Things to do in Santos, State of Sao Paulo (SP): The Best Nature & Parks

July 22, 2021 Major Galusha

Although it's also the location of the Latin America's largest seaport, Santos isn't just a boring port town. The city of 420,000, just 75 kilometers from São Paulo, features a seven-kilometer stretch of beach divided into just as many social cliques as you'd find on Ipanema. A verdant promenade separates the beach from the seafront condos and hotels, along which families and friends walk, amble, bike, skate, rollerblade, throw frisbees, you name it. Less sandy points of interest include the Museu do Café Brasileiro (Brazilian Coffee Museum), the Aquário Municipal (City Aquarium), the Orquidário Municipal (City Orchid Garden) and the Neo-Gothic Santos Cathedral.
Restaurants in Santos

1. Ciclovia da Orla de Santos

Divisa de São Vicente, Santos, State of Sao Paulo Brazil http://www.cidadeecultura.com/ciclovia-da-orla-de-santos/
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Ciclovia da Orla de Santos

2. Monte Serrat

Santos, State of Sao Paulo Brazil 13-32215665 http://www.monteserrat.com.br/
Excellent
48%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 982 reviews

Monte Serrat

Reviewed By 6anogracinha19 - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Monte Serrat is on a big hill, surrounded by nature. There are a lot of trees, plants and bushes. It is near the historic center. Depending on the weather, you can have a very good view of the harbor, the waterfront and the open sea. It is also possible to see Guarujá and one part of the Santos canal. On the top of the hill there are two constructions from different times. The church Nossa Senhora de Monte Serrat was built in the beginning of the XVII century, when Brazil was still a colony of Portugal. The other building is the casino Monte Serrat. This cassino began to be built in the beginning of the XX century, but on behalf of the world war, it just finished being built in 1927. This casino was very popular, but in 1946 the government prohibited casinos here in Brazil. Nowadays the building is used for events and parties. It is open to the public. There is a cafeteria inside the building. The construction and the decoration of the place is really pretty. The view of the rooftop is stunning and breathtaking. To go up there you need to take cable car, and to go down, you can use the cable car again or go downstairs. There is a chapel built between 1598 and 1603. The chapel is part of the miracle story in which Joris Von Spielbergen and his crew wanted to attack the village of Monte Serrat. The locals ran away to the chapel to pray to Nossa Senhora de Monte Serrat. They were afraid to die. While the pirates were climbing the mount a rock avalanche started and killed every one of the crew, but Joris didn’t die because he was in the harbor waiting for them. We strongly recommend visiting the place.

3. Ponta da Praia Beach

Santos, State of Sao Paulo Brazil 55-13-991497603 http://www.santos.sp.gov.br
Excellent
52%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 968 reviews

Ponta da Praia Beach

4. Orchid Garden

Praca Washington S/N José Menino, Santos, State of Sao Paulo 11065-600 Brazil 55-13-3205-2210 https://www.turismosantos.com.br/?q=en/node/1686
Excellent
46%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 1,205 reviews

Orchid Garden

5. Parque Estadual Marinho da Laje de Santos

Santos, State of Sao Paulo Brazil +55 (13) 3261-3445 [email protected] http://www.ambiente.sp.gov.br/parque-estadual-marinho-laje-de-santos/
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Parque Estadual Marinho da Laje de Santos

6. Jardins da Orla da Praia

Santos, State of Sao Paulo Brazil
Excellent
71%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3,107 reviews

Jardins da Orla da Praia

7. Roberto Mario Santini Municipal Park

Av. Presidente Wilson José Menino, Santos, State of Sao Paulo 11065-201 Brazil +5513 3288 4404 http://www.turismosantos.com.br/eng/guia-de-santos/locais/ir/atracoes-em-santos/orla/roberto-mario-santini-municipal-park
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Roberto Mario Santini Municipal Park

8. Cachoeira do Cabucu

Rodovia Rio-Santos, SP 55, Santos, State of Sao Paulo Brazil https://turismosantos.com.br/?q=pt-br/node/1595
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Cachoeira do Cabucu

9. Orquidario Municipal

Praca Washington, Santos, State of Sao Paulo 11065-600 Brazil +55 13 3205-2210
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

Orquidario Municipal

10. Municipal Aquarium of Santos

Avenida Bartolomeu de Gusmao 110 Praça Ver. Luiz La Scalla - Ponta da Praia, Santos, State of Sao Paulo 11045-908 Brazil +55 13 3278-7830 https://www.visitbrasil.com/attractions/municipal-aquarium-of-santos.html
Excellent
34%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 3,033 reviews

Municipal Aquarium of Santos

At this aquarium, playful seals and scary sharks, along with many other fresh and saltwater fish and plant life, make for a fun family outing.

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