Ilhéus played an important role in the history of the Brazilian economy during the 19th century. The destination became known as Terra do Chocolate and Capital do Cacau, the main port for transporting cocoa production from Bahia to the world.

islets is the main city in the tourist region of Cocoa Coast at Bahia, all its beaches have extensive strips of sand that appeal to all tourist profiles, from families to surfers and divers. Among the closest to the Center and with infrastructure of tents and accommodation, are the Milionários and the South.

The path that leads to the charming Praia de Itacarézinho, 58 km from the city, follows the first ecological road in Brazil, surrounded by mangroves and waterfalls hidden among the Atlantic Forest.

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Walking around the Jorge Amado block is like diving into the scenarios described by the author. The buildings of the Bataclan cabaret and Bar Vesúvio are still preserved there, both present in his main novel – Gabriela, Cravo e Canela, from 1958.

THE Jorge Amado House of Culture it is another point that needs to be visited in the center of the city. Inaugurated in 1929, the attraction has large halls and Carrara marble staircases, the space is open to visitors and presents the author's personal and literary careers, through personal objects and a photographic exhibition.

THE Craft Market in islets is also a very popular place and has a good variety of handicrafts and souvenirs city for you to take home, as well as an affordable restaurant.

THE coast of islets has almost 100 kilometers of white sand beaches framed by coconut trees, the beaches of Ilhéus have a good structure of tents and kiosks. The south coast is the most popular and sought after by surfers thanks to the good waves. In the north, peace and tranquility reign in the middle of the Atlantic Forest. The main beaches are: da Avenida, Ponta da Tulha, Praia do Sul, Praia do Norte, Batuba and Olivença.

Photo: Adilson Silva

Photo: Roberto Jose Almeida

Photo: Gustavo Melo

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