About Itacaré, Bahia

Itacaré is located in southern Bahia, on the Cocoa Coast, 250km south of Salvador and 70km north of Ilheus (closest airport). The Contas River that runs 620 km from the Chapada Diamantina to Itacaré separates the town from the Peninsula Maraú to the north.Itacare sits in the Atlantic Rain-forest – recognized by UNESCO as one of the five biodiversity hot-spots on the planet – with its  huge number of endemic fauna and flora species, an abundance of waterfalls and trails. The coast (Atlantic Ocean) of Itacaré is a succession of beaches, hills and rocks. The beaches are all gorgeous and unique and because of the tropical weather the water is warm all year around. An ideal spot for surfers and surf culture is present everywhere.

The region is a perfect setting for adventure sports, i.e. rafting, rapelling, kayaking, cycling, hiking, trekking, paragliding, tree-circuit & zipline. Also a perfect location for whale watching (between July and November).

The town is an international tourist destination and has its fair share of pousadas (B&B), bars and restaurants, to satisfy any type of traveller. The town has all the amenities, i.e. grocery stores, fruit & vegetable stands, bakeries, pharmacies, craft shops, boutiques, etc. Several banks and ATM machines that accept most cards.

With many people from all over the world who came to live in Itacaré, the atmosphere is cosmopolitan, relaxed, typically Bahian and definitely different from any other place in Brazil. For more information visit the site Itacaré, Bahia

Surf, Beaches, Activities

If you are interested in taking surf lessons/board rentals, stand-up paddle boarding on the river, kayak, rafting, waterfalls, zipline and tree circuit, boat trips, horseback riding, a visit to a cacao plantation, we are more than happy to help you plan these so you can totally relax and enjoy your holiday to the fullest!.

The main attractions in Itacaré are the beaches and excellent surf conditions. The town nas 7 beaches – Pontal, Concha, Resende, Tiririca, Costa, Ribeira, Prainha – all unique, gorgeous and accessible on foot. Outside of town (6 to 18 km) there are more amazing beaches – Jeribucaçu, Hawaizinho, Engenhoca, Itacarezinho – accessible by car, bus, taxi or mototaxi . The best surf spots are Tiririca (you can see the surf conditions from your balcony), Engenhoca and Jeribucaçu.

For surf lessons we recommend Alandreson Martins (James) and Mago Mirgon (speaks English and Spanish)

Various national and international surf competitions are hosted at Tiririca beach.