São Paulo

The largest city in the Southern Hemisphere with 10 million inhabitants and the dynamic economic center of all Latin America, São Paulo is a cosmopolitan gem comprising a rich ethnic diversity, fantastic infrastructure and a bustling activity. Liberdade (considered the Japanese district, with the largest Japanese population outside Japan), and the streets 25 de Março and José Paulino with their Arabic and Israeli flavors and low-price shopping options, give one a sense of this metropolis’ multinational character; its refined culinary scene which boasts some 1,000 restaurant options as varied as the inhabitants that have made São Paulo their home.

An intense center for art and culture, you will find hundreds of museums; movie theaters; and theaters, featuring productions from Broadway to vanguard theatre; and dozens of libraries and cultural centers, in addition to the many popular feasts and fairs that see São Paulo’s streets. Downtown, learn of the city’s history by visiting its numerous historic sites including replicas of São Paulo’s first buildings from 1554, which are linked to Portuguese Jesuit priests and the coffee expansion.

While the city might prove too urbanized for some, those who prefer the city scene and a varied nightlife to soaking up the sun will feel right at home. Though São Paulo is not only concrete. You will also find nice parks and neighborhoods.

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Essential Information

Reasons to Visit

  • Arts & Culture
  • Culinary & Wine
  • Family Travel
  • Golf
  • Spa & Wellness

Recommended Stay

2-3 nights

When To Visit

Good May-Sep
Better Apr / Oct-Nov
Best Dec-Mar