Hang gliding, strawberries and flowers
Pedra Grande is a natural platform and one of the best hang gliding spots in São Paulo state. On weekends, hang gliding and paragliding enthusiasts paint the sky of the town. The place is also a meeting point for mountaineers, mountain bikers and people who hike the trails of the Vuna Reservation.
Atibaia is also reputed for its production of flowers and strawberries. The town is part of the Fruit Circuit, along with nine other neighboring towns (www.circuidodasfrutas.com.br). The trade of arraiolo mats and Portuguese delicacies and sweets also foster the local economy.
The town has good hotels and much leisure for children, who can also have fun steam train rides and walk about the historic center.
Pedra Grande Natural State Monument, Itapetininga City Park (Grota Funda), Edmundo Zanoni City Park, Natural History Museum, Cable Car, São João Batista Church, João Batista Conte Museum, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Schöenstatt Sanctuary, Major Lake, Historic Center and Historic Houses, City Marketplace.
Revelando São Paulo “Entre Serras e Águas” – the biggest traditional culture and folklore festival in São Paulo state (January), Carnival with Big Dummies (February/M March), Winter Festival (July), Flowers and Strawberry Fair (September), Fera – Atibaia’s Extreme Sports Festival (October), Christmas Season (December/January).
Site da Prefeitura - www.atibaia.sp.gov.br
Site do Turismo – www.atibaiatour.com.br
Secretaria de Turismo: (11) 4414-2055
Rodoviária: (11) 4412-2215
Atibaia is 67 km from São Paulo.
Car: Rodovia Fernão Dias (BR 381)
Bus: Viação Atibaia - www.viacaoatibaiasp.com.br - Phone: 0800 166 444
Buses depart from Terminal Rodoviário Tietê (SP).
Hotels and Restaurants
Bourbon Atibaia Convention & SPA Resort - Rodovia Fernão Dias, s/n, Km 37,5, Boa Vista - (55 + 11) 4414-4700 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tauá Hotel & Convention Atibaia - Rodovia Dom Pedro I, km 86, bairro Usina São Paulo - (55 + 11) 4063-8910 / (55 + 11) 4416-5000 - email@example.com
Atibaia Residence Hotel - Alameda Lucas Nogueira Garcez, 4746 - Jd. Itapetinga - (55 + 11) 4412-9033 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Itapetinga Plaza Hotel - R. Otávio Passos, 85 - Alvinópolis - (55 + 11) 4411-4249 - email@example.com
Hotel Vila Verde - Rua Treze de Maio, 208 - (55 + 11) 3402-0590
Famiglia Romano – L’arte della pasta - Al. Lucas Nogueira Garcez, 2.568, Jd. do Lago - (55 + 11) 2427-4777
Restaurante Haru Natsu - Japanese food - Av. Lucas Nogueira Garcez, 2576, Jd. do Lago - (55 + 11) 4411-2231 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Compostela Grill - Av. Lucas Nogueira Garcez, 2420 - (55 + 11) 4411-7661
Seu Dito Bar Gastronômico - Av. Lucas Nogueira Garcez, 3030 - (55 + 11) 4411-9137 (from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm) - email@example.com
Rizzi Gastronomia e Cervejaria - Alameda Prof Lucas Nogueira Garcez, 3299 - Centro Comercial Pirâmide - (55 + 11) 2427-8004
Restaurante Fazenda Paraíso - Rod. Fernão Dias, Saída 52 - Pista Sul - (55 + 11) 4415-1575 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Fazendinha Bar e Restaurante - Alameda Lucas Nogueira Garcez, 1980 Estância - (55 + 11) 4411-7857