Interaction with GuestsLive the island life
If you would like to actively experience the island, we can organize a variety of activities during your stay so that you can visit the most authentic places, bahian food, the people, and the culture, all accompanied by a native of the island of Itaparica.
Trips to the different islands of the the Bahía de Todos los Santos
Boat rides along the coast of Itaparica
Trips to towns off the island (1 hour by car) Maragodepinho (the biggest center of arts and crafts in all of Latin America with more than 100 ovens). Ciudad de Cachoeira (considered a national momument) famous for its university and craftwork. You can get to Cachoeira by boating up the Paraguaçu River.
Bahian dinner in different local restaurants.
Guided tours of Salvador, the capital city.
Tours to typical places of the island of Itaparica, by road or by boat, Iglesia de Baiacu, Matarandiba, Salinas de Margarida, Barra do Gil and la Penha beaches, Cacha Pregos.
Deep sea fishing, scuba diving.
Tour of terreiro de candomble (Itaparica is considered the oldest place in Brazil where they continue with their 100 year old rituals), afro brazilian festivals that combine song, dance and traditional dress.
Horse riding, kayaking and cycling.
Concerts and live music in Salvador de Bahía.
Hire a samba band to play at the house The NeighborhoodThe town of Itaparica is found on the island of the same name, in the Reconcavo Bahiano and is part of the metropolitan region of Salvador. In the Tupi language, the name means “near the rock”, in reference to the reef that surrounds it.
AILHA, the affectionate nickname used by the locals, possesses extraordinary natural resources, pockets of natural beauty, and natural resources such as mineral water with hypothermic qualities. The most well known of the springs is the Fountain da Bica, famous for its “água fina que faz velha virar menina” (fine water that turns the old into young).
The cultural heritage of the island is represented by cultural and artistic expositions that give value to the civic events of the city, such as the famous fiestas del 7 de Janeiro y lavagem do Beco.
Set upon old streets of Portuguese and Dutch style, the town center is made up of residences, crumbling historical buildings, and churches that maintain the long history of the town. The fort of San Lorenzo, located on the Ponta de Baleia and built in the 17th century, the Matriz Church of the 18th century, and other monuments with centers of arts and crafts, contain beautiful historical relics of the town.
Furthermore, the crystal clear waters of Itaparica invite you to stroll along the coast or experience nautical tourism. Surrounded by the bay of Todos los santos, you can visit a number of islands and natural landscapes where you can take a boat ride or scuba dive, discovering underwater relics of shipwrecks.
The gastronomy is another appealing aspect of the island with numerous local restaurants serving afro-brazilian food.
Itaparica is a place of rest and enjoyment of the afro-brazilian culture, just 14 kilometers from Salvador de Bahía, a city with a population of 3 million. Getting Around
Located on a wide street near other summer homes, the center of town is just a five minute walk. At just 100 meters is the Sacatar Foundation, dedicated to the research of various artistic disciplines.
We also organize tours and walks around the island to enjoy all of the touristic, cultural, festive and exciting opportunities the island of Itaparica offers, including horse riding, fishing, tours, boat trips, cultural activities and gastronomy.
We would be happy to provide you with any additional information. We look forward to hearing from you!