A vibrant municipality in the state of São Paulo, Indaiatuba is an important industrial hub. Located less than 100 km away from São Paulo city centre means that staying here, you’ll be perfectly situated for accessing a metropolis that boasts the tenth largest GDP in the world, yet will have a calmer location as your base. Many Indaiatuba hotels offer conference spaces with modern technological facilities, so that you can also conduct business here.
What are the main sights?
For something unexpected, head to Colonia Helvetia, by far Brazil’s biggest Swiss colony. It’s like a miniature version of Switzerland, with quaint gardens and a small church. There are plenty of other intriguing sights around town, including the Matriz Nossa Senhora de Candelaria church and the Railroad Museum. Shop for clothes and other items in the Premium Outlet, or sample some locally-made beer and food at one of the town’s many restaurants. Amadeu is a highlight in the town's fine dining scene, set in stunning gardens and serving up modern Brazilian cuisine.
What is Indaiatuba like from a business perspective?
Whilst Indaiatuba's commercial history lies in agriculture, today it is home to the offices of many multinational companies. These include car manufacturers, Toyota Brazil, Honda and General Motors, as well as consumer goods giant, Unilever. A number of other major corporations have bases here, drawing talent from far and wide and helping to develop a vibrant and diverse commercial scene. Another key advantage of Indaiatuba is its proximity to Sāo Paulo, a city that boasts the highest GDP in the southern hemisphere, and is home to over 60 per cent of all multinationals in South Brazil. Excellent rail and motorway links mean that Sāo Paulo can be reached easily from Indaiatuba, whilst the municipality is served by Viracopos International Airport, located 15 km from the town centre.
How can I spend my free time, when staying in an Indaiatuba hotel?
Visit the Ecological Park in town for a refreshing run along the water or for a relaxing picnic. Of course, there is no shortage of world-class attractions in nearby São Paulo, reachable from your Indaiatuba hotel. You'll find an endless array of galleries, restaurants, nightclubs and more, as well as a thrilling atmosphere. For a different pace, head to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Tapiraí, where you can try your hand at rafting or canoeing.