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Sao Paulo for Lovers
by Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Mention a romantic getaway in Brazil and Rio probably comes to mind. From the hedonistic rhythm of Carnaval to the sybaritic days spent on its famous beaches, the city is a magnet for romantic heading to South America.

But just 100 miles from Rio lies a larger--but far less well-known--city. Sao Paulo is best known as a business destination, a place sometimes called the New York City of South America because of its bustling pace and importance in the corporate world.

Whether the two of you come to Sao Paulo as a jumping off point for exploring other regions of Brazil or on business, you’ll find the city has plenty of ways to turn your getaway into a romantic excursion. Massive city parks, over 35,000 restaurants, and unbeatable shopping make this a destination for big city lovers.

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In This Article
Introduction to Romantic Sao Paulo Getting to Sao Paulo
Getting Around Attractions
Recommended Hotel : Sonesta Sao Paulo Ibirapuera Dining
What to Shop for in Sao Paulo Where to Shop
Nightlife Practical Information
Web, tourism contacts Photo gallery of Sao Paulo