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Where to stay in Toque Toque Grande, SP: Houses and Inns

when choosing Where to stay in Toque Toque Grandein San Sebastian, north coast of São Paulo, it is good to be aware of a few things. Like the fact that the most beautiful lodgings are on top of a mountain and also the trade is almost non-existent there.

In our opinion, this is one of the most beautiful beaches that we have already visited in São Paulo, together with its neighbor, the Calhetas Beach.

House we rent in Toque Toque Grande (Photo: Esse Mundo É Nosso)

But for those who want to stay here, it is good to know these small details to make the right choice, as shown below.

Tips on where to stay in Toque Toque Grande

only distant 170km from Sao Paulo city, this is one of the beaches we like the most on the North Coast. But as incredible as it may seem, even being between the popular beaches of Maresias and the center of São Sebastião, the atmosphere here is of complete tranquility, except on seasonal weekends and holidays.

Umbrella on the beach in empty day
Empty beach on a weekday (Photo: Esse Mundo É Nosso)

Unlike here, the also beautiful and neighboring Tap Small Tap it has much more structure of commerce, restaurants and bars. In other words, it tends to get more crowded.

Structure and peculiarities of the beach

  • Anyone looking for a place to stay in Toque Toque Grande should go knowing that the small village is formed practically only of housesmany for rent as we will talk below.
  • There are no restaurants or supermarkets, only beach stalls on some days of the week. The only fixed location we know of was the kiosk Cantinho do Céu Ranchwhich meets the needs of a day at the beach.
  • In addition, the beach can be divided into two places to stay: the part by the sea and the high partfrom where you have the best view and also where the best inns are located.

Accommodation at the top of the beach

It was the place we chose because of the amazing view. We liked it a lot, but it’s good to know that to get to the beach we have to go down the mountain by a staircase (depending on where you stayed) or take a short drive if you’re at the inns.

Where to stay in Toque Toque Grande: House with a view
Our house in Toque Toque Grande (Photo: This World Is Ours)

We stayed in a house in a condominium that we rent by Airbnb. What a view! In addition, the structure shared by all these houses was great, with a pool and direct access (through 185 steps) to the beach.

Condominium in Toque Toque Grande
Condominium in Toque Toque Grande (Photo: This World Is Ours)

Still in this same condominium, we saw several other vacation homes, such as the House with Sea Viewa Paradise and also the Loft Sea and Moon.

Hostels in Toque Toque Grande

Next to this condominium are the two best inns in Toque Toque Grande, the Ilha do Toque Hotel & Spa and also the smallest, but charming, bougainville.

Toque Island Toque Boutique Hotel & Spa
Ilha de Toque Toque Boutique Hotel & SPA (Press Release)

The first is the most famous in the region, with a great boutique hotel structure, a swimming pool and a beautiful view of the sea. But in the case of both, you will have to go down to the beach, after all, we are in the high part.

The good side is that you can easily go to the Calhetas Beachwhich can only be reached by walking.

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Where to stay in Toque Toque Grande: Lower part

Very close to the beach, we only found houses in rent of season. There is no inn or hotel. But we’ve picked out some of the best homes we know of below.

The house that most caught our attention on the beach it was the wooden one in style Treehouse. It’s right on the sand, facing the sea, a delight. But the price is salty.

Still close to the beach, we found the house called village of Tangarás and this other one with great structure. You can still see here other houses available close to the sea of ​​Toque Toque Grande.

View from the top of Toque Toque Grande Beach
View of Toque Toque Grande Beach (Photo: This World Is Ours)

Toque Toque Pequeno attractions

Who wants to stay in Toque Toque Grande and doesn’t intend to leave the region, what you have to do here is enjoy the beach unhurried. In addition, the sunset facing the sea is unforgettable.

Sunset in Toque Toque Grande
Sunset in Toque Toque Grande (Photo: This World Is Ours)

Another famous attraction here is the Tap Tap Waterfallwhich is on the road near the interchange that gives access to the beach, in Rio-Santos itself.

Close by, with easy access by road, including on foot for those staying in the upper part, be sure to visit Calhetas de Sao Sebastiao beachone of the most beautiful in the entire North Coast.

Beach and Atlantic Forest seen from Mirante de Calhetas
Praia das Calhetas in São Sebastião (Photo: Esse Mundo É Nosso)

It is a little more complicated for those who go by car, as access is on foot and there is no parking. But I guarantee it’s worth it.

If you want to get around, as we did in a few days, it’s worth visiting salty seawhich is the center with the best infrastructure in the surroundings and the beaches of Tap Small Tap and Santiago.

In the center of São Sebastião, we love the Pitangueiras beachvery empty and with calm waters, at least on the day we went.

View from above of the stones of Praia das Pitangueiras in São Sebastião
Pitangueiras Beach (Photo: This World Is Ours)

How to get

To get to Toque Toque Grande, access is via the Rio-Santos highway. who comes from Sao Paulo (170km) you should pay attention to the signs from Maresias. Who leaves the Rio de Janeiro (400km) keep an eye on the signs from the urban beaches of São Sebastião.

As there is a lot of signage and the GPS works well, access is easy, just be careful with the radars. Some references are the beaches of Toque Toque Pequeno, Calhetas and the Waterfall of Toque Toque. From the entrance of the cloverleaf to the beach it is about 400m.

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Have more tips or questions about where to stay in Toque Toque Grande? Leave your comment!

Rafael Carvalho

A fan of chicken with okra and a good beer from Minas Gerais, he currently lives in São Paulo. He has a degree in Radio and TV, a postgraduate degree in Journalism and has been working with Digital Content for over 16 years. He has worked for companies such as SBT and Jovem Pan FM. Passionate about travel, he founded Esse Mundo É Nosso and travels around Brazil and the world all year round, always looking for tips to share.

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