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.more
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,...more
When I told Suely 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.
Not so intensively as in Recife, but also in Itamaracá everything is offered in the beach.
For a woman, the challenge is often irresistible.
We laughed with Fernanda's look, coming out of the water with a transparent t-shirt.
However, after the sun's 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.
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...more
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...more
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.more