Itacaré Travel Guide

  • Praia de Praihinha
    Praia de Praihinha
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  • Things to Do
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  • Tiririca beach
    Tiririca beach
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Itacaré Things to Do

  • Surf for All Purposes

    If you go to Bahia for surf then this is the place. Beaches of Itacare receive good waves all year round reaching the biggest (up to 3 meters) between June and September. It is suitable to anybody from serious surfers to beginners. Most of the surf schools which give lessons are located along Pituba (the main street). You can also buy or rent a...

  • international bookshop

    A little off the tourist path, the bookshop in Itacaré was a gem of a find and well worth a visit. It's a cute space where you can drink coffee and read, right in front of where all the boats come in. It's on the strip in the old centre of town. The best part for me was that after travelling around Brazil for 5 months this was the ONLY place I...

  • Praia Itacarezinho

    It's one of the paradisiacal beaches of Itacare. The most easy way to get there is by car. There are also buses from Itacare which stop on the main road and there is only a short walk down to the beach.more pics in the Travelogue

  • Peninsula de Marau

    Among the excursions offered by local operators, my favourite was to Peninsula de Marau. It has beautiful untouched beaches, tropical forest, rivers, waterfalls and preserved nature. The main village of the Peninsula is Barra Grande.We made stops at Lagoa Azul and Praia Taipus de Fora which is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches in...

  • Best beach - Prainha

    This was my favorite place to be when i was in Itacare, stayed one week there and went twice to Prainha! :) The coconut trees, the cold watermelon, the horses, just lovely!

  • Village

    Itacare is a cool place to hang around, in the center there are many shops and restaurants. Most of the tourists are surfers and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Bring enough money for your stay in Itacare, it may not be very easy to find a bank and the ATM did not accept our Maestro-Cards.

  • Beaches

    The village Itacare is surrounded by beautiful beaches. The nearest to the town is Concha Beach, there is also a lighthouse and some restaurants, the sea there is very calm. If you walk a bit more south along the street you will find nicer beaches with a lot of palm trees. The last beach at the end of the street is Ribeira, but I suggest to visit...

  • SURF. Vamos a pegar ondas?

    There many beaches with good waves in ItacarE. The best ones are Resende, Tiririca and Ribeira.The surf shops are at the end of Pituba street.You can arrange surf classes for 70-40 $r per person, depending on the number of people, the weather and the classes you want to have.You can also rent a surfboard for 15$R.

  • Capoerira

    Capoeira is a mixture between martial arts and dance. The histori says that it was practiced by the slaves but it was pohibited. After that they started doing it in the jungle, where the white men couldn?t see them. It continued being illegal until 1930. Two men stood out in their fight to have Capoeira recognised as an honourable and respected...


Itacaré Hotels

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  • Pousada Burundanga

    Itacare, State of Bahia, 45.530-000, Brazil

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Albergue O Pharol

    This hostel is run by a family from the south of Brazil. The house is very simple, but the ambient...

  • Art Jungle Eco Lodge

    Rod ILheus Itacare Km 63, Alto da Boa Vista Fazenda Arte na Mata, Itacare, State of Bahia, 45530000,

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Itacaré Restaurants

  • Haute cuisine in surfer's paradise

    The "Casa Sapucaia" is a rather expensive, but more-than-worth-to-visit restaurant. It offers a mixture of eurasian food with a special unique flavour. The curry I tried was Indian-inspired, but still quite different from the common Indian dish. A great culinary experience. The food is also presented in a very nice, stylish kind of way. You would...

  • Never Have Enough of Delicious Acaraje

    Every night the Baiana comes to the main little square - you can't miss it as it's the only square in Itacare. You find her there sitting under the tree. She brings everything with her to prepare delicious acaraje. Sometimes there is a little row but it's worth waiting a couple of minutes. I have to admit... Quite often it happened that I even had...

  • Tio Gu!!

    Its a creperia, something like pancakes i guess. Delicius! I met a friend from my hometown working there, so far away from home, Tio Gu is his uncle, he dropped out his life in Curitiba and went to work there with the family! :) Once in Itacare u should visit them, they have a pousada also!


Itacaré Nightlife

  • Forró city

    Forró its a tipical sensual dance in Brazil. Don´t worry, if you don´t know how to dance forró, always have someone to teach you, and its a good way to talk, make friends. In the city centre at night you get information about the parties. Itacare its a small place so, you get very easy information about the nighlife at the city centre. Bring...

  • A Good Place to Start the Night

    It was my favourite bar since the first visit which actually happened already in the first night. Bar itself is quite simple but it's got a very enjoyable atmosphere. They serve various drinks. Music is good and often played by DJs. It is open from 7pm and it is a good place to start the night.more pics in the Travelogue

  • Cinema

    It?s an old colonial building where you can have some drink and enjoy with the capoerira show(5$R) or watch a brazilian moovie after that for 7R$. A nice place to talk to the locals and know the real Bahian culture.

  • Praia da Concha

    It´s one of the most tipical party spots. There are many beach discos here with live music were you can dance forro with the locals and enjoy caipirinha and capeta, the local drinks. Be carefull, they have more alcohol than you think!!

  • Pontal

    It?s the street just in the coast, near the port. There are two main pubs here. One is quite expensive, most of the people are tourists or foreiners. The onther one is the locals disco, much more cheaper than the first one. But anyway, you don?t have to go inside the pubs, you can also stay in the street, there are 'barracas' there where you can...

  • Local sightseeing

    Its a quiet town, most locals stop by this small little bar in the town square which shares a wall with a local mart which also serves beer. People hang out for a while and then maybe wander off to dance to reggaee near the beach. The best part about the night life is the realaxed atmosphere and friendly people. Maybe watch some capoeria at one of...


Itacaré Transportation

  • Going to Itacaré

    You can go to Itacaré by plane, but the airport its in the city of Ilhéus, where you have to take a bus (US$3,5) or a taxi (US$45) to go to Itacaré. Or you can come by bus from Salvador (5 hours). The roads are in a good situation.To go to the beaches aroud Itacaré (there are many!) you can take the same bus towards Ilhéus and order the driver to...

  • Arrival to Itacare

    The nearest airport to Itacare is Ilheus and the closest international airport is in Salvador. There are daily flies to Ilheus from Salvador, Porto Seguro, Belo Horizonte and Sao Paulo by Brazilian companies GOL ( , TAM ( and BRA ( To get to...

  • Bus

    From the rodoviaria in Itacare there are frequent buses to Ilheus and Ubaitaba. To Ilheus it is only about 90 minutes and there you have connections to many larger cities. Ilheus is a 6 hour bus ride from Salvador da Bahia, there are 3 executivos per day, one of them is a night bus departing around 10pm. There is also a Leito (deluxe night bus)...


Itacaré Warnings and Dangers

  • Tracking to the beach

    You will find some guides asking you to go with you to Prainha beach in the beggining of the trekking. Normally they say an elevate price but you can negociate. At the low season I never had problems, but there are some people took there traks alone and were roubed (cameras and money).

  • Guides

    When u arrive in Itacare they tell you you will need a guide to go everywhere!They say its dangerous to take the tracks alone (only tourists) and you should not take the chance. Try to negotiate lower rates but always bring a local guide with you. I was not robbed but met people there that took the tracks alone (prainha track) and were robbed (they...

  • Surfing on Tirijica

    This is a very locals only surf beach! I got the mesage to walk on to Prainha - which is 10 times more beuatiful but the best waves were at Triijca :(.The Police stopped our car outside of Ilheus - the driver did not have a portuguese transaltion of his international liscence and we had to pay an 'on the spot ifne'... If you are going to drive in...


Itacaré Favorites

  • getting about

    by PaulBarnes Written Feb 27, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Itacare is great for the following,

    Surfing, beaches, jungle trails and eating - some very fine reaturants there!

    Fondest memory: Sunset on Praia da Concha

    Lying in hammock between two coocnut trees watching the Kai in the Pousada ponds.

    Dacning Forro on the port outside a club

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