Address: Avenida Miguel Stéfano, 1.001, Guarujá, CEP 11440-530, Brazil
Casa Grande Hotel Resort & Spa is in 430,555 ft² of tropical gardens on Guarujá island. It has a large lagoon-style pool and modern spa facilities. All of the rooms at the Casa Grande are air-conditioned and include cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Guests at the Casa Grande can choose between 5 different restaurants that serve a range of international cuisines including Brazilian and Thai. The hotel’s spa center provides a wide variety of massages and treatments. There are also many recreational activities for guests, including tennis and mini golf. An indoor pool and a sauna are available for a fee. There are also activities for children. The Casa Grande Hotel Resort & Spa is just feet from Enseada Beach, a 3-mile long white sand beach.
Guarujá is a city in São Paulo state, Brazil, and it is part of the Baixada Santista, the metropolitan area centered in Santos. One of the busiest holidays destinations of the state, only 87 kilometres from the city of São Paulo, Guarujá is a city that is devoted to tourism and has dozens of beaches that stretch along its avenues and urban zones, or are to be found in less accessible locations. The municipality of Guarujá corresponds to Ilha de Santo Amaro, a large island that remained almost unexplored during the colonial and imperial times. In the end of the XIX century, an ambitious enterprise turned Guarujá into a beach resort town for wealthy Paulistas, and it became a full municipality in 1947. The beauty of the island gave its nickname "The Pearl of the Atlantic".
In the 1970s/1980s, tourism in Guarujá grew enormously, following the growth of São Paulo and the opening of new roads between the two cities. Although a bit further from São Paulo than Santos, São Vicente and Praia Grande, the growing beach pollution problems of these cities have turned Guarujá into the main holiday destination of Paulistanos.
In the central area, the blue waters of the beaches of Pitangueiras and Astúrias have great appeal to the tourists. Amongst the most popular spots are the beaches of Enseada and Casado. On open sea and therefore with stronger waves, the Tombo beach is excellent for surfers, in contrast with tranquility of Guaiúba, Prainha Branca and Iporanga where the fertile vegetation is enhanced by a waterfall and a freshwater swimming pool. Guarujá also has relics from history such as the Barra Grande Fortress built in the 16th century, the Forte Velho just 8 km from the centre and the Armação das Baleias, the first industrial plant set up in the state for the extraction of whale oil.
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