São Luís combines historical landmarks and well-preserved colonial architecture with a lively Afro-Brazilian cultural scene. LATAM can get you to São Luís from travel hubs all across Latin America in award-winning, sustainable aircraft.
Things to See in São Luís
The hallmark of any trip to São Luís is the historic center. This area is full of cobbled streets and mansions from the colonial era, along with several museums covering the Dutch, French, and Portuguese history of the city. For a more modern look at the city's culture, Casa das Tulhas sells both crafts and traditional foods of Maranhão, like dried prawns, Brazil nuts and the regional soda Guaraná Jesus.
What to Remember While in São Luís
If you get a chance, visit São Luís from late June to early July for its São João & Bumba Meu Boi festival. This festival commemorates a local legend with music, dance, and theater performances across the city. If you want to see some of the city's beaches, like Ponta d'Areia, be mindful that they are very tide dependent—during high tide there may be no beach at all. LATAM provides some of the best rates when you travel to São Luís to explore its attractions, so book your flights today.