This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Botucatu. To help you make friends with Botucatu before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Around one hundred forty thousand people live in Botucatu, Brazil, a city in the state of Sao Paulo, located around two hundred thirty-five kilometres from Sao Paulo City. The city was founded in the middle of the nineteenth century, when many musicians, poets, coffee producers, and farmers were living in the settlement. The name of the city derives from the Tupi language, an extinct language spoken by the native Tupi people in the region, and the original name is literally translated as "good wind."
The climate in Botucatu is subtropical. The winters are dry, while the summers are hot and humid. The average maximum temperatures range from twenty-three to twenty-eight degrees Celsius all year round. You can expect average minimum temperatures from thirteen to nineteen degrees Celsius.
In and around Botucatu, there are a couple of hotels and guesthouses. You can choose from bigger complexes with a large pool area, decent standard hotels, and smaller budget places. Most accommodations are clustered in the centre of the city. If you are a backpacker and your budget is rather small, a hostel in Botucatu, Brazil, will be the best option for you, but be sure to do your research and check out all the details to see if a Botucatu, Brazil hostel is good for you. When booking, consider that a Botucatu, Brazil hostel will locate you close to the university and before the start of the semester it can be really busy with new students looking for a place to live in the city.
The local university UNESP -- Universidade Estadual Paulista or Sao Paulo State University -- is the biggest employer in the area and the reason for many young students to live in the city. UNESP is one of three state universities in Sao Paulo state; university parties are quite common. If you like shopping, a mall with numerous shops of good quality was opened recently. The area around Botucatu is a good option for nature enthusiasts. For example, the mountain Gigante Deitado -- or the "lying giant" -- is perfect for relaxation and photography. The scenic view from the top is very famous in the region.
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