Costa dos Alcatrazes

November 23, 2007 | By More

I have recently published a series of posts on my Blog de São Paulo (in Spanish) on the Costa dos Alcatrazes, a stretch of coast on the state of São Paulo that contains some really wonderful beaches (see map next).


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The Costa dos Alcatrazes is a couple of hours away from São Paulo. For that reason, it is an excepcional alternative for a weekend getaway. Unfortunately, being so close to São Paulo also means the coast is usually overcrowded during the weekend and bank holidays. Go there during the week and you will find absolute peace and quiet.

The region combines destinations appropriated for families and those seeking rest (Barra do Una, Barra do Sahy, Juquehy) with destinations for those eager for action and nightlife (Camburi, Maresias).

INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET

The website Costa dos Alcatrazes contains a basic introduction to the region (in Portuguese only). Praias Online and Guia do Litoral are good sources as well.

TRANSPORTATION

The advantage of reaching the area on your own car is that you able to hop from one beach to another at your own pace. However, it is not impossible to get by using the public transportation system. There are frequent buses linking all the beaches on the region. As it is often the case in Brazil, you will not find their schedules on the Internet, you’ll have to ask when you get to the region.

ACCOMMODATION

Do not be surprised when you find out that prices on the region are considerably higher than the Brazilian average.

There are two youth hostels on the region: one in Camburi and the other one in Maresías. Both have websites filled with information and a clear explanation of their price structure.

ENTRIES PUBLISHED IN THE BLOG DE SÃO PAULO (in Spanish):

Juquehy
Camburi
Maresias
Barra do Sahy
Barra do Una

PHOTO ALBUM:

At my Flickr page I have several photo albums of the different beaches along the Coast:

Barra do Sahy
Barra do Una
Camburi
Juquehy
Maresias

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