International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI2018), August 5-10, 2018 in Guarujá, Brazil.

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About Guaruja

Guarujá, is a médium-sized city on the coast of São Paulo State. It is the major seashore tourist resort in São Paulo, located on the Tropic of Capricorn in a spectacular location. Its front is an Atlantic bay beachfront and right behind it rises the Atlantic Rainforest mountain range up to 600 m above sea level. The name Guarujá comes from the Tupi language and means “narrow path”. 

Guarujá is easily accessible from the São Paulo International Airport Guarulhos via the Imigrantes Highway, which takes you from São Paulo city (800 m above sea level) down to the coast.

The Enseada neighborhood of Guarujá, where the Casa Grande Hotel and Conference Center is located is a residential area with many three to five story appartment buildings between the beach promenade and the main avenue (Avenida Dom Pedro I).

As shown in the map, the Dom Pedro I Avenue is a lively business area where you can find banks, supermarkets and all kinds of small stores. Close to the beach front are the main hotels, including Casa Grande, and many bars and restaurants, as well as the Beach Shopping mall with all kinds of small shops and lunch and snack booths. Also, don’t forget to visit the Guarujá Aquarium close by.  

The beach front promenade of about 6 km invites strolling or a work out.