Eight cities in the interior of SP to enjoy the All Souls’ Day holiday amid nature; look

Eight cities in the interior of SP to enjoy the All Souls’ Day holiday amid nature; look
Eight cities in the interior of SP to enjoy the All Souls’ Day holiday amid nature; look
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The holiday of Deadthis Thursday, the 2nd, is a good opportunity to rest, especially for those who can manage the four days and resume work only on Monday, the 6th. Estadão List below eight cities visited by the series Bate e Volta SP in the interior of the state for those who want to enjoy some time off in the middle of nature.

With 31 thousand hectares of preserved area, the Legacy of the Waters It is the largest private Atlantic Forest reserve in all of Brazil. Close to the cities of Tapiraí It is Miracatu, the space has the concept of “multiple use of the territory”. In practice, this means that there are many program options there, depending on the visitor’s profile.

Cambuci Trail is made via a suspended walkway that allows multisensory immersion in the Atlantic Forest Photograph: Léo Souza / Estadão

For those who like adrenaline, the Cachoeira Outubro trail is an easy level, but a good walk through the forest until you reach your final destination; For those who want even more adventure, there are other more difficult trails and night safari or canoeing options on the Juquiá River (see below what the experience is like).

Aside from adventure tourism, Legado das Águas is also a destination that can please those who just want to disconnect from the outside world and enjoy a few days of peace amidst nature. The base, where the accommodation rooms are located, is about 35 kilometers into the forest, which in itself guarantees silence broken only by the noise of the (many birds). Other easier trails, such as Cambuci, and the Biodiversity Center, with hundreds of plants and flowers, are also located nearby.

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Check prices, schedule and availability on the official Legado das Águas website (here).

On the border of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, Joanópolis It has been known for decades as the Werewolf Capital. But the city also hides bucolic landscapes and a good range of waterfalls and trails that earned it another nickname: Joia da Mantiqueira.

Escondida Waterfall, in Joanópolis Photograph: Tiago Queiroz / Estadão

For fans of ecological tourism, the main stop there is Cachoeira dos Pretos, which is more than 150 meters high and is one of the largest in the entire State of São Paulo. Access is easy, via a wooden walkway, and right at the entrance square you can find accommodation and food options (bars, cafes, restaurants, etc.).

Another point worth visiting is Cachoeira Escondida, which despite its name has several signs scattered around the city indicating the way. The infrastructure there is a little more precarious, but there are still bathrooms and a restaurant. The big attraction is the beauty of the waterfall, with a shallower pool and weaker current than its neighbor, as well as some “natural benches” formed between the rocks.

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Check it out here the highlights of Joanópolis and how to get to them.

On the south coast of São Paulo, Long Island 100% of its territory has been declared an Environmental Protection Area. The result of this is 74 uninterrupted kilometers of beaches without kiosks in the sand and a lush display of trees and animals from the Atlantic Forest along the entire coastline.

Pedrinha Beach, in the southern part of Ilha Comprida Photograph: Werther Santana / Estadão

As the access bridge that connects the city to Iguape is on the northern tip of the island, this is the area with the most options for commercial establishments and, consequently, tourists. But those looking for a quieter seaside can also find it there, especially in the southern parts, such as Praia do Viaréggio (the fish in shrimp sauce served at Adauto’s Bar is a great option for lunch).

Perhaps the main difference of Ilha Comprida is, however, its dunes, which are the largest, oldest and best preserved in the entire State. The Juruvaúva Dunes are the main example of this biome and are also located in the southern part of the city, but you need to arrive early because access depends on the weather forecast and the height of the tide.

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There, Vila das Pedrinhas is also an almost obligatory stop, with restaurant options and specific tours along the river, as well as handicrafts made by the caiçaras themselves. Check out the full itinerary here.

300 kilometers from the capital of São Paulo, Barra Bonita It has just over 36 thousand inhabitants and is almost completely surrounded by the Tietê River. The difference is that, there, the most famous and important river in São Paulo is clean to the point of being suitable for bathing, driving a large part of the city’s social life and tourism.

In Barra Bonita, the Tietê River can vary from 15 to 35 meters deep depending on the day and volume of rain Photograph: Tiago Queiroz / Estadão

The boat trip up or down the Tietê River is worth it in itself, but in Barra Bonita there is an added attraction with the crossing through the Lock, which is basically a water-powered boat elevator and one of the traditions in the city. There are several options of ships and companies that offer the tour, most of them with lunch included in the ticket price.

Trips can vary from 1h30 to 4h, depending on whether you choose a full tour or just a half-distance tour. All include passage through the lock, however. Along the entire route, the view of Tietê, still intact, with green waters full of life, is truly unforgettable, especially for those who have to face the polluted section of the capital every day.

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By the way, be sure to also visit the Tietê Memorial, which tells the entire history of the river, its relationship with Barra Bonita and has frightening samples of samples collected in different sections from its source to its mouth. look here more images, how a lock works and some navigations that make up the tour.

With an estimated population of just 5 thousand inhabitants, Analândia it prides itself on having no buildings, shopping malls or traffic lights. This interior lifestyle is enhanced by the huge number of waterfalls spread across the city, which has more than 700 springs preserved in the Serra do Itaqueri.

Salto Waterfall, in Analândia Photograph: Alex Silva / Estadão

The waterfall options vary according to what you are looking for: Salto, in the center, has free entry, a shallow natural pool, a strong and relaxing waterfall and a restaurant on the banks of the main well; Escorrega is, as the name suggests, slippery, which can be equally dangerous and fun depending on your age; Rangel’s is smaller and more hidden, but one of the cleanest and most preserved in the entire city.

Despite all this variety, the city’s main postcard is Morro do Cuscuzeiro, which looks like couscous from São Paulo. The trail to the top is easy to access, or as easy as a climb to more than 1,000 meters in altitude can be. At the foot of the mountain, Fazenda Pedra Viva has a restaurant, swimming pool, children’s spaces, activities such as zip lining and tree climbing, as well as space for camping.

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Analândia also houses some of the most important caves in São Paulo, such as Índio, Toca da Onça and Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, which can only be accessed with the help of a guide. You can find his contact details and other visiting options there. clicking here.

Voted the most welcoming city in São Paulo, Wedge It is located on the state’s border with Rio de Janeiro and has been seen by many travelers heading to Rio de Janeiro. But anyone who thinks that the municipality is just a place of passage is mistaken: surrounded by the Serra do Mar State Park and close to the Serra da Mantiqueira, it holds a series of unique attractions amidst nature.

Sunset seen from the top of Pedra da Macela Photograph: Tiago Queiroz / Estadão

The best-known of these attractions is Lavandário, the largest lavender plantation in the state and a place that seems straight out of a movie. The aroma of the flower is already felt before you even cross the gate, after all there are 40 thousand trees planted throughout the property. The space is a great option for a picnic for two or a family outing, not to mention the opportunity to try the famous lavender popsicle.

Another unmissable spot there is Pedra da Macela, 1,840 meters high, in the Serra da Bocaina National Park. From the top, you can see the sea of ​​Angra dos Reis and Paraty, as well as admire an unforgettable sunset. The more adventurous can still camp there too.

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Cunha is also known for its various ceramic ateliers, so be sure to stop by one of them to get a souvenir (Suenaga e Jardineiro is one of the most traditional, by the way). Here you will find more tips about the city.

Just 90 kilometers from São Paulo, Cabreúva It is a typical country town, where time passes more slowly and prose at the bar is the main weekend activity. A good option for those who want peace and quiet without too much excitement, the municipality is surrounded by the Serra do Japi and also offers bucolic landscapes to rest your mind and enjoy the views.

Guaxinduva Farm, in Cabreúva Photograph: Tiago Queiroz / Estadão

For those who just want to stay without any worries other than breathing fresh air, Fazenda Guaxinduva offers camping, meals, trails, waterfalls and fishing all in the same place. The space also has the option of day use on weekends and holidays for those who do not want to stay there.

A suitable program for families, groups of friends and, especially, couples is a visit to Pé do Morro, which promotes outdoor picnics and offers baskets made by the team itself with some of the six types of cheese produced there. If you’re lucky, you can even catch one of the pizzas, which happen monthly.

Completing the atmosphere of rest and inner peace, the Kadampa Brasil Meditation Center opens its doors on weekends and holidays to welcome visitors with guided activities. Check it out here all addresses, availability and other options to enjoy Cabreúva.

Close to the border with Minas Gerais, Saint Francis Xavier is another option for rest and relaxation amid the vast nature of Serra da Mantiqueira. Known as “São Xico”, the city has some of the most visited waterfalls in the State and is just 150 kilometers from the capital of São Paulo.

Pedra de São Francisco viewpoint, in São Francisco Xavier Photograph: Tiago Queiroz / Estadão

One of the main attractions there is the Mirante da Pedra de São Francisco, on the border with the municipality of Monteiro Lobato. In addition to the breathtaking view, the place has its own accommodation and restaurant, whose flagship is fried polenta with meat served on the stone.

For those who are not satisfied with just the view and silence of the city, Bruxinhas do Mato is a way to further increase the feeling of relaxation and disconnection with the outside world. The place has a lot of massages and baths using flowers and leaves that are harvested directly on the property. It’s to rest and not think about anything else.

Check it out here other tour options, waterfalls and restaurants around São Francisco Xavier.

The article is in Portuguese

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