Hotel Rio Guarujá

The city was visited for the first time on January 22, 1502, however, due to topography, indigenous hostility and swampy areas, it was abandoned for over 300 years. Only in 1832, by imperial decree, it became a village and in 1983 was promoted to “Balneária town of Guaruja.” For that were ordered to come from the United States a hotel, a church, a casino and 46 removable residential cabins, in addition to receiving water services, sewage and electricity.

Already in 1934, the city received the title of “Balneária Resort ” and then, in 1947, came to be regarded municipality due to its continued growth. With an exuberant nature spread of over 27 beaches with total different beauties that attract tourists to the region, Guaruja was recognized internationally in the 70s, with the title of “Pearl of the Atlantic”. Currently the city continues to be a national reference in the quality of its beaches. Today the city is the ideal destination for those who want to enjoy the natural beauty and ensure a ride with lots of fun and culture.


Pitangueiras Beach – 1.800 meters long
Is the central beach of Guaruja, which gave the initial development of the island. Privileged view of the “island of Pompeba” which is right in the middle of the beach. It has clear and good water for swimming. Also ideal for sports such as surfing, sailing, etc. It is one of the most beautiful beaches. Pitangueiras beach can be the ideal place to spend the early evening by the sea, as it has night lighting in “Morro do Maluf” just at the corner.


Guaiúba beach – 790 meters long
Is an ideal place for diving, especially around the “Mato Island” practically the whole year because of its clear and calm waters. The Atlantic forest preserved in its two corners of the beach gives a primitive feeling, though, it is a beach with excellent infrastructure..


Tombo Beach – 856 meters long
Tombo beach has the Blue Flag certificate. This is the most important environmental certification that a beach can have. The seal is awarded by the “Danish Institute for Environmental Education – Fee (Foundation for Environmental Education)” an entity accredited by the UN and UNESCO to assess bathing beaches and marinas worldwide. It is great for swimmers, but its waters are agitated, surfing championships take place at national level in this location. So if you are just a bather, attention on caution flags is required!


Enseada beach – 7.000 meters long
Enseada beach” is the largest beach of the island. His calm sea, clear water and fine white sands attract large numbers of tourists. It is very popular with sports fans. It’s left hand still has calmer waters and is where bathers, as well as practitioners of other water sports prefer.


Asturias beach – 1.100 meters long
The original name of “Asturias beach” was “Guaruja beach”, but the name change occurred after two former sailors of the ship Prince of Asturias, had opened a bar and it became one of the hottest points of the city. It is a beautiful beach of white sands and great for swimming.


Pernambuco beach – 1.500 meters long
Is one of the most beautiful beaches of Guaruja and which has a privileged view to the “Island of Groves”. It is a tour of craft stopping point. Its main attraction is the marriage to Sea beach Married happens at high tide.


Mar Casado beach – 500 meters long
When the tide is high, its waters are with the Pernambuco Beach causing a beautiful natural effect. It’s a great place for swimmers because its calm and clear water most of the year.


Pereque beach – 2.400 meters long
Perequê beach is located east of the island, after the beach of Pernambuco. Perequê is the largest fishing colony of Guaruja and also stronghold of natives. On the left side of the beach there is a small waterfall.


Santa Cruz dos Navegantes beach – 750 meters long
Santa Cruz dos Navegantes beach is located in a fishing village and native population. The place gets its name for being where Américo Vespúcio anchored his fleet to discover the island of Santo Amaro, only two years after the discovery of Brazil. The beach was chosen by Américo Vespúcio to be geographically safe from winds and prevailing southern waves.


Goes beach – 250 meters long
The only Access is through a trail of the “Santa Cruz dos Navegantes Beach” or by boat through the Practical Bridge in the city of Santos. It is a place of calm and clear waters, therefore, ideal for swimming, getting within a colony of fishermen and native population.


Fortaleza da Barra Grande beach – 30 meters long
Located next to the guardhouse of the southwest side of the fortress of Barra Grande, hence the name. It is a little – known beach and good for swimming because it has no waves.


Monduba beach – 400 meters long
Location where engineer João Monteiro de Barros designed the Fort of Andradas. Access is restricted, controlled by Battery Command of the 1st Brigade of the Brazilian Army Antiaircraft Artillery (Fort of the Andradas).


Cheira Limão beach – 20 meters long
A good place for snorkeling and fishing reel.


Saco do Major Beach – 400 meters long
Access is by trail, once authorized by the owners, and for this reason visitors prefer to access the sea. It is one of the most isolated beaches of Guaruja getting in front of an old private property, and is surrounded by hills on all sides.


Moises or Fora beach – 50 meters long
Is a small beach with calm waters, however, access is not allowed for visitors, because its inside a military area.


Eden Beach – 50 meters long
Is located in Sorocotuba the hill between the beach of the Bay and the Pernambuco Beach. The place has access to car and motorcycle. But to get to the beach, one must follow the trail of Eden Beach and down a small natural staircase. As its waters are calm and clear and is indicated for swimming, snorkeling and reel fishing in its coastal.


Sorocotuba beach – 100 meters long
It’s a beautiful beach of clear and clean waters. What delights in this beach is that, although rustic, you can see and go through the corridor where houses were built on stilts. So it wouldn’t be a problem when the tides are high.


São Pedro beach – 1.400 meters long
Access is done only by boat or on foot inside a condominium. Beach with strong waves and clear waters, located in the Serra do Guararú Park.


Conchas beach – 150 meters long
“Conchas beach” is located within the Iporanga condominium, being approximately 4 km road from Serra do Guararú Park. Because of its clear and calm waters is the ideal place for diving.


Iporanga beach – 800 meters long
Iporanga beach is surrounded by native Atlantic Forest and is located 25 km from the center of the island. Even within the forest you can find a beautiful waterfall with a natural pool. As well as several Guaruja beaches, it has calm and clear waters ideal for diving and for swimmers.


Pine Beach or Itaguaíba – 700 meters long
Access to the beach is done by the Iporanga beach or by sea via boats or speedboats. It is within a condominium, as well as the Iporanga and has nice waves and lots of sand in the background.


Camburi Beach – 300 meters long
Access is granted only by trail or by sea. The beach is one of the most isolated of Guaruja, with clear water and a small river formed by a spring at the top of the forest that flows into the sea. At first glance, the lake gives the impression of dark water, but it is only the result of minerals deposited in its bottom.


Black Beach – 200 meters long
Access is only by trail or by the rocky coast from the White Beach. The black beach is a small beach and one of the most isolated Island. Being a beach with calm, clear waters its ideal for swimming or diving. It has its name because of the dark color of the rocks that make a beautiful contrast to the White Beach.


White beach – 1.350 meters long
Access to the beach is done only by trail or by sea. It is one of the longest beaches of the island of Santo Amaro being located in the far east. Beach with strong waves, especially on the left side and calm to the right. Still in the white beach you can find an old fishing village.


Frame Whale Beach – 50 meters long
Is located at the eastern end of the island of Santo Amaro and access is only by trail or directly by boats or speedboats. The waters are calm and do not make waves and is facing the Bertioga channel. Because of its calm waters its ideal for fishing with spinning reel.


Bueno Beach – 400 meters long
The beach is located within a military area and therefore access is not open to tourists or locals.


Congava or Sangava beach – 170 meters long
Access is only by trails from the Beach Goes or by boat or boat for those who want to come by sea.
It is a beach with calm and clear water, much sought after by diving lovers and underwater hunting. It is located at the west end of the island of Santo Amaro.