The Sibgrapi 2009 will take place at the campus of PUC-Rio, in the neighborhood of Gávea.
PUC-Rio de Janeiro
Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225
Gávea - RJ 22453-900
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
How to get to the PUC campus
The campus has two main entrances: Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225 and Rua Pe. Leonel Franca near the Planetárium. You can get there easily by taxi (there is a taxi station at the second door) or by bus or metro bus. The list of busses leading to the campus is available at the PUC-Rio web site. Most of those busses link to the southern neighborhoods (Gávea Leblon, Ipanema, Jardim Botânico and Copacabana), and you can check their trajectories at the Rio Ônibus web site.
Where to stay
There are many hotels in Rio, and we would recommend to stay at Ipanema, Leblon, Jardim Botanico or Arpoador, and eventually Copacabana. You will find many options for hotels on hte Internet or with travel agencies (see below). For hotels in Leblon and Ipanema, a good list is available at ipanema.com.
Finally, there are some youth hostels in Rio, and IMPA is maintaining a small list of recommended ones.
Planning your trip
Of course, the best travel agency is the Internet. There is a good resource for tourism in Rio (with links for Brazil) on the official RioTur website. Now, for those who prefer a direct contact, we would recommend two agencies:
"Cristiane Oliveira" < firstname.lastname@example.org > (send e-mail withSibgrapi in the title)
Rua Visc Pirajá, 452 loja A bloco 25
Ipanema - Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Tel: +55 21 2247-3220
"Erika Mendel" <erika.mendel@
Tour in the Tijuca forest