As the most prosperous city in the South American kingdom, São Paulo is an unmissable destination for travellers who want a taste of the Brazilian highlife. Though the skyscrapers which graze the sky above Paulista Avenue and the financial headquarters present São Paulo’s prestigious status, there is even more to this city than what meets the eye. Choose a holiday apartment rental in São Paulo and wake up amid Brazil’s indie scene, from its art-house cinemas to hidden tequila bars, this is a metropolis of hidden jewels. Discover São Paulo’s secrets for yourself when you secure a holiday apartment or a holiday home via Airbnb or TripAdvisor here today.
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Visit São Paulo, grown from coffee into a cosmopolitan metropolis!
Before its great coffee export in the 19th century, São Paulo was a small town, today, however, it has developed into the largest city in South America and holds the title of financial capital of Brazil. Despite the bustle which comes with this metropolis, there is a haven for every visitor just waiting to be secured through a holiday letting in São Paulo. Choose from the vast range of accommodation in São Paulo to find a sanctuary in a bed and breakfast or holiday apartment in amongst the city's famous art museums, including the globally renowned, Museum of Art of São Paulo, and enjoy the best of this urban jungle in the Southern American sun, and beyond.
When to go?
São Paulo is most enjoyed between early March to May and early October to November, which is when the city is transitioning in spring and autumn and the haziness of the high summer months, along with the summer crowds are yet to arrive or have already passed. Located in the southern hemisphere, São Paulo experiences opposite seasons to the UK, meaning their summer months occur during the British winter, however, temperatures remain moderately pleasant throughout the entirety of the year.
What types of holiday rentals are available in São Paulo?
With an admirable art, fearless food and a rich historical scene, São Paulo attracts artists, foodies and historic enthusiasts from across the globe who all crave their own piece of this vivid Brazilian culture. With so many diverse interests to be catered for, it is no surprise that each holiday rental in São Paulo is so individual. If you are a couple who is looking for a romantic break in this intensely rich Brazilian heart, look no further than luxury apartment rental in São Paulo overlooking the Paulista Avenue, where you can wake up in a room with a view of the majestic cityscape. For a cost-effective holiday rental which is ideal for backpackers and adventure lovers, secure a youth hostel or an affordable holiday apartment in São Paulo's bohemian quarter, Pinheiros. There is also a collection of holiday homes which are big enough for the entire family available across the city, with large properties just waiting to be discovered in the family-friendly neighbourhood of Bela Vista.
How to get there?
Situated on the south-east coast of Brazil, São Paulo is approximately an 11 and a half hours flight from the UK, with TAM Brazilian Airlines and British Airways offering a daily service directly to Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, and connecting flights available from Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham. Once you arrive in Sao Paulo Guarulhos International, the centre of São Paulo is 25km away from the terminal, with buses destined for the Tietê Metro station where you can board the Blue Line straight to your accommodation in São Paulo.
Where to stay in São Paulo?
Renowned as one of the most famous avenues in the city this district is a utopia of theatres, malls, restaurants and bars which never sleep. The energy of Paulista Avenue may last around the clock; however, this does not stop it being one of the most sought-after locations to reserve your accommodation in São Paulo. Here, you can recharge amid the electric atmosphere before exploring this bustling municipality once more.
As the most traditional Italian district in the city, Bela Vista offers the chance to take a step back from the hustle of the centre and live like a true Paulistano in your very own home away from home in São Paulo. You are never too far away from some of the tastiest food hangouts in this European infused neighbourhood, making it the perfect place to reserve a self-catered holiday apartment in São Paulo where your tastebuds can explore the best this city can offer, from a locally sourced morning coffee to an award-winning pizza slice.
Complete with a maze of indie boutiques, vivid mural art and 'Pitico', a converted car park which houses a food and drink experience unlike any other in the country, Pinheiros is indisputably the hippest neighbourhood in the city. These unique attractions do not need to come at a cost; however, as the colours of this district are reflected in its cost-effective apartment rentals and youth hostels in São Paulo's artistic hive.
São Paulo Downtown
Wake up in a guesthouse in São Paulo which is immersed in Brazilian history, as this downtown district is where the city was founded back in the sixteenth century. Here, the most impressive architecture and historically important structures which stand as tall as they have for centuries before, are just waiting to be explored.
There is no place quite like the stylish district of Itaim Bibi to secure a room in a unique bed and breakfast in São Paulo, with its acclaimed restaurants, bars and exclusive clubs, this neighbourhood attracts visitors from across Brazil who want to experience the most exciting food, drink and party scene in the country.
It is no coincidence that ‘Paraíso' means paradise, as there is no shortage of holiday villa's in São Paulo's traditional neighbourhood. Tucked among the countless rental's, you will discover a selection of markets and stores which will cater to your every rental need. The crowds of the city centre are yet to explore these peaceful streets, so secure a piece of São Paulo's best-kept secret today.
What activities to do?
Take a walk around Ibirapuera Park
Offering a verdant retreat in the seventh most significant city in the world, Ibirapuera Park may be framed by skyscrapers, but an afternoon in this green haven will guarantee the feeling of complete rejuvenation from the thrilling city streets.
Visit the Museum of Art of São Paulo
As arguably the most famous art museum in the country, the Museum of Art of São Paulo is a staple of the Brazilian art scene. Housing the ‘finest collection of art in Southern Hemisphere', the museum showcases work from the greatest names in the industry, including work from Giambattista Pittoni and Francisco Goya.
Try a slice of the world's best pizza!
São Paulo boasts an impressive 12,500 restaurants, many of these are pizzerias, allowing São Paulo to be home to the largest number of pizza restaurants on the planet. Among the most famous of these is ‘D.O.M', which has been crowned among the world's best restaurants for over eight years.
Shop on Paulista Avenue
Whether you are a label lover, or you just want to pick up a souvenir from your time in São Paulo, the shopping malls, among its museums, antique fairs and bars dotted across Paulista Avenue are unmissable from any trip to the city.
Take in the colours of the Municipal Market of São Paulo
A trip to the market in São Paulo offers more than the chance to pick up some locally grown produce, as the market takes place in one of the city's most impressive architectural splendours, meaning you can take in the history, beauty and flavours of São Paulo in one.
Admire the street art in Pinheiros
Though graffiti artists have not descended on Pinheiros exclusively, the street art and murals in the district are celebrated by the local creatives who sell vintage goods and handmade products alongside the local public artworks, meaning you can pick something up to remember the raw talent which is brewing in this neighbourhood.