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AOSD 2011 will be held in Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil, at the Hotel Armação.

The region of Porto de Galinhas boasts more than 10 miles of white sandy beaches with clear warm water and coconut palms. Although only 35 miles (40 minutes by car) from Guararapes International Airport in Recife, the town seems to be far from city life. There are 7 linked beaches from Camboa to Maracaípe and its beautiful "Pontal", taking in Muro Alto, Cupe and Porto de Galinhas beach.

For nine consecutive years, Porto de Galinhas has been voted the best beach destination in Brazil by the Viagem e Turismo (Travel and Tourism) magazine (Edition 133, 01/11/2007). Porto de Galinhas boasts hotels of international acclaim and world standard resorts with accommodation so close to the beach that it is possible to sleep to the sound of waves lapping the shore. The town has an ever growing gastronomic diversity including local seafood, Japanese sushi, Italian pasta and dishes prepared with sauces using local fruits and roots.

Porto de Galinhas is situated in the municipality of Ipojuca to the south of Recife. Besides the aforementioned beaches, Ipojuca has 3 more beaches to the south of the town -- Enseadinha, Serrambi and Cacimbas -- about 20 miles of coastline -- making it the town with the longest stretch of coast in the state of Pernambuco. Transport from Recife International Airport to the conference hotel will be provided by the conference organization.

Please, check additional motivation for visiting Pernambuco, its history, beaches, countryside, gastronomy and ecotourism. Reserve extra days to enjoy these attractions when planing your trip.

More information about Porto de Galinhas, the state of Pernambuco, and Brazil, can be obtained in the following addresses:

   - http://www.braziltour.com/site/en/home/
   - http://www.braziltour.com/site/en/cidades/materia.php?id_cidade=8792
   - http://www.turismo.gov.br/turismo/ingles/
   - http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/city_guides/results.shtml?tt=TT001720



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