Sao Paulo is the largest metropolis and financial center of Brazil and Latin America. Surprisingly, skyscrapers business centers with quarters with colonial architecture and tropical gardens combine quite well here.
The population of the city is quite diverse, and you can easily meet people of different nationalities who live and work here. This affects the funniest cultures and diverse cuisine that you can discover in one city.
A small number of attractions, the city easily replaces by a wide cultural program and entertainment for every taste. If you plan to spend your vacation in Latin America, then after reading the post you will be easier to decide whether to include Sao Paulo in your plans.
How to get to Sao Paulo?
The easiest and most obvious way to get to Sao Paulo is by plane. Guarulhos International Airport is one of the three airports in the city that serves most international flights. Travel time from the airport to the city will take a little more than 25 minutes.
Directly opposite the entrance to Terminal 2, there is a shuttle parking lot, which for a small fee will take you to different areas of the city. You can also take a taxi.
Sights of Sao Paulo
All the main attractions of Sao Paulo are concentrated in the city center, in the area of Prasa da Ce and Paulista Avenue. Walking around the city you can enjoy the ancient architecture to the fullest, especially since you will not find a single poster or banner ad. To the great joy of local residents and tourists, the city hall introduced a ban on any outdoor advertising.
To take a break from the hustle and bustle, head to Ibirapuera Park. This is a favorite place for city dwellers and tourists, where you can stay in the shade of tropical trees, take a walk along the water canals and the lake or just have a picnic.
The area of Liberdadi has become a kind of landmark in Sao Paulo. It is home to the largest Japanese community in all of Latin America. So if you like Asian flavors and cuisine and can’t live without it a day even on vacation, you should definitely go to the Liberdadi area.
Hotels in Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo hotels offer guests a variety of accommodation types from the most luxurious to the most budget options. However, remember that Sao Paulo is a big metropolis and the question of distance to the main attractions is one of the most important. Therefore, choose hotels either closer to the center or near the metro station. By the way, you can easily find budget hotels even in the city center. And remember that it is better to stay away from slums and favelas.
Here are some hotels where you could stay:
- Kaliman Pausada
- Pausada Forte Rocha
- Hotel Imperador
- Blue Tree Premium Alphaville
- Bourbon Alphaville Hotel
- Omega Palace Hotel
- İbis Styles Sao Paulo Barra Funda