Before the 1900s, the location was only known by adventurers who crossed the woods searching for gold. Having contracted diseases during their journeys, these adventurers found the cure in the warm waters that flowed from the mountains. In 1909, the Italian doctor Francisco Tozzi learned from his father Henrique Tozzi about the medicinal properties of the Springs. Francisco lived in Serra Negra, and ended up buying the region auctioned by the government, making the property a public space.
165 km from São Paulo City, Águas de Lindoia offers the hot springs, adventure sports, and agritourism. Its economy is based on tourism.
The city's population is 17,266 inhabitants. There are 1.500 apartments and 25 hotels with the capacity to host 5.000 guests per day, allowing it to host several large Congresses and conventions per year, some nearing in size to 4,000 participants.