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Introducing Iguape & Around

Founded by the Portuguese in 1538 to defend Brazil from the Spanish, Iguape is one of the oldest towns in Brazil and one of the few along São Paulo’s coast to retain its colonial contours. An ongoing federal initiative is helping to restore the old city center, which had long been neglected. While beaches are a bit of a hoof, the town makes a tranquil base from which to explore the region.