Porto Velho (Brazil)

Porto Velho Travel Guide and Trip Resources

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Transit point

Transit pointLovely views over the Rio Madeira

Travelindicator likes global coverage. That means we aim to cover the whole globe, even if a place is not particularly worth visiting. In such cases we tend to categorically state so, and this is one such occasion. In a country like Brazil that has so much to see and explore, a city like Porto Velho in Rondonia can be safely left off the itinerary.

In Porto Velho, a young city along the Rio Madeira that was not founded until 1914, you won't need to arrive looking for charming colonial architecture or any sights of significance. Perhaps the closest you will come to anything interesting are the Cathedral, closed down railway station and weekly market, as well as the admittedly quite lovely views over the Rio Madeira. But other than that, you are most likely to drop by this city on transit. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Porto Velho is a city in Brazil's region of Rondonia. It has a population of 426,558, is situated at an altitude of 292ft and the best airport to fly into is PVH (Governador Jorge Teixeira, Porto Velho)
  • The main spoken language here is Portuguese, and the average English skill is intermediate
  • Note Porto Velho is not a good point of entry for trips to Brazil as it is not well internationally connected. Instead try entering through for instance Belem or Porto Alegre
  • The currency used in Brazil is the Brazilian real (BRL)

Porto Velho Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

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Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

12.6 12.4 10.8 9.9 5 1.9 0.9 1.4 4.7 7.6 8.9 12.6

More Porto Velho travel resources

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