São Sebastião

São Sebastião stretches along 100 km (62 miles) of the North Shore. Its bays, islands, and beaches attract everyone from the youngsters who flock to Maresias and Camburi to the families who favor Barra do Sahy and Camburizinho. Boating enthusiasts, hikers, and wildlife-seekers also come here, especially on weekends, when hotels are often crowded. Nightlife is good here—the main spots are in Maresias and Boiçucanga. The "beautiful island" of Ilhabela is a 15-minute ferry ride away from downtown São Sebastião.

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