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Why travel to Ribeirao Preto (RAO), in Brazil, for Plastic Surgery?

After your surgery, you are going to have some downtime where you need to lay low and relax for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. So, the best way is to escape from your routine and daily duties to allow your body to recover.

Brazilian people are famous worldwide for their ability to make traveling patients feel welcome. The settings of our Ribeirão Preto office are relaxing and comforting, and the staff takes pride in making our visiting patients feel at home.


Why Ribeirao Preto?

Ribeirão Preto is a city in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, located 320 kilometers (200 miles) from Brazil’s and Latin America’s main international airport (GRU).

It is a University city, hosting more than 7 universities, among them the most prestigious and best-ranked University in Latin America, the Univesity of Sao Paulo (USP). Due to USP Medical School vanguard in medical knowledge and technology, Ribeirão became a center for medical care receiving patients from all over Brazil.

It's nicknamed "Brazilian California", is considered the Brazilian capital of agribusiness, combined with technology development and sunny weather all year long.

Despite being home to more than 700,000 inhabitants, Ribeirão Preto is a relatively compact and well-planned city with a free transit flow, where you can reach all places related to your treatment in just a few minutes.

Due to its agribusiness, health and education services, the city possesses a great amount of excellent 4 and 5-star hotels with very affordable prices compared to bigger cities.

Ribeirão Preto sits over the most superficial area of the largest groundwater reservoir (Aquifer Guarani) which turns the water taste special and allowed the city to earn its fame as the city with the best beers in the whole of Brazil. There are guided tours where you can taste some of them.


Ribeirao Preto is a beautiful destination with an amazing infrastructure including hotels, restaurants, convention centers, and excellent highways. This city is earning more and more fame as a top culture and adventure tourism destination.

The beautiful city of Ribeirao Preto has over 400 places to go for a night out and features everything from fantastic nightclubs to modern bars. The city used to be called "Petit Paris" in the past, solely due to its vibrant nightlife.

The most convenient way to get to Ribeirão Preto from outside Brazil is to fly from your country to GRU Airport. Then, you can travel to Ribeirão Preto either by plane (30 minutes flight operated by Latam, Gol, Azul or Passaredo airlines) or road (bus or car – 3:30 hours. The airport of Ribeirão Preto (RAO) is small and after your arrival, you should take a taxi to your hotel.

Visitors to Brazil who are interested in visiting different regions of the country should consider the possibility of buying in advance a Brazil air pass. An air pass can only be sold outside Brazil, and to non-residents with a return air ticket.

Brazil follows the reciprocity principle concerning VISA requirements for foreign citizens from all the other countries, which ask visas for Brazilian citizens.

Please confirm with the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in your country if you need the VISA before your trip.



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