The city of Ipatinga stands in southeastern Brazil, in the State of Minas Gerais, 13 miles to the east of Belo Horizonte. The local Usiminas Airport is four miles to the east. With a hire car you'll be able to tour this mixed area of countryside and industry. Ipatinga is part of Brazil's 'Steel Valley', or Vale do Aco, which runs along the banks of the Rio Doce and Rio Piracicaba. It's easy to visit the other parts of the valley, like Coronel Fabriciano, with its landmark modern cathedral, or the picturesque Acesita Cultural Centre in Timoteo.
If you hire a car in Ipatinga you'll be able to easily visit all the city's attractions. It's easy to get around with the modern road system here and the city's highlights include the acclaimed Usiminas arts and cultural centre, and the sports facilities and science exhibits in the enormous city centre Ipanema Park, which is one of the largest in Brazil. Look out too for the rocky waterfalls at the Cachoeiras Park, the wavepools and waterslides of Faisao Waterpark and the chance for some serious retail exploration at the popular Vale do Arco regional shopping mall.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1800, Sa 0800-1200, Su closed
Address:Joao Valentim Pascoal, 155
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-2200, Sa 0800-1500, Su 0800-1900
Address:Rodovia BR 458 s/n
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.