Beaches are main attractions in Guarujá
It is impossible to describe Guarujá without mentioning the beauty of its beaches. The island has 27 of them, some are urbanized, others have access only through tracks inside Mata Atlântica, which brings the perfect combination for those who want to go on vacation or just go sightseeing in the Atlantic Pearl.
Check some of Guarujá Beaches profiles:
Prainha Branca – Next to Praia da Armação, it has 1.350 meters of extension, strong waves on its left side and calm sea to its right, provided by a near island that can be reached on foot. On site there is an old fisher community. The access is similar to Praia da Armação.
Praia do Iporanga – 800 meters wide, it is surrounded by woods and has the most beautiful waterfall of the region, which creates a fresh water pool.
Praia de São Pedro – 1.400 meters wide. It has strong waves, soft sand and a lot of vegetation (typical from Mata Atlântica). The access can be made on foot or by boat.
Praia do Perequê – 2.400 meters wide de extensão and its name has indigenous origins, which means “Pira-Ikê”, that can be translated by, “fish entrance”. Welcoming and very popular, it is consider a shelter by fishers. It takes the tourist to taste delicious shrimp and every other kind of sea food, which are hooked on time. Currently the city hall is building the Perequê píer, an old dream from the caiçara community.
Praia da Enseada – First beach north of Pitangueiras, it is separated from that one by the Maluf hill. It is the widest from Santo Amaro island, 5.650 meters wide. During the high season it has many sports eventes. At the end of the beach it is located the Ponta do Tortuga, which is much sought after by water sports fans, like jet ski and yachting.
Praia de Pitangueiras – It is located downtown and it 1.800 meters wide. It is often full of tourists and is very popular because of surf practice on Morro do Maluf.
Praia das Astúrias – It is separated from Pitangueiras by a rock trail and it 1.100 meters wide. It is also very frequented by tourists with its calm waters which are perfect for bathing. Its beauty is highlighted by the constant presence of fisher boats in Ponta das Galhetas.
Praia do Tombo – 856 meters wide, it has conquered, last year, the International Blue Flag Seal by its bathing and water sports capacity as well as its infrastructure. Its name comes from its geological formations and by having a very hectic sea. In fron of it you have Moela island where the Moela lighthouse is, which was built back in 1836 and still works.
Santa Cruz dos Navegantes – About 750 meters wide, it is rustic. A share of its inhabitants work with fishing related activities. The access to it can be made by land (Guarujá) or sea (Práticos bridge – Santos). Its main attraction is Santo Amaro da Barra Grande fortress, which was built back in 1585 as a defense of the port.
Fortaleza da Barra Grande –30 meters wide, it is located alongside the sentry-house to the southeat of the Fortress.
Source: Guarujá City Hall.
Credits for the picture: Pedro Rezende
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