation. Recife itself has long since burst its original colonial boundaries and much of the centre is now given over to uninspired modern skyscrapers and office buildings. But there are still a few quiet squares, where an inordinate number of impressive churches lie cheek by jowl with the uglier urban sprawl of the past thirty years. North of the centre are some pleasant leafy suburbs, dotted with museums and parks, and to the south there is the modern beachside district of Boa Viagem  . Other beaches lie within easy reach, both north and south of the city, and there's also all the nightlife  one would expect from a city of nearly two million Brazilians.
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Recife Hotel Reservations Best Western Manibu Hotel Recife
The hotel is located 100 metres from Boa Viagem beach, about seven kilometres away from the International airport, five from the city centre and fifteen kilometres from Recife Convention Centre.  All the rooms are small to medium in size and in very good condition along with the bathrooms. The bedspreads are decorated in light/bright colours. Furnishings are in light wood throughout.  There are two restaurants open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is modern, bright and overlooks the pool area through its window facade.  This is a very good hotel, not just for its category but because of the good service. It is located a short distance from Boa Viagem beach, the best beach in Recife. The rooftop boasts a swimming pool with a fantastic view of the city. 
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