Take in Brazil from a hotel in Campinas
The Brazilian city of Campinas was founded in the late eighteenth century and only received its present name in 1842. Since the mid-19th century, it has grown steadily with the expansion of coffee cultivation and the rail road at the time of the industrialisation. Today, Campinas is the second largest city in the state of São Paulo and is home to numerous technology and industrial companies, as well as some major research institutions, which you can visit if you book a hotel in campinas.
What will I find in Campinas that I can't elsewhere?
Campinas, dubbed 'Brazil's Silicon Valley', is a major transportation hub in the state of São Paulo. It is located on the motorway corridor connecting the capital with the economically important north of the state. Campinas means 'grass fields' in Portuguese and refers to its characteristic landscape, which originally comprised large stretches of dense subtropical forests. When visiting Campinas, you will be impressed at the vibrancy of both its geographical and business landscapes.
Why should I do business in Campinas?
Campinas is an important industrial and commercial centre with a variety of industries. The major exports are coffee, sugar cane and cotton as well as services. But Campinas is also known as the Brazilian Silicon Valley. It is the base for technology companies such as; IBM, Motorola, Samsung, Alcatel, Bosch, General Motors, Honda, Mercedez-Benz and numerous others. The city has also become a centre for research, and development, and Unicamp and PUC-Campinas specialise in bio and nano technologies. The pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries are also represented in the region with companies such as Merck, DuPont and Shell locating here.
What else can I do from my Campinas hotel?
For a relaxing afternoon in the sun, head to Parque Portugal and take a boat out on the sparkling lake. If you are looking for a little local culture close to your Campinas hotel, there are a number of stunning churches to see in the city. Basilica Nossa Senhora do Carmo and Nossa Senhora da Conceicao Metropolitan Cathedral are arguably the most impressive. You can also take a guided tour around the local cadet school or purchase the aromatic coffee and spices, for which the region is renowned, at its oldest market, the Mercado Municipal.