Car Rental -- Localiza (tel. 0800/979-2000); Avis (tel. 0800/725-2847); Unidas (tel. 084/3643-1222); Hertz (tel. 084/3087-1428).

Currency Exchange -- Near Centro, Banco do Brasil, Av. Rio Branco 510, Cidade Alta (tel. 084/3216-4500), also has a 24-hour ATM; and Sunset Cambio, Av. Hermes da Fonseca 628, Tirol (tel. 084/3212-2552). In Ponta Negra, Banco do Brasil, Rua Dr. Ernani Hugo Gomes 2700 (tel. 084/3219-4443, next to the Praia Shopping.

Hospital -- Monsenhor Walfredo Gurgel, Av. Salgado Filho s/n, Tirol (tel. 084/3232-7500).

Weather -- Natal lies just 3 degrees from the Equator, so temperatures hover around 28°C to 34°C (82°F-93°F) year-round. In winter (June-Aug) it tends to rain a bit more. In summer you get 15 regular hours of sunshine a day.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.