There is a lot to do
in São Luís and its surrounding vicinities. In São
Luís, the Centro Historico is a good start. One can discover
a little of the local history by taking a walk through the area and
enjoy the old streets, plazas, staircases, fountains, monuments, churches,
and the buildings' architecture and their uncountable details: tiles,
towers, door frames, and balconies. For those who enjoy nature, as an
island, the City offers a number of white sandy beaches such as Ponta
d'Areia, São Marcos, Calhau, Olho d'Agua, and Aracagi. The local
culinary offers vistors a number of exotic dishes among which the most
famous are arroz de cuja, peixada, and torta de camarao. Also not to
be missed are the tropical fruit juices and cakes.
June is one of the most exciting times in São Luís as
celebrations are underway to horon Santo Antonio, São Joao, São
Pedro, and São Marcal. It is the time of quadrilha, bumba-meu-boi,
tambor de criola and arraial.
São Luís nightlife is filled with options: from lots of
bars offering live music along the Litoranea, to restaurants spread
throughout the City, to shows and tours at the Centro Historico.