Maresias is a popular beach located in the north coast of the state of São Paulo. In a way, it is São Paulo modest answer to Ipanema.
WE LIKE THE MOST: the beach, the mountains, the colour of the sea.
WE LIKE THE LEAST: as elsewhere along de Atlantic Rainforest coast, environmental crime running unchecked.
HOW TO GET THERE: Maresias is 173 km from São Paulo. You can drive there (depending on traffic conditions, it can take anything between 2 and 4 hours). The bus company Litorânea has several daily services to Maresias from the terminal TietE bus station in São Paulo. The bus trip takes four hours.
CAREFUL WITH: traffic conditions during the high season and weekends. The windy road is a constant witness to serious accidents – no doubt helped by the fact that many youngsters attending parties and nightclubs in Maresias do drink and drive on a regular basis.
FAVOURITE PLACES: the main beach.
PIECE OF ADVICE:
- Maresias is absolute piece and quiet during the low season, to the point of making you wonder what the whole Maresias hype is about.
- During the weekends, January, and any extended bank holidays, Maresias thrives. Accommodation is hard to come by and driving around becomes a nightmare.
- if you are in Maresias, you must visit the nearby beaches of Camburi and Barra do Sahy. If you have a car it’s a short drive away. Otherwise, local buses will take you there.
ACCOMMODATION: complete listing of Hotels and Pousadas in Maresias.
WEATHER FORECAST: The weather in Maresias for the next 10 days (data from São Sebastião)
GOOGLE MAPS: Maresias
Category: Destination: São Paulo