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Category: São Paulo

Free Walking Tour São Paulo
Brazil

Free Walking Tour São Paulo Old Town – Brazil

The Free Walking Tour São Paulo is a fun way to discover one of the biggest cities of the world, with local Guides, the tour offers 3 different routes you can choose according to your availability or curiosity as: Visiting São Paulo in January 2017, we chose to visit the Old historic town of São Paulo, and based on our experience we decided to share some of those moments and places we have seeing with our readers and who is starting to make plans to visit this amazing and huge city of São Paulo – Brasil. WHAT IS A FREE WALKING TOUR? As the name already says “FREE Walking Tour” is a tour where you will be guided to walk

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Discovering Campos do Jordão - pico de Itapeva
Brazil

Things to do in Campos do Jordão

Another refuge from São Paulo If you live in São Paulo or simply passing through, look no further than Campos do Jordão for a quick getaway.  There is plenty to do in this city, be aware it's not a beach destination.  However, it's worth a visit ! Campos do Jordão is roughly 170km from São Paulo, which represents approximately 3 hours by car or bus. Campos do Jordão is a famous winter destination for São Paulo residents.  It is one of the fifteen municipalities of São Paulo and considered a climatic stay by the government of São Paulo.  The city offers a pure climate and mountainous region reaching at top altitude of 1,600 meters.  It's a very pleasant tourist spots,

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Discovering Paranapiacaba - city view
Brazil

Day trip to Paranapiacaba

A lovely city with a nice history This little charm of a city is but 1 hour away from São Bernardo do Campo or 2 hours away from São Paulo city centre. Panapiacaba is a great option to spend some time outside the busy city.  There are many things to do there, such as, having a good lunch or coffee, visit the Museum Train Station or the Church.  There is also an option to enjoy the nature with waterfalls, hiking, campgrounds and take one of the many ecco tourism provided by local tourist agency. Paranapiacaba history Paranapiacaba inaugurated in the mid 1860 thanks to the São Paulo Railway.  In 1874, the station opened under Alto da Serra, and was later called Paranapiacaba.  It first served as a passenger

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Discovering São Paulo - holambra windmill
São Paulo

Discovering São Paulo – Holambra and Campinas

Discovering São Paulo - Holambra and Campinas Why Holambra and Campinas combined ?  Because Holambra is such a small town, you can see practically everything in one afternoon.  You have the possibility of driving from São Paulo and back in the same day (roughly two hours each way) or make a pit stop in Campinas (roughly 50 minutes from Holambra) to sleep overnight. We opted to sleep in Campinas because we wanted to discover more and we were visiting friends. About Holambra Holambra is a cute city in the countryside of São Paulo.  The city was founded in 1991 near Campinas in virtue of a Holland colony.  When in Brazil, it's the closest thing to seeing the real thing !  In a very

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Discovering São Paulo - holambra windmill
Brazil

Countryside of São Paulo

São Paulo, is the most populated city in Brazil and one of the largest in the world. Yet it's not considered the hot tourist destination in Brazil, but Why? More to São Paulo Many people consider São Paulo for business purposes only. Little do they know that São Paulo is rich in culture and famous for the night life. Additionally there's a great and unique restaurants offering with international and local Brazilian cuisine. Also, load up your wallet for the amazing shopping malls with current a great exchange rate. We call tell you, that being one of the biggest metropolis in the world, São Paulo can be scary at first. It's ok to feel that way as you should take

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Discovering FREE beaches - Boraceia
Brazil

FREE beaches for miles

Love discovering new sandy shores ? What if we told you, that you could spend weeks discovering FREE beaches? Yes, that's right, we're about to tell you where you can discover at least one new beach every day, for weeks.  Interested ?  It’s only logical to find it in Brazil.  The country is in the southern hemisphere and most importantly has one of the longest coastal lines in all the world. If you love the beach, we are sure that you would enjoy the list of almost endless beaches along the ‘Serra do Mar’. Today we write about the beaches from Rio Santos all the way to São Sebastião and Ubatuba.  And in case you would still want to discover

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Discovering Rio Silveiras waterfall
Brazil

Rio Silveiras, discovering the indigenous reserve

How we came to Discovering Rio Silveiras on an Indian Reserve After our trip to the north of Brazil, we planned to spend the Christmas break in Boraceai.  Our brother in law Facondo has a condo approximately 5 kilometers from the beach.  One day between Christmas and New year’s he came up with one of his unusual adventure ideas.  He asked us if we wanted to visit an Indian reserve.  We had many questions for him but he didn’t have any answers.  He knew the reserve existed but had never been.  That’s when our imagination started wandering.  I think we all made-up a fictitious chief like character in our minds, evaluating our application to enter the grounds.  Then we thought, what if they

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