Practical Information

Climate

The state of Minas Gerais’ territory is situated on the highlands, varying from 100 to 1500 meters above sea level. Belo Horizonte is at 800m above sea level. The state’s predominant climatic zones are tropical and high-altitude tropical, with lower temperatures in high-altitude regions and the south of the state.

Minas has two main seasons, one from April to September – with moderate temperatures and dry season – and a hot, rainy season from October to March. Travelers ought to expect in July a dry climate, with almost no precipitation and mild temperatures (from 15 to 25 degrees C/ 59 to 77 Fahrenheit), with sunny, warm days and chillier nights.

Temperatures vary, naturally, and a given winter may eventually have a colder-than-normal week, so days may be brisker than estimated, but with temperatures not much bellow 12 degrees C.

Currency

The Brazilian Real is the local currency. Please use this link to check daily conversion rates.

Security

Belo Horizonte is a relatively safe city. Walking in the Savassi region is quite safe as well. The precautions to be taken are the same as any big city: beware of pickpocket and not walk alone in places that are very dark or empthness or very late at night. All city taxis are registered by the city and can be accessed by mobile applications. Travelling by taxi or uber is the safest way for long distance dislocations.