Special Touristic Attractions

Ilha Solteira

Esportes Pesca Sol e Praia Cultural

River beaches, hydroelectric power plant and wild fauna

The town, located on the banks of the Paraná River, was founded in the 60s during the construction of the hydroelectric power plant that, back then, was the world’s largest one. Today, tourists can take guided tours there. 

Ilha Solteira has the third largest dam in Brazil, with scenic fresh water beaches such as Catarina and Marina, with complete infrastructure for camping, kiosks and paved access. Fishing is one of its major attractions. 

Travelers can also learn about the rich fauna of the region, with animals such as the Marsh Deer and the Broad-snouted Caiman (both of them endangered species) during a visit to the Wild Fauna Conservation Center.

Main attractions

Ilha Solteira Dam, Catarina and Marina Beaches, Wild Fauna Conservation Center, Ilha Solteira River Island, Mantiqueira Ley Leite Bueno Park, Sailing Port, Recreational Fishing.

Main events

Root Festival and Moto Fest (June), Gospel Music Festival, National Festival of MPB (October/November), City Birthday (Octuber), New Year’s Eve and Christmas. 

Services

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

Tourist Office: (55 + 18) 3743-6089

Bus Station: (55 + 18) 3743-6020

Getting there

Ilha Solteira is 659 km from São Paulo.

Car: Rodovia dos Bandeirantes (SP-348) until you reach Washington Luís (SP-310). Then head toward São José do Rio Preto and take Rodovia Feliciano Salles Cunha (SP-310).  

Bus: Expresso Itamarati - www.expressoitamarati.com.br. - Phone: (55 + 11) 2125-1259 

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

Hotels and Restaurants

Accommodation

Bela Vista Park Hotel  Av. Brasil Sul, 720 - (55 + 18) 3743-4203

Hotel UrubupungáAv. Brasil Sul, 181 - (55 + 18) 3742-2100 

Ilha Palace Hotel Av. Brasil Sul, 895 - (55 + 18) 3742-2800

Novo Hotel  - Rua Machado de Assis, 978 - Residencial Nova Ilha 

Ypê Park Hotel Rua Rio Itatiba, 580 - (55 + 18) 3742-2105

Hotel Ilha Bela Av. Brasil Sul, 465 - (55 + 18) 3742-1852/ 3743-0266

Dining

Restaurante Paranazão Av. Atlântica, 170 - (55 + 18) 3743-2929

Restaurante Via Sul Rua Brasília, 300 B - (55 + 18) 3742-3514

Restaurante Patio Gourmet  - Av. Brasil Sul, 181 B - (55 + 18)3742-2882/3743-2758

Restaurante e Churrascaria Isagrill Av. Brasil Norte, 1690 - (55 + 18) 3742-3858

Restaurante Pôr do Sol Catarina Beach, s/n - (55 + 18) 3743-5964/ 9143-1169/ 9619-2628    

Restaurante Cozinha da Vó  - Av. Brasil Sul, 1264 - (55 + 18) 3742-5093

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