Caraguatatuba, Litoral de São Paulo

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Caraguatatuba, widely known by its abbreviation Caraguá, is a city located in the eastern part of the south of the state of São Paulo in Brazil, being part of the route that circulates along the North Coast of São Paulo, thanks to the 40 kilometers of beautiful beaches and to the respectable infrastructure that brings together shopping malls, markets and many shops.
The name comes from the Tupi language and one of the words include tuba meaning many.
Caraguatatuba is the largest city on the north coast of São Paulo.
Caraguatatuba's economy is driven by agriculture and tourism.
Caraguatatuba being the city of high society of São Paulo, in summer the city becomes one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country, with more than 1,5 million tourists.
The beauties of the Mata Atlântica are also part of the attractions and are protected in the Serra do Mar State Park.
With an area of ​​88 thousand hectares Caraguatatuba shelters paths, natural pools and a multitude of species of birds, animals and plants.
With varied scenery, the waterfront brings together 17 wild beaches - one of them is Praia Brava, with good waves for surfers - and famous as Martin de Sá, a meeting place day and night for the young population.
As sports, Caraguá goes beyond water activities.
Fans of the free flight meet on weekends at the top of the hill of Santo António, 340 meters above sea level. From hang gliding or paragliding, enchanted with the landscape formed by the cove of Caraguatatuba, São Sebastião and Ilhabela.
Those who travel with their children find in Tabatinga, Prainha and Cocanha the quieter waters of the region, as well as bars and kiosks that offer seafood dishes and snacks.
Always fresh, shrimp, fish and oysters arrive at the tables following various recipes - all of which make mouth water!
In winter it is possible to enjoy the gastronomic festival that is already one of the main events of the city and undoubtedly one of the tastiest in the entire tourist region of São Paulo.

Restaurants, bars, kiosks and pizzerias offer different dishes and snacks that are chosen by customers through voting and distribution of premiums.
Surrounded by mountains, washed by rivers and dams, Caraguatatuba provides an average temperature of 20ºC during the year. In the hottest season, the maximum is 32ºC; in winter, the temperature can drop to up to 7.5 ° C.
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