Angra dos Reis

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Angra dos Reis
Angra dos Reis is a Brazilian municipality located in the south of the state of Rio de Janeiro, discovered by the Portuguese on January 6, 1502, and was only colonized after 1556, which continues to delight countless visitors with its 365 islands and two thousand beaches full of natural beauties and legends. To get to know this piece of Costa Verde Fluminense, even with a boat trip, where you can observe from the sea of ​​crystalline waters, to the mansions erected on the private islands by the rich and famous.
Of all its islands, stands the remarkable Big Island.
Considered a paradise of adventurers with its many trails, waterfalls, and deserted beaches, the Island played an important role in the historical-cultural scenario of Brazil, because it housed a prison for almost 60 years.
In the past, Angra dos Reis before the arrival of the Europeans, was inhabited by indigenous tribes Tupinambás and was one of the most important ports of the coast of Rio de Janeiro. There they loaded ships loaded with materials from the other side of the world and also of slaves to supply the labor in the coffee plantations of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Today, besides being a point of reference for Brazilian tourism, Angra is the scene of political and ecological discussions, as the only Brazilian nuclear power stations, Angra I and Angra II, are built there.
Tourism
The beaches and natural environments are the perfect setting for practicing sports such as skiing, jet skiing, rafting, sailing, diving, hang gliding, surfing, cycling and fishing. It also finds cultural proposals offered by the city, which preserves the interesting architecture of the colonial era. Convents, churches and ancient monuments are part of the route of the classic Tour of the City.
Gastronomy
Fish and seafood enrich the menus of the traditional restaurants of Angra dos Reis, in which seasoned cooks delight the palates with fresh dishes prepared in the day.
The varied restaurants are concentrated in the city, the beaches and the islands. You will be satisfied with the delicious cuisine of the place.
Being able to taste another type of cuisine, the city goes further and brings some of the French, Italian, Japanese gastronomy, fast foods, a la carte restaurants and much more.
In Angra, the main commercial crop is banana, with a production of more than 5,000 tons per year. Angra dos Reis is also an important producer of palm heart, so it is common for some restaurants to predominate the dishes prepared with this local product.
Climate
Located on the southern coast of Rio de Janeiro, Angra dos Reis also has its climate determined by the presence of the subtropical air mass of the South Atlantic, as it happens with the entire southeastern region. This mass of air keeps the weather steady, and sunny most of the time.
The changes of time throughout the year, occur with the arrival of cold fronts.
In the summer, the strong warming causes clouds of storms like Cumulus Nimbus, the famous summer rains, which occur more frequently in the afternoon and early evening.
Between November and March, there is also the formation of tropical instability areas on the Paraíba valley, which move to the coast causing rainfall for 2 or 3 consecutive days in the region of Angra.
Because of the proximity to the sea, summer rains associated with arrivals of cold fronts in the region provoke true showers during the summer, leaving the period extremely dangerous for tours in this region. In these cases, the best way to find out is to follow the weather reports.
Currency
Real
Official language
Portuguese
Documentation required
The tourist visa will be granted to foreigners who travel to Brazil in a recreational or visiting nature, with no intention to immigrate or intend to exercise paid activity.

Tourist visas will also be awarded in the case of artistic competitions and sports competitions in which there are no ticket collection, nor remuneration paid by Brazilian source, as well as in the case of unpaid participants of congresses, conferences and seminars.

DOCUMENTATION

Passport, valid for six months or more;
Proof of means of subsistence (bank account statement or document proving the possession of financial resources, at the discretion of the consular authority);
Proof of reservation with date of entry and exit of the Brazilian territory or travel ticket;
1 Recent photograph, 5x7 size or pass type, white and dated background;
1 Form "Application for Visa" duly completed and signed;
Unaccompanied minors, or in the company of one of the parents: authorization is required from both parents to issue a visa, in the first case, or from the non-traveling parent, in the second, with the signatures duly recognized in Public notary.

The Consulate General of Brazil reserves the right to request any other document that it deems necessary, in addition to those already enumerated above.
Health care
The yellow fever vaccination certificate is required for those who have traveled in the ninety days prior to travel to Brazil, for: Angola, Bolivia, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, French Guiana , Gabon, Ghana, The Gambia, Republic of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sudan and Venezuela.

Immunization against yellow fever is advised for those who intend to travel to certain Brazilian cities and vaccination is required for others.
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