Praia Grande Travel Guide

  • Tupi Beach early in the morning
    Tupi Beach early in the morning
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    view from the look out
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    this one beach is nice to walk
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Praia Grande Things to Do

  • Surfing, cycling, jetskiing , beach,...

    There is an area for jetskiing, surfung, banana boats, all kinds of water sports, there is 22km of walking space, a massive shopping mall in Boqueirao, english schools, port of santos which is 10 km from praia grande.

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  • Playing Frescobol

    I don´t know if FRESCOBOL is also played in other countries´ beaches, but it´s a traditional thing here in Brazil!!! At least in São Paulo...Two people with rackets and a ball. The thing is: you don´t play against the other; you play it together. You can´t let the ball touch the floor.It seems like an easy thing to do, but it´s not. Believe me.

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  • Walking on the shore sidewalk...

    Quiet and peaceful on ordinary days, crowded and alive on holidays, the shore sidewalk - surrounded by lovely coconut trees - is always a great place for a walk in the morning or in the end of the afternoon.It was recently refurbished and its appearance has improved a lot from what it used to be.There´s also a nice cycleway (have I just invented...

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Praia Grande Restaurants

  • Boqueirao

    there is a restaurant for every need, from japanese sushi, to Mc Donnalds, you may choose an italian, in other words there are lots of variety in shopping plaza sul where you can eat safely and abundantly and the taste and levels of higiene are well placed. esfiha de carne

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  • Kyosks at the beach

    Eating at the beach is great!!! Maybe the street vendors don´t rate the hygienic standards imposed by the government (who knows???), but I´ve never had a problem eating these things. Trust me... eat at the beach!!!If you don´t like the idea, don´t worry. You´ll find many restaurants and snacks at the "Beach Avenue" Castello Branco.Litoral Plaza...

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Praia Grande Nightlife

  • Beach concerts

    We could ultimately say that Boqueirao is the most populated area of Prai Grande due to its infrastructure and house prices and common driving forces, there is a lot of live concerts by global musicians and there are lots of different activities in the high season, however on a low season there is very little going on. there are plans by the local...

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  • The Beach Avenue

    Praia Grande is not known as a beach city that receives large groups of young students for summer holidays. Instead many families come here looking for relaxing days. Therefore, the nightlife is definitely not the highlight of the city.The best option is to hang around the sidewalk ("calçadão") by the beach, have a few drinks on its kyosks or maybe...

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Praia Grande Shopping

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    by ThiagoRamos Written Nov 1, 2006

    If you need to buy anything (and I mean anything!!!), go to Litoral Plaza Shopping, next to "Portal" at Av. Ayrton Senna. You´ll probably find what you need there.

    They also have nice restaurants and cinemas there. If you´re bored of staying at the beach... there´s an option...

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Praia Grande Local Customs

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    by ThiagoRamos Written Nov 1, 2006

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    It´s a hot summer day. The sun is mercyless burnig your skin. You can hardly breath...

    What can you drink to make you feel better???

    DRINK CAIPIRINHA!!! Lemon, sugar, ice and cachaça (brazilian drink made from sugar cane).

    I bet you´ll feel better... ;)))

    (just take care with the mix lemon + sun = it can burn your skin)

    Caipirinhas - 1 more please!!!
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Praia Grande Warnings and Dangers

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    by ThiagoRamos Written Nov 1, 2006

    Unfortunately, Praia Grande is not the safest city in Brazil.

    Just like other beach cities near São Paulo - like Guarujá, Santos and Mongaguá - Praia Grande´s population is mostly poor and, specially during summer holidays, a few crimes are always reported.

    Just be careful, don´t overexpose your values, never walk around desert beaches at night and, while at the beach, keep your things where you can see them. You´ll be fine.

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Praia Grande Favorites

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    by ThiagoRamos Written Nov 1, 2006

    Favorite thing: As you enter Praia Grande, you´ll notice the brand new "Portal" ("Doorway" in portuguese) and a homage to brazilian F1 driver Ayrton Senna, who died tragically during F1 San Marino GP in 1994.

    By the way, Ayrton Senna also lends his name to this avenue.

    Ayrton Senna Avenue and the new
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