Golf -- In the western suburb of Osasco, São Francisco Golf Club, Av. Martin Luther King 1527, Osasco (tel. 011/3681-8752;, offers a 9-hole par-71 course open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 7am to 6pm. Greens fees are R$125 weekdays, R$265 weekends and holidays. The club also rents clubs and shoes.

Horse Racing -- Races run Monday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Jockey Clube de São Paulo, Av. Lineu Paula Machado 1263, Cidade Jardim (tel. 011/2161-8300; On Monday races start at 6pm; on Saturday and Sunday the races start at 1:30pm. Minimum bet is R$2. The club has a restaurant open for dinner Monday through Friday and for lunch on weekends; the bar Cantér is popular even with those who don't watch the races.

Motor Racing -- Important races such as the Brazil Formula 1 Grand-Prix take place at the Autódromo de Interlagos, Av. Senador Toetônia Vilela 259 (tel. 011/5521-9911). Tickets start at R$525, run as high as R$1,650, and often sell out up to 6 months in advance; try for tickets and information on upcoming dates.

Soccer -- The big clubs in town are São Paulo (, Corinthians (, Palmeiras (, and Portuguesa ( Any match between these teams is likely worth seeing. So are all the state championships. Though the team websites provide details on upcoming games, deciphering soccer schedules is the stuff of serious scholarship; better to just ask your hotel clerk or bellboy if there are any big games coming up. The city's big stadium is the Morumbi, located in the Morumbi neighborhood at Praça Roberto Gomes Pedrosa 1 (tel. 011/3749-8071).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.