Holidaymakers looking for a fantastic vacation in an exciting and beautiful location should look no further than the Central Sao Paulo State in Brazil. Located in the south east of the country, visitors will find there are many interesting things to see and do here. Visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, chalets and apartments.
The central part of the Sao Paulo state offers outstanding and varied landscape that can be explored by hiking, cycling, horse riding or mountain biking. Holidaymakers will also have opportunities to go fishing in the lakes and rivers or climbing. There are many good golf courses in the region including a couple at Campinas as well as tennis courts all across the state. There are many fine restaurants, bars and cafes in the region offering a good variety of local fare as well as cuisine from around the world. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and drink from supermarkets and market stalls in many towns and villages in the region. A good choice of shops can be found in some of the bigger places such as Campinas.
The central area of Sao Paulo State offers many interesting places for holidaymakers to visit.
Campinas has many interesting buildings including a 19th century cathedral and the castle water tower. A great place to see here is the Lagoa do Taquaral Park, which has an urban lagoon, wooded park, a planetarium and a science museum. Bosque dos Jequitibas is an interesting zoo in Campinas. Visitors may like to take a trip to the state capital city Sao Paulo, where there are many more interesting museums and historic buildings. These include the Latin American Memorial and the Sao Paulo Museum of Art. The Botanical Garden of Sao Paulo is also well worth a visit. Holidaymakers might also like to take a day trip to the Sao Paulo coast and visit places such as Santos.
The weather in the Sao Paulo region remains mild to warm all year round, the lowest temperatures of around 12 degrees centigrade being experienced during nights in July. The highest temperatures of around 27 degrees centigrade occur during the hottest months of January and February. The summer months are also the wettest with January averaging about 225 mm of rainfall compared to the July average of 35mm.
São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport is approximately 15 miles from downtown Sao Paulo. Flights arrive here from many international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Frankfurt (FRA), Lisbon (LIS), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Zurich (ZRH) amongst others. The car rental firms Avis, Budget, Hertz, Interlocadora, Localiza, Locar Alpha, Movida and Unidas all have offices at the airport.