The city of Sao Paulo is one of the biggest cities in the world and has excellent surroundings for all types of activities. The city offers countless enjoyable opportunities happening all around the year.
There are lots of tour operators in the city that arrange walking tours in and around the city. Some private specialized tours are also arranged for foreign visitors with an excellent English-speaking guide. There are many activities to choose from such as the 1-day walking tour which includes the city’s must-see venues.
Not as popular when compared to other activities, however there is still a demand for hiking opportunities along the Cantarareira hills which look over the city. Some tours include a visit to a coffee plantation and to some other famous mountain resorts.
Cycling has become the favourite leisure activity among locals as well as tourists. Sampa Bikers, an association of cyclists offers regular night outings in the city and also trips outside the town. An ideal climate is preferable to enjoy cycling but just be careful whilst cycling on crowded roads.
Football is the most popular activity in the city. The Sao Paulo city hosts some major clubs that include Corinthians, Sao Paulo and Palmeiras. Some other clubs like Portuguesa, Juventus and Nacional are also present in the city. Morumbi is the largest and impressive stadium of the city. It is worth visiting this spot even if there isn't a match being played. Check the local daily newspaper for match schedules.
Not as exhilarating as some other activities, but walking miles on grassy ground, breathing fresh air whilst golfing in the city's golf clubs will also prove to be a great experience. The city of Sao Paulo offers some ideal locations for golfing.
The city has some public courts in Ibirapuera Park for tennis lovers in the city. Playing tennis is a favourite activity for the residents of Sao Paulo. It is the best way to burn off extra calories. The pleasant days and cool nights are usually ideal for sports such as tennis. For tennis enthusiasts, there are also some hotels that provide courts.
Motor racing is also a popular activity in the city. Sao Paulo city hosts Brazil Formula 1 Grand-Prix at the Autodromo de Interlago stadium. The city is home to some world-class F1 drivers.
Enjoy a ride on the biggest roller coaster of Brazil. The Playcenter has a large variety of other activities such as rides and games. This park is situated at just a 20-minute walk from the Barra Funda Metro stop. It also offers shows, places to eat, stores, banks, parking and much more.
Some tour operators in the city arrange horseback riding inside Sao Paulo city limits. Occasional night outings on the weekends are also organized by some operators.
The Jockey Clube de Sao Paulo arranges races on Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays. If you do not want to bet, enjoy drinks or a meal in the restaurant and bar situated inside the club. Address: Av. Lineu Paula Machado 1263, Cidade Jardim, Sao Paulo.
Tel.: +55 11 2161 8300