Travel, lodging and meals

Natal is a city located in the state of Rio Grande do Norte – Brazil:

Natal

You can fly to Natal from all over the world with flights through connections in Brasília, Sao Paulo, Recife and Rio de Janeiro (Natal aiport – http://www.natal.aero/en/). Clouser routes can be found through Fortaleza (from Miami, Frankfurt, and other countries from south America). Direct flights are available from Lisbon and Milan to Natal.

For more information about the city, click here.

The Symposium will hold the majority of the activities at the Music School building of the Federal Univerisity of Rio Grande do Norte.

Natal is a large tourist city with many hotels and pousadas (pousada is a simpler hotel or hostel). You can find hotels very close to the symposium venue – we are working on special discounted prices for participants – but we recommend that you to stay in the Ponta Negra Beach – (15 minutes to the Music School Building by car). Both the University and the Ponta Negra beach are located at the south part of Natal.

Mapa UFRN Praiamar

Natal has public transportation to the university including bus transportation (for less than a dollar), and UBER/taxis (for less than 8 dollars)

“Real” is our currency. To make it easier to calculate the fees, the prices are displayed in US Dollars – these prices may vary in the next few months, due to the changes of the current value of the US Dollar in Brazil.

We recommend that you to stay at Praiamar Hotel – http://www.praiamarnatal.com.br/?lang=en – The Featured Artists and Advisory Council are staying at this hotel.

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They have special prices for symposium participants (prices may vary according to the US Dollar vallue):

  • Single room (breakfast included) per Night – R$ 218,00 = US$ 68.98
  • Double room (breakfast included) per Night – R$ 240,00 = US$ 75.94
  • Triple room (breakfast included)  per Night – R$ 313,00 = US$ 99.05

Participants should make their reservation at the Praiamar website using the code TROMPISTAS2017. You can pay for your hotel at the time of your reservation or divide the payment into 10 equal payments without interest or you can pay when you arrive at the hotel.

Listed below are other hotels/rates (For this rates, we considered US$ 1 = R$ 3,16 – quotation of 01/27/2017). You can find dozens of hotels and pousadas in Natal with excellent ratings at very competitive rates on hotel websites such as booking.com, airbnb, tripadvisor, and many more.

– Located near to the Music School building at the UFRN (This is the IHS49 venue – we do not recommend people to go walking at night from these hotels to the Music School)

1. Holiday Inn Natal (breakfast included – 5% taxes to be charged)

  • Single room per Night – R$ 230,00 = US$ 72.78
  • Double room per Night – R$ 272,00 = US$ 86.07
  • Triple room per Night – R$ 314,00 = US$ 99.36

2. Monza Palace Hotel (breakfast included)

  • Single/double room per Night – R$ 220,00 = US$ 69.62
  • Triple room per Night – R$ 290,00 = US$ 91.77
  • Quadruple room per Night – R$ 320,00 = US$ 101.26

3. Pousada Alamanda (breakfast included)

  • Single room per Night – R$ 110,00 = US$ 34.81
  • Double room per Night – R$ 165,00 = US$ 52.21
  • Triple room per Night – R$ 200,00 = US$ 63.29
  • Quadruple room per Night – R$ 264,00 = US$ 83.54

4. Hotel Maine (breakfast included) – For reservations, send an e-mail to hmaine@hotelmaine.com.br

  • Single room per Night – R$ 150  = US$ 47.46
  • Double room per Night – R$ 160 = US$ 50.63
  • Triple room per Night – R$ 190 = US$ 60.12

– At the Ponta Negra Beach

1. Holiday Inn Express Natal Ponta Negra (breakfast included – 5% taxes to be charged)

  • Single room per Night – R$ 238,00 = US$ 75.31
  • Double room per Night – R$ 238,00 = US$ 75.31
  • Triple room per Night – R$ 298,00 = US$ 94.30

2. Golden Tulip Natal Ponta Negra (breakfast included – 5% taxes to be charged)

  • Especial prices for this hotel – The following rates will be on until June 9th!!! Make your reservation sending an e-mail to reservas.gtpontanegra@goldentulip.com.br
  • Single room per Night – R$ 310,00 = US$ 98.10

3. Best Western Premier – Majestic Natal (breakfast included)

  • Single room per Night – R$ 340,00 = US$ 107.59
  • Double room per Night – R$ 385,00 = US$ 121.83
  • Triple room per Night – R$ 482,00 = US$ 152.53
  • Quadruple room per Night – R$ 602,00 = US$ 190.50

4. Yatch Village Flat (apartments – you can have 4 people maximum)

  • You can find rates from June 25th to July 1st (the whole Symposium) at R$ 960,00 = US$ 303.79 – Less than US$ 12.65 dollars per night/person. To make your reservation, go to booking.com and search for Yatch Village Flat.

– Donwtown

1. Golden Tulip Natal Petrópolis (breakfast included – 5% taxes to be charged)

  • Especial prices for this hotel – The following rate will be on until June 9th!!! Make your reservation sending an e-mail to ia.reservas@goldentulip.com.br
  • Single room per Night – R$ 270,00 = US$ 85,44

Natal has many restaurants for dining – If you stay in Ponta Negra Beach, many of those restaurants will be located within walking distance from the hotels. Next to the university, there are two big shopping malls with many restaurants and fast food. We will have a snack bar set up for your convenience at the Music School. UFRN has their own restaurant, where you can dine for R$ 7,00 a meal (lunch and dinner) which equals $ 2,21 in US dollars. This restaurant is relatively close to the Music School – aproximidatelly 0.6 miles. UFRN will provide a free bus that will transport there from the Music School in less than 5 minutes.

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