Guaruja is a municipality in the Sao Paulo state of Brazil. The population in 2006 is 305.171, the population density is 1,969.47/km² and the area is 143 km². This place name comes from the Tupi language. The population are highly urbanized. Guaruja is located in the Santo Amaro island. Its main economic sources are seasonal tourism and port related activities. Guaruja is a preferred weekend destination for the wealthy families in Sao Paulo, that can get there driving in less than an hour (through the Imigrantes highway). Traffic gets heavy during the evening in 3-day holidays. The beach of Enseada is a hotspot for jetskying. Guaruja has a borough called Vicente de Carvalho, in homage to the Parnassianist poet. Sourced with thanks from Guaruja is a beautiful city about 100km from Sao Paulo, and a ferry ride from Santos.

The city gets very crowded in the summer, but even the warm winters are great there. Worth a visit on New Years eve. A big gathering on the beaches at midnight to see in the coming year with LOUD fireworks, and see the ritual of placing offerings, wine, candles, flowers etc. to the spirits. Sourced with thanks from Guaruja the city, located southeastern Sao Paulo estado (state), Brazil, on the Atlantic coast of Santo Amaro Island. Although it contains shipyards, Guaruja is known primarily as a beach resort. Hotels and other attractions, there and at adjacent Praia Pernambuco, cater to visitors from inland Brazil. It is linked by highway to Cubatao and is an important part of the Santos metropolitan… Sourced with thanks from Guaruja

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