WEEKEND GETAWAYS FROM SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
The city of frantic routine and soccer fanatics is one of the top 10 most expensive cities in the world ranked alongside New York. The city is congested with a booming population and thriving businesses, which makes Sao Paulo, the 6th in Top 10 billionaire cities. With all the commotion and hustle in regular life, the natives and expats dwelling there need to turn a new leaf during weekends for the next week of horrendous urban survival. In this article, we will inspect some of the short trip locations around Sao Paulo to while away the weekend. When it’s a Friday, pack your back bag for a fun-filled expedition.
Sao Sebastiao is one of the coastal beauties of Brazil and 124 miles from Sao Paulo. The city is adorned with charming architecture that can imprison your thoughts. The sea line outlining the infrastructure of the city makes it a celestial city crowned with splendor and wealth. There are umpteen numbers of beaches in this city to chill your toes through the sand. Enjoy the warm sea breeze and cold waves to brighten your mind and lower your pressure. The beaches that one can enjoy are- Juquehy Beach, Maresias Beach, and 33 other beaches within a distance of 100 km. The churches constructed here are the next famed sites of tourism next to the beaches. Pilgrimages also pay visits to the city and enjoy the natural environment. The city housing is more like the remnants of the colonial era when Portugal was holding control over this region. The place is a perfect excursion point during the summers.
Distance from the main city: 124 miles
Best time to visit: Summer (March to May)
Hotels: Hotel GuardaMor, Hotel Do Sol Executive.
Socorro is a small district, which is just 80 miles from Sao Paulo. The place is a tourist spot merged with the wild. The rivers and caves here lay grounds to offer some thrilling adventure. Indulging in adventure during the weekends can freshen the body and mind to battle the storms of urban life. The Gruta da Anjo, a former mining cave can be visited by pedaling the boat. Canoeing and mountain climbing are the frequent activities in this region. The sun streaming the roof the cave and making the water shine like crystal gives a picture of a mysterious land expedition. The place is best to visit during the summer, which is from December to March.
Distance from the main city: 80 miles
Bes time to visit: December to March
Hotels: Inn Cave Angel, Floresta da Lago, Pousada Pompeia and New Inn Resort
The town of wines is a charming location for a day trip on the weekends. The village is known for its vineyards and the quality of wine fermented here. The plantations can itself relieve the stress as it is only 43 miles from Sao Paulo. The wineries allow tourists to pick grapes and makes their own wine during the months of January and February. Wine festivals are held during October, which is a must to witness. Taste the enticing flavor and inhale the brewing aroma.
Distance from the main city: 43 miles
Bes time to visit: January to February
Hotels: Hotel Alpino, Hotel Cordialle, and Sao Roque Hotel Park.
Rio de Janerio:
The ultimate party point of Brazil. The second biggest city of Brazil can give you the party spirit cherished by the Brazilians. The city is 275 miles from Sao Paulo. The month of February is the best time to visit to participate in the carnival. The energy electrifies one’s soul with a non-stop celebration that lasts from February 9th to February 14th. The music penetrates every street corner, putting that even the reserved individual starts dancing to the tune. The skimpy costumes, flashy lights,and sexy dance moves are quite tempting.
Distance from the main city: 275 miles
Bes time to visit: February 9th to February 14th
Hotels: Hotel Ibis Rio de Janerio Santos Dumont, Arcos Rio Palace Hotel, andScorial Rio Hotel.
The city is officially titled “National Skydive Capital”, because of its balloon rides that are famous here. The place is bestowed with a beautiful landscape, which is characterized by meandering pathways and hills. The best time to visit Boituva is from Mid April to Late September. The place also holds other sites like the Tropeiro Museum and calm pathways along the hills. The city also entails a zoo, which is home to 75 species.
Distance from the main city: 75 miles
Best time to visit: Mid April to Late September
Hotels: Hotel Toyo Inn, Hotel RafeliLtda, and Hotel Garrafao.
The beach city is quite near to Rio de Janerio. If you are planning a trip to Rio, might as well consider Ilha Grande for solid fun. The city holds the crown of ultimate adventure, which comprises of Snorkeling, Sailing, and other water activities. The reason for the activities thriving here exuberantly is attributed to the world-renowned beach here- Lopes Mendes Beach. The nightlife is not so accelerating, it is just drinking beer and enjoying the street music played there. The seafood is a must try over here. The best time to visit this place is during the summer season. The city is nearly 370 miles from Sao Paulo.
Distance from the main city: 370 miles
Best time to visit: March to May
Hotels: Pousada RecreioDa Praia, Pousada dos Meros, andAsalem.
The places mentioned above are bound to lighten your spirit with copious amounts of positive vibes packed for the new week. The blend of adventure inspiring terrains and fun-filled activities helps many keep up the beat in their lives.