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Getting There & Away

Ubatuba has two intercity bus stations. For São Paulo (R$72.60, four hours, eight daily) and other destinations within the state, head to Litorânea bus station, located at the edge of the town center, about 1.5km from the tourist office and beach. For São Sebastião, head first to Caraguátatuba (R$18.80, 1½ hours, 5:30am or 12:10pm) to catch the one 4:50pm bus per day on to São Sebastião (R$9.90, one hour).

Rodoviário Oceano (www.rodoviariooceano.com.br) goes to Paraty (R$16.25, 1½ hours, 9:50am and 8:40pm) and Viação Util (www.util.com.br) goes to Rio de Janeiro (from R$18.20, five hours, 11am and 11:59pm) from the recently spruced up and renamed Rodoviária Naim Elias Abdalla – better known as São Jose bus station – on the main street a few blocks from the beach.