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About Altamira

Located in the Pará state of Brazil, Altamira is situated along the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon River. Due to its geographical features Altamira is among the world’s most unique cities. The city is 109 meters above sea level, making it the world’s second city with the highest altitude. With approximately 160 thousand square kilometers of surface area it is the world’s 3rd largest city, about 4 times the size of Switzerland. Another important feature of Altamira on the global agenda is the construction of the Belo Monte Dam, situated on the Xingu River. Locals and environmental protection organizations from all over the world are protesting the dam, which is planned to be 7km long.

The dam would become the world’s 3rd largest dam. Environmentalists see it as a huge threat to the Amazon nature and endemic species in the region. Construction of the dam caused a decrease in agricultural activities, which is an important source of livelihood in the region. Serra do Pardo National Park is among the city’s most interesting sites to see. The city has a tropical climate and receives a high amount of rainfall throughout the year. The Altamira Airport is 7km from the city center. 

Transportation to Altamira City Center from Airport


Altamira Airport

Altamira Airport, which is located near Altamira in Brazil, is a few kilometers away from the city center. Since the distance is very close, you can get on a taxi for travelling to the city center from the airport which offers easy transportation to the center. In addition, private shuttles are also among the preferred alternatives. If you want a comfortable travel to the city center, you can rent a car. Another airport that you can use for reaching the region is General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport which is located 16 kilometers of Altamira city center. From this airport, you can also use rental cars, private shuttles and taxis for travelling to Altamira city center.


Taxis are among the most preferred options by the passengers landing at Altamira Airport. It is possible to find a taxi in front of the terminal and travel to the city center in a comfortable and fast way. You can reach Altamira city center in a short time when you get on a taxi from the airport. You need to pay the taxi fare as Brazilian Real which is the currency of the country. However, if you don’t have this currency when you get on the taxi, you can ask the driver whether you can make the payment with a different currency. The cost of travelling to the city center from the airport by taxi is not generally too high. However, if you want to reduce this cost and have a more budget-friendly travel, you can find a few passengers that will also travel to the city center and share your taxi with them. This method is economic for passengers who don’t have much luggage. In this way, you can reach the city center for a very affordable fare.

Private Shuttle

Private shuttles, which are generally preferred by crowded groups or families with much luggage, are among the transportation alternatives that you can use for travelling to the city center from Altamira Airport. You can find a private shuttle at the airport or you can arrange a vehicle to pick you up from the airport by contacting in advance. If you have heavy luggage or are travelling with your family or friends, this transportation option can be ideal for you since it offers large capacity for you and your luggage. These shuttles which carry passengers to their destinations in a comfortable way will be waiting for you when you go out of Altamira Airport terminal. By specifying your destination to the driver, you can have a comfortable travel to the point you want to reach from the airport.

Car Rental

You can find different alternatives in terms of car rental at Altamira Airport and General Francisco Javier Mina International Airport. Car rental process lasts only a few minutes at the both airports where generally local companies offer service. You can make a reservation in advance if you want to speed up the process and receive your car as soon as you arrive at the airport. You are advised to take a navigation device with you in order to reach the center of Altamira easily after renting your car. You can reach the center by following the direction signs that you will come across along the road but if this is your first visit, you may have trouble in finding your way.

Weather in Altamira

DayMin - Max
WednesdayMin 23ºC - Max 33ºC
ThursdayMin 25ºC - Max 34ºC
FridayMin 22ºC - Max 34ºC
SaturdayMin 24ºC - Max 33ºC
SundayMin 23ºC - Max 34ºC

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