Beach City

Iguape

Ecoturismo Esportes Estudos e Intercâmbio Pesca Sol e Praia Religioso Gastronomia Cultural

Well-conserved fauna and flora, historic monuments and faith 

Roughly 70% of Iguape’s territory is covered by the Atlantic Forest. The town is known as the Princess of the Coast and is home to a forest reserve, which Chauás Ecologic Station and Jureia-Itatins Ecologic Station.  

Surrounded by rivers and mangroves, this Atlantic Forest reserve is home to jaguars, toucans and bromeliads and has controlled access, limited to a few spots of the reserve. 

The heritage of the gold rush and of the rice cycle can be seen in the facades of the listed row houses and manors, which will soon be listed as Brazil Heritage Sites. One of these sites is the Bom Jesus de Iguape basilica, built between 1787 and 1856. 

 

Main attractions

 

Cristo Belvedere, Christ the Redeemer, Wild Trail Morro da Espia, Senhor Fountain, Bom Jesus de Iguape Basilica, Sacred Art Museum, São Benedito Square and Church, Historical and Archeological Museum, Historic Center, Bacharel Hill (Icapara Lighthouse), Icapara (Fishermen’s Community), Barra do Ribeira – Jureia Beach, Boat rides and Fishing. 

 

Main events

 

Summer Festival (January/February), Carnival (February/March), Holy Week – Staging of the Way of the Cross (April), Revealing São Paulo – Ribeira Valley (June), Iguape Junino (June), Winter Festival (July), Feast in Honor of Bom Jesus de Iguape (July/August), Bazaars and Processions (all year round), City Anniversary (December). 

 

Services

 

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

Tourist Office: (55 + 13) 3841 3012

Citur – Tourist Information Center: (55 + 13) 3841-1016

Bus Station: (55 + 13) 3841-1209 (Intersul); São João (Sorocaba) and Princesa dos Campos (Curitiba), both through (55 + 13) 3841-2334.

Ferry at Barra do Ribeira – Dersa – (55 + 13) 3358-2741 (crossing every thirty minutes)

 

Getting there

 

Iguape is 210 km from São Paulo.

Car: Rodovia Régis Bittencourt (BR-116). After Miracatu, take SP-222.

Bus:  Intersul - www.intersul-transporte.com.br - Phone: (55 + 11) 3392-7566

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

Hotels and Restaurants

 

Accommodation

 

Pousada Recanto das Aves (by the river)  - Estrada do Icapara, km 3,5 –  4.5 km off the town - (55 + 13) 9711-7812 - www.pousadarecantodasaves.com.br

Solar Colonial Pousada  - Praça da Basílica, 30 – Historic center - (55 + 13) 3841-1591

Pousada Casa GrandeRua Major Rebello, 768 – Centro - (55 + 13) 3841-1920

Silvi Hotel e Restaurante  - Rua Ana Cândida Sandoval Trigo, 515 – Centro - (55 + 13) 3841-1421 

Pousada e Pescaria Sol NascenteAv. Nossa Senhora do Rocio, 62 – Rocio  - (55 + 13) 3841- 2127 

Fishing Hotel – Pousada Icapara (by the river)  - Rua Porto do Elói, 91 – Icapara –10 km off the town - (55 + 13) 3848-1372 www.pousadaicapara.com.br

Hotel DalúAv. Papa João XXIII, 550 – Barrado do Ribeira – Jureia  - (55 + 13) 3849-1122 - www.hoteldalu.com.br

Portal da Juréia Pousada  - Av. Papa João XXIII, 537 – Barra do Ribeira, Jureia (55 + 13) 3849-1521 and (55 + 11) 2264-1984 - www.portaldajureiapousada.com.br

 

Dining

 

Panela VelhaRua XV de Novembro, 190 – Centro - (55 + 13) 3841-1869

Farolito Café-Bistrô  - Avenida Princesa Isabel, 767 – Centro - (55 + 13) 3841-4019

Itacurumins Rua Porto do Rosário, s/n – Centro - (55 + 13) 3841-1536

Restaurante Praia Mar Av. Papa João XXIII, 23 – Barra do Ribeira – Jureia - (55 + 13) 3849-1613

Big Bem (buffet per kilo), Largo da Basílica, 170 – Centro - (55 + 13) 3841-5469

Parada Obrigatória  - Avenida Adhemar de Barros 

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