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Torres

Beaches in Brazil. 17-Sep-2011 .BrazilBeachTravel
Torres, in the extreme south of Brazil, is one of the closest Brazilian beaches to Uruguay and Argentina, both in distance and in cultural similarities.

The coast of the extreme south of Brazil does not stand out too much for its natural beauty, they are kilometers and kilometers of linear, straight beaches with no geographical features to highlight; Torres however, located in the north of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, on the edge of the state of Santa Catarina and with its vertical hills on the shores of the sea; It is the beginning of the type of beach landscape that we know best as Brazilian beaches.

Playa da Guarita, Torres, RS
Playa da Guarita, Torres, RS
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Towers located 280 kilometers south of Florianópolis, already begins to perish to the typical subtropical beaches of the state of Santa Catarina, so it is an ideal beach for those who never traveled to Brazil before and live in the south of the American continent, a basic introduction to the attractions of Brazil and at the same time a very close option in terms of customs for travelers arriving from Argentina and Uruguay.

Praia do Cal, Torres, RS
Praia do Cal, Torres, RS
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Torres is close, and the regional customs "gaúchas" will make travelers from Uruguay and Argentina feel at home: mate and roasted meats, they blend naturally with the customs and the typical Brazilian culture that we know from states more north.

Praia Grande, Torres, RS
Praia Grande, Torres, RS
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Summer in Torres

Torres is a destination primarily summer, in the same way that happens in Argentina and Uruguay beaches, the weather is very cold in winter to enjoy the beach. However, outside of January and February, Torres also has an attraction as a getaway option for Easter; During that time of the year, a famous balloon festival takes place in Torres.

Centro de Torres
Centro de Torres
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Out of season also, in the months of August and September, frank whales are often observed in their coasts.

Prainha y Praia Grande, Torres, RS
Prainha y Praia Grande, Torres, RS
Foto de Leandro Kibisz - CC by-sa

Urban beach

Torres is a city, small but a city at the end, and especially due to the importance it has as a tourist destination within the state of Rio Grande do Sul , where it is the main resort and favorite vacation destination for the inhabitants of the capital Porto Alegre, has a large infrastructure of hotels and inns of all levels.

Praia do Cal, Torres, RS
Praia do Cal, Torres, RS
Foto de Leandro Kibisz - CC by-sa

Do not wait in Torres the exuberance of other beaches in Brazil further north, Torres is rather an aperitif of upcoming trips to Brazil, the introduction to the wonders of Brazil that await us further north.

Praia Grande - Torres, RS
Praia Grande - Torres, RS
Foto de Leandro Kibisz - CC by-sa

Gastronomy with the addition of seafood to be a coastal destination, is an ideal for those who like roast meats, there are many restaurants that offer menus rodizio and espeto corrido , in which it is possible to eat all the meat you want from different types of cuts for a fixed price, it is traditional here for a waiter to approach the table with a spit(kind of brochette >) with meats taken directly from the grill and cut on the plates of the guests.

Torres beaches

Praia da Guarita </​​strong>( View on satellite map );

Small beach at the end of the park of the same name, framed by the rocky and vertical hills that give its name to the city, is the most beautiful beach in Torres and also in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Praia do Cal ( View on satellite map );

Between the Guarita </​​em> park and the Morro do Farol is the Praia do Cal , 1 kilometer long and good for surfing.

Prainha ( View on satellite map );

Small and quiet beach between the Morro do Farol and Praia Grande , low houses around.

Praia Grande ( View on satellite map );

With restaurants on the coast, and very extensive, it is the most frequented beach of Torres, very straight and without major geographical features, reminiscent of beaches further south, especially Argentine and Uruguayan beaches. It has waves that allow surfing. It almost reaches the mouth of the Mambituba river, the official limit with the state of Santa Catarina.

How to get to Torres by plane

Torres has a small airport, however, there are no regular international flights to that airport, it is possible that during the summer there are flights charters and packages that include direct flights, however traveling independently, the most convenient way to get to Torres in Airplane, is arriving first at the airport of Porto Alegre, distant about 200 kilometers from Torres. Then from Porto Alegre you must take a bus in the terminal of Porto Alegre, by the unesul company, you can see schedules on this page:

Unesul website

The trip is around 3 hours to Torres and the price(as of September 2011) is around 35 Reais.

There are flights to Porto Alegre by Tam and Goal , Pluna and http://www.aerolineas.com.ar "target =" _ blank "> Aerolineas Argentinas from Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Santiago de Chile.

Distances to Torres by car or by bus

Torres is located 197 kilometers from Porto Alegre, 280 kilometers from Florianópolis, 890 kilometers from Montevideo, 1245 kilometers from Buenos Aires.

How to get to Torres by bus

From Argentina(Buenos Aires, Córdoba and Rosario) in summer there are direct buses to Torres by the companies Pluma and Flechabus, you can see updated price information in this article:

Bus prices to Brazil 2011

View satellite map with the location of the Torres bus terminal

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Playa da Guarita, Torres, RS
Playa da Guarita, Torres, RS
Praia do Cal, Torres, RS
Praia do Cal, Torres, RS
Praia Grande, Torres, RS
Praia Grande, Torres, RS
Centro de Torres
Centro de Torres
Prainha y Praia Grande, Torres, RS
Prainha y Praia Grande, Torres, RS
Praia do Cal, Torres, RS
Praia do Cal, Torres, RS
Praia Grande - Torres, RS
Praia Grande - Torres, RS

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