Other Places to Visit
If you wish to get away from the city, the closest beaches are on the south side of São Paulo, known as Baixada Santista. There is Santos, 70 km away, Guarujá, 88 km or Bertioga, 106 km away from SP.
The best beaches are on the north coast of SP in places like Ubatuba, Ilhabela, São Sebastião and Maresias.
If you wish to visit some countryside towns, head to Campos do Jordão, Holambra, Brotas and Paranapiacaba.
Paranapiacaba was designed in a special model style. Because of its remoteness, the town has been well preserved. The buildings were all of English Victorian style, built with wood and bricks.The houses in the town are all made of timber and looks like an area of Surrey. The town was laid out in the 1890s in a grid pattern. Even though Brazil attained independence in 1822, its architectural styles were influenced by Portuguese colonizers and by the British.
We hope you find this guide useful, but you will always find a friendly Paulistano around to give you some friendly tips if you need them.