I was going to write about 3 places to visit in São Paulo, but as I started, I realized this was not going to happen, because Parque da Agua Branca (White Waters Park) has so many cool things to see and do that it wouldn’t be fair to the other 2 places I was going to pick to show you. This park is our very favorite place to get out of the city within the city limits, and you will soon find out why.
The park makes you feel you are in the countryside. To start, there are lots, and I mean lots of chickens, ducks, geese, cats and peacocks free-ranging in the premises as you walk around. My kids are happy to spend hours chasing the chicks and ducklings, trying to catch one with their bare hands.
There is an organic farmer’s market on Tuesdays and Saturdays and some of the turn of the last century buildings house small museums and a little aquarium. Agua Branca also has cute reading nooks for kids and grown-ups when you need to take a break. On the other side of the park there’s a large horseback riding arena and stables where you can visit and feed the horses, as well as a tiny amusement park, complete with a train that goes around the park.
Scattered in the park are several playgrounds and a small walking trail for tree observation. It’s the perfect place to spend the entire day, with a picnic basket and lots of sunscreen.
Check out our slideshow below to see some of these lovely sights!