Things to do in Santos

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Things to Do in Santos

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  • Lynn F
    Parkland, FL312 contributions
    If you enjoy coffee or history, this is a stop not to be missed. The tour and history of this museum was enlightening and fun. There are displays, videos and even the original furnishings. We ended this tour with a stop in the cafe. We tried the "bird poop" coffee (any coffee lover knows what I'm referring to) before buying it in whole beans to take home. They don't display it because of the price, but you just have to ask for it. Good thing we tried it before buying the beans to take home. It's more of a story than a delicious/exotic drink. Great stop and a decent cup of coffee.
    Written 26 February 2020
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  • David S
    Praia Grande, SP230 contributions
    This is an interesting trip by old tram around the old city of Santos with stops on the way for photos with the driver and guide offering information about a large range of historic buildings
    Written 4 March 2020
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  • Sonia H
    Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany253 contributions
    So, we didn't use the funicular to go up.
    My brother-in-law has a friend that lives in the Morro, and so we were granted free entry. The way up was interesting, to say the least. Just don't do it on your own, unless you are with someone that is from Santos, as it is a mildly dangerous neighborhood (I say mildly, because we were told there are worse ones in Santos).
    It is almost 400 steps up, and the view is well worth it.
    On the way up, there are little stops, with plaques narrating the story of Jesus' journey with the cross.
    You have a full view from the Church (that is right outside the casino, just don't wander too far off) of Santos.
    In the Casino, you can have a coffee and a snack, and you can also go up the stairs, where there is a ball room. If you go another floor up, you have a terrace that has an even better view of the city of Santos.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • dIE_wIth_mEmOrIEs_nOt_DrEAms
    Hong Kong, China1,677 contributions
    It's a beautiful beach running a long stretch and with many eateries/attractions on the way. Staying at Sheraton, the beach was 5 minutes walk and hence would love to come here for morning jog and evening walks. Their are many cabanas and beach chairs where one can relax and have food with fresh caipirinhas. Would love to go for a swim in the eveneings and have dinner nearby restaurants. Overall it's a very clean beach and lovely place to be.
    Written 28 March 2020
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  • Mike F
    Hilton, South Africa180 contributions
    Apparently these are the longest seafront botanic gardens in the world.

    They are well laid out and you can meander along the paths and keep an eye on the beach at the same time.

    There are lots of sculptures along the way and there is a surprising amount of bird life.

    If you battle to walk the flat paths make this an easy perambulation.
    Written 19 July 2019
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  • Kaitlin Barwick
    Australia30 contributions
    The beach itself is good with small waves and lots of Brazillians sitting under umbrellas however there is a bit of rubbish on the beach. Howwever, a must see is the island near this beach that you walk out to in knee deep water. It is absolutely beautiful. You can look back onto the beaches of Santos with the buildings behind it and climb around the rocks. We even went jumping off the rocks with local Brazillians and everyday walked over to this island to see turtles that swam around the rocks in the same spot everyday. We spent hours just watching the turtles from the rocks and got in and swam with them. We brought goggles to watch them under the water however the water isnt clear enough to see them. the best option is to admire them from the rocks or jump and swim along side them to see them when they come up for a breath. Awesome place!
    Written 24 January 2020
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  • RHAHJ
    Nijmegen, The Netherlands1,977 contributions
    Compared to other aquariums I saw in Europe and Brazil, this is one of the smallest. No fancy large aquariums where you walk in a tunnel through the fish, and no huge sharks. But there are quite large sharks and rays, and generally a nice variety of fish. I am not the best judge, but everything seemed well maintained, although I wondered why the big turtle was swimming in an empty tank without any plants. The sea lions department was just being cleaned, which was a pity. I understood that this was one of the first aquariums to use water fresh from the sea.
    Written 28 February 2019
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  • Kay
    Millsboro, DE22 contributions
    If you are walking the beaches of Santos the point at Jose Menino divides Praia do Gonzaga from Praia do Itararé,
    At this point is the Monument 100 Years of Japanese Immigration by artist Tomie Ohtakere. Until you are right up to it you don't realize how immense this is. Although i saw some energetic people climbing on it, to me its mostly a place to walk to. If I hadn't walked there I wouldn't have seen the surfing museum, or the number of people surfing at this area - for me worth spending a bit of time observing a young family teaching the kids how to surf.
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada10,227 contributions
    This beach is reported to be 7 km. long and that seems about right. I certainly walked about 5 km. of it. This is a nice wide sand beach separated from the roadway by a wide grass park. There are frequent statues and monuments along this greenway, as well as places to eat,showers, foot-wash stations and benches.
    Written 2 May 2020
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  • David S
    Praia Grande, SP230 contributions
    Visited many times over the last 10 years....when it is too hot , this is a place to get some respite from th heat as it is in reality an oasis in an old city. Full of leafy glades and high trees producing much need shade...the mixture here of birds, ducks, mammals will keep children amused for several hours....it is well placed for snacks and toilets and car parking is relatively easy and free...entrance is minimal and discounts for kids and elderly..well worth a visit.
    Written 4 March 2020
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  • Sonia H
    Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany253 contributions
    Not the biggest futbol fan, but we went there, as my new brother-in-law wanted to show us the team that has produced some of the biggest figures in soccer of Brazil.
    We went to the conference room, the changing room and then got to sit in the standby bench.
    The guide was very friendly and patient.
    It has a big museum where you can see all the trophies the club has won, not only the male team, but the female team as well.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • RandyRoss
    Ridgetown, Canada10,227 contributions
    As I was walking along the beach, I spotted this little church and thought I'd take a look. I'm glad that I did. This is a beautiful little gem of a church.
    Written 2 May 2020
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  • Stewart S
    Winnipeg, Canada104 contributions
    I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Pele museum. It gave a great history of Pele's early life and I found it to be very enlightening.
    Written 9 October 2019
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  • Kay
    Millsboro, DE22 contributions
    Just across from the beach, this is convenient place to spend a little time. The small garden has a few interesting sculptures and a pleasant diversion from the afternoon heat at the beach. The house itself is an art deco era gem.
    The interior has two levels - one dedicated to temporary exhibits - some remarkable photography when i visited - and the other floor houses a permanent exhibition of works by Calixto, considered one of the major exponents of Brazilian painting from the beginning of the 20th century.
    SO glad I took the time to check it out!
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • niels v
    Santos, SP910 contributions
    The fishing museum stands almost on top of the first fort built in Santos, fort Augusto in 1714.
    Later it became a maritime mariner college, a natural museum and now a fishing museum.
    It used to be free but that changed R$ 5.00 for a ticket, R$ 2,50 for students and free for under the age of 6 and over the age of 60. All information in the museum is in Portuguese. There is a small corner on the ground floor where small kids can sit and draw. At the end of the tour through the museum there is an activity centre for the bit larger kids mimicking a sailing vessel with ladders, ropes ect. , loads of fun.
    First floor houses a huge skeleton of a whale. Approx. 25m and used to weigh app. 70 ton. Further nice collection of shells and an enormous collection of bottles housing the sand of all the Brazilian beaches.
    Sharks, fishes etc. All very educational. Nice place for a rainy day to.
    Written 28 July 2019
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