Jorge Amado was born on a cocoa plantation outside Ilheus, but spent much of his early childhood in the City of Ilheus.
His family's townhouse -- one of the more modest of the cocoa baron 'mansions' -- has been nicely restored. Made a museum in 1997, it houses a collection of photographs, books, local artefacts, and personal items of the writer. There's also a restaurant -- a snack bar, really -- in the Casa.
The Port of Ilhéus is the second biggest one in open sea, and serves mainly to trade agricultural products like cocoa.
It also has a passenger's terminal, and some cruise lines regularly go there during summer time.
In the top of a hill, with the most astonishing view from most of the city.
It was built in the 1910's, and since then is has a nunnery and one of the best schools of the city.
The church with its towers are very representative of the new-gothic style.
While most tourists are going to 'Itacare' for it beautiful beaches on the way I discored a private beach called: 'Itacarezinho' (little Itacare). Great place to eat, relax and be in touch with nature as NOT many tourists have yet discoverd. The blue clear waters of Itacarezinho is so warm that you almost feel like you are in a spa. Great place and worth visiting.