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Santa Cruz overview

Santa Cruz features picturesque views of beaches. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area, such as Roberto Burle Marx Estate. Make a point to see sights like Serra de Sao Tome and Cidade das Criancas. Santa Cruz is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Santa Cruz

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Santa Cruz has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Santa Cruz with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Santa Cruz hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Santa Cruz hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Santa Cruz

Fly in to Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.), 29.2 mi (47 km) from central Santa Cruz. Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont) is the next closest major airport, 33.2 mi (53.4 km) away. Rio de Janeiro Tancredo Neves Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Santa Cruz

It's well known for its beaches and these favourite places for nature lovers:
  • • Sepetiba Beach
  • • Praia da Brisa
  • • Sono Beach
  • • Lopes Mendes Beach
  • • Mangaratiba Beach
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Serra de Sao Tome
  • • Cidade das Criancas
  • • Pedra do Sino
  • • Pedra da Tocaia
  • • Praca Sofia Moreira

When to visit Santa Cruz

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when the best time to visit is. Here are the seasonal trends to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 30°C day, 21°C night
  • April-June: 27°C day, 17°C night
  • July-September: 25°C day, 17°C night
  • October-December: 28°C day, 19°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 18 cm
  • April-June: 12 cm
  • July-September: 7 cm
  • October-December: 12 cm
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