| Sao Paulo|
June 19, 1934
Maria Antonieta de Brito
Guaruja is a municipality in the Sao Paulo state of Brazil. The population in 2006 was 305,171, the population density is 1,969.47/km² and the area is 143 km². This place name comes from the Tupi language, and mean "narrow path". The population is highly urbanized.
Guaruja is located in Santo Amaro island, situated in Sao Paulo shore. Its main economic sources are seasonal tourism and port related activities.
Guaruja is a popular weekend destination for families from Sao Paulo, who can get there driving in less than one hour (through the Imigrantes highway). Traffic gets heavy during the evening on the holidays.
Guaruja has a borough called Vicente de Carvalho, in tribute to the Parnasianist poet.
A nickname for the city is "The Pearl of the Atlantic".
Guaruja is known for its famous beaches such as Guaiuba, Tombo, Asturias, Pitangueiras, Enseada, Pernambuco, Pereque, Sao Pedro, Tijucopava, Iporanga, Praia Branca and Praia Preta.