“Brotas is an enlightening place for me. I was born there and it is where I always go back. Being in Brotas means being home.
I like a lot to be in touch with nature, rappel, biking or just appreciate the landscape. I can mention some of my favorite spots, Astor Waterfall, Cassorova and farms like Primavera (Spring Farm) with delicious homemade food! The Recanto das Cachoeiras (Waterfalls) was our meeting point for trails and it is a place where we can also refresh in the waterfall.
Santo Antonio, also in Recanto, is wonderful. We filmed a take of ‘O Menino da Porteira’ (film) there. Rafting is great. Whoever goes for it falls in love! Jacaré River brings back childhood memories when we used to cross the waters with truck floats in an area that people do bóia-cross today (use the floats).
I recently did a photo shoot for the cover of my new album in a special place called Parque das Cachoeiras (Waterfalls Park).
Restaurants are another attraction, like the Viccino and the Mirágua, and the Espaço Cultural Cine São José (Cultural Space Cine São José) is an extension of my house. Whoever goes to Brotas will have the opportunity to know Observatório Céu (Sky Observatory), an incredible place! I really like the city and I know every inch of that ground. This space is limited to express all my love for Brotas and all of its qualities!
Thank you for the opportunity of talking a little about my land. We are waiting for you there!"
Daniel, Country Singer.
“I have a special affection for Campos do Jordão. My relation with the city is umbilical because this is where I was ‘conceived’. It is a cozy, family-oriented and contemplative city, one place that brings back welcoming memories. I like many places in Campos do Jordão. The Horto Florestal (park) is a must with your kids. The belvedere, at Alto da Boa Vista and the Pico do Itapeva, are also two beautiful tours. Naturally, I also like to be in our place with my family and friends. And at winter, I like to visit Market Plaza and Nestlé Boulevard, our ventures in Campos do Jordão”.
João Doria Júnior, journalist, writer and businessman.
The northwestern region of the state of São Paulo, more specifically Lins, Bastos, Osvaldo Cruz, Mirandópolis and Presidente Prudente, received the first Japanese immigrants who arrived in Brazil. Such Nipponese colonies were able to carefully preserve, throughout the years, a lot of their culture and art with dance and voice festivals. Now, with Lins’ Blue Tree Park resort, I have been closer to such traditions, which thrill for their beauty, happiness and spirit of fellowship. The Rio Dourado (Golden River) was and still is source of fishing to sushi and sashimi, which remembers the oriental seas. I am particularly dazzled by Lins natural resources, with the thermal waters of Blue Tree Park Lins, where it is very good to relax under the moon’s light and feel how stars are within reach as if they were floating in the sky. It is really a ‘heavenly experience’.
Chieko Aoki, businesswoman and lecturer