São Paulo (Santos)

Brazil

Cruises to São Paulo (Santos), Brazil

Hop on a tour of Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo, about 50 miles away. The Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo and Ibirapuera Park, site of a number of architecturally significant buildings, are popular stops, while the Jardins District is a mecca for shopping. Santos offers a relaxed environment. Gonzaga Beach resembles a resort on the French Riviera. Also lovely is Enseada Beach, in Guarujá, just across the estuary from Santos. Coffee lovers will enjoy a visit to Santos’ Museu do Café (Coffee Museum), housed in a former palace.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Santos
  • Time Zone
    BRT (Brasília Time Zone) UTC/GMT -3 hours
  • Language
  • Currency & Shopping
    Brazilian real (BRL) Coffee and local crafts.
    • Famous For
      Journey inland to vibrant São Paulo and see its modern skyscrapers and monuments and visit the beautiful art museum.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Explore charming Santos and its extraordinary botanical garden, including an extensive orchidarium and an aviary alive with macaws, toucans and parrots.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Take a scenic drive to Guaruja and visit the resort town’s fascinating aquarium. Or stick around and shop for Brazilian coffee or local crafts.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The Monument to the Independence of Brazil is situated on the very site where, on September 7, 1822, Emperor Dom Pedro I proclaimed Brazil’s independence.
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