309. São Paulo, Brazil
Why São Paulo, Brazil
This city of São Paulo, Brazil is the financial capital of Brazil and South America as well. yet, its not well visited as most head to Rio de Janeiro to party on the beach. But I can’t blame them. However, consider São Paulo as you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Plus, it has great sunsets.
São Paulo is the financial capital of Brazil and sits in the state with the same name, south of Campinas and southwest of Rio de Janeiro.
How To Get Here
There are no train service, except for the São Paulo Metro.
There are two airports in this city. One, Guarulhos on the outskirts and the other, Congonhas in the heard of the city.
The following airline has service to São Paulo Airport-Congonhas (CGH):
Avianca Brazil (O6), Azul Brazilian Airlines (AD), GOL Transportes Aereos (G3) and TAM (JJ).
The following airlines has service to São Paulo Airport-Guarulhos (GRU):
ASKY Airlines (KP), Aerolineas Argentinas (AR), Aeromexico (AM), Air Canada (AC), Air China (CA), Air Europa (UX), Air France (AF), Alitalia (AZ), American Airlines (AA), Astrakhan Airlines (OB), Avianca (AV), Avianca Brazil (O6), Azul Brazilian Airlines (AD), British Airways (BA), Copa Airlines (CM), Delta Air Lines (DL), Emirates (EK), Ethiopian Airlines (ET), Gol Transportes Aereos (G3), Iberia Airlines (IB), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), LAN (LA), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Qatar Airways (QR), Royal Air Morac (AT), South African Airways (SA), Swiss Airlines (LX), TAAG ANGOLA AIRLINES (DT), TAM (JJ), TAM Mercosur (PZ), TAP Portugal (TP), Turkish Airlines (TK) and United Airlines (UA).
Brazil has an amazing network of buses that will take you all over the country. Just head to the Tietê Bus Terminal or any of the other stations around the city. You can also pick up the bus at the airport or the bus station near the airport in Guarulhos. Make your bookings at Brazil Bus Travel and Busca Onibus. Check out the bus service Web site for more details.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Where To Stay
As Sao Paulo is a financial hub, you can find all the major hotel brands represented. There are also local brands available as well. So you can find something for any budget.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
This city is a treasure trove of good food. You can find all kinds of food here. Also check out the local markets as well.
What To Do
As you drive into São Paulo, you’ll notice that the city has a lot of graffiti and old empty buildings. Don’t let that scare you though as the city does have great things to offer. The city is large and traffic is pretty bad, but give it a chance.
You can go shopping along the main street of Avenue Paulista or check out the following attractions:
- Corinthians Arena
- Embu Das Artes Fair
- Ibirapuera Park
- Museu do Futebol
- Pinacoteca do Estadio (Art Muzeum)
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.
==>> Here is some additional information from Lonely Planet.