What to do Sao Paulo - Day trips
About 1 hour to the northwest from central Sao Paulo, you will find an entertainment/ holiday resort.
The enormous complex consists of a shopping mall, a huge outlet store, a hotel and two
theme parkswith some others still at the drawing table.
Wet ‘n Wild is a fun aquatic amusement park and the other one, the main draw, is called
Welcome to Hopi Hari land !
Hopi Hari is set up as a fictional country and is the second largest fun-fair in Brazil (after Beto Carrero World in Santa Catarina state, which is the largest in Latin America). The entire complex of SerrAzul receives over 5 million visitors a year, the vast majority being of Brazilian nationality. This is slightly less than the total annual number of foreign leisure travellers visiting Brasil...
Casa Martim Afonso - Sao Vicente
Sao Vicente is a historical port city, as it is the birthplace of Brazil. In 1532, Martim Afonso de Sousa established here a small settlement which developed into the first city of any size in Brazil.
Today there are not many significant reminders of its past, except for a baroque church and the small museum Casa Martim Afonso.
Sao Vicente is a pleasant destination if you want a
quick break from the Sao Paulo city jungle.
Santos can be considered as Sao Paulo’s port, but Santos is perhaps more famous for Santos FC, the football club where Pelé, the best Brazilian soccer player in history, reached stardom.
Santos FC has an informative soccer museumcalled Memorial das Conquistas (Memorial of Achievements).
Santos was founded in 1535, but the port city got its heyday in the late 19th century coffee boom.
Just recently the historical centre of Santos has been patched up and the results are encouraging.
Do not miss out on Santos’ star attraction: Bolsa e Museu do Café, the beautiful former exchange building.
Santos: beach + garden = Sao Paulo city escape !
According to the Guiness Book of World Records,