Try Amazonian cuisine at Açai Restaurant, sip a cocktail in the poolside Sape Bar or relax with colleagues in Amazon Bar. Work out in the fitness center, swim in the pool or wind down in the sauna at the Hilton Belem hotel.
Enjoy city views from the 15th-floor Executive Lounge. Located in the commercial district of Belem and 20 minutes from Val de Cans Airport, the Hilton Belem hotel also has 9 meeting rooms for 5-500 and a business center.
From a Hilton Guest Room to a Suite, all rooms have wireless internet access. Executive Rooms offer Executive Lounge access.
- History Around: During the height of the nineteenth century rubber boom, the Ver O Peso (Check the Weight) market was designed and built in England and assembled in Belém. In addition to the fresh fruit, plants and fish brought to market by dugout canoe, you'll find items for macumba ceremonies, medicinal herbs and potions, alligator and crocodile body parts and anaconda snakes. The market is on the docks, and is one of the largest in Brazil
- Currency:brazilian money is called Real (exchange rate has been fluctuating regularly between R$1.70 to R$1.80 = US$1.00. Travel agencies are the easiest and safest place to exchange dollars, and they are easy to find around this Hilton.
- Water:The local water is filtered and safe to drink, although most still drink bottled water.
- Touching: very common in Brazilian culture. Common greet is a kiss on each cheek, `a la Europe, hugs are also very common. If you're not sure how to act, let the local lead.
- Stop Signs: frequently ignored at night, as well as red lights, as the drivers slow to a fast crawl through the intersection, so pay close attention if you drive or take a taxi. Be always cautious as a pedestrian crossing roads.
- When To Visit: Belem is a rainy city and also very hot. Humidity is very high. The climate is equatorial which means little variance from day to day. The wettest months are between January to May, but whenever you travel, be prepared for daily rain and high temperatures.
- Regulations: minimum driving age is 18. The speed limit in the city is under 80kph (50mph). Passing on the right is forbidden. Seat belts must be worn by drivers and passengers.
- Transportation: If you enjoy walking, bring some comfort shoes, walkways are large and many people walk around the city, a taxi cab will not cost much around town and is safer and there's plenty around, be aware of how much it should cost before riding.
- Tipping: Check your bill, as a service charge is often included, otherwise, tipping 10% is fine.
- Electric Current: uses both 120 and 240 volts for everyday appliances. There is NO physical difference in the electric outlets for the two voltages.
- Food: culinary heritage is predominantly Indian, and demonstrate both the richness and the tastiness of local favorites.
- Language: Portuguese is the native language, people are very friendly and very much willing to help, so you don’t have to learn the language, but small words can take you a long way: Yes = sim, no = naum, hello = oi, please = por favor, No Thanks = Nao Obrigado, Excuse me = Com licenca, Cool = legal, Thanks = Obrigado for men, Obrigada for women.
- Business Center (+)
- Conference Rooms (+)
- Fitness Facility
- High Speed Internet (+)
- Outdoor Pool
- Wheelchair Access
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply