Visitors to Belem, Brazil's Para capital, enjoy its alluring museums, walking beneath the shade of the many mango trees, and dining in the city's exhilarating restaurants. This port city is a great base for quick trips to Algodoal and Ilha de Marajo, and is also a good starting point for journeys up the Amazon River. Let Skyscanner help you find the best deals to Belem, as we will compare all flight options for all airports in one simple search. Aside from finding the cheapest flights to Belem Airport, you will also discover hotels in the area that are convenient for your stay.
The main airport that serves Belem is officially called Belem/Val de Cans-Julio Cezar Ribeiro International Airport (BEL). It is located in the neighborhood known as Val de Cans, about eight miles from the center of Belem.
Flights To Belem Airport
There are non-stop flights to Belem from the Fort Lauderdale and Miami airports in the United States on LATAM Airlines Brasil and Azul Airlines. Other airlines serving Belem Airport include American Airlines, Delta, GOL, TAP, and Surinam Airways.
What To Expect at Belem Airport
This modern international airport has one terminal and handles at least two million passengers yearly. If you find that you need to catch a nap while in Belem Airport while awaiting a flight home, there are sleeping rooms on the airport's first floor that are available 24 hours a day. There are hotels close to the airport, with one hotel just a four-minute ride away. A beauty salon is open 24 hours within the International Terminal, as are medical services, duty free shops and food concessions.
Transportation Options at Belem Airport
A bus, the Pratinha – Pres Vargas #638, takes passengers between Belem Airport and the center of town at Av Presidente Vargas. The trip takes 40 minutes. The bus stop is at the traffic circle, about 54 yards past the end of the terminal on your left as your leave the building. Taxis can be booked inside the terminal for a fixed rate to the city center or you can find a cab outside of baggage claim. The drive should take 15 mintues. You can also choose to rent a car at the airport.
Visiting Nearby Towns in The Amazon
Most Belem natives head for the beaches of Mosqueiro Island along the Para River in Ilha Do Mosqueiro. If you rent a car, you can drive there in about 90 minutes or take a bus, which leaves every 30 minutes from the bus station. Ilha de Algodoal is also a beautiful island with some of North Brazil's most well preserved and beautiful beaches. It is 100 miles from Belem. Algodoal is a five-hour trip from Belem, and is accessible by bus to Maruda, where you can then take a boat to Algodoal for at one night's stay.
Only 16 miles north of Belem lies a pleasant river town called Icoaraci. There are local buses marked with this destination's name that go along the main avenue in Belem. The town of Icoaraci is known for its ceramic workshops and the distinctive pottery forms made by the Marajoara Indians. You'll also find some wonderful restaurants here, serving fresh fish dishes that are cooked on hot red ceramic roofing tiles.