Santos (São Paulo area) – located just 70 km. outside of São Paulo, this is a popular beach for that metropolis’ residents. What makes this beach distinctive is that it is bordered by a garden which is 5.3 km (3.3 miles) long — making it the largest beach garden in the world.
For tourists, Santos offers more than just a beach. You can go back to the past, embarking on an electric cable car from the 19th century and visit the city’s historic center. The place is very well maintained and has an important cultural collection. When in Santos, you can take this chance to visit the Museu do Cafe Brasileiro (Brazilian Coffee Museum), the Casa do Trem Belico (War Train House), the Praca Maua (Maua Square), the Palacio Saturnino de Brito (Saturnino de Brito Palace), the Teatro Coliseu (Coliseum Theater) and the Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary Church).