The city of Chapeco stands in southern Brazil, in the State of Santa Catarina, less than 1 miles from the border with Argentina. Visitors who hire a car in Chapeco find that the local air link - the Serafin Enoss Bertaso Aeroporto - is just five miles south west of the city. You'll also find that there's some wonderful countryside nearby. The highlights include the forest trails of Trilha do Pitoco, the waterfalls at Gruta de Sede Figueria, the hot natural spas at Balneario de Aguas Termais and the picturesque valley of the winding Uruguay River.
Chapeco is a busy modern city so escaping locals flood to its Ecopark, a semi wild area of flowers, ponds and trees with a well-maintained jogging track. Chapeco itself is a road hub, with six important roads converging on the city. If you hire a car here you'll be able to explore all the attractions. The highlights include the rather austere modern cathedral of St Antony and the enormous statue of 'Desbravador', or pioneer, that dominates Avenue Getulio Vargas. Look out too for the Tropeiro Velho Museum of local agricultural and life, housed in old wooden farm buildings.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1930 2300-0100, Sa 0800-1000 1100-1500, Su 1300-1400 1800-2030
Address: Acesso Florenal Enoss Ribeiro s/n
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1200 1400-1800, Sa 0800-1200, Su Closed.
Address: Avenida Fernando Machado 3674 D
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.