Posted February 28th, 2010, 08:25 PM
From the comments here I think we'll try to do Santos without a guided tour. There are four of us traveling together. How much should we expect to pay for a taxi from the port to the beach? Is the coffee museum worth the time to go there? How far is it from the Coffee Museum to the Aquarium? Walking distance or do we need to have the taxi wait for us if we decide to go there first? Any other suggestions of how to spend time in Santo will be appreciated. Our ship is in port 12 hours so we have plenty of time, but don't think we want to make the trip into Sao Paulo.
4 of us got a cab at the Santos dock for 50 reals/hour. Told him to take us to Coffee Museum, Santos Football Club Museum, and to show us the beach. He waited outside each place for us, had the A/C running, took us to a beautiful promentory overlooking the entire beach. It truly is a spectacular beach, with all the plantings, and the view up there was remarkable.
3 hours to do the above, and we didn't feel rushed.