Enjoyable Climate

Cunha

Ecoturismo Rural Gastronomia Cultural

Waterfalls, mountains and Japanese pottery

Located in the Upper Paraíba Valley, Cunha is surrounded by hills and mountains, nested among the Quebra-Cangalha, Bocaina and Serra do Mar mountain ranges. Its neighboring towns in São Paulo state are São Luiz do Paraitinga, Lagoinha, Guaratinguetá, Lorena, Silveiras, Areias and São José de Barreiro. Its neighbors in Rio de Janeiro state are Angra dos Reis and Paraty.

On average, it lies 1,100 meters above sea level, and its highest peaks are the Pico da Pedra da Macela (1,840 meters above sea level) and Pico do Cume (1,630 meters). Its climate is temperate and dry, ideal for couples to enjoy its romantic atmosphere. 

It is worth seeing the pottery made according to a Japanese technique called Noborigama in one of the town’s several workshops. On weekends and holidays, artisans open their kilns while visitors watch and learn about the process. 

Main attractions

Pimenta and Desterro Waterfalls, Serra do Mar State Park (Núcleo Cunha), Pedra da Macela. 

Main events

Folia de Reis (January), Summer Festival (January/February), Fuscunha - Beetle Festival (January), Carnival (February/March), Saint Joseph’s Feast (March), Pine Tree Nut Festival (April/May), “Acordes na Serra” Winter Festival (July), Gastronomic Lamb Festival (August), EXPO Cunha – Rodeo (September), Pottery Festival (October). 

Service

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

Tourist Office: (55 + 12) 3111-2630

Getting there

Cunha is 235 kilometers from São Paulo. 

Car: take SP-70 (Ayrton Senna and Carvalho Pinto), and then take BR-116 (Presidente Dutra). Finally take SP-171 (Paulo Virgílio).

Bus: there are no buses from São Paulo city to Cunha.

Travelers have to take a bus to the city of Guaratinguetá, in Terminal Tietê Bus Station, from one of the following companies: Viação Pássaro Marron (55 + 11) 3775-3850 or Viação Cometa (55 + 11) 2221-5618.

In Guaratinguetá, take another bus to Cunha: Viação São José (55 + 12) 3132-3666 / (55 + 12) 3133-1115.

Hotels and Restaurants

Accommodation

Hotel Fazenda São Francisco(55 + 11) 3022 8300 and (55 + 12) 31196135 - Rod. Guará – Cunha, Km 26,5. - www.hfsaofrancisco.com.br

Cheiro da Terra (55 + 12) 31112822 - Al. Francesco da Cunha Menezes, 1.245 – Falcão - www.pousadacheirodaterra.com.br

Pousada Barra do Bié  - (55 + 12) 3111 1477 and (55 + 12) 3111 5177 - Rod. Cunha- Paraty, Km 58,8 (Estrada da Barra, Km5,8 dirt road). - www.pousadabarradobie.com.br

Pousada Sotaque Mineiro(55 + 12) 3111 1436 / (55 + 12)9636 3490 / (55 + 11)2408 6267 and (55 + 11) 2408 4739 - Rod. Cunha – Paraty, Km 58,8 (Estrada da Barra, Km 2, dirt road). - www.pousadasotaquemineiro.com.br

Pousada Quinta Da Serra (55 + 12) 9707 7714 and (55 + 11) 9575 1338 - Estrada do Monjolo, Km 10 - www.quintadaserra.com.br

Dining

Quebra Cangalha(55 + 12) 3111 2391 / (55 + 12) 9745 1902 and (55 + 12) 8144 0203 - Rua Manoel Prudente de Toledo, 540 – Cajuru - www.quebracangalha.com.br

O Gnomo Restaurante (55 + 12) 9734 8869 / (55 + 12) 9759 0532 - Rod. Guará - Cunha, Km 43 / Estrada do Ribeirão, Km 2,3 – dirt road - www.gnomorestaurante.com.br

Drão(55 + 12) 3111 1326 and (55 + 12) 9777 7884 - www.draocunha.com.br

Observatori Gastronomia & Cultura (55 + 12) 3111 1918 - Rua José Arantes Filho, 380 – Vila Rica

Taberna Coração da Terra(55 + 12) 3111 5123 - SP 171 – Rodovia Cunha – Paraty, Km 66 (+ 500m on the road to Pedra da Macela).

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