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Address: Santos, State of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Good beach close to city centre

This is a good beach close to the popular shopping area. The beach is quite long and spacious but crowded during weekends and holidays. The sand is not the best you can find in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2014
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Santos doesnt have the cleanest nor most beautiful beaches from Brazil. But its great for having a walk, relaxing and drinking some beer

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Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, SP
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I liked the beach Gonzaga: the pleasant temperature of the water, calm sea with few waves, the presence of many life saving and police that make the safe and organized place. a Gonzaga Beach advantage is that the stalls offer beach chairs for free, but the price of food and drink is expensive. What I did not like was the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Haven't been to santos yet but for any gringoes make sure you are constantly observant of the people around you at any beach in Brazil. Although Guaruja is considered worse, you need to be careul. The robberies here are constant because of the lack of police force and criminal justice system. They barely ever catch criminals so they kill a... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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118 reviews 118 reviews
55 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a good beach close to the popular shopping area. The beach is quite long and spacious but crowded during weekends and holidays. The sand is not the best you can find in Brazil nor the water the cleanest but its close to the city center and not bad at all. All in all a good beach to stroll... More 

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Santos, SP
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The beaches in Santos are not the cleanest ones, but the climate is good. The sea is normally calm and you can find good services with accepted prices.

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Collingwood, Ontario
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

This is a fabulous beach that is super long and super wide. Tons of space for thousands of people to share with vendors set up along the way. U can walk for miles on hard sand so easy to walk on

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Sorocaba, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We enjoyed the beach especially in the morning. In the afternoons, it gets busy! It has nice path next to it, so it nice for an afternoon walk. Also, it has lights for the night.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Pretty beach! Lovely garden! not much pollution & littering here, or anywhere in the beach area.. well until you get to the sidewalk there is always at least some trash, if you lucky the trash truck will pass by & pick up litter! Avoid the homeless asking for money, if you give them money they are most likely to only... More 

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Ein Bokek, Israel
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

santos is the most popular beace escape of the residents of sao paulo, and gonzaga is the center of town, where the main beach is located and few shopping centers. the beach is nicely designed, with great distance between the road and the sea, clean sand and grass, big enougth side walks as well as roads dedicated to bycicles, and... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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102 reviews 102 reviews
50 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

For those who like a wonderful beach but don't wanna feel left alone in the middle of nowhere, Gonzaga Beach in Santos, Brazil, is the place to be the year round! just a few steps away from shopping malls, fancy bars and restaurants, Gonzaga provides Brazil's most valuable asset: life!

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