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How to get to São Paulo:
São Paulo is the city with most variety of airline companies coming in and out. Here is a list:
Aerolineas Argentinas / AeroMexico / Air Canada / Air China / Air Europa / Air France / Alitalia / American Airlines / Austral / Avianca / Boliviana de Aviacion / British Airways / Copa Airlines / Delta Airlines / Emirates / Ethiopian / Etihad / Iberia / KLM / Korean / Lan / Lufthansa / Qatar / Royal Air Maroc / Singapore Airlines / Sky Airline / South African / Swiss / TAAG / TACA / Tame/ TAP / Turkish / United Airlines.
And Brazilian Companies TAM, Gol and Azul.
And São Paulo has direct connections with most, if not all, of the cities that are reached by International Flights, so even if you are not flying to Rio directly you are very likely just one connection away.
São Paulo is located in the Southeast of Brazil in the State of the same name. As São Paulo is the most connected city in the country, with direct flight to most touristic cities, you can bundle it with any city. It is a couple of hours away from Santos and Guarujá. Cities in the Coast of the State of São Paulo, very frequented by locals who are looking to spend something on the beach.
What to see:
The Brazilian concrete jungle, São Paulo is the economic capital of the country. It may not seem like a tourist destination, but it holds a variety of entertainment, culture and cuisine that can be compared to any metropolis worldwide. So, why not try one of our city tours?
São Paulo hosts a financial center that will blow your mind for its dimension, the sky-high buildings will remember you cities like New York. Avenues such as Paulista portray all of its cosmopolitan potential. There you can find large buildings and the famous MASP museum, one of the most important Brazilian cultural institutions.
Walking through the city streets, you can find many historic buildings such as the municipal market, a vibrant building from 1932 that holds until nowadays an amazing gastronomic variety; and the “Estação da Luz“ (Light Station), historically one of the most important railway stations in the city.
Amid a skyline of skyscrapers stands the famous Ibirapuera Park. You will be impressed by the architecture and landscape of the park, composed by famous names like Burle Marx and Oscar Niemeyer. It is the perfect place for leisure and culture, and sports.
If you think that in São Paulo, the nights are for resting, then know that this is definitely not the case here. “SP” offers one of the hottest nights in the world: restaurants, bars, nightclubs and street parties that keep alive the vibrant city until daybreak. In addition to all the excitement, in the streets you can also find unique and fine arts, composed mostly of graffiti on walls, which has become a trademark of the state’s capital.
A city for all tastes, with an energy that will captivate you.
Climate and Temperature in São Paulo:
São Paulo is almost 800 meters above sea level, which makes its temperatures to be a bit milder. In addition, the distance between the minimum and the maximum are bigger as well.
The Average Maximum temperature is around 27 Degrees Celsius or 81 Degrees Fahrenheit from October through March. In April starts to get colder progressively until it reaches the maximum average of around 24 Degrees Celsius or 72 Fahrenheit.
The minimum average even in the warmest months is low, at least for Brazilian standards. From October through March, it sits at 16 Degrees Celsius or 61 Degrees Fahrenheit. The lowest averages are in the month of June, when they reach around 10 Degrees Celsius or 50 Degrees Fahrenheit.
São Paulo is known as “Terra da Garoa” or “Drizzle Land”. It rains quite a bit during the warmest months, with over half the month getting rainfall. The average number of days with rain per month only get below 10 on the months of April through October.
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Celsius
Average Minimum and Maximum Temperature Over The Year In Fahrenheit
Average Rainy Days
*Graphs courtesy of World Wheather & Climate Information
The Best time to go:
São Paulo is not a beach destination. It has a very rich gastronomy and is a cultural hub, so as to avoid the rain, the best time to go to São Paulo is from April through October, which is colder, but completely manageable.
What to try from the local cuisine:
Sanduíche de Mortadela – The Mortadella is an italian cold cut and the sandwhich is traditionally made with French bread. It may be served with different ingredients.
Virado à Paulista – Commonly served in bars and restaurants on Mondays, it includes, rice, steamed cabbage, fried eggs and fried pork chop, along with “tutu de feijão” which is made withbeans cooked with manioc flower and braised with pieces of fried bacon, onions and garlic
Local Time is UTC/GMT – 3. During Daylight savings, from mid-october through mid-February. Exact dates vary as the time change is always on Saturdays.
Currency is the same all over Brazil - BRL – R$ - Brazilian Reais. Pronounced as Re-eyes (plural) or Re-owl (singular). No establishment accepts payment in any currency other than BRL.
Tap water is not drinkable. You should only drink bottled water. That is what you’ll be served when you ask for “water” anywhere you go.