Porto de Santos – Concais Passenger Terminal
The port of Santos is Brazil’s leading container port and well known for its coffee export, but it’s also a major trade center for oil, oranges, cotton and bananas.
Sao Paulo’s cruise terminal is not located in the city but in nearby Santos, located further south or 1 hour from Sao Paulo. Cruises sailing from the harbour depart from Concais passenger terminal, located 1km or less than a mile from downtown Santos in Brazil.
The facility is located on Avenida Rodrigues, fronting the Estuario de Santos.
PASSENGER TERMINAL GIUFREDO SANTINI – CONCAIS
Address: S/AAvenida Cândido Gaffreé, s/n.- Armazém 25 Interno – Port of Santos
11013-240 Santos, SP – Brasil – Caixa Postal 15
phone: 55 (13) 3226-5600
fax: 55 (13) 3226-5606
The best way to reach the terminal from your hotel is by taxi.
see also : Rio de Janeiro Cruise Port Hotels, Buenos Aires hotel near port, Callao Peru and Valparaiso cruise terminal.
Santos – Beach Edge Gardens
Santos is a very touristic and historic city boasting many interesting sights and attractions.
Popular by cruise passengers is a visit to the Coffee Museum in downtown Santos. It is a very well kept museum telling the story of coffee in Brazil. Head to the Beach Edge Gardens for a nice stroll alongside the beach, listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest beachfront garden. It’s a must see when in Santos.
Another major tourist attraction is the Bonde Turistico de Santos, a cable car ride trough the city center, showing important buildings and locations. Sun worshippers can relax in the Brazilian sun at one of the city’s fine sandy beaches such as Pitangueiras Beach. Nearby Laje de Santos Marine Park is considered as one of the world’s finest diving areas.
A wonderful attraction to go with children is the Municipal Aquarium.
Sao Paulo – Richest City in South America
Sao Paulo, also known as Sampa, is the third largest city in the world and richest city in Southern America.
It’s a big, bustling, cosmopolitan city, home to many historical sights, museums, fascinating architecture, art galleries and other tourist attractions.
Rich in museums and renowned landmarks the city is worth a visit. Art lovers will enjoy Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (MASP), displaying the largest collection of Western Art in Latin America. Take a look in the gothic Metropolitan Sé Cathedral, which the architecture is based on the French Gothic cathedrals. The inside of the church is impressive and decorations are beautiful.
Well worth a visit is the Mosteiro de Sao Bento. The church itself is magnificent and on Sundays there is a mass with Gregorian choir.
Accommodation in São Paulo gives you the opportunity to discover this metropolis. A popular area to look for hotels is São Paulo´s exclusive Jardins neighbourhood, home to great restaurants and designer stores, not far from Paulista Avenue. Discount or more luxurious properties can be found either near GRU Guarulhos international airport or in downtown.
Many mid price range, well priced or more luxurious 5 star accommodations can be found in Sao Paulo. Popular is the city’s Jardins district.
Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport GRU — main international airport, also known as Cumbica, located 25 miles or 40 kms from downtown Sao Paulo.
The Santos Cruise Ship Terminal (Sao Paulo) is located 1 hour to 2 hour drive from the Sao Paulo International Airport (GRU), which is located in the city of Guarulhos. Buses and taxis are available directly to Santos. Estimated travel time: 90 minutes. The bus stops at the Centro Rodovario and at the very north end of the beach.
Most cruise passengers fly into this airport. You can stay nearby the airport before transferring to Santos. Many nearby hotels offer a free airport shuttle transfer.
Congonhas Airport CGH — closest airport from Sao Paulo, but mainly used for domestic flights.
Viracopos Airport CPQ — international airport approximately 60miles or 100kms from Sao Paulo.
Currency and Language
The currency of Brazil is the Brazilian Real (R$) (BRL). Currency converter.
Most stores will accept credit cards.
Portuguese is the language in Santos and Sao Paulo. Some people speak English.
Cruise Lines — currently sailing from the Port of Sao Paulo (Santos) in Brazil are ships from Royal Caribbean International RCL,MSC Cruises and Costa Cruises.