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About Praia grande

Praia Grande, a city in the Sao Paulo state of Brazil, is a heaven for those who want to spend a holiday with sea and sun together. The city, which covers the southern coast of Sao Paulo, consists of an area of approximately 147 square kilometers and is 72 kilometers far from the capital.

The liveliest beaches of the city, which is also popular with tourism thanks to its handicrafts, historical places, parks and entertainment life, are Canto do Forte and Guilhermina Beach. You can try crazy water sports at the beaches, where there are parts with many hotels, bars and restaurants. You can take a night walk or bike on the sidewalks of Balneario Florida covered with trees, which is one of the surfers' favorite places with its giant waves.

Itaipu Castle, which has a panoramic view and extends to the Gulf of Santos, is also a part of the city's history. It is a tradition for the city visitors to watch the sun rise and sunset from the castle which was started to be built in 1902. Trekking tours are organized in the region which is worth exploring thanks its fauna surrounded by unspoiled Atlantic forests. The city has a rich infrastructure in terms of art and it has a large art complex called Palacio das Artes. One of the most interesting aspects of the complex, which has permanent or local exhibitions, sculpture workshops, shops and cafeterias, is the giant chandelier consisting of 12,000 crystal stones and 120 lamps. The city is lively in the New Year and carnival times. The hottest period of the city is between January and March. Although it is rainy, you can benefit from the sea and sun during this beautiful period.

The closest area to reach Praia Grande is Congonhas-Sao Paulo Airport. The distance between the airport in Sao Paulo and the city center is approximately 145 kilometers and the most comfortable way to go to the city center is renting a car.

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