9 places to go in the next few weeks and enjoy the cold

The wave of cold that hit much of the country this week is slowly starting to fade. But low temperatures persist in some regions in the coming days, to the delight of fans to enjoy the cold.

This time of year is also ideal for enjoying the warmth of the mountain towns in the hinterland of São Paulo.

Credit: Publicity/Pousada do Quilombo.View of the Serra da Mantiqueira at the Pousada do Quilombo in São Bento do Sapucai; the city is one of the destinations for those who love to enjoy the cold

Some of the state’s cities are known for their combination of low temperatures, good food and charming hotels with fireplaces, as well as many other opportunities for recreation and activities in the lap of nature.

9 places to go in the next few weeks and enjoy the cold

Campos do Jordao

The famous tourist resort, which is part of the Serra da Mantiqueira route, is located 173 km from the capital. The city, affectionately called “Brazilian Switzerland”, already in 1957 at the Climatological Congress in Paris was recognized as the city with “the best climate in the world.”

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Photo: Cristiano Tomaz l Publicity Boulevard GeneveArchitecture of the Campos do Jordão on Geneve Boulevard

Combined with beautiful scenery, tranquility, charming Swiss-European architecture of hotels, inns, shops, restaurants, bars, chocolate shops, bistros and pubs, Campos do Jordão has a natural vocation for tourism and attracts visitors in autumn and winter.

Santo António do Pinhal

This climatic resort is located near Campos do Jordão, in Vale do Paraiba, and belongs to the Mantiqueira hiking trail. With several mountains, peaks, rivers and valleys, visitors consider ecotourism one of their strengths.

Santo António do Pinhal

Credit: Wagner RibeiroView of Pico Agudo in Santo António do Pinjal

Santo António do Piñal also has no shortage of options for those looking for adventure, such as rock climbing, abseiling, tree climbing, trails, off-roading, hang gliding and more.

The traditional Festa do Pinhão, which runs from May to August, is an excellent choice for those who appreciate the typical fruits of the region, in addition to the typical food stalls, handicrafts, presentations and shows.

Santo António do Pinhal

Credit: Wagner Ribeiro Sunset at Santo António do Piñal

The name Santo António do Pinhal comes from the various species of araucaria that grow in the city, which in the Tupi-Guarani language means “weeping mountain” or “mountain where the waters are born”.

Sao Bento do Sapucai

Gateway to the famous Pedra do Bau, which, contrary to what many people think, does not belong to the Campos do Jordão, São Bento do Sapucaí is 185 km from the capital and has a rural landscape with a pastoral look, full of simple houses , dirt roads and the natural charms of the Serra da Mantiqueira.

Credit: Side B Travel BlogSão Bento do Sapucaí has ​​hotels for every budget and even pets.

São Bento do Sapucai also offers charming and comfortable hotels hidden among the local vegetation. Adventure sports enthusiasts will find options for ziplining, rock climbing, hiking, hang gliding and other activities.

Tourists can also discover and buy local handicrafts from the Arte no Quilombo association, formed by 80 artisans who use banana straw, sambentista, fruits grown in the city, among other materials.

Aracoiaba da Serra

Due to its exuberant natural beauty, Aracoiaba da Serra is known as the “Refuge of Sol”. The city is located 123 km from the capital Sao Paulo and in the past was the destination of pioneers who scoured the region in search of gold mines.

Credit: Disclosure/PMASHot air ballooning is one of the attractions of Aracoiaba da Serra.

One of the local tourist attractions is Morro de Aracoyaba, where pioneers found the first mines in the region and where the first smelting furnaces were built in 1591 and still survive today. Another attraction is the Horto Florestal, perfect for a picnic.

Serra Black

Serra Negra hydro-mineral resort, owned by Circuito das Águas Paulistas, is located 142 km from the city of São Paulo and offers many opportunities for recreation, in addition to a healthy mountain climate and mineral water springs with healing properties.

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Credit: Publicity/Virtual Service DeskCable car ride to Serra Negra

In 1928, the radioactive richness of the local waters was discovered, and two years later, a hydrotherapy pavilion was created next to the source.

Due to the quality of the mineral waters, Serra Negra was named the “City of Health” by then President Washington Louis. With excellent infrastructure, the city attracts tourists with its hydro-mineral waters and the sale of wool and thread products (knitwear), leather clothing and accessories, bed linen and various handicrafts.

St. Peter

Located 190 km from the capital São Paulo, the tourist resort is part of the Serra do Itaqueri circuit. San Pedro offers beautiful landscapes, waterfalls in the middle of a mountain range, farms and ecological parks.

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Credit: Marcio Diniz | free ratchetRancho da Tirolesa in San Pedro (SP) offers an incredible view

The city also has many options for leisure, adventure with extreme sports and recreation.

Founded in the 19th century by Italian immigrants who colonized the region by investing in coffee cultivation, the city, which from afar resembles a Neapolitan cradle, retains its cultural and gastronomic traditions.


The climatic resort of Cunha in Alto Vale do Pariba is another ideal place for those who seek low temperatures, peace and communion with nature. Options include the core of the Serra do Mar State Park, Brazil’s largest Atlantic Forest Biological Corridor.


Credit: Disclosure/PMECCView of the city of Cunha, in Alto Vale do Paraiba, in SP.

There, visitors can enjoy waterfall baths and trails among rich fauna and flora. The highlight is the Cachoeiras trail, located on an abandoned road that can be traveled half by car, half by bike or on foot.

Pedra da Masela enjoys the cold

Credit: Disclosure/PMECCView from the top of Pedra da Masela at an altitude of 1840 meters.

Another proposal is Pedra da Masela, which separates the Paraiba Valley from the cities on the coast of Rio de Janeiro. Its privileged view of the entire Paraty Bay, Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande is amazing, as well as the mountains and nature protected by the Serra do Mar State Park.


Credit: DisclosureLavandario is one of the attractions of Cunha, South Carolina.

It is also worth visiting the unusual Lavandario, where fields bloom 365 days a year. There, you can see grandiose lavender plantations that are a real eye-catcher, as well as buy products such as aromatic plants, soaps, creams, room fragrances and candles, as well as artisanal plant-based products such as cake, cookies and ice cream.

Monte Verde (MG)

Although Monte Verde is located in the south of the state of Minas Gerais, it is about 166 km from Sao Paulo (South Carolina), this area of ​​Camanducaya has one of the coldest climates in the southeastern region. The village is at an altitude of over 1600 meters and is surrounded by the Serra da Mantiqueira mountains.

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Credit: Publicity/Camanducaia City Hall.The charming village of Monte Verde, in the south of the state of Minas Gerais.

In winter, temperatures often drop below freezing. There is no snow, but early in the morning you will see a landscape completely covered with ice.

Monte Verde also offers a wide range of accommodation options, from farm hotels to boutique hotels. Gastronomy is another strong point of the mining village.

Penedo (RJ)

Another perfect place to enjoy the cold is Penedo, Itatia district, in the south of Rio de Janeiro, the only Finnish colony in Brazil. The charming village is a year-round destination. During the summer in this area, you can swim in the numerous waterfalls with crystal clear water and ice water. In winter, the cozy atmosphere of bars, restaurants and chocolate shops sets the tone for the season.

  Shopping Pequena Finlandia in Penedo

Credit: Eduardo AndreassiShopping Pequena Finlandia in Penedo

Now don’t be surprised if you find Christmas decorations or Santa Claus anywhere, especially at Shopping Pequena Finlandia. The kind old man has a whole village in Penedo and it’s open all year round.


Credit: Eduardo AndreassiThe Santa Claus House is one of the attractions of Penedo in the countryside of Rio de Janeiro.

Penedo is also the starting point for those who want to climb the Serra da Mantiqueira and spend the day or stay overnight in two other paradises: Visconde de Maua, in the Resende area, and Maringa, which belongs to Itatiai and borders Bocaina de Minas. (M.G.) – just walk over a small bridge.

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