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Gonzaga Beach, Santos

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Easy access to the city makes Gonzaga Beach a popular stop for locals looking to relax for a couple of hours. Rent a beach chair and an umbrella--make sure the price you're quoted for the pair is a flat rate and not by the hour--then grab a spot near the water where you can dip your feet in its refreshing foam. You'll be approached by snack sellers peddling ice cream, churros, and chips, but drinks are purchased at the stands that sporadically line the beach. Visit in the morning to avoid crowds, but come back at night to see the beach romantically lit by strings of bulbs. Make Gonzaga Beach part of your personalized Santos itinerary using our Santos vacation planner.
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Look to the west of Avenida Dr. Washington Luiz for the greatest choice in accommodations, with the main cluster of popular places located here. Choose from chain hotels both simple and luxurious, as well as characterful, family-run pousadas tucked away on residential and commercial side streets. Move farther from the coast to find backpacker-friendly hostels and apartment rentals, ideal for those wishing to keep costs down or stay for longer periods of time.
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  • It's a cool day in May and it's not a high season. So it's a trip with lots of calm and peace. The sea here offers a big grande wave. Surf lover do really enjoy all kinds of water sports here. Once ag...  more »
  • Nice, relaxing beach close to the city center. Not very crowded and has everything you need for a relaxing day.  more »
  • Like other Brasilian beaches the Santos beaches are wide flat sand, with vendors renting umbrellas and chairs. On the day we were there the sea was calm and not much happening.  more »