Santos Travel Guide

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Santos Things to Do

  • Santos Futebol Clube

    The stadium of Santos Futebol Club, The Urbano Caldeira, is located in Rua Princesa Isabel. Althought the football team is not as good as it was many years ago, it's still famous in Brazil. Pele played in Santos most of his career.

  • Jose Menino Beach

    José Menino Beach is located between Santos and São Vicente. The beach has large waves which attracts many surfers.

  • The beach avenue in Santos

    The four-lane avenue along the beach of Santos is one of the main roads in Santos. It starts from Ponta da Praia as Avenida Bartolmeu de Gusmao, to the centre of the beach it change name to Avenida Vicente de Carvalho, before it change name to Avenida President Wilson. There are many cafes along this avenue.

  • Embaré Beach in Santos

    Embare Beach is located in middle section of Santos beach. The area has several kiosks with snack bars that gather many young people.

  • Santos Beach

    Praia de Santos, the beach of Santos, is the common name of José Menino Beach, Gonzaga Beach, Boqueirão Beach and Embaré Beach. It looks very attractive when you see it on distance with the C-shaped form and the four-lane avenue with high residencial buildings behind. The beach stretches from Ponta da Praia ferry port to Sao Vicente. The beach...

  • Carnival in Santos

    The carnival in Santos is smaller and more laid back than the carneval in Rio. But don't be upset if you are in Santos during these days. There are a lot of party in the city anyway. The main beach avenue has the traditional parades with carnaval processions and colourful costumes. Followed by drunk people and girls in tiny bikinis.

  • Coffee Museum

    The Museum of Brazilian Coffees is here and its Auction Room has the same hardwood benches that used to accommodate the old brokers. The domelike pink and white ceiling has a skylight in the center with stained glass by Benedicto Calixto, the artist who is also responsible for the frescoes that portray the different phases of Santos history. The...

  • Draining canals

    Although the city has 19 canals that are from 50 (164 ft) to 3450 meters (11,319 ft) long, those that empty on the beach are more popularly known as numbers 1 thru 7 and the serve as a reference for any place you want to go.

  • Andradas Pantheon

    It contains the mortal remains of José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva, the Patriarch of Independence, and his brothers, Antônio Carlos, Martim Francisco and Father Patrício Manuel. It was inaugurated September 7, 1923. The building’s architecture was inspired on the Masonic temples, because Bonifácio was the first Grand Master Mason in Brazil.

  • Monte Serrat

    This landmark is in the heart of the city, and at the top it has the Our Lady of Mount Serrat Sanctuary, the patron saint of Saints and celebrated on September 8. It is accessed by trolley, which operates on funicular system rails; or a stairway with 415 steps, with 14 niches containing Via Sacra representations. Located 157 meters above sea level,...

  • Cathedral Church

    The city’s mother church is in neo-Gothic style resembling the European temples. The layout was designed by the Prussian engineer Maximilian Hell, who was also responsible for the Sé Cathedral architecture in São Paulo.

  • Trolley Car Tourist Line

    It covers the streets and squares in the Historical Center for 10 minutes and includes guides and members of the "Grandma Knows All" program - elderly who tell curious tales of the local past. The open vehicle is from the 1920s and it began to run again in September 2000 after being restored.

  • Know Santos Bus Line

    These air-conditioned microbuses have capacity for 25 passengers. They operate on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, departing at 9Am, 11AM, 2PM, and 4PM. The starting point is the Bandeiras Square in the Gonzaga District.

  • Tip of the Beach

    The ships can be admired from this site as they enter and leave the Port of Santos. On weekends, the Garden of Arts is held here with painting exhibits by local artists. Channel 6 and Channel 7 are also on the Tip of the Beach, a district that also includes regatta clubs, the ferryboat – exit for ferryboats to Guarujá – and the Edgard Perdigão...

  • Gonzaga Beach

    This is located in the liveliest part of Santos, very sought after by tourists staying in the district’s hotels. The Bandeiras Square has a Tourist Information Post and it is the final stop for the Know Santos bus line.


Santos Hotels

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  • Mendes Plaza Hotel

    Marechal Floriano Peixoto 42, Santos, State of Sao Paulo, 11060-300, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Parque Balneario Hotel

    The front desk is a bit of a mixture between people who want to help and some with a bit of an...

  • Mendes Panorama Hotel

    Rua Euclides da Cunha 15, Santos, State of Sao Paulo, 11065-100, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

Santos Nightlife

  • The seamen bars in Santos

    Some time ago I was invited by a seaman to the bars in Santos. ABC Bar, Scandinavia Bar, Texas Bar and My Love were all located in the same street close to the harbour in Santos. Some of the bars are probably shut down now.

  • Gonzaga nightlife

    Thumbs up for Discoteca Lofty by Per Gunnar Hammerstad. Lofty in Gonzaga was the best discoteque in Santos. Gonzaga is the liveliest part of Santos.

  • Great afterhours club!!

    This place is great for all u night owls! i entered the place around 6am and it was pumping. the party goes on til late afternoon. dress is trendey yet casual. be prepared to encounter some crazy looking people looking like theyve been partying since they were born. music styles range from psychadelic trance,techno, to hard house. also there is a...


Santos Transportation

  • Airport shuttle bus

    This bus departs from Avenida General Francisco Glicério, 369 (Shell gas station) and the one-way fare costs R$ 35 (around US$ 20). Just in case, here's their website (available in English and Spanish): travel time to Guarulhos airport: 3 hours

  • Beach Parking

    HI, I recently was in Brazil on a cruse and i have 8h after ship coming to santos port .I decide to go to the beach and spend 45 minutes to find the parking(it's free but in holidays there no place. When i go back to SaoPaulo i stopped to it in MacDonald on the beach and find a perfect safety parking which is free and available.

  • Santo to SP

    Hi,I am from Sao Paulo, but my husband is from Santos and during a long time he had to do this route: Santos – SP (jabaquara), so I think we can help you. I asked him and he said that there are two companies that do this route, the names of them are: Ultra and Expresso...


Santos Off The Beaten Path

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    White beach, Bertioga, a natural...

    by ines2003 Written Jun 28, 2012

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    In an I gave can be carried out this beautiful walk, we were in Bertioga, and we decide to know another natural place, reserved and with exquisite beaches. A guide of the place recommended us to be going to visit White Beach. We take a ferry responsible for crossing the vehicles to the other extreme of the river that flows into in this city. The spring of where the embarkations leave, this to a side of the Strong one San Jose. The trip is free, and hard some 20 minutes. Is a ferry that leaves several times by I gave. The journey is short, but comova slowly, the walk can enjoy itself. Upon arriving at the other side, there is a path to the side of the entrance, likewise they will see that the majority of the people goes over there. A short walk from fifteen minutes through a path of stones is done, which is very beautiful, a lot of vegetation is seen, and for moments the sea. Arriving at the end, some hosteles they are seen and places to eat very simple. White beach is a place something hidden of small proportions, with a beautiful beach, does not have great tourist infrastructure. The sea of this beach is tranquil, since does a bay that stands in the way of the waves, where can enter enough meters to the sea without problem. The water of this beach are clean and quite crystalline.

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Santos Sports & Outdoors

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    The beach in Santos

    by georeiser Written Aug 26, 2010

    The beach area in Santos has training equipments in many places where you can exercise. The beach promenade is also popular for jogging and biking. The lifestyle in Santos is healthy and many people use the beach for training.

    Training equipments at the beach in Santos
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Santos Favorites

  • Viking association of South America

    Some years ago when the Scandinavian seamens were in majority, they had their stronghold in Santos. Nobody drank as much beers and made as much noise as they did. They were the toughest men in South-America. At least they wanted all to believe it. The "Bar Erik" in Rua Alexandre Martins was the place. The "Viking association of South America" is...

  • The city of Santos

    Santos, with its twin city Sao Vicente, is one of the oldest cities in South America. It was founded in 1546. Santos is located in the state of São Paulo, 70 km from the city São Paulo City. Santos is a coastal city with more than 500,000 inhabitants and it is the main port in Brazil. Nearly half of the country's exports pass through Santos, with...

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