São Sebastião Travel Guide

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São Sebastião Things to Do

  • Barra do Sahy

    Its horseshoe shape makes you feel cozy and calm; clear waters and White sand. In the beach south corner we can find Canto Bravo cliffs. Very high, they form a surprising and exuberant natural swimming pool. You should not miss it and swimming in it will be unforgettable. On the other side you will find Sahy River which runs through the Caiçara...

  • Mata Atlantica in Alcatrazes coast

    If you want to do something different that spend time in the beach you can discover the incredible Mata Atlantica, the costal rrainforest....this rainforest was developped a lot in the past on the coast, but developing of the modern society have distroyed the most of them for wwod and to have place for the building....you can discover the river...

  • Costa do Alcatracez

    Where the mountain meets the sea, there is the Costa Alcatrazes. A region of the coast with many winding beaches, basins, inlets and islands. Surrounded by the Mata Atlantica ( Atlantic reinforest) with paradisiacal spots :beaches, rivers, forests and waterfalls. A little bit crowded in the holiday period cause it's a Paulista holiday place!I spent...

  • Praia Jureia

    This was the best beach in the area. You could see the crabs getting in the water as the waves returned to the sea. The sand had the same texture as cornflower and the water was warm and clean.

  • Praia a baleia

    Baleia beach is located close to Barra do Sahy and Camburi beach. The name comes from the island located in front of the beach, which shape reminds of a whale. According to a local newspaper, a plane had to land in this beach in the 60's and was left there until the sand covered it.

  • Beach, Beach, Beach

    Until recently I didn't know that there were so beautiful beaches in the northern coast of Sao Paulo. And they are even not spoiled by mass tourism yet. How lovely!! One morning I took a pleasant 10 km walk from Boicucanga (most of the time along the beach) and passed by Cambury, Baleia, Barra do Sahy until Praia Preta. On the way I made several...


São Sebastião Restaurants

  • Brasilian cuisine

    The last year eve I eat in a restaurant in the main street of Camburì, a great dinner, a lot of good disches, fishes and shrimps, octopussy.......all fresh and cooked inthe traditional brasilian way. Good price , good value! Fishes, palmito salad and ggod desert.....dulce de leche!

  • Exotic & Sofisticated

    Republica das Bananas is a restaurant and pizzaria in a pleasant open-air setting. They play good music and I was quite surprised at hearing a lot of cuban music that night :) There was a wide range of choices offered to us, mostly sea food, so we found it quite difficult to dicide. The combinations of ingredients they put together were quite...

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São Sebastião Nightlife

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    The beach: Last year eve

    by ludogatto Written Mar 25, 2009

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    For the last year eve, after having dinner with friends or relatives, people love to gather on the beach around 11.30 to wait for the countdown ... often there are small bands playing samba or funky music .... this year there was a group of guys that played samba de roda.
    The atmosphere is very serene and quiet, young guys, families with children and elderly who honor the goddess Jemanja leaving white flowers into the sea, lighting a candle .... then all to see the inevitable fireworks.
    We were with a group of Brazilian and Italian friends and we drank to the health of the new year caipirinha and Italian sparkling wine!

    Dress Code: The color of the last year eve is the white: dressed in white is a way to honor the goddess Jemanja for a good new year full of prosperity.
    I was 'white', the dress and my white skin!

    fireworks italo-brasilian friends in Cambur�� beach

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São Sebastião Local Customs

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    Bola de Neve - Church for Surfers

    by mircaskirca Updated Jun 13, 2007

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    A special church for young people, especially the surfers... I think this is only possible in Brazil :)) Well, perhaps even only in Boicucanga!

    The main goal was to bring young people to the church, so they made a place that would attract such population. A typical church altar was replaced by the surfboard and instead of biblical paintings on the walls they put pictures with the sea motives. Even sacred music was replaced by modern sounds that are more suitable to young people.

    Only a message of the church remained: In Jesus we trust!

    What a funny idea!!

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    • Windsurfing

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