The city of Poços de Caldas is located in the south of the state of Minas Gerais in a plateau surrounded by mountains, valleys and fields, with an altitude of 1300 meters above sea level. The territory occupies 70 km2 of urban area and 463 km2 of rural area situated between fertile land for agriculture and natural mineral deposits.
Nearly 150 thousand people live in Poços de Caldas; 95% of them living in the city. Known for its abundance in thermal water, the city receives hundreds of tourists each year. These tourists come primarily in search of the relaxing waters that the city offers. The city is considered to be a natural therapy for body and soul. The good weather maintains the temperature between 13 C to 21 C during the year, and the relative air humidity is approximately 75%.
Because of all these qualities the Brazilian Natal soccer team chose Poços de Caldas as the place for training and concentration.
This is the land where José Bonifácio, the Patriarch of the Independence was born. You can see portraits of the city’s buildings, churches and museums at the Historical Center, serviced by our Streetcar Tourist Route.
Given its final touch by the biggest maritime shore garden in the world, according to the Guinness Book, the 7km of clean beaches invite us for long walks. The city sportive appeal was immortalized by Santos F.C., Pelé’s team, the Athlete of the Century, and reaffirmed by the recognition of this city as the National Capital of the Triathlon. Santos breathes its worldwide recognized soccer team also called Santos. You can see its athletes training all over the shore. It’s not only a traditional city, but also a sportive and dynamic city by the shore.
The city relies on 7 Universities. Buts it’s around the Port that the economic life of Santos 417,777 inhabitants spins. Considered the biggest Port in Latin America - 40% of the national Gross Domestic Product passes through it. Santos holds the title of one of the best quality of life in the country.
São Paulo overwhelms the senses with its sheer size. With seventeen million inhabitants, it is the world’s third largest city and the largest one in South America. São Paulo and its rival Brazilian city, Rio de Janeiro, have often been compared to New York and Los Angeles respectively. If Rio has gained fame for its striking natural setting, São Paulo’s attraction lies in its people and its vibrant cultures. The Avenida Paulista’s canyon of up thrusting skyscrapers only hints at the city’s sources of energy. A more cosmopolitan city than its counterpart, São Paulo possesses significant ethnic minority communities, including substantial Japanese, Italian, and Lebanese Christian neighborhoods. Brazil’s most modern, cosmopolitan city has much to offer in addition to its outstanding cuisines. Its museums are among the finest in South America, its surrounding coastline is graced with many lovely beaches, and its entertainment and nightlife have for years attracted some of the best performers in the world.
Brazil’s most modern, cosmopolitan city has much to offer in addition to its outstanding cuisines. Its museums are among the finest in South America, its surrounding coastline is graced with many lovely beaches, and its entertainment and nightlife have for years attracted some of the best performers in the world.