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Sao Paulo
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How to Reach
  • By air - Arriving the airports in Sao Paulo (Congonhas / CGH) or (Guarulhos / GRU), packtours can arrange convenient TAXI service to Santos, it may take slightly more than one hour to go. There are also about 8 bus service a day from Guarulhos.
  • By bus - Take a taxi or the subway to Jabaquara Bus Station. There you can take a bus directly to Santos. Estimated travel time: 1 hour 20 minutes. Buses leave every 15 minutes 24 hours a day.  The bus stops at the Centro Rodoviário and them some go on to São Vicente (Santos' twin city), some to Gonzaga (beach) and some to Ponta da Praia (on the channel, handy for taking a boat on to Guarujá). You can get off at many other stops on the bus way on, but only if you do not have luggage in the luggage trunk of the bus.
  • By car - From São Paulo, take either rodovia Padre Anchieta ("Anchieta", SP-160) or rodovia dos Imigrantes ("Imigrantes", SP-160). Both roads have a "planalto" (plateau) section and a "serra" (mountain) section that goes down the Serra do Mar to the sea level. Anchieta being older, its mountain section is winding and narrow, while Imigrantes' is wider and mostly straight due to extensive use of tunnels and bridges. Both roads are linked through a high and a low interlink. Trucks and busses are prohibited in the mountain section of Imigrantes, and are forced to take the interlink and use Anchieta. Both roads feature a t. Also note that traffic is frequently deviated from one road to the other for traffic regulation purposes or road works, so you should follow the dynamic signs.
Key places to visit
Dock Museum, Statue of the dock worker, Coffee Stock Exchange, Monte Serrat Hill, Beach front garden


Places to Visit
  • Dock Museum. Av. Rodrigues Alves with Rua João Alfredo, Phone 3233-6565. This museum tells the story of what was during the 19th century the greatest coffee dock in the world. From Mon to Fry 7:00 to 11:00 and 3:00 to 17:00. No admission fee.
  • Statue of the dock worker. Silvério de Souza square. 12 meters high statue in homage to the labor force that endured carrying tons of coffee everyday back in times.
  • Coffee Stock Exchange. Rua XV de Novembro, 95,  From Tue to Sun, 9:00 to 18:00 - Once an active and important institution, nowadays it houses a Museum of Coffee where visitors can see the history of Coffee in Brazil. There are also some old machineries and different kinds of coffee. The building has renascentist inspiration and was reopened to the public in 1997. R$4,00; R$2,00 (students and over 65 year-olds).
  • Monte Serrat Hill. Praça Correia de Melo, 33, Right in the center of the city. On the top of the hill (157m) one can have a 360 degrees view of all Santos and adjacent cities (like Guaruja). Full of restaurants and coffee bars. If climbing is not your sport, you can take the tram.
  • Beach front garden. The longest beach front garden in the world according to the Guinness with 5335 meters long. Just go to the beach and you will find it.
Right Time to Visit

January - March
October - December