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Porto Alegre

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals. The progressive city serves as a hub for southern Brazil's alternative arts, music, and culture scenes, and also has a proud reputation of supporting its LGBT community. As the capital of Rio Grande do Sul state and the busiest port in southern Brazil, the city benefits from a strong economy. One of Brazil's richest cities, with the highest literacy rate and standard of living, Porto Alegre blends modern conveniences, such as well-planned public transport, with the carefully preserved charm of its old colonial buildings. Add Porto Alegre and other destinations in Brazil to your travel plans using our Brazil holiday planner .
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Where to stay in Porto Alegre

When searching for a place to stay during your Porto Alegre vacation, you'll notice a large range of eco-hostels and environmentally friendly lodgings. In keeping with the city's progressive trends, these green accommodation options are becoming a hit among eco-conscious travelers; you'll find them throughout the city, especially in the bohemian neighborhood of Cidade Baixa. You can also choose between plenty of traditional high-rise hotels, particularly in the neighborhood of Moinhos de Vento. For proximity to the best attractions in Porto Alegre, stay in the old town of Centro Historico.
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