To really understand Campinas, take a trip to one of its museums and theaters. Spend a quiet afternoon discovering the exhibits at the Museum of Natural History.
If the sun is shining get outdoors and appreciate the nearby green spaces. Escape the rat race for a while and soak up some sunshine in public parks such as the Emilio Jose Salim Ecological Park. Put on your hiking shoes and enjoy the well-used ecological reserves for which this area is famous, like Jequitibas Forest.
Watch popular sporting heroes, the Guarani Futebol Clube, take on their rivals at the iconic Golden Earring Stadium. On match days follow the river of green and white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join local soccer lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.
After a long day exploring the delights of Valinhos, put up your feet and relax in one of the area’s popular bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. The Royal Palm Plaza Resort Campinas, the Nacional Inn Campinas and the Cezanne Plaza Apart Hotel are just three of the many great places to stay around here.