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The huge city of Ilheus delights and is home to many natural beauties, history and mysteries of Brazil

About Ilhéus

Ilheus is a Brazilian city of Bahia. It is the city with the longest coastline among the municipalities in Bahia.

Islanders was founded in 1534 and elevated to the city in 1881. It is known worldwide for acclimatize the novels of Jorge Amado, Amado known as Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon and Land of the Endless.

It is considered the capital of cocoa and called by its inhabitants as the "Princess of the South." Its economy is based on agriculture, tourism and industries.

It has been the leading producer of cocoa in the world, but then the disease known as witches´ witch, who infested plantations, greatly reduced its production.

Also known as "IOS", which stands as regards the spelling of the name of the ancient city of St. George Ilheos, which is used in air travel tickets.

The city is among the seven most populous cities of Bahia, which meets Salvador, Feira de Santana, Vitoria da Conquista, Camaçari, Itabuna Juazeiro and Islanders.

It has a GDP per capita than the 7000 actual and houses an important pole of computing the state, besides being a regional center services with Itabuna.

Sedia Jorge Amado Airport, which is the gateway to destinations in high demand as Itacaré, Barra Grande, Canavieiras, Comandatuba Island, Itabuna and the city of Ilheus.

Historic preservation and cultural in nature reflects the region. It is in Ilheus which is Park Road, the first ecological highway of the country, with pristine beaches, mangrove forests, waterfalls, and as the end point Itacaré the unspoilt, dotted with deserted beaches and protected by headlands.

What to do in Ilhéus

When we think of traveling somewhere not yet know we need to think also in the tour that we do there, to plan the time well we have to know everything we want.

So, put the main points of access at the top of your list and make your trip is perfect. To help you, we will organize here a few tourist spots in high demand in Ilheus and well worth knowing.

For starters, if you plan a trip to Bahia, obviously this demand of the beautiful beaches of Bahia, Ilheus, and is full of lovely beaches on its southern coast, the beach is one of the Millionaires, one of the busiest beaches there .

Another beach is very famous and sought Cururupe the beach, a lovely place, semi-deserted and very popular with kayakers, since the beach is not suitable for diving.
Back Door is one of the most beautiful beaches of the coast of cocoa, wildness and waves that attract the attention of practitioners of surfing.

Speaking on the coast of cocoa, be sure to visit the Cocoa Farms that offer guided tours that show the entire cycle of the fruit, from planting to the processes performed after the harvest.

Homemade Chocolate Factory can not script out of this tour in Ilheus. Knowing all stages of production is one of the delights of the attractions of the area, which also has a minifazenda and shop.

Doing a city tour you have the opportunity to meet many fantastic places that keep part of the history of Brazil. If you want you can choose to visit the historical center of Ilheus, with old colonial buildings and structures, that enchant.

The Palace Paranaguá is also a place worth a visit. The place served as the Quartermaster Hall of the House and became icons in the history of Bahia.

Do not miss the panoramic view from the top of the Islanders Knoll of St. Sebastian, a charming place that allows sensational landscapes and unforgettable moments.

Finally, it is worth knowing a lot of Islanders, so plan your trip well and enjoy the Bahia has to offer the best.

When to Go to Ilhéus

Ilheus is a beautiful place with a tropical climate, which allows it to be known throughout the year. Like most cities of the south coast of Bahia, has a humid tropical climate with average annual rainfall up to 2400mm well distributed throughout the year, and during the summer periods of high precipitation.

It has average temperature of 24 ° C, and during winter an average of 21 ° C and an average of 26 ° C maximum and minimum of 18 ° C. During the summer has an average of 25 ° C with average maximum of 29.1 ° C and a minimum of 22 ° C.

Although the temperature is high during the winter months between May and June rain is constant in place, making some trips more difficult to perform.

How to arrive in Ilhéus


Jorge Amado Airport
Street Brig. Eduardo Gomes, s / n, Pontefract.
Phone: (73) 3234-4000



Tel: 0300-789-2121

Ocean Air

Phone: 4004-4040 and 0300-789-8160


Phone: 4002-5700 and 0800-57-5700


Bus Salvador
Av Antonio Carlos Magalhaes, 4362, Pituba
Phone: (71) 3460-8300 and 3460-8317 3460-8344


Coming from Salvador - access to the BR-324 BR-101 (sense Itabuna) after following the BA-262 to Ilheus
Coming from the south - access by BR-101 to Itabuna then the BR-415 to Ilheus.

Make a Suitcase to Ilhéus

One thing very important to pay close attention when we plan a trip is to take on the case, the amount of clothes and accessories required for the period of stay there.

Well, we´ve assembled some tips to give you more precision when organizing your suitcase.

First, remember that even a city and Ilheus in Bahia, she also has the force of the sea breeze and the night usually cools, so prevent yourself and grab a jacket, pants and half, to heat.

If you plan on hiking trails and do not forget to bring a pair of shoes on the trip, for comfort. Take also comfortable clothing such as light blouses and shorts. A tip for those who want to take walks and hikes through the woods is recommended to take insect repellent.

Of course, we can not forget the beautiful beaches of South Bahia, so take a bikini, May, swimsuit, sarong and a lot of protection for the skin, such as tanning and sunscreen.

A night to relax, a good restaurant and a walk in the mall is a delight not it? So take a look more suitable for social occasions such as sandals and flats and a good jump.

The kit of medicines is an important item for all trips, it ensures greater comfort in any accidents and saves money.

Finally, prepare your trip perfectly so that everything goes as planned, and have fun.

History of Ilhéus

The story of Islanders back slavery times, when D. Peter II of Portugal donated a huge expanse of land to the donee Jorge de Figueiredo Correia, clerk of the royal court. Installed in 1651 on the Isle of Tinharébes, former area of ​​the Province of Ilheus, the administrative headquarters soon moved to the region of Foz do Rio Cachoeira, called Bay Islanders. Even though they speak the greatest wonders of the earth, the donee Captaincy of preferred luxury and splendor of the court, sending the Spaniard Francisco Romero to represent him in the administration of the captaincy, to face and then pacify the bravery of the Indians tupiniquins.

Soon, the friendship of the colonists with the natives made possible the cultural foundation of the town of St. George of the Islanders, who became a parish in 1556 by order of D. Pero Fernandes Sardinha. Considered by Sousa as "the best thing this coast, to farm," the region has become a producer of cane sugar and has won many buildings. But with the arrival of Aimorés ferocious Indians, who began to attack the plantations, the Islanders suffered economic decline which resulted in decline. In the seventeenth century with the importation of cocoa seedlings in the Amazon and its remarkable adaptation to the climatic conditions, Islanders saw shining before him a new Eldorado. The cultivation of cocoa started to generate an endless number of stories, feared of greed, love and power struggles, forming a fertile ground for the novels of Jorge Amado and son Adonijah, which recount the unbridled passions of colonels for money, women and land.

The letter of donation from the Captaincy of the Islanders Jorge de Figueiredo Correia was signed in Evora to June 26, 1534. The grantee sent in his place the servant or agent Francisco Romero, who first settled on the island of Tinharé, where is the Morro de Sao Paulo and then, when they discovered what would later be the Bay of Pontefract, fell in love and founded the seat of the captaincy , giving the name of St. George of the Islanders, a tribute to George and donee Islanders, because of the number of islands they found on its shores.

Apart from that still exist today, as the Stone of Ilheus, Ilheusinho, Stone Island and Itapitanga of Friars, the hills of Pernambuco and the current Knoll of San Sebastian were also islands.
In the first fifteen years the progress of the village was great and attracted all kinds of people. In 1556 the village already had a parish church and on production of cane sugar. Jorge de Figueiredo donated pieces of land allotments were called to several leading figures in the kingdom, and in 1537 donated an allotment Mem de Sa, who was the third governor general of Brazil, located in what was called Ingenio de Santana, and where today is located the village of Mill River.

There are still remnants of this mill which was operated by the Jesuits and where is located the Chapel of Our Lady of Santana, considered the third oldest church in Brazil. In 1551, with the death of the donee the captaincy has changed hands several times and fell into obscurity, becoming just another fishing village on the coast of this vast country.

When, in 1595, the French attacked and were repelled Islanders, already existed at the harbor entrance the fort of St. Anthony in 1611 turned in a strong stone and lime.
In 1754 the Portuguese government ended the system of hereditary captaincy and the land returned to the Brazilian government´s hands. At that time he started planting cocoa. The first seeds were brought from Para, as the cocoa plant is native to the Amazon region, by Frenchman Louis Frédéric Warneaux, and planted in the cubicle farm, the river Pardo, today the city of Canavieiras.

At that time we had no knowledge of the importance of chocolate in the food and thought only in cultivating sugar cane, which was what paid out a lot. It was only in the following century, in the first decades the Germans arrived in the region, and in 1821 began planting cocoa as cash crop. Until 1890 foreigners were planted cocoa. From this date is that there was a race for the occupation of the land.

On June 28, 1881 Islanders was elevated to city status, an action endorsed by the Marquis of Paranagua. In 1913 the city was transformed into a bishopric. The Brazilian government donated land to those who wanted to plant cocoa. Sergipe and people came fleeing the drought in the northeast, the state itself and everywhere, In ten years the population grew from an explosive way, cocoa is planted in abundance, people came looking for the Eldorado and the region has changed its appearance.

At this time began to build beautiful public buildings like the Palace of Paranaguá which houses today the City Hall and the headquarters of the Commercial Association of Ilheus, beautiful houses, such as "Colonel" and Misael Tavares family Berbert, a copy of the Presidential Palace in Rio de Janeiro and many other beautiful buildings.

In the twenties of last century, Islanders swarmed with people, money, luxury and wealth. The building was built Ilheos Hotel (old spelling), the first elevator in the Northeast, a work still impressive, and the Municipal Theatre which was in ruins, but which has been renovated and is considered one of the best equipped in the interior Northeast and outside the capital.

Islanders always excelled by the taste and refinement, always had much connection with the Federal Capital, the Rio de Janeiro (as capital) and also with Europe. In 1921, when it opened, his home, "Colonel" Misael Tavares gave a banquet and dinner menu was written in French. It was common for families have pianos, often until the tail up in their homes and farms. They came on ships from Europe.

The export of cocoa was a problem, as was done by the port of Salvador. There was much difficulty in boarding and loss of quality and weight. In 1924, the cacao farmers began to build the port of Ilheus own resources, and export of cocoa began to be made directly in the city, bringing with it the presence of foreigners and a cultural exchange with European countries. At this time came the dancers, magicians, adventurers and also to entertain people who had money.

There were cabarets, nightclubs, casinos. The city was bustling this season and is narrated by Jorge Amado in his novels. A time when a lot of money and luxury.
The large cash flow caused by the production and export of cocoa led to peculiarities in the development of the Region of the Cocoa Coast, geostrategic region of Bahia. The development of production and the search for better quality in this commodity led the regional leaders and producers to create the CEPLAC, Executive Development and Preservation of Cocoa Farming. Today an agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, with major research center, CEPEC.

Security of Ilhéus

When we travel to a place that we need to know as much care as possible, watch where we walk and we talked to, so always be aware.

When you go out shopping or walking, make sure the places accepting the card, if yes, give preference to the use of credit cards and debit cards are safer and do less volume.

Avoid using public transport after 22:00 hrs, usually they are empty and greater potential for invasion of thieves.

If you have your own car or rented, beware of traffic lights at times above the 00:00 hrs.

And always remember, any kind of assistance or suspected, immediately contact the police station nearest you. Islanders provides a heavily armed team to help tourists and residents and invests in the safety of the city.

Useful Phone Numbers of Ilhéus

Military Police Battalion: 73 3639 2266
House Health and Maternity São Jorge: 73 3634 2612
Attention to the Tourist Center (Cathedral Tour) 73 3633 7083
Santana Clinic of Homeopathy and Natural Medicine: 73 3634 3700/3231 5651
Fire Department: 193
Police Woman: 73 3231 5273/3234 5274
Police Station: 73 3234 8142/73 3231 8146
Police Environmental Protection: 73 3234 5456
Tourist Police Protection: 73 3231 1631
DMV: 194
Disk 24 hours: Pharmacy / Gas Cooker / Taxi / Water: 73 3634 2220
Disk Station: 73 2102 5335
Hospital of Islanders / EPI (Emergency room Children): 73 2101 4200
Maternity Hospital and Bartholomew Clark: 73 3634 7200
Regional Hospital: 73 3634 3274
Civil Police: 197
Federal Police: 73 3231 8333
Military Police: 190
Federal Highway Police: 191
Radio Taxi: 73 3634 4213
Samu: 192


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