Banking and Money Exchange
The local currency is the “Real” (R$), which may be exchanged at banks and hotels.
Presently, August 2017, US$ 1.00 buys about R$ 3.20 and 1.00 EUR buys about R$ 3.70 at banks. At hotels, the rate of exchange may vary widely.
American Express, VISA and MasterCard credit cards are widely accepted at hotels, restaurants and main stores
Meals and Restaurants
The room rate includes the lunch in addition to the breakfast.
Those who are not guests at the Venue (Hotel Pousada dos Prineus Resort) can enjoy a rich buffet service there during the Conference at reasonable price (R$ 74/lunch - about US$ 23 or EU 20).
There is still a variety of nearby restaurants, where the participants may try the local food at lower prices. The list of restaurants will be available during the Conference.