Travel and Accommodations

Travel and Accommodations


The Congress will be held in Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil during the period 14 to 17 August 2013. The conference venue is just 60 km from the International Airport Guararapes - Recife / PE and 2.5 km from the town of Porto de Galinhas. The city is renowned for hosting several national and international scientific meetings because of its strong tourist appeal and small size, and reasonable cost for accommodation. Due to its small size,the town of Porto de Galinhas has the peculiarity of providing deep interaction among the congress participants.

Congress Venue

The congress will take place at the Convention Center of the Summerville Resort Hotel in Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil.

The venue offers a fully integrated and secured complex with several meeting rooms of various sizes, with space for exhibitions, audio-visual equipment advanced video editing suites, broadcasting studio, well equipped business center, the connections internet wireless high speed, catering services, video-conferencing and interpretation services in various languages. In addition, Summerville offers a family friendly environment with on-site day care system that will facilitate participation by women.

Hotel Summerville Beach Resort is located 57 km (36 miles) south of Recife international airport in Porto de Galinhas.  Porto de Galinhas is a world famous tourist spot, well-known for the beauty of its beach front natural swimming pools formed on the coral reefs by the clear and warm Atlantic waters. The former fishermen’s village, of colorful history and located in a rich ecosystem of estuaries and mangroves, covered by coconut trees and spots of the former Atlantic rain forest, is nowadays an active handicraft center and hosts a variety of hotels and beach resorts.

Airport Information

Recife/Guararapes - Gilberto Freyre International Airport (REC)

Access by plane to Recife:

NON-STOP flights from:

Round trip with non stopping flight from Lisbon to Recife by TAP.
Round trip with non stopping flight from Miami, U.S.A. to Recife by American Airlines.

Round trip with non stopping flight from Panama City to Recife by Copa Airlines.

Round trip with non stopping flight from Frankfurt to Recife by Condor Airlines.

**Flights are not daily, please check the availability

Others airlines fly to Recife through STOP OVER at São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Manaus, Salvador and Fortaleza

How to get to Porto de Galinhas 

Distance from Recife: 57Km (36 miles) 
Luck Viagens offers  an optional round trip bus transfer - Airport / Porto de Galinhas / Airport: R$ 80,00 (fare per person, in regular basis)

 Passport and Visa

Please be aware that passports and visas for foreign visitors, the Brazil government follows reciprocity protocols with other countries: hence, a passport and a valid visa are required for travelers that are citizens of countries that impose those same requirements upon visiting Brazil.

As of October 2010, examples of visa requirements are as follows:


Brazilian Visa

and Passport Requirement


For Citizens of:

National Identification Card

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay.

Valid Passport

UK, European Community*

Valid Passport and Tourist Visa*

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Democratic

Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cook Islands, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia< Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, North Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Federated

States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Palau, Palestinian Authority, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Santa Lucia, Saint Vincent and the

Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu,  Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam,  Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

*Partial list. A more complete and updated information can be found at  // Click in English Version after access this link.


An Immunization Record against Polio is necessary for children between the ages of three months and six years.

A Yellow Fever International Immunization Certificate (vaccination should occur at least 10 days before travel) is always required if the traveler has been to any of the following countries within the last 90 days of his/her Brazil’s entrance: Angola, Benin, Bissau Guinea, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Camerun, Central African Republic, Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana,  Guiana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenia, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda or Venezuela.

While your local medical center or personal physician should be contacted in case of specific questions, the Brazilian Embassy in your country can provide an updated list of vaccination requirements.



REFERENCIAL exchange rate: U$ 1,00 = R$ 1,62 // € 1,00 = R$ 2,17. Exchange consulted on February, 18th.