ABOUT SÃO PAULO CITY
São Paulo is one of the largest cities in the world, with over 18 million people in its metropolitan area. It hosts around 15% of Brazilian GDP and is the heart of the Brazilian economy.
It is metropolitan in nature, with a diversified population, composed of Italians, Germans, Japanese (the largest community outside Japan), Lebanese, Chinese, Koreans, Spaniards and, of course, Portuguese.
The São Paulo state road system, composed of modern highways, converges to São Paulo city. Good coaches are available every 30 minutes to Rio de Janeiro (5-hour ride), Belo Horizonte (6-hours), Curitiba (5 hours), and Campinas (1 hour).
The nearby beautiful beaches at Santos and Guarujá cities are accessed by a state-of-the-art highway, with buses every 15 minutes.
It features two of the busiest airports in Brazil: International Airport of Sao Paulo / Guarulhos - Governador André Franco Montoro - or Cumbica Airport – GRU and Congonhas Airport / São Paulo - CGH - with many options for flights abroad and for all major cities in Brazil. Trains are not used for passenger transport only domestic consumer goods.