São Paulo Area

Things to do in São Paulo Area

This Sao Paulo-based boutique travel agency specializes in custom luxury itineraries from Bahia to the Amazon. Robert Betenson is an invaluable local resource for everything from locating the perfect pousada in Fortaleza to gallery hopping in Caruaru and finding secret beaches in Natal.

This small artistic shop features a rotating selection of colorful wearable art and kitschy home wares, preserved in resin.

The 25,000-square-foot store is the city’s gargantuan temple of chic - dealing in everything from cars to carry-alls.

This tiny art gallery run by Brazil’s government-owned airport management company hosts small monthly painting, sculpture, and photo exhibitions from Brazilian artists, some of which, depending on their popularity, spill out into the terminals.

The three-story shop features cutting-edge local Brazilian clothing designs, luxe wood interiors, and a bird aviary.

If you’ve been putting off a visit to the dentist, this spotless dental office will clean your teeth, whiten, and take X-rays for a fraction of the U.S. price ($40-$60). The doc is in from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

One of the city’s coolest electronic-music clubs, D-Edge attracts partiers with a wild dance room that makes you feel like you’re inside a giant Rubik’s Cube.

This small spa steeped in Asian aesthetics and L’Occitane products is the best (okay, the only) spot to relax away a layover with a shiatsu massage, reflexology, a new do, or even a Brazilian bikini wax. There is a smaller version in Terminal 2 near Gate 22. Treatments from $12.