Activities linked to the Port -the largest in Latin America,
13 kilometers long and through which more than a quarter of all cargo entering and leaving Brazil goes through- are the main source of wealth in the municipality, making Santos the most important city, economically speaking, in the Baixada Santista
Metropolitan Region and one of the richest in the country.
The sectors of tourism, services and fishing in general complete the list of the main activities of Santos' economy. On the one hand, there is its thriving economy and on the other, its leisure-oriented spirit. Santos' main attraction is its seven kilometers of beach, accompanied by the largest seaside garden in the world
, a title awarded by Guinness World Records
No matter what kind of tourist you are, Santos will fascinate you with all it has to offer: historical buildings, cultural centers and museums (with the Coffee Museum
standing out among them), for those looking to learn a little more about the city's history. There are beautiful walks, parks and forests
, a botanical garden and an aquarium for nature lovers; a wide variety of restaurants and gastronomic venues serving international cuisine on Rua Tolentino Filgueiras
for foodies; and the best diving and underwater photography spot in the state of São Paulo: the Marinho da Laje de Santos State Park
, for the more adventurous.