Is São Paulo Worth Visiting for Solo Female Travelers?

São Paulo, nestled in southeastern Brazil, is a bustling cosmopolitan city famed for its sprawling skyline and cultural diversity. Often regarded as the financial powerhouse of Brazil, São Paulo is a maze of towering skyscrapers, high-end boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and vibrant art scenes. The city is known for its numerous landmarks such as the neo-Gothic São Paulo Cathedral, internationally acclaimed São Paulo Museum of Art, and the avant-garde designed Ibirapuera Park. Despite its urban aesthetics, São Paulo hosts lush green spaces and a wide array of ethnic communities, truly encapsulating the diversity and dynamism at its heart. Its vibrant nightlife, gastronomy, and love for soccer give São Paulo a unique, vivacious pulse that never dulls.

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Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 3 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.2/5

Safety

3.3/5

Food

4.2/5

Budget-friendly

3.7/5

Solo travel experience

I traveled last year for vacation. I went alone for seven days. I got around using the metro and buses - to and from the airport, as well as for long-distance trips to Rio de Janeiro. I love this city, there is a lot to see and many beautiful places.

Posted: September 13, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I spent a few days alone in São Paulo. The biggest struggle for me was Portuguese. I cycled around the city, which was really great, and I also discovered three beaches on a walking tour. I was there during the carnival and I would recommend everyone to experience the carnival at least once in their life. I spent the whole day walking around various Blocos de Rua (street carnivals) and always felt very safe.

Posted: April 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Local tips

I recommend staying in areas such as Bela Vista, Aclimação, and Vergueiro. They are close to the metro station and are safe areas where you can find affordable accommodation. If you are going to the city center, I recommend doing it during the day. If you carry a backpack in the metro, it's better to wear it on the front. On Avenida Paulista, avoid using your phone in any situation, and Uber is very safe. São Paulo is a beautiful city, although it has many homeless people.

Posted: September 13, 2023
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Natalia

Natalia

About Me

I'm Natalia, nice to meet you :) I'm 26yo and I live in São Paulo - Brazil, since I was born. My grandparents came from Japan a looong time ago, so basic I was raised into the Japanese culture. I'm graduated in Biochemistry- Pharmacy Sciences by University of São Paulo. I also lived in Japan for 6 months while I was doing my internship in Tsukuba University. I live with my parents and young sister and we have a cat called Lila. She just appeared and choose my house as her. She loves sleeping and take sunbathe in my flower pot. I love to study and know about the curiosities around the world. My experience living abroad opened my eyes. I really loved to meet people from other countries and culture. Hope to travel for more places around this big and small world :)

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Maricí

Maricí

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I'm a girl that loves traveling, learning and sharing cultures.

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Gabriela

Gabriela

São Paulo

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2 days

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Hi, My name is Gabriela and I'm interested in art, backpacking, books, cinema, business, culture, dancing, digital nomad, events & social, fashion, education, food & cuisine, history, hiking, languages, live music, nightlife, science, shopping, sightseeing, skiing, solo travel, technology and writing

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marina

marina

São Paulo

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3 days

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Hello, I'm marina and I'm interested in animals, books, languages, health, history, writing, solo travel, trekking, events & social, education, cycling, culture and cinema

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