THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Sao Paulo Challenger de Tennis
From 10/02 to 10/08
Surface: Clay outdoor
Prize money: $ 50,000
Past champions: 2016 Facundo Bagnis – 2015 Facundo Arguello – 2014 Diego Schwartzman – 2013 Guilherme Clézar – 2012 Guido Pella – 2011 Maximo Gonzalez
Entry list: Federico Delbonis (Arg) – Carlos Berloq (Arg) – Pedro Sousa (Por) – Facundo Bagnis (Arg) – Renzo Olivo (Arg) – Nicolas Almagro (Esp) – Gastao Elias (Por) – Andrej Martin (Svk) – Guido Andreozzi (Arg) – Maximo Gonzalez (Arg)
THE TOWN: Campinas is a Brazilian municipality in São Paulo State, part of the country’s Southeast Region. According to the 2010 Census, the city’s population is 1,080,999, making it the fourteenth most populous Brazilian city. It’s a main business center but for a visitor, besides the obvious business/academic opportunities, Campinas offers the shopping, gastronomy and nightlife typical of a large city, but with ease of access to the beautiful landscape and the scenic towns of the Mantiqueira mountain range. Campinas also hosts a considerable historical heritage from the late XIX century, associated with the properity of coffee farming during this period.
TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS:
- Parque Portugal
- Padreira do Chapadão
- Santuario Nossa Senhora Desatadora Dos Nos
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Leon Park Hotel e Convenções. Recently renovated, this *** hotel, rated 8.4 on Booking, is located in central Campinas. Guests can also enjoy regional specialties, as well as a selection of drinks in the hotel’s restaurant. Prices for modern rooms, always equipped with a flat screen TV and a minibar, start 60$ per night with breakfast included.
- Radisson Red Campinas. Featuring free WiFi, a sauna and an outdoor pool, wonderful 4 stars Radisson Red Campinas offers accommodations in Campinas, rated 9.3 on Booking. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and a private free parking. Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. A 21 mq2 standard studio costs 117$ per night.
- Royal Palm Plaza Resort. This resort, rated 8.7 on Booking, offers 5-star accommodation, less than 4.8 km from the center of Campinas. It features several outdoor swimming pools and many recreational facilities to choose from. Wi-Fi is available. All luxurious rooms are spacious and well designed. Recreational facilities include 4 tennis courts, a game room, a fitness area and a wellness center. The resort has 7 restaurants and bars with pleasant ambiances. Prices from 243$ per night for a deluxe family room with breakfast included.
Enjoy this Paulista TennisTrip!!!