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.
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.
Carnival at the Square and Parade (February/March), Motorcycle Meeting (March), Jeep Meeting (September), FECAPI/FAIPI (Octuber), Light Project (December).
City Hall: www.estanciadepiraju.sp.gov.br
Tourist Office: (55 + 14) 3351-2569/ 3351-4551
Bus Station: (55 + 14) 3351 1918
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
Hotel Beira Rio - Rua Cesário Garcia, 109 - Vila Tibiriçá - (55 + 14) 3351-1945 /3351-1940
Hotel Furlan - Rua Dona Francisca Leonel, 197 - Centro - (55 + 14) 3351-1929
Hotel Pousada Farol do Lago - Rodovia Raposo Tavares, km 297 - (55 + 14) 3351-5848/ 9724- 0326 – Kiko
Pousada Campos Verdes - Rua Constantino Leman, 361 - Jd. Ana Cristina - (55 + 14) 3351-2412
Pousada do Monte Alegre - Estrada velha de S. Paulo - Bairro Monte Alegre - (55 + 14) 9658-9274 - (55 + 11) 9658-7283
Da Ponte - Praça Benedito Silveira Camargo, 36 - (55 + 14) 3351-1688
Kenko - Praça Ataliba Leonel, 18 - (55 + 14) 8130-8080 / 9839-8855 / 3351-8176
Oishi Sushi Bar - Av. Vereador Eduardo Cassanho, 330 - (55 + 14) 3351-3185
Taças e Cachaças - Av. Ver. Eduardo Cassanho, 330 - (55 + 14) 3351-4906
Torre de Pisa - Av. São Sebastião, 140 - (55 + 14) 3351-2684
De Cássia Sorvetes - Rua João Grigo, 20 - (55 + 14) 3351-8113