Ocean beaches, São Paulo
If you are in town, you can take a car and in less than two hours you are in the sea, and Praia Grande is one of the most popular holiday destinations for the Paulistanos. It is not the most beautiful one, but it is for sure the most popular!
February 20th, 2005
Two English Canadians and one not so much canadian, more canadian in the heart than a raised and born canadian. but I am brazilian everybody knows that and I love this country and my duty here is showing our ebst surprises to friends like Mike and his BEAUTIFUL daughter Robyn.
Mike must be right now in his office in Ottawa and Robyn studying in Buenos Aires, but very soon they will be together in my pleasant Ontario's city Pakenham!
We were in Boraceia, a beach in the city of Bertioga, very off the beaten place for visitors!
It is in our way to paraty in Mike's first day in Brazil!;)
My quebec friends will love the picture, I wonder why!
February 20th, 2005
Itamambuca ( beautiful stone in Tupi language) is not really close to Sao Paulo - Around 3 hours driving .. 280 kms north of the city. But it is definately worth the trip...
The beach is north of Ubatuba city, Sao Paulo state. Nestled between huge green mountains and 2 kms of white sand and clear blue water, Itamambuca has few wonderful houses and some small, simple Inns.
Itamambuca is known for its excelent waves and it is THE places for many Brazilian and International surfing championships.
How to get there? You need to go by car/taxi... Take the Carvalho Pinto highway until Dutra. Keep on driving for 6 kms on Dutra highway and take the " Taubate" entrance. After Tauba there will be signs to guide you until Ubatuba. From Ubatuba, just 15 more kms and there you are!
Guarujá (in the south shore), is not as beautiful as Maresias and Ubatuba, but only 1:30 hour away from the city. Worth the visit if you have little time.
Maresias, on the north shore is absolutely paradise. Not just because of its beautiful beaches, but nightlife and people. That's where I spend most of my highschool vacations.