Caraguatatuba in Sao Paulo is inhabited by around 91,000 people.
The national capital Brasilia is located 570 miles (917 kilometers) north of Caraguatatuba, while Sao Paulo lies 80 miles (129 kilometers) to the west.
To relax in nature along the coast, drive out to at least one of the major beaches and lookout points in Caraguatatuba. Brava Beach and Central Beach are two of the more popular beaches in this coastal location. Itamambuca Beach and Romance Beach are some of the other beaches in this region.
To explore the local architecture in Caraguatatuba, visit some of its more popular public gathering places. The most attractive of these are Event Square and of course Maresias Square. Those searching for for even more great opportunities to meet locals can also check out Cel. Juliao Square and Candido Mota Square.
Make the most of this area’s reputation as a shopping hub. Add to your wardrobe, stock up on groceries or just people-watch at the wide range of shops. In Handicraft Market and Caragua Beach Shopping Mall vendors offer a wide range of merchandise. If you don’t find what you need, there is more at Porto Itagua Shopping Center and Villa Mares Shopping Center.
Put on your hiking shoes and discover the natural reserves for which the city is well known. Those who love nature will like the beauty to be found at Cabras Island, Baepi Peak or Hinterlands Trail.
The Ponta das Canas Lighthouse is one of the more readily recognized structures in this vacation destination. The lighthouse’s outline and natural setting offers plenty of opportunities for camera buffs, especially at dusk and dawn.
A few hours exploring the incredible marine environments of the Ubatuba Aquarium will deepen your appreciation for this incredible planet of ours. Relax as tropical fish glide by and learn about local and exotic species.
Caraguatatuba’s major heritage and cultural sights often overshadow its less renowned, but equally rewarding spots. The Church of Saint Anthony, The Matriz Church, the Church of Barra do Una and the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church are all recommended if you have an extra day or two up your sleeve.