About Santa Maria

Let's have a look around into background of Santa Maria

Let’s have a look around into the background of Santa Maria

  • Region: Rio Grande do Sul
  • Country: Brazil
  • Latitude: -29.6833333
  • Longitude: -53.8
  • Time zone: America/Sao_Paulo
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -3 hours

Weather in Santa Maria

  • Climate: Humid subtropical climate
  • Best Time to Visit: Between December to the early March


Santa Maria is a municipality (município) located in the central region of Rio Grande do Sul which is the southernmost state of Brazil. Its population was estimated to be 278,445 inhabitants in a total area of 1,823 square kilometres (704 sq mi) in 2017. Furthermore, Santa Maria is the fifth biggest municipality in the state and is also the largest in its micro-region.

Santa Maria is often referred to as the ‘heart of Rio Grande’. It comes from Portuguese -’Coração do Rio Grande’ because the city is located in the geographical center of the State.

Distance from Santa Maria center to Airport

  • Santa Maria Airport
  • Driving Distance: 9 miles / 14 km
  • Driving Time: 12 minutes
  • Languages: Portuguese followed by Spanish and English

Modes of transport


  • Airport: Santa Maria Airport
  • Train Station: Estação de Trem Arroio do Só
  • River Terminal: Cachoeira do Sul which allows ship transport

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% service fee added to the Bill, no tips given separately

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: R$5 to R$10
  • Housekeeper: R$5 to R$10
  • Concierge: R$5 to R$10

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: R$2 to R$5

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Porto Alegre
  • Canoas
  • Sao Leopoldo

Emergency Contact Numbers in Santa Maria city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 193/ 194/ 192
  • Airport: Santa Maria Airport [ +55 55 3220-3036 ]
  • Hospital: Hospital Santa Maria [ +55 67 3473-1200 ]


Let’s step into the extensive list of To Do’s in Santa Maria.

  • Sertanejo & Reggaeton - Moon Nightlife
  • Vintage Culture - Moon Nightlife
  • Colours On Tour

Tourist Attractions

  • Quarta Colônia de Imigração Italiana
  • DEducational Museum Gama D'Eça
  • Itaimbé

Theatre & Concerts

  • Arcoplex Royal Plaza
  • Cinépolis
  • Casa Mia Eventos

Visit Top Restaurants in Santa Maria

  • Restaurante Sal y Pimienta
  • Churrascaria Boi Bom
  • Los Pofi Pastelaria

Top Shopping Centers in Santa Maria

  • Royal Plaza Shopping Center
  • Santa Maria Shopping
  • Shopping Praça Nova Santa Maria

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Museu Treze De Maio
  • Museum of Sacred Art of Santa Maria
  • Jardim Botânico da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Pastel - Los Pofi Pastelaria
  • Tapioca - Quitanda Com Mais
  • Uruguayan barbecue Parrilla - Santa Brasa

Sports Club

  • Riograndense Futebol Clube- Football club
  • Avenue Tennis Club
  • Clube Caixeiral - Sports Club

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 10.83 R$ / 0.33 liter
  • Taxi: 4.80 R$ (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 1,300.00 R$
  • Cheap meal: 20.00 R$
  • Gasoline: 3.85 R$ / liter
  • 3 course meal: 75.00 R$