Nature, watersports and a Chocolate Festival
Ribeirão Pires has a mountain climate and is located close to São Paulo city, on the banks of Billings reservoir. There it is possible to sail, play watersports, fish, in addition to visiting farms and parks in the outskirts of the lake, with complete infrastructure for family fun.
The town is home to Nossa Senhora do Pilar church, listed heritage site that was built by slaves with rammed earth in the 18th century.
Located in an area of protected springs, there it is possible to find several typical species of the Atlantic Forest, such as giant ferns, purple and yellow tabebuia trees, in addition to animals such as capybaras, pacas, armadillos, wild cats, tamarin monkeys and ocelots.
Billings Reservoir and its surroundings, Santo Antônio Belvedere, São José Belvedere, Pérola da Serra park, Milton Marinho de Moraes City Park, Nossa Senhora do Pilar Church, Pedra do Elefante, Ernest Solvay Central Square, São José de Inox, Vila do Doce, Eastern Garden.
Our Lady of the Pilar Feast (May), Chocolate Festival (July/August).
City Hall: www.ribeiraopires.sp.gov.br
Tourism Office: (55 + 11) 4823-4955
Tourist Information: (55 + 11) 4823-7472
Bus Station: (55 + 11) 4825-4554
Ribeirão Pires is 40 km from São Paulo (SP).
Car: Via Anchieta (SP-150) until you reach exit 29, on the Riacho Grande cloverleaf, then take Caminho da Serra do Mar road (SP-148) and take Rodovia Índio Tibiriçá (SP-031).
Bus: Viação Ribeirão Pires - www.viacaoribeirao.com.br - Phone: 0800-7717182
Buses depart from Terminal Sacomã (São Paulo - SP).
Hotels and Restaurants
Estância Pilar - Estrada de Sapopemba, km 4, 1100 - Quarta Divisão - (55 + 11) 4828-7000 - www.hotelpilar.com.br
Ribeirão Pires - Av. Humberto de Campos, 1799 - Vila Sueli - (55 + 11) 4828-2088
Canoa Quebrada - R. Miguel Prisco, 240, Centro - (55 + 11) 4828-6745 - www.canoaquebradabar.com.br
Rancho do Arthur - Rodovia Índio Tibiriçá, 2661, km 57 - Ouro Fino - (55 + 11) 4827-0674 and 4822-3728 - www.ranchodoarthur.com.br
Bar do Vado - Rua Mal. Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, 235 – Vila Sueli - (55 + 11) 4823-3386 / 97520-5915 - www.badovado.com.br
Dom Luca – Italian Restaurant - Av. Fortuna, 327 – Centro - (55 + 11) 4824-6218 / 97836-7019
Naru Sushi - Av. Fortuna, 30 – Centro - (55 + 11) 4824-0362 - www.naru.com.br