Going to São Paulo on business? If you are heading for the city of São Paulo, you should know that there are many leisure options available for you to enjoy during your stay. The city is well-prepared to welcome executives and businesspeople, and the city has a thriving night-life – as your day shall be taken up with work or meetings.


Don’t forget to take advantage of the generous two hours’ lunch break which is the norm in Brazil, to get to know the restaurants of the capital of the state of São Paulo, many of which have been listed among the best in Latin America.


Accommodation: the hotels also stand out


With a total of some 42 thousand rooms available, the hotel network in São Paulo is well distributed, of excellent quality and international standard. You shall find options that cater to the needs of executives and businesspeople, ready to meet the needs of all budgets without any loss of quality.


Fasano, Hilton, Emiliano, Unique and Renaissance are just some of the names for those wanting luxury accommodation. However, the hospitality for which Brazil is famous also shows itself in each guest house and inn, meaning that you have excellent service together with comfort, waiting for you at the end of every day.


The São Paulo gastronomy shall impress you


From a simple pastel at the local street market to the best of haute cuisine, gastronomy is sure to be the highlight of your business trip to São Paulo. Strolling around the streets of downtown São Paulo, whether at lunch time or at dinner time, do not forget to drop by at the Bar Brahma, Republic Square, Casa Mathilde or Café Girondino.


Many tourism companies offer specific tours tailored to the people who love good food. One attraction that must be on your list of things to do, even through your schedule may be tight, is a stroll around the São Paulo Municipal Market. Installed in the same premises for 81 years, this market has tasty foodstuffs from one end to the other – we recommend you try the mortadella sandwich and the pastel made of codfish, you shall not regret it!


Enjoyment: Use your day off for sightseeing and culture


The city of São Paulo also has a lot to offer for those wishing to visit parks or museums, or see a play. Ibirapuera Park is a sanctuary of green space amidst the stone city, and is definitely worth a visit. There you can take a leisurely stroll, play sports, have a picnic, or relax in those few moments when you can forget about work.


While on the subject of museums, you must be aware that many of the treasures of Brazilian history and culture are also in the capital of São Paulo. Do not forget to visit the Assis Chateaubriand São Paulo Art Museum (MASP), the Pinacothèque, the Museum of Image and Sound (MIS), the Afro-Brazil Museum, and the Football Museum. If you like shopping and getting a good bargain, the place to go is 25 de Março Street, but this is a place you should visit when you have plenty of time, it is always buzzing with activity.