If you're a traveler looking for the type of town that has every beach condition imaginable, as well as the gamut of water-related fun and leisure, then you need to head the 234 km (145 miles) up the coast from Sao Paulo to Ubatuba.
With nearly a hundred beaches within an hour in each direction, Ubatuba is particularly interesting to those who crave gorgeous, deserted beaches like Brava da Almada. This is where you may encounter the annual Itamambuca (international surf competition), while also having an opportunity to interact with Picinguaba (small fishing communities) in their traditional context.
There are enough activities available on this beautiful coastline to make a few days of it- with the heavily forested Serra do Mar on your doorstep and a handful of islands (including Anchieta) nearby to provide excellent dive locations and nature in all its abundance and unspoiled glory. Check the included resource for even more to do in Ubatuba.