The hospitality of this corner of Brazil is what guarantees tourists who visit the capital of Maranhão a different experience in addition to the monuments, landscapes and cultural events that visitors find here throughout the year. And it is to ensure maximum enjoyment during your stay that the city has the Tourist Assistance Center, CAT, a service whose purpose is to guarantee official information to tourists so that they can enjoy their travel destination to the fullest. .

The service is free and can be accessed by any tourist who wants to enhance their trip to São Luís and needs help figuring out where to stay, what to do and where to go. Through CAT, for example, it is possible to purchase maps and itineraries that include the city’s main tourist attractions, as well as a schedule of activities, opening hours and even guidance on where you can stay according to your travel profile. tourist, considering their intentions and preferences, as well as their length of stay in the World Heritage city.

Through CAT you have access to:

  • São Luís tourist information: Schedule of cultural activities, calendar of special, seasonal events and more.
  • Guidelines: Guidance on how to get to certain locations inside and outside the Historic Center, the best means of transport and times to visit.
  • Personalized itinerary suggestions based on the length of stay and the tourist’s preferences.
  • Promotional Material and Support

CAT also provides materials such as maps, tourist guides and other information that help tourists save time without running the risk of missing an important place. In addition, CAT has a specialized team that works to resolve doubts and provide guidance on local guidelines, thus guaranteeing everyone who arrives on the island a safe tourism experience.


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The Tourist Service Center maintains a physical service point located in the heart of the Historic Center of São Luís, at the Museu da Gastronomia Maranhense (Rua da Estrela, N° 82).

The São Luís City Hall Tourist Service Center maintains a physical service point located in the heart of the Historic Center of São Luís, at the Gastronomy Museum (Rua da Estrela, N° 82), open fromMonday to Friday -Friday, from 8am to 6pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm.
Furthermore, the City Hall, through its Tourism Secretariat, offers the so-called Itinerante CAT, an action that covers different points of the destination, events, festivals, markets and fairs that welcome tourists to the island.

On Sundays from 9am to 3pm, tourists will find the Tourist Service Center at Feirinha São Luís. At this regular event, the CAT team offers tourist information, guidance, service and provides details about artisanal products, typical cuisine and other goods available at the fair.

CAT Maranhão

In São Luís, the State Government also maintains the Tourist Assistance Center service, which can be found at the Airport, Bus Station, Ceprama, Cujupe, Espigão Costeiro and in the Historic Center, at Praça Pedro II. Open every day of the week, including holidays and weekends, from 7am to 7pm.

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Anyone visiting our city or even those preparing to arrive in São Luís as their next tourist destination can access CAT services online.

This service is provided through the WhatsApp application via the number (98) 99158-4947, where tourists can send a message.

In addition, the city has other communication channels aimed at promoting the island’s natural, historical, cultural and gastronomic attractions. It’s worth checking out other sessions here on the website and on Destino’s social network on Instagram: @turismo.saoluis

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