Buddhism, schooners and mountains
The town is home to 95% of the Jurupará state park, listed as a biosphere reserve by the United Nations (UN).
With options of trekking in the Atlantic Forest, diving in rivers and waterfalls, Ibiúna is a byword for ecotourism. It is also possible to climb up the mountains and enjoy a privileged view of the entire region.
Formed by the confluence of rivers Sorocamirim, Sorocabuçú and Sorocaba, the Itupararanga reservoir, which is about 40 km long, receives many tourists looking for water sports. Its beaches are also famous, among them Piratuba and Campo Verde, which offer complete infrastructure and are located in a Forest Reservation.
Schooner rides in the Itupararanga lake, Jurupará State Park, Jodoshu Nippakuji Buddhist Temple, São Sebastião chapel and grotto, Figueira Park, Seicho-No-Ie, Hoozo Sanctuary, Monument to the Memory of the Anonymous Angels of Ibero-American Countries and Angola, Bom Caminho Equestrian Center, Osato Fishing Farm.
Street Carnival (February), City Anniversary (March), Hoozo of Brazil Sanctuary Festival (April), Saint Sebastian Feast (May), Our Lady of Sorrows Feast (September)
City Hall: www.ibiuna.sp.gov.br
Tourist Office: (55 + 15) 3248-9926
Bus Station: (55 + 15) 3241-2391
Ibiúna is 80 km from São Paulo.
Car: Rodovia Raposo Tavares (SP-070) until you reach Vargem Grande Paulista and then take Rodovia Bunjiro Nakao (SP-250).
Danúbio Azul - www.danubioazul.com.br - Phone: (55 + 11) 3392-3434
Buses depart from Terminal Rodoviário Barra Funda (São Paulo - SP).
Hotels and Restaurants
Restaurante Mater Dei - Rodovia Bunjiro Nakao, km 63,5 - (55 + 15) 3249-2216
Pirandello Pizza Bar - Av. Maria La Farina Milani, 233 - (55 + 15) 3248-1930