Itamaracá Travel Guide

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Itamaracá Things to Do

  • Boat Trip

    Not cheap (maybe negotiable - I had no patience to try), this trip takes you in a short ride along the mangles, an old furnace of chalk and the atelier of a craft producer, to the islet of Coroa do Avião. Nothing special, but OK as a different program. No need to search for, you'll be approached as soon as you enter the beach.

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  • Itamaracá Beach

    It's a very quiet and safe beach, in both sides of the fort. In option, if you cross to "Coroa do Avião", the quality is the same. Oysters are the top production, and widely offered. We didn't taste them, but had a good swim.

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  • Coroa do Avião

    A small islet facing the fort is well promoted as the highlight of the area. Well, it's a good place to bath, seafood is there, and you can see people catching it, the place is absolutely calm, but it has nothing you can't get inland. Unless you cultivate loneliness (with a few more dozens) it's just a place to see, have a drink, and eventually,...

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  • Portuguese Fort

    Right on the beach, you have a fort generally called Orange due to wrong connection with Dutch occupation. It is a Portuguese fort, with the typical Portuguese military architecture, providing good observation points over the beach and Coroa do Avião. Inside, there's a small shop.

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  • Handicrafts

    Though taken by surprise to the atelier, we gave a good look around and talked a while with the artist. It's a young boy, with ideas, and... good hands. Locally, I was a little confused about the location, thinking in another island, but arriving at home I checked Google Earth and confirmed that it was inland, in the coast facing Itamaracá.

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  • Mangles

    Close to the beach, a short ride across the mangles is an opportunity to watch its typical life, from fish to birds (here and there under a delicious and welcome shade)

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Itamaracá Restaurants

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    by solopes Updated Dec 21, 2013

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    When I told Suely, in Boa Viagem beach, that we were going to Itamaracá, she gave me a paper with a recommendation to her friend, to treat us well.

    When I told the story to our driver Roberto, he smiled, because he knew Zezinho, and it was his idea also. It was another situation where we could opt between the bar, or to eat right in the beach. This time we choose the beach, and were well served. A reasonable cheap lunch.

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Itamaracá Shopping

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    Not so intensively as in Recife, but also in Itamaracá everything is offered in the beach.

    For a woman, the challenge is often irresistible.

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Itamaracá Warnings and Dangers

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    We laughed with Fernanda's look, coming out of the water with a transparent t-shirt.

    However, after the sun burning in Maragogi it was the best solution, and that's an advice: beware with the sun in the tropics - the t-shirt works fine.

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Itamaracá Tourist Traps

  • Orange Fort

    It's referred as a Dutch fort. Wrong. As you may notice by the coat of arms over the entrance, it is a Portuguese fort. Its real name is well Portuguese: Forte de Santa Cruz de Itamaracá. The confusion is due to the circumstance that the fort was built over the ruins of a prior fort, that one really built by the dutch. Portuguese reconstruction...

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  • Craft surprise

    We took a boat trip across the bay, along the mangles, to Coroa do Avião islet. Without notice nor request, we were stopped inland, to visit a craft shop. No problem, we are used to it, but didn't expect it in such a "private" transportation. Tourism traps are spreading also in Itamaracá.

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  • Singers

    It's the only commercial group that may become annoying in the beaches, with their insistence to offer a not requested service. They stand beside you, sing some humorist and sympathetic words, and if you say something or only smile, be prepared to pay. The first couple, in Olinda, amused me (payed R10) the second (I don't remember where) was...

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Itamaracá Off The Beaten Path

  • Peixe-Boi project

    The project's objective is to preserve the menaced manatee. But this institution, right beside the beach and the fort, seems to be a sanctuary to other animals. In our visit, we had the company of wild marmoset, keeping a prudent distance, but not to worried about us.

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  • Slave Isaura

    In our way to Itamaracá, and already in the island, we passed in the place where it was filmed a famous novel called "Slave Isaura". It was fun to recognize the site, now in ruins.

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