Situated at the southern tip of Brazil, visiting Rio Grande opens up South America as it borders both Argentina and Uruguay, with Paraguay a relatively short drive away. If you choose to hire a car in Rio Grande, as well as exploring further afield, you'll find plenty of attractions on your doorstep. The Lagoa dos Patos is the biggest lagoon in Brazil, just on the edge of the town. The main 11 highway that runs alongside will give you access to plenty of vantage points, as well as to the Lagoa do Peixe National Park which is home to wild flamingos.
Rio Grande is one of the oldest cities in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The capital of the state, Porto Alegre, is a fair drive away from the city but easily reached if you rent a car in Rio Grande. The Praida do Cassino beach is another good option as it's just a 20 minute drive away to the coast. The Museu Oceanográfico is a great educational attraction to head to, a great day out to see some unknown elements of the ocean and learn a little about the area itself. Typically for Brazil, the bigger cities are few and far between, so plan your attractions in advance.
Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa 0800-1200, Su Closed
Address: Alameda Uruguay 140
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.