The world’s third most populated city, São Paulo, buzzes with relentless energy and cultural diversity. Innovative architecture, ground-breaking art spaces, and urban parks liven busy, skyscraper-dominated streets. Eat your way through famous, foodie-favoured open-air markets, bar hop across artsy, bohemian neighbourhoods, and get lost in the exciting mix stirred up by Brazil's biggest and brightest city.
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Don't get overwhelmed by bustling São Paulo! Stroll down Avenida Paulista (pedestrian-only on Sundays!) and pop in to the amazing MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo). Don't miss the food-heaven that is the Municipal Market, the vast Ibirapuera Park, and the hip district of Vila Madalena. Soccer fans will want to catch a game at Morumbi or Pacaembu stadiums. Pick flight and hotel bundles to get started!
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What to eatCoxinha (deep-fried balls of shredded chicken), virado a paulista (a mixed platter of meats, eggs, kale, rice, beans and more), pastéis (thin-crusted stuffed pastries), and the city’s surprisingly can’t-miss mortadella sandwiches, pizzas and Japanese dishes.
What to bring backA Brazil football jersey, a bottle of the sugar-cane spirit called cachaça, Japanese arts and crafts from the Liberdade neighbourhood (See our fun fact below!), mementos of Afro-Brazilian culture picked up at the Museu Afro Brasil or artistic souvenirs from the Museu de Arte de São Paulo.
Fun FactAs you may have guessed from above, São Paulo is home to the most Japanese people outside of Japan. They started immigrating to Brazil in 1908—find out all about their history at the fascinating Museum of Japanese Immigration in Brazil! The city also highlights Japanese culture at the Japan House, a museum showcasing Japanese artists, at the Japanese Pavilion in Ibirapuera Park, a replica of a palace in Kyoto, and at the Mie Nishi complex, the only traditional sumo gymnasium outside of Japan.
Important InfoFor more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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Focus on mind, body and soul at resorts with spa facilities and daily yoga and meditation.
Enjoy grown-up ideas of a good time at adult-only resorts reserved for 18+ or 21+.
Keep everyone happy at resorts offering dedicated kids' pools and supervised clubs.
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