Special Touristic Attractions

Piraju

Ecoturismo Aventura Esportes Pesca Rural

Fishing, waterfalls and rivers

The main attraction of this town, located in the Southeastern region of São Paulo state, is the Paranapanema River, which crosses the town completely unpolluted. In Guarani language, Piraju means “golden fish” and reveals the bounty of fish that attracts sport fishermen. 

Arco-Íris waterfall, 15 meters high, and Castelo waterfall, 10 meters high, have ponds for bathing and a natural shower. Local rivers and lakes are perfect for canoeing and rafting in the river rapids.

Travelers who are looking for a peaceful environment can hike in the forests and by fresh water beaches. The town also offers boat rides in the reservoir. 

Main attractions

Paranapanema River, Dourado Park, Waterfalls: Fazenda, Capitão Mourão, Floresta Piraju, Prainha (Paranapanema River), Pedrinha (close to Prainha), Expo Park, Cruzeiro, Paranapanema Reservoir, Jurumirim Reservoir, Piraju Reservoir, Fish Ladder, “Mário Neme” – USP Archeological Research Center, Train Station.

Main events

Carnival at the Square and Parade (February/March), Motorcycle Meeting (March), Jeep Meeting (September), FECAPI/FAIPI (Octuber), Light Project (December). 

Services

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

Tourist Office: (55 + 14) 3351-2569/ 3351-4551

Bus Station: (55 + 14) 3351 1918

Getting there

Piraju is 320 km of São Paulo (SP).

Car: Rodovia Castello Branco (SP-280) until you reach Avaré, then take SP-255 and Rod. Raposo Tavares (SP-270), then drive 33 km to the entrance to the town.

Bus:  Manoel Rodrigues - www.manoelrodrigues.com.br - Phone: (55 + 11) 3392-1550

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

Hotels and Restaurants

Accommodation

Hotel Beira Rio Rua Cesário Garcia, 109 - Vila Tibiriçá - (55 + 14) 3351-1945 /3351-1940

Hotel FurlanRua Dona Francisca Leonel, 197 - Centro - (55 + 14) 3351-1929

Hotel Pousada Farol do LagoRodovia Raposo Tavares, km 297 - (55 + 14) 3351-5848/ 9724- 0326 – Kiko

Pousada Campos VerdesRua Constantino Leman, 361 - Jd. Ana Cristina - (55 + 14) 3351-2412

Pousada do Monte AlegreEstrada velha de S. Paulo - Bairro Monte Alegre - (55 + 14) 9658-9274 - (55 + 11) 9658-7283

Dining

Da PontePraça Benedito Silveira Camargo, 36 - (55 + 14) 3351-1688

Kenko Praça Ataliba Leonel, 18 - (55 + 14) 8130-8080 / 9839-8855 / 3351-8176

Oishi Sushi BarAv. Vereador Eduardo Cassanho, 330 - (55 + 14) 3351-3185

Taças e CachaçasAv. Ver. Eduardo Cassanho, 330  - (55 + 14) 3351-4906 

Torre de Pisa Av. São Sebastião, 140 - (55 + 14) 3351-2684 

De Cássia SorvetesRua João Grigo, 20 - (55 + 14) 3351-8113

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