The southern coastline of Santos is literally defined by sand and a very long row of high-rise apartments, condos and hotels … all facing the Bay of Santos. A great way to get a bird’s-eye-view of this expansive seascape is from the top of Porchat Island in São Vicente. The spade-shaped canopy is the Oscar Niemeyer Lookout (mirante in Portugese). The observation point is named for the Brazilian architect who designed it. A monument here celebrates the quincentennial of Brazil.