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The magic of Bahia enchants everyone with its energy, rhythm & vibrant nature.


Despite having around 30,000 inhabitants, Itacaré preserves its present time dictated by the phases of the moon, the tide table, and the slow pace of life. Itacaré is located 534 kilometers south of Salvador, the capital of Bahia state, on the so-called Cocoa Coast. The region earned this nickname due to the abundant production of the fruit used as the base for chocolate production. Thanks to the plantations, which enriched neighboring cities like Ilhéus, 73 kilometers to the south, Brazil became the world's largest cocoa producer in 1920.

The community of Itacaré also maintains, as a tool of preservation and resistance, the vibrant culture and folklore of the region. Throughout the year, various popular festivals invite residents and visitors to enjoy and celebrate in the streets of the village. This includes the “Bicho Caçador” festival in January, the “Iemanjá Celebration” in February, the “São João” festivals in June, Bahia Independence Day on July 2nd, and the celebration of the city's patron saint, São Miguel Arcanjo, on September 29th.


Itacaré's coast joined the international surfing circuit after being discovered in the 1980s by a group of European friends passionate about the sport. Since then, the tourism spotlight has shone on the small fishing village, distinguishing it from other cities along Bahia's famous coast where the landscape is limited to long coconut groves on beaches with a waveless sea.

In Itacaré, this idyllic geography is enhanced by the only stretch of coastline in the state where several beaches with perfect waves are nestled and framed by cliffs covered in lush Atlantic Forest. This rare vegetation boasts one of the world's highest biodiversities per square meter.

Urban Beaches

Engenhoca Trail

Engenhoca Beach

Jeribucaçu Beach

Itacarezinho Beach



The nature of Itacaré invites each of its visitors to experience moments of relaxation, connection and emotion. Through local knowledge and a natural way of welcoming, the Barracuda experience team organizes and accompanies each of its guests on different journeys.



The Cioba Boat Trip reflects the Barracuda lifestyle. A beautiful wooden boat under the command of a native team leaves the Itacaré waterfront, taking Barracuda guests on a journey down the Rio de Contas.

Through genuine Bahian hospitality, this team provides moments of immersion in the wild nature of Itacaré, and, at the same time, the opportunity for new connections between people who are traveling with purpose.

You can cross the mangrove forest and renew your energy with a dip in the waterfall.

Book your place at Cioba and enjoy a complete experience with rustic fish prepared on the boat or on the sand.

The natural scenery of the Cocoa Coast is abundant and invites
you to a family getaway

Hawaiian Canoe trips on the Rio de Contas, trails through the lush Atlantic Forest, waterfall baths, Stand Up Paddle on the mangrove creek, experiences on the cocoa farms, Mountain Biking, Rafting...

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