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Things to do in São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU). How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU).

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  • Artenata

    Guarulhos Airport seriously lacks world-class shopping, something it must rectify before Brazil hosts the 2014 World Cup; but for now, this jewelry... More
  • Brunella

    Most international flights to Brazil arrive around sunrise: head out of customs and head straight ahead to start the day off with the country’s bel... More
  • CD’s Almalfi

    Before strutting Brazil’s 4,603 miles of soft sands, stop here to load up your iPod with bossa nova, samba, axé, and forró—any Chill: Brazil compil... More
  • Do Brasil

    Quality condiments like artisanal tapenades and high-end cachaças, Brazil’s sugar cane–based firewater, as well as sustainable handbags from Mãos B... More
  • Espaço Cultural Infraero Aeroporto de Guarulhos

    This tiny art gallery run by Brazil’s government-owned airport management company hosts small monthly painting, sculpture, and photo exhibitions fr... More
  • H. Stern

    Brazil’s most recognized jeweler specializes in local gemstones, most notably the bluish tourmaline, a stone commonly found throughout Minas Gerais... More
  • HC Clinica Odontológica

    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... More
  • Laselva

    A typical airport bookstore with a limited selection of English paperbacks and a lot of people flipping through Caras, one of Brazil’s best-known g... More
  • Sobral

    This small artistic shop features a rotating selection of colorful wearable art and kitschy home wares, preserved in resin. Most interesting are je... More
  • The Traveller Spa

    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... More

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