Port of Call Information

Port of Call Information

Ilheus, Brazil

Average Yearly High Temperature in Fahrenheit (&degF)
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Ilhéus is a true ecological and tropical grandeur. Dozens of miles of nearly-deserted beaches and seemingly endless coconut groves share the coastline with a flourishing variety of vegetation from the native coastal rainforest to infinite mangroves and majestic cacao plantations, some of which have been used as settings for films and soap operas. Ilhéus is located in the south of Bahia, on the so-called cacao coast, half distance between Salvador in the north and Porto Seguro in the south. The cities history began about three decades after the arrival of Pedro Álvares Cabrals group to Monte Pascoal with the introduction of hereditary captaincies by the Portuguese crown.

Things to Do

Even further south, on the Cocoa Coast, Ilheus has breathtaking beaches of great beauty. Ilhéus can be reached by plane and it has very good infra structure with first-rate inns and hotels.

Ilheus is one of the greatest spots in the world for deep-sea fishing. Just one hour north of Ilhéus is a must see, village of Itacaré. A paradise for surfers and nature lovers, with its great waives and an astonishing Atlantic rain forest that kisses the ocean along the areas' infinite coves and beaches. An ecological Highway that was recently inaugurated, opening the way to the region connects the village to Ilhéus.

Small and eye-catching, deserted beaches that can sometimes only be accessed on foot, the ecological reserve of Prainha, the mangroves are the main attraction of this pleasant township.

There are many comfortable inns, and an ecological resort and good restaurants in the area. Itacaré is also emerging rapidly in the area of ecotourism. Hiking, horseback ridding, canoe rides trough the mangroves are the main activities on the area.