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Enjoy Sao Paulo on a Budget

São Paulo—South America’s largest city—is an exciting mix of interesting architecture, a huge choice of cuisine, bags of culture, and a buzzing nightlife. Its famous eclectic skyline is as diverse as the city’s countless ethnicities, including a large Japanese diaspora. São Paulo’s eclectic mix of different cultures and styles guarantees a unique visit, whether you are looking to discover Brazil’s fauna and flora, shop for bargains in the street markets, or party like a local.

Things to see in São Paulo

Although São Paulo—or Sampa as it’s known as by the locals—is a relatively wealthy city, it’s certainly not off limits to visitors on a budget. Museums are plentiful in this thriving metropolis. Many museums are free to enter, and some such as the State Art Gallery and the Football Museum are free on Saturdays. When you want a break from the bustle and intensity of São Paulo, a visit to Ibirapuera Park provides a tranquil place to relax and stroll. This beautiful large park also holds free open-air concerts at weekends. Take a walk around Liberdade and experience the heart of the Japanese community in Brazil. With unique shops and a street market taking place every Saturday and Sunday, it’s perfect for hunting for bargains or grabbing some delicious Asian food.

Cheap hotels in São Paulo

There are several comfortable, cheap São Paulo hotels available for travelers on a budget. If you are looking for São Paulo hotel deals, you can expect to find simple, clean accommodation, and most places offer free WiFi and free buffet breakfasts—providing you with all you need to spend as much time as possible exploring this fast-paced city. There are also plenty of hostels in São Paulo, which provide great value-for-money accommodation. As well as giving guests the opportunity to mix with other travelers, many hostels include a kitchen, so can save some cash by catering for yourself and enjoy discovering the local street markets when you go food shopping.

Where to stay in São Paulo

The bohemian district of Vila Madelena has an impressive range of galleries, restaurants and independent shops to explore during the day (with the bright and colorful backdrop of street art on every wall) and also serves as the city’s nightlife hub. There is an abundance of budget hotels in São Paulo’s Centro district, where you can also find beautiful historic architecture, bargain shopping and great food. The district of Bela Vista has a large Italian community and is another solid choice for cheap hotels in São Paulo. Visitors can tuck into delicious Italian cuisine, visit the various markets, and enjoy the vibrant nightlife.

How to get to São Paulo

Guarulhos Airport is the larger of São Paulo’s two airports, and the one that receives all the international flights. If you’re arriving on a domestic flight, you’ll most likely land in Congonhas—the other airport. Getting to the city center is straightforward from both, either by taxi or shuttle. There are also long-distance buses to Tietê bus terminal, arriving from other cities of Brazil and neighboring countries. Getting around the city can be slow at peak times, but the city’s metro is a fast and efficient way of getting round and is the best option for visitors.

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