Where to stay in Porto Velho – A guide to the capital of the Rondonia state
The city of Porto Velho is located in the northern region of Brazil, in the province of Mato Grosso, where it stands as a city that is gaining popularity due to the attractions it offers.
Porto Velho or Old Port is the capital of the state of Rondonia, a region of rainforest and tropical climate.
Although Porto Velho does not have as many tourist attractions as Rio de Janeiro, it is worth visiting for natural beauties, history or to practice higher or lower risk sports.
Porto Velho has the Jorge Teixeira de Oliveira International Airport, better known as Belmont Airport, 7 km north of the city, with flights that connect it with other cities in Brazil.
The best time to travel to Porto Velho is from June to October, during the dry season, due to its warm weather, low rainfall, and fewer mosquitoes.
In Porto Velho, the public transport service revolves around buses that run through most of the city and make it easier to move between its areas.
The best thing about Porto Velho is to enjoy its natural parks and some important tourist points such as the Madeira-Mamoré Iron Road, the scene of the Mad María television series, and the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
One of its main roads is Pinheiro Machado Street, which connects the center of Porto Velho and the east side of the city. This street is home to bars, clubs and many nightlife options.
The best area to stay in Porto Velho is the City Center, which preserves much of the city’s history, as well as many hotels and entertainment (See accommodation in Porto Velho City Center).
Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Porto Velho, Brazil.
The best areas to stay in Porto Velho, Brazil
1. Our favorite area: City Center
The city of Porto Velho dates from about 100 years ago and, since then, it has not changed much. Its Historic Center keeps the same layout of streets and historic buildings and monuments as always, which can be visited on a walk.
In the center of Porto Velho, there are icons such as the Cajas de Plaza D’Agua, a symbol of the old port and appreciated as one of the best views of the city.
Another important space of great beauty is the Coração de Jesus Metropolitan Cathedral, a historical point for being the main church of the city.
Also worth mentioning are the Casa de la Cultura, with its exhibitions, the Getulio Vargas Palace, the Cultural Market, for its art and music, and the Feitoza Building, one of the oldest structures in the center.
Similarly, Pinheiro Machado Avenue, in the center, is a meeting point for university students and young people who fill their sidewalks and bars during the night.
Scattered around the area are, in the same way, few shopping centers, restaurants, cafes and popular places to taste the most traditional of Puerto Viejo.
The City Center is the best area to stay in Porto Velho since, apart from offering different entertainment sites, it has hotels ranging from high costs to very cheap, ideal to meet the needs of all travelers.
Why we love this area for a stay in Porto Velho:
- Old Town
- Main attractions of the city
- Best area for sightseeing
Accommodation in this area
L´acordes Hotel has an outdoor pool with chairs and umbrellas and an equipped gym.
Guests of L´acordes will find modern rooms, meeting facilities and an information desk.
Hotel Cielo is located in Porto Velho. The hotel also has free Wi-Fi and free private parking.At the hotel, the rooms are equipped with a desk. Rooms at Hotel Cielo feature air conditioning and a private bathroom.
Golden Plaza Hotel
Located in Porto Velho, Golden Plaza offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a rooftop pool with sun loungers. Buffet breakfast is served daily in the dining areas, and drinks are served in the bar.
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