HOW TO GET TO ITACARÉ
Itacaré is located in the cocoa zone of the state of Bahia, south of Salvador, 70 km north of Ilhéus. It is in Itacaré that the river Rio de Contas, which comes from the Chapada Diamantina, meets with the ocean.
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Distances from Itacaré to other Brazilian cities
|São Paulo||:||1710 km
||Salvador (BR-101)||:||397 km
|Rio de Janeiro||:||1329 km
||Bom Despacho||:||233 km
|Belo Horizonte||:||1133 km
||Porto Seguro||:||370 km
||Vitória ES||:||814 km
The geographic coordinates of Itacaré are:
18' South, 39o
The climate is tropical. Temperatures vary between 25o
C e 30o
C but may rise up to 35o
C in the hot season (from December to March). The sun shines all year long and the most constant rains are during the austral winter, mainly in June and July.
To get to Itacaré by air:
The nearest airport to Itacaré is Ilhéus (IOS). The closest international airport is in Salvador (SSA). It is served by most major international air companies. There are daily flies to Ilhéus from Salvador, Brasília, Belo Horizonte and São Paulo by the Brazilian companies TAM
At Ilhéus airport, you can rent a car or get a taxi to Itacaré.
To get to Itacaré by land:
There is a paved road (BA-001) that directly links Ilhéus to Itacaré following the coastline. Coming from Salvador, the best way is to get the ferry-boat to Bom Despacho (Itaparica Island) and to go on by the road BA-001 till Itacaré.
Bus transport to Itacaré:
There are hourly buses from Bom Despacho (Itaparica Island) to Itacaré. The journey takes approximately 5 hours. The ticket costs about R$35. Águia Branca
and Cidade Sol
are the most direct and quickest bus companies.
There are also buses leaving daily from Ilhéus, from 5:15 AM to 7:40 PM by the company Rota. The ticket costs about R$14. Travel time is 1:40. There are other bus lines to Itacaré from Porto Seguro, Itabuna, Vitória da Conquista, Feira de Santana and the main cities around.
Building a Carbon Free Destination
In Itacaré and Serra Grande, look for the «Carbon Free Tourism Certification Program» seal exposed in hotels, restaurants and other services.
The funds gathered through the program are redirected to traditional small-scale farmers to plant trees which will neutralize CO² emissions of the program contributors.
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» Carbon-Free Certified Services
Program directed by the Movimento Mecenas da Vida (Patrons for Life Movement)