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.
Ilha Solteira Dam, Catarina and Marina Beaches, Wild Fauna Conservation Center, Ilha Solteira River Island, Mantiqueira Ley Leite Bueno Park, Sailing Port, Recreational Fishing.
Root Festival and Moto Fest (June), Gospel Music Festival, National Festival of MPB (October/November), City Birthday (Octuber), New Year’s Eve and Christmas.
City Hall: www.ilhasolteira.sp.gov.br
Tourist Office: (55 + 18) 3743-6089
Bus Station: (55 + 18) 3743-6020
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
Bela Vista Park Hotel - Av. Brasil Sul, 720 - (55 + 18) 3743-4203
Hotel Urubupungá - Av. 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
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