We are going this sunday to SP and we would like to know the safe areas to stay in san paulo. We have heard about the jardines what area does this cover? Is Jardines the whole paulista area? How large is Jardines? We have heard of the blue tree Paulista (rua Peixote gomide 707)- and another hotel (golden tulip Alameda Santos 85). Does it matter if you are on the southwest or northeast of Paulista. Any hotel suggestions in a safe area please let us know.
We have heard that this is not a "walking city" due to crime concerns. Do we take a taxi or subway everywhere? Is there a problem with armed robberies in the subway? Is there a certain taxi that you need to use from the airport for increased safety.