Founded in 1546 by the Portuguese nobleman and adventures Brás Cubas, Santos shares an unusual distinction. It is one of Brazil's popular seaside resorts and it is also the largest commercial port in Latin America. The old city features classic colonial architecture and a superb botanical Garden. Santos is also your gateway to Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city - and the seventh largest metropolitan zone on Earth.
It was coffee that transformed Santos from a seaside resort into one of the world's great seaports. Today the port still ships a large portion of the world's coffee supply from its docks - in addition to cars, steel, oil, bananas and oranges.