Water sports, horseback riding and homemade sweets
Avaré’s main postcard is the Jurumirim reservoir (22 km from downtown), formed by the Paranapanema River. Travelers and locals gather together there to practice windsurf and have fun with jet skis, banana boats, kayaks, boats and motor boats. It is also possible to rent boats at the marina, located on the road SP-255. Around the reservoir tourists can find hotels, inns and complete infrastructure for leisure.
The town is also an important livestock farming regional hub, with dairy and meat cattle ranches. In fact, a must to do in Avaré is to taste the Pingo de Leite Avaré, a sweet made of milk that is the pride and joy of the city.
Avaré is also well known as a center of equestrian sports and is home to several stud farms and thoroughbred horse breeders.
Jurumirim Reservoir, Horto Florestal, City Campground, Historic and Cultural Museum, City Marketplace, Cristo Redentor Belvedere, City Theater, São João Square, Costa Azul Water Park, Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine, Automobile Museum, Djanira Motta Memorial.
Farm Show (February/March), Rodeo (March), On-Boat Fishing Tournament (April), May 1st with Arts (May) and Djanira Motta Week (May), Arraiá do Nhô Musa (June), City Anniversary (September), Brazilian Association of Arab Horse (April, July, October) and Breeders and Folk Music Festival (November).
City Hall: www.avare.sp.gov.br
Tourist Office: (55 + 14) 3732-8009
Bus Station: (55 + 14) 3732-0415
Avaré is 260 km from São Paulo.
Car: Rodovia Castello Branco (SP-280) until the access cloverleaf and then drive for 19 km on SP-255.
Manoel Rodrigues - www.manoelrodrigues.com.br - Phone: (55+11) 3392-1550
Rápido Campinas - www.rapidocampinas.com.br - Phone: 0800-7700662
Buses depart from Terminal Rodoviário Barra Funda (São Paulo - SP).
Hotels and Restaurants
Hotel Acqua Ville - Rodovia João Melão, km 271 - (55 + 14) 3711-1500 www.acquavillehotel.com.br
Hotel Berro D’Água - Rodovia João Melão, km 268 - (55 + 14) 3711-5000 / (55 + 14) 3711-5050
Hotel Península - Rodovia João Melão, km 266
Hotel Lagoa da Mata - Rodovia Salim Antonio Curiati km 5 - (55 + 14) 3732-3939
Hotel Lagoa dos Cisnes - Rodovia João Melão, km 267 - (55 + 14) 3732-2121
Hotel Ibiquá - Rodovia SP 255, Km 270,5 - (55 + 14) 3711-7777 / (55 + 14) 3711-7916 - 0800 771 1717
Hotel Villa Verde - Av. Prefeito Paulo Novaes, 01 (55 + 14) 3711-1137
Mix Cookery - Rua Bahia, 1144 - (55 + 14) 3733-4515
Alecrim Restaurante - Rua São Paulo, 1349 - Centro - (55 + 14) 3731-3243
O Holandês Restaurante - R. Minas Gerais, 1014 - Centro - (55 + 14) 3733-1833
Dom Gaspar - Av. Prefeito Paulo Novaes, 737 - Centro - (55 + 14) 3733-1567
Oriental Mix - Avenida Gilberto Filgueiras, 450 - Colina Verde (55 + 14) 3731-1485 / (55 + 14) 9822-1958