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Tourism in Brazil - 0029 - Ilhéus - BA


Tourism in Brazil - 0029 - Ilhéus - BA

With more than 85 km of beaches, festivals and popular traditions are the attractions of the city known as Bahia's Southern Princess on the Cacao Coast



Considered one of the treasures of northeastern Brazil, Ilhéus preserves in its streets, towns and villages the marks of the glorious past of the captaincy and the apogee of cacao culture. Centennial caissons, churches, palaces and other monuments form a precious architectural ensemble that make the city one of the main historical sites of the Brazilian coast. To enjoy this tourist potential, the visitor has a complete infrastructure formed by airport, hotel chain, restaurants, beach huts, handicrafts market, theaters and other entertainment and leisure options. It adds to this set of attractions the rich local culture, preserved in the festivals and popular traditions. Ilhéus has more than 85 km of beaches. Its landscape is composed of coconut palms and an extensive strip of fine sand. The municipality has a true ecological sanctuary, including one of the largest urban forests in Brazil, mangroves, lagoons, rivers, islands, restingas and immense diversity of fauna and flora. Strolling through the streets of the historical center of Ilhéus allows a dip in the literature of Jorge Amado, experiencing the place that inspired the construction of the known characters around the world. Those who arrive in Ilheus are confronted by a group of beautiful churches that represent the religious spirit of their people. Besides the temples, the municipality has a calendar of events where the sacred and profane are mixed in the construction of its tradition.Mar blue green on one side and Atlantic Forest on the other, Ilhéus is the postcard of the Cacao Coast. Also the good waves that break by there made the region one of the points of the surf of Northeast Brazil. But Ilheus also has calm waters and golden sands, such as the beaches of the Millionaires, the South and São Miguel, named after the mansions of the coffee barons that existed on that stretch of the shore.