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Sao Carlos

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A vibrant student city, Sao Carlos serves as a major center of both learning and partying in Brazil. The metropolis, located at the center of Sao Paulo state, boasts a number of universities and community colleges, attracting lots of contemporary music artists to the area. One of the city’s most famous parties is its “Climate Festival,” which gives a nod to the varied weather experienced here every day. Sitting at an altitude of over 850 m (2,790 ft), the city tends to be windy and sunny with mild temperatures at night. Sao Carlos is in State of Sao Paulo (SP). Plan your trip to Sao Carlos and other Brazil destinations using our handy Brazil holiday planner .
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Where to stay in Sao Carlos

A number of large hotels can be found near the Universidade de São Paulo’s campus number one, offering reasonably priced rooms just a stone’s throw away from the city's liveliest bars and inexpensive eateries. For easy access to the surrounding region, consider staying at a roadside hotel in the outskirts that offer more affordable nightly rates. Those planning a longer stay in the city may find a vacation rental to be the most economical and comfortable accommodation option.
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