The city of Joinville stands in southern Brazil in the State of Santa Catarina. It is 7 miles south of the larger city of Curitiba on the BR-11 trunk road. Visitors with a hire car will find that Joinville doesn't stand directly on the ocean but there are plenty of sandy beaches within a short drive. You can drive or take a ferry to São Francisco do Sul, the island across the bay from Joinville. There's a fishing village with brightly painted old wooden cottages. The local domestic airport, Joinville-Lauro Carneiro de Loyola, is eight miles from the city centre.
The modern industrial and commercial city has grown up on a sheltered site just inland from the Atlantic on Babitonga Bay. If you hire a car in Joinville you'll be able to tour this prosperous city and its attractions easily. The highlights include a botanical garden and a zoo. There's a strong influence from German settlers here and as you drive around you'll notice Germanic architectural styles around the city. Look out too for the only Bolshoi Ballet School outside Russia, which is open for tours. The Caiera and Finder Hill Parks are both worth finding for their walking trails and spectacular views over the city and Babitonga Bay
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0600-2300, Sa 0700-2000, Su 0700-2300
Address:Avenida Santos Dumont 6885
Phone:55 47 3467 1289
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.