Only a few hour in SP!
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Dec 22, 2011 5:04 AM Last Post By: ban_janti
Dec 19, 2011 10:16 AM
Only a few hour in SP!Hi expert travelers!
We'll be arriving in SP (GRU) from Rio at about 11PM on a monday evening in January, after having seen some of the southern Brazil. We have our return flight (GRU) to Europe the day after (tuesday) at 5.30 PM.
Here is some questions for you:
Is it better to take a hotel around the airport or downtown (centro or paulista)? Why and which one?
What can we see/do in the long half day we have? I read the taxi fares are not incredibly cheap, is it wort to pay to take a glimpse of downtown?
And last but not least, how do you suggest we move (airport-hotel-sightseeing-airport) and store luggage?
Thanks a lot for your help!
Dec 19, 2011 10:43 AM
1Take a taxi and stay in Jardins (near Av. Paulista) if you want to stay in the city. The downtown (centro) is not a safe area. Ask the hotel to store your luggage during the next day while you look around and then get the executivo bus back to the airport.
Or use a hotel in Guarulhos near the airport (maybe one with an airport shuttle) because of the late hour, store your luggage at GRU the next morning and take the executivo bus into the city to sightsee.
In either case, leave sufficient time (2 hrs min IMO) in afternoon traffic to arrive back at the airport at about 3:30.
In a half day, you could visit a museum, maybe go up one of the buildings with a viewing platform, and walk around the shops a bit.
Here are some ideas (for a longer time, though) for things to do:
Dec 19, 2011 11:37 AM
Dec 19, 2011 1:20 PM
3All airports and bus stations in Brazil have luggage storage (or at any rate, in my very extensive travels, I have never encountered one that didn't).
"any hotel you would recommend" Budget in reais?
Dec 19, 2011 10:52 PM
Dec 20, 2011 11:34 AM
5I stayed at the Mondavi Residence in SP a few weeks ago (its in the LP). The beds are not great (in support) and the staff don't speak English, but given that the place is cozy, clean, well located in the Jardins, extremely helpful and joyful front desk staff given my broken spanish and was 127 R for a double ensuite with breakfast all you can eat. It's close to the subway and one street off a street that turns into Paulista.
Dec 22, 2011 5:04 AM
6It's a long way from GRU to town, and not cheap either. I would book Ibis or any other hotel with shuttle and save myself a hassle of going there. Sao Paulo is really nothing special.
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