©

Sao Luis trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Sao Luis

City of Tiles

Located on the island of Ilha Upaon-Acu, state capital Sao Luis represents the largest city in Maranhao. The World Heritage-listed tiled colonial buildings form the crowning jewel of the city's rich cultural heritage. But it doesn't stop there: other top attractions in Sao Luis include popular traditional dances and theatrical forms originating here, still performed today in a range of venues throughout the city. Meanwhile, a set of museums protecting local culture and history provide more context for your Sao Luis holiday. Sao Luis is in State of Maranhao (MA). Plan how to spend your time in Sao Luis and other destinations in Brazil using our Brazil sightseeing planning tool .
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Sao Luis

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Sao Luis

The more upmarket and characterful accommodations in Sao Luis can be found in the historical center, with atmospheric pousadas (guesthouses) and hotels in well-preserved colonial-era architecture. Head east of the Centro district to find budget hostels suitable for backpackers happy with simple lodgings, but who wish to be close to the main architectural sights. Larger, modern hotels lie along the island's northern coast, where a cluster of luxury and mid-range options offer rooms with sea views.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Sao Luis

28 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Barreirinhas & Sao Luis BY A USER FROM ITALY August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Sao Luis BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Sao Luis BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Sao Luis BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Rio de Janeiro & Sao Luis BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Sao Luis BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Sao Luis BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Sao Luis & Recife BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, kids, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Sao Luis BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Sao Luis BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans