Campos Do Jordao Tourism

At 1628 metres above sea level, nestled in the Mantiqueiramountains,this is the highest city in Brazil, but the cooler climate isn’t the only reason people visit. The city is a tourist trap in everyway, and has almost no historical or cultural heritage.

They call it a mini-Switzerland, with half-timbered architecture typical of the Alps. The food is very Swiss too, and visitors are especially fond of the local fondue. Though you can’t ski, there’s a lot of trekking, perhaps even horse rising to be done. The landscape is covered in the pine trees that once made up the old Atlantic Forest, and of which now only scattered remnants remain. Party-wise, there are a few nightclubs, bars and pubs. Most of your time can be spent just strolling from one area to another. If you don’t feel like long walks between the neighbourhoods, hop onto the Urban Streetcar, or the Bondinho, as the locals call it.

The town’s tourist attractions are a lot more exotic to Brazilians themselves, than to the average foreigner. That’s because the cool temperatures, by Brazilian standards, are downright freezing. Plus, there aren’t any other Alpine-themed towns or cities in the country. Campos Do Jordao has done a very good job of capturing that European spirit.

Essential travel information and Campos Do Jordao tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: BRT (UTC−3)
  • Currency: Brazilian real
  • Electricity and Internet: Plug type:C, N
  • Standard:NBR 14136
  • 127 V; 220 V
  • 60 Hz
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish
  • Security: NEVER drink and drive in Brazil. The police are unbelievably strict, and allowed to arrest you on mere suspicion.
  • Emergencies: 190 (police), 192 (ambulance)
  • Off-Beaten Path: n/a
  • Tipping: You don’t need to tip, except when being dropped to or fro from the airport; and a R$5/10 tip for the bellhop at hotels.
  • Tourist Traps: The whole town is a tourist trap.
  • Customs: Kissing on the cheek is a common greeting, but men should stick handshakes and backslaps with each other.
  • Don’t make the ‘OK’ sign with your hand.
  • It’s ok and expected to be slightly late
  • Avoid sensitive topics.
  • Don’t be late answering social media and email and texts.
  • How safe is Campos Do Jordao for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Campos Do Jordao.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 62.5 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
    • Safety Index 56.62 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Campos Do Jordao

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.39 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.23 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.64 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 51.88 USD

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