Santos is a municipality in the São Paulo state of Brazil, about 79 km (49 mi) from the metropolis São Paulo, capital of the state São Paulo. Standing on an island, Santos boasts the largest dock area in Latin America and is considered the world's foremost coffee port.
The city of Santos has impressive modern buildings, wide tree-lined avenues and wealthy suburbs. It retains a charm despite the development of an enormous port complex. Although best known for its commerce, it is also a holiday resort with magnificent beaches, plenty of shops and a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Things to see and do
* Dock Museum
* Statue of the dock worker
* Museum of Coffee
* Monte Serrat Hill
* Beach area
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Real (R$) (BRL)
Language - Portuguese
Population - 420,000approx
Land Area - 280.3 km²
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time - GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 55
Port Location - The port of Santos is located approximately 1 km from the town centre of Santos.
Transport Links - International airports close to Santos include Sao Paulo (Congonhas / CGH) or (Guarulhos / GRU)
Buses are available directly to Santos. Estimated travel time: 1 hour 20 minutes. The bus stops at the Centro Rodovario and at the very north end of the beach. You can get off at many other stops on the beach, but only if you do not have luggage in the luggage area of the bus.