Parque Estadual da Cantareira, Sao Paulo

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With 8,000 hA (19,768 A) of coastal forest skirting the Atlantic, the lush Parque Estadual da Cantareira is a paradise for hikers and birdwatchers. The park is dotted with clean lakes fit for swimming, but one of the best highlights is the spectacular view of the city below. You’ll also find the summer mansion of São Paulo’s state governors located here. Keep your ears open for the music of the birds in the trees and look for the monument to the Tropic of Capricorn that runs through the forest. To visit Parque Estadual da Cantareira on your holiday in Sao Paulo, and find out what else Sao Paulo has to offer, use our Sao Paulo itinerary maker.
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  • Best place to enjoy the nature in the city. This park is even more quiet and relaxing than Ibirapuera Park. Cantareira park, offers lots of tracks and adventure near by huge variety of animals. This p...  more »
  • Great option for a day hike and to see nature while still in SP. The park has 3 entrances and 4 trails. The 2 main trails are accessible through the main entrance and go to Pedra Grande (with a great ...  more »
  • That was amazing when the view of SP appears after a long walk. SP is under your feet there. One should experience it. If you are lucky you can also see some local animals. If you pass there do not mi...  more »