The city of Santos: a hidden treasure in the Sao Paulo green coast

The discreet south coast of Sao Paulo is one of the areas with more tourism in Brazil. However, this region is still ignored for the foreign tourist. This area is full with beaches of all type: urban, deserted beaches, beautiful beaches and full with families with the shopping comfort and cinemas and good nightlife.

Santos’ city has a historical center that it is worthwhile to visit, with museums and a tour bus for Santos’ principal attracctions. The infrastructure for businesses wins more spaces day by day for events, conferences, restaurants and hotels of executive profile .

Santos urban beaches are: Ponta da Praia, Aparecida beach, Praia de Embaré, Boqueirao beach, Gonzaga beach, Jose Menino beach and a good taken care garden, with more than 6 km of extension, where you can walk or to ride on bicycle.

Santos is still famous for the Football soccer team Santos FC, where the famous player Pele played (Edson Arantes do Nascimento)

Santos are one of the main ports of South America .Santos city is located in the Paulista Coast, just 45 miles (72 km) from the state capital Sao Paulo.

For this reason, there are lots of people from other cities who have summer houses in Santos. It is a city that welcomes the tourist in a special way.

As far as transportation is concerned, it is quiet developed. There are 2 express highways connecting the city with St. Paulo, one railway accessing to other parts of the nation and San Paulo International Airport, which is 100 km away.

Santos port has a pivotal geographical position, surrounded by the Gulf of Santos in the Southeast and facing Atlantic to its Northeast. It is not only the outland port of the largest San Paulo state, but also the largest one in Brazil even in South America. Additionally, it becomes the biggest port to export coffee and a transportation hub to Bolivia and Paraguay. With 40 bulk and general cargo docks, 10 oil ports, and several container ports, Santos port can accommodate 300 ships per month and transfer one-third exports and two-fifths imports. Last year, the volume of freight handled by port totaled 42 million tons. The main exports goods include coffee, sugar, meat, foodstuff, cotton, cement, soybean, and the imported are wheat, machinery equipments, fuels, fertilizer and chemical products. The containers handled last year reached 800, 000 TEUs.
At present, Santos Municipal Government began making a long-term plan to realize the harmonious development in environment, economy and society by appealing people to participate in some activities for the city’s development; meanwhile, the government will devote to developing “The 21st Century Program ”so as to solve the major problems affecting the vital interests of people. To be specific these programs include re-employment, income improvement, education, resources and environment protection, housing, health, transportation, public order, security, and tourism.

Travel tips: Santos cheap tour

You can almost know Santos for a few dollars, with the linha Conheça Santos. This is a bus with bilingual guide that stops in 25 tourist points of the city, the ticket costs about 3 us dollars and it is entitled to 10 check ins and check outs.

The service operates from aug / nov tuesdays and sundays, 9/18 hrs

From March/ June: Sat/Sun 9/18 hrs

Among its attractions, there are Museu da Pesca (Fishing Museum), Aquário Municipal (Municipal Aquarium), Museu do Café (Coffee Museum) and Fortaleza da Barra Grande (Barra Grande Fort).

by: travel zero

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