Airfare to Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Belo Horizonte is the third largest city in Brazil and the capital of Minas Gerais. It is located in the southeastern region of the country. The city was settled in the 18th century and features a mixture of contemporary and classical buildings. It is also home to several modern buildings. You can easily explore the city on foot but it is a good idea to have a recent map available.
Built on several hills and surrounded by mountains, the city offers a variety of outdoor activities to try. And even if you just plan to hike and enjoy a picnic in the park, you’ll love it here. Don’t miss walking on the streets of Pampulha, the 1940s picturesque neighborhood which is some to some excellent examples of modern architecture.
The city’s climate is tropical of altitude and has two seasons. The coldest month is July, while the hottest month is January. Overall, the climate is mild and the city can be visited year-round.
The city is served by two airports. Confins International Airport (CNF) is the international airport, located in the metropolitan area of Belo Horizonte. It is currently the largest and busiest airport in the state of Minas Gerais. Starting with 2005, most of the flights into Belo Horizonte were transferred here from the smaller airport also serving the city.
CNF receives flights from Miami (American Airlines), Panama City (Copa Airlines) and Lisbon (TAP Portugal). It also receives plenty of local flights from various large Brazilian cities, destinations served by Gol Airlines, OceanAir, TAM Linhas Aereas, TRIP Linhas Aéreas and Webjet.
If you fly from the United States it’s very affordable to book the flight from Miami ($888 round trip, 1 stop, on TAM Linhas Aereas). And if you fly from Europe, consider booking the flight from Lisbon (direct fight, $964 round trip, TAP Portugal). Both within the US and within Europe you can book cheap flights on low-cost airlines so your total cost for the trip won’t be too high regardless of where you fly from.
To save more money, make sure to avoid flying during the weekends and peak travel season. Book your flight in advance and keep your eyes on the airlines’ special deals.
For more information on Belo Horizonte, check out BootsnAll’s Brazil Travel Guide.