29 Sep 2013
Traditional celebration in Itacare to honor to St. Michael the Archangel, patron saint of the city
Olá & Welcome to Itacaré!
Itacare is a piece of paradise on earth! That is the right feeling when you discover water, earth and sky matching so harmoniously in Itacaré's landscape. With Atlantic Forest touching the coastline, gorgeous rivers, waterfalls, and diverse flora and fauna, it's easy to see why Itacare is one of the most famous destinations in Brazil. Come and enjoy the friendly Itacare hotels and charming Itacare restaurants with their mouth-watering cuisines. If you're looking for adventure, take a look at some of the Itacaré tours on offer and discover all the thrilling ways you can experience this wonderful land.
A charming village that brings together all the styles and tribes in an array of colours, sounds, flavours and fragrances; Itacaré is blessed with a rich variety that is absolutely breathtaking!
Itacaré makes up part of the Cocoa Coast of Bahia state, in Northeast Brazil. The region occupies an area of 732km² and is located in the tropical zone, with medium temperatures around 27ºC (80ºF). Visitors can use the interactive Itacaré map to choose a hotel in Itacaré based on its location, as each area of Itacare is a mixture of diverse cultures, traditions and lively people. Time almost stands still here, with lingering lunches and languorous conversations.
Itacaré was first "discovered" as a destination in the 70's by surfers. The region is a shelf spanning just eight miles on the Bahian coast, ensuring that ocean waves hit it with consistency and vigour. That's why Itacaré surfing is some of the best in Brazil and South America. From then on, the region has become well-known as a paradise of perfect waves. Itacaré is also known as the natural home of the surfing fraternity, with surfers coming from all over the world. In 2007, a stage of WQS - World Qualifying Series (surf championship) was held at Tiririca Beach. Other great surfing beaches are: Engenhoca, Havaizinho, Prainha and Jeribucaçu.
The Itacare region was originally occupied by Indians who lived off hunting, fishing and cultivation. The Portuguese 'discovered' Itacare and settled here in 1532, turning the village into a city in 1732. The Portuguese brought together the Jesuits that left a Catholic legacy, and the beautiful São Miguel Church; built in 1718 that bears testimony to their influence.
Cocoa cultivation was once the basis of Itacare's economy and, over the decades, the lords of cocoa controlled the wealth of the region. These ‘colonels' or landowners had a lavish lifestyle and lived in big mansions. The remnants of this colonial grandeur can still be seen in Itacare.
The apogee of Cocoa Coast, with its joyful people and wonderful landscapes are also present in Jorge Amado's novels. Born in Ilheus (the scenery for most of his works), around 70 km from Itacare, Jorge Amado is one of the most well-known Brazilian writers. His books have been translated in 55 countries and there is no doubt he has helped spread the word about the beautiful features and culture of this wonderful land.
In the 80's Itacare faced the impoverishment and decline of the cocoa economy after an attack of the Witch's Broom - a pest that damages cocoa plantations. By that time, the region had started to catch a glimpse of tourism as a new way to develop its economy. Until 1998, Itacare was still a small town and only visited by regional people and the first surfers who discovered its perfect waves. At the end of the 90's an asphalted road was made and the city developed quickly.
Today you can find delicious restaurants in Itacare that specialise in traditional cuisine based on fish and seafood. You will also find a bustling nightlife, with entertainment and good music for every taste. The city pulsates to the sounds of reggae and forró music, as locals and tourists alike enjoy the youthful buzz of the town.
Nestled beside one of the few remaining Brazilian rainforests, Itacare also reveals many native species of fauna and flora, and taking an exciting Itacaré tour is the best way to see all of nature's beauty and enchantment.
Options in Itacaré are plentiful and there is something to suit all tastes. This destination is off the beaten track, invigorating, entertaining, relaxing and wonderful! All travellers carry a piece of Itacaré in their hearts. So choose your Itacaré hotel and come discover paradise!
The Pousada Solarium Hotel is a good option for groups of friends, having nice leisure areas. Committed to sustainable tourism, this Itacaré hotel participates in projects of environment preservation.[more info]
Located in an Environmental Protection area and at a few meters from the Concha beach, the Vila dos Pássarois combines comfort with simplicity. The hotel's ambiences are surrounded by green, showing their concern about the environment.[more info]
The Portal da Concha is a good alternative for those who are looking for economic option with the advantage of being well-located and facing the sea. It is a simple accommodation and also perfect for hosting groups, because its structure admits large numbers of people.[more info]
Facing the beach of São José and located in an environmental protection area, the Itacaré Village offers spacious rooms with a wonderful view to the sea. This Itacaré hotel provides recreational activities for children and also supports the project "Fazendinha de Cacau" (Little Cocoa farm).[more info]
The Txai Resort is one of the most sophisticated in Brazil, claiming international awards when compared to other top luxury hotels. Besides that, this Itacaré; hotel has great commitment to social and environmental sustainability.[more info]
The Hotel Aldeia do Mar Chalés is nestled at the bottom of a mound covered with splendid Atlantic Forest, facing the Conchas Beach, in Itacaré. With its resort structure, this charming Itacaré hotel provides services such as “Adventure Base” and bar service at the beach.[more info]
This is a luxury hotel integrated with nature, where guests have almost an exclusive beach. The Itacaré Eco Resort, located at about 100 meters from São Jose Beach, is comfortable and well decorated. This Itacaré hotel offers special programming for children.[more info]
Spend a day on this secret paradise in Itacaré, experiencing the contact with native nature and a surprising dinner with exotic ingredients from Amazonia and India.[more info]
Enjoy the unique style of high gastronomic experience in Itacaré. Innovative dinner with dishes mixing exotic flavors from Amazonia and India, together with a French touch, in the middle of a hidden paradise.[more info]
Now in Itacaré, a must-see attraction is one of the most beautiful circuits of Arvorismo in Brazil![more info]
The design of the Hotel Villa N'Kara blends rustic with charm. This Itacaré hotel has a good infrastructure and services. One of its details is the delicious breakfast, with a wide variety of the typical cuisine.[more info]
The name of the hotel was inspired on an "agitated" little crab that lives on the beach "Maria Farinha" (Mary Flour). The Pousda Maria Farinha offers a special attention. The swimming pool and deck are great for those looking for leisure and rest.[more info]
With the name inspired by the indigenous word "Itacaré," the Pousada Pedra Torta has a constant concern about the environment. They put these concerns into practice by preserving an area of restoration of Atlantic Forest fragments, the Marambaia Grange.[more info]
Welcome to Itacaré!
Meet Sergio and Elba from Eco Trip, in partnership with Rota Tropical team, your local connection in Itacaré. We specialise in incoming tourism, ecological and adventure tours. It will be a great pleasure to receive you and show you the wonders of our paradise: nature, community, history and culture. We are committed to environmental issues and cherish the sustainability of our destination. We strive for development with balanced low-impact tourism and encouragement and support of the local people.[more]
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