Olimpia is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. You might think it was named after the Greek ancient town, but in reality it was named after the daughter of the politician Dr. Antônio Ilímpio Rodrigues Vieira, one of those responsible for founding the city.
Olimpia is known for two things. The first one is being Brazil's Folklore Capital, a name earned thanks to the annual Festival Nacionaldo Folclore and the Maria Olimpia Folklore and History Museum. The city is also known for its thermal water park, Parque Aquático Thermas dos Laranjais.
Other sights and attractions in and around Olimpia include Rui Barbosa Square, Church of Our Lady of Aparecida, Maria Tereza Breda Municipal Stadium, and Altino Arantes Square.
Many Olimpia hotels boast water parks, free parking, free breakfasts, and free WiFi. Most hotel rooms feature air-conditioning, free WiFi, hair dryers, free toiletries, minibars, and TVs with cable channels. Depending on room type, your booking may include private balconies, extra bedrooms, or even your own tub. Do not forget to take a look at the newest reviews from other travelers to see what you can expect from the Olimpia hotels.
The 3-star Hotel Mirante da Bela Vista is located 15 minutes outside of Olimpia, and features free breakfast, free WiFi, restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, children's pool, fitness center, spa tub, free water park, and hotel rooms with air-conditioning.
Next, the JS Thermas Hotel is located near the well-known Parque Aquático Thermas dos Laranjais. The hotel itself also has an outdoor swimming pool, children's pool, free WiFi, free buffet breakfast, and a terrace.
Agua Viva Hotel is located at a short walk from the city center. Here, you will find various restaurants and cafes. The 3-star hotel offers free breakfast, laundry facilities, private in-room pools, free WiFi, room service, 24/7 front desk, and an arcade/game room.
Pousada Recanto Solar dos Passaros has only seven rooms, so it is the perfect place for a relaxing stay that does not involve the chaos of a massive hotel. The 3 star hotel offers free breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool (with pool bar), free WiFi, air-conditioning, a children's pool, and a 24-hour front desk.
Looking for a luxury hotel? The 4-star Royal Thermas Resort & SPA is also located near the famous thermal water park, but also features its own water park, 4 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, and an indoor pool. Besides that, the hotel offers a restaurant, several bars, free breakfast, free WiFi, children's pool, spa tub, and fitness center.
The preferred airport from Olimpia is Profesor Eribel Manoel Reino State Airport, at about an hour drive from the city.
Some guests prefer to travel straight to their hotel after arrival, and stay there as long as possible before their departure, but sometimes it just does not work out that way. Those with early morning departures or late night arrivals, may want to book a hotel room near the airport for the night. That way, you do not have to travel while tired from flying, and you also will not have to stress out about making your flight while you are on your way to the airport. Take a look at hotels near Profesor Eribel Manoel Reino State Airport to find the perfect hotel for your first and last night in Olimpia.