Waterfalls, fauna, flora and extreme sports
The town’s postcard is its gigantic Cariniana tree, which is 3,000 years old, 40 meters high and has 3.6 meters of diameter. Its canopy is home to more than 21 species of plants and animals.
Good hikes disclose the lush green of the nature and stunning waterfalls. The most famous of which is Três Quedas, where it is possible to visit the ruins fo the Power House of Santa Rita’s first hydroelectric power plant.
Santa Rita do Passa Quatro is such a calm place it does not even have traffic lights. But the town can also be a thrilling destination for those who look for extreme sports, such as motocross and mountain biking, among others. Some coffee farms from 19th century, like Bela Paisagem, accept guests.
Zequinha de Abreu Museum, Morro Itatiaia, Vassununga State Park, Três Quedas and São Valentim Waterfalls, City Tourist Park, Alemão Desert, Santa Rita de Cássia Church, Cais Museum, Cariniana Giant Tree, Lake Garden.
Carnival and Week for the Arts and Culture (February), Saint Rita of Cascia Feast (May), “Zé Carreiro” Regional Meeting of Guitar Players (June), Italian Heritage Festival (July), Zequinha de Abreu Festival (September), Independence or Rock (September), Pilgrimage on Horseback in Honor of Our Lady of Aparecida (October), FAPIS (October), Christmas Lights (December).
City Hall: www.santaritadopassaquatro.sp.gov.br
Tourist Office: (55 + 19) 3582-4888
Bus Station: (55 + 19) 3582-6588
Santa Rita do Passa Quatro is 250 km from São Paulo.
Car: Rodovia dos Bandeirantes (SP-348) until you reach Limeira and then take Anhanguera (SP-330) until you reach the exit to the town.
Bus: Danúbio Azul - www.danubioazul.com.br - Phone: (11) 3950-8000
Buses depart from Terminal Rodoviário Tietê (São Paulo - SP).
Hotels and Restaurants
Hotel Fazenda Glória - Rodovia Ângelo Roberto, Km 13 - (55 + 19) 9798-0709
Hotel São Paulo - Praça Ivan Fleury Meirelles, 91 - Av. Padre Pio Corso - (55 + 19) 3582-5775/ 957-9317
Pousada da Chuchua - Vicinal Jaime Nori, Km 07 - (55 + 19) 3582-6293
Pousada da Lagoa - Rua Carlos Augusto Monteiro de Barros, 2561 - (55 + 19) 3582-1916
Pousada da Colina - Rua Inácio Ribeiro, 791 - (55 + 19) 3582-1493
O Bicão - Av. Severino Meirelles, 1144 – Centro - (55 + 19) 3582-1210
Jopaudan - R. Antônio Martins do Valle, 242 - (55 + 19) 3582-1306
Treviso Restaurante / Pizzaria - R. Américo Persin, 108 – Centro - (55 + 19) 3582-4000
Giovanella - Av. Ignácio Ribeiro, 920 – Centro - (55 + 19) 3582-3428
Moustache - R. Vitório Margutti nº 169 – Bairro Jardim - (55 + 19) 3582-3044 / (55 + 19) 9320-4193
Churrascaria Anhanguera - Rod. Anhanguera, Km 236 (heading south) - (55 + 19) 3582-1759
Churrascaria Posto da Serra - Rod. Anhanguera Km 237 (heading north) - (55 + 19) 3582-2060 / 3582-5299