Special Touristic Attractions

Bananal

Ecoturismo Rural Gastronomia Cultural

Waterfalls, historic farms and ecotourism

Surrounded by the Atlantic Rainforest, Bananal is located in a mountainous area at the base of Serra da Bocaina mountain range. Waterfalls such as Bracuí and Sete Quedas are an invitation to ecotourism activities. 

The city was founded as a trade spot for drovers who brought gold from Minas Gerais state and later on became one of the greatest coffee producers in São Paulo state. From those days, Bananal conserves many traditional farms and manors, some of them listed by the Brazilian Heritage Sites.

In the well preserved historic center, with its beautiful row houses, visitors can see the oldest Brazilian pharmacy, still open at the same place since 1830. 

Main attractions

Historic Center, Solar Aguiar Valim, Rail Station, Matriz, Rosário and Boa Morte Churches; Serra da Bocaina National Park; Farms: Resgate, dos Coqueiros, da Independência and Loanda; Estação Ecológica; Bracuí and Sete Quedas waterfalls; Cachaça Distilleries: Fazenda Resgatinho and Chácara Santa Inês; Trekking to Pedra do Frade; Recanto da Cachoeira Bathhouse.

Main events

Carnival (February/March), Holy Saturday, Saint Anne Feast (July), Patron Senhor Bom Jesus do Livramento Feast (August), Our Lady of the Glory Feast), Motorcyclist meeting, (September). 

Services

City Hall: www.bananal.sp.gov.br

Tourist Office: (55 + 12) 8829-1146

Getting there

Bananal is 345 km from São Paulo.

Car: Via Dutra (BR-116) until km 36 and then take Rodovia dos Tropeiros.

Bus:  Pássaro Marron - www.passaromarron.com.br - Phone: 0800-2853047

Buses depart from Terminal Rodoviário Tietê (São Paulo - SP). 

Hotels and Restaurants

Accommodation

Hotel Fazenda Boa Vista - Rod. dos Tropeiros, Km 327 - Rancho Grande - (55 + 12) 3116-1230 and 3116-1539

Hotel Fazenda 3 Barras - Rodovia dos Tropeiros, Km 22 - (55 + 12) 3116-1356

Pousada Castor - Rua Pedro Humberto Bruno, 123 – Centro  - (55 + 12) 3116-1216  (55 + 21) 2113-3008

Pousada Trilha do Ouro - Rua Manoel de Aguiar, 155 – Centro  - (55 + 12) 3116-5437

Pousada Quintas dos Bosques - Av. João de Godoy Macedo, 1510 - (55 + 12) 3116-1499

Pousada da Terra  - Access on km 28 of Bocaina Road - SP 247  Sertão da Bocaina 32 km (11 on dirt road) - (55 + 24) 3363-1774 – (55 + 24) 99834486

Dining

Restaurante 418 - Praça Rubião Jr., Centro - (55 + 12) 3116-5418

Restaurante Casarão Andrade - Praça Pedro Ramos, 81 - Centro - (55 + 12) 3116-1489

Habeas Copos - Rua Dr. José Rangel de Almeida, 40 – Centro  - (55 + 12) 3116-5667

Recanto do Espigão – Brasileirinho - Rua Manoel de Aguiar, 66 – Centro  - (55 + 12) 3116-1532

Taberna do Tião - Av. João de Godoi  Macedo, 1521 - Bairro Paulo Macedo - (55 + 12) 3116-5549

Restaurante e Pizzaria Bananal - Rua Ernani Graça, 28 - (12) 3116-1131 e 3116-5470

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