Campos do Jordao

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Reeoni on April 2, 2002

We wanted to get out of the big city for the day, so we decided to take the bus to Campos do Jordao. The bus ride from Sao Paulo to the rather pretty little mountain town takes about two hours, and makes for an excellent day or weekend trip. We paid about $9 US each for tickets from Expresso da Mantiqueira at the main bus terminal. The bus was not crowded at all, and the seats were comfortable. As you look around at the scenery and architecture, you’re likely to wonder whether the bus driver took a wrong turn and ended up in Europe. Gorgeous as it is, it’s strikingly out of place.

The main downtown area offers a variety of shop, bars and restaurants. As one might expect with a tourist town, thing seemed to be a bit pricier here. Not that it should deter you from going, but Campos do Jordao is a popular destination with Brazilians, but not, it seems, with international travelers, thus English speakers are scarce.

Overall, I’d highly recommend this as a quick escape from Sao Paulo. We actually enjoyed the bus ride itself, it gave us a chance to see some of the scenery outside the city. The town was simply beautiful, and a pleasant place to stroll and shop, stopping periodically for a drink, some delicious chocolates, or another treat.

Campos do Jordao
Av. Januário Miráglia 2040 sala 1
Sao Paulo, Brazil
055 12 3664 3410

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