The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss
Make sure to take some time to tour the Cathedral of São Sebastião. It's one of the most beautiful examples of neoclassical architecture in the country and took over 36 years to complete.
Other Fun Things to Do
- Tour the Una Ecopark and trek the spectacular Atlantic rain forest. This tranquil nature reserve features hiking trails and canopy walkways soaring high above the jungle. Be sure to keep an eye out for the endangered golden-headed lion tamarin and the yellow-breasted capuchin monkey. After your excursion, cool off with a refreshing swim.
- Discover a little bit of chocolate heaven when you visit an old time cacao plantation on the outskirts of town. Between the process and the samples, you'll surely see why some call Ilhéus the Cacoa Coast.
- Take a dip in the healing hot springs at Olivença.
- Visit Casa de Jorge Amado and learn about the life of this famous Brazilian novelist.
The area's 15 beaches make it the ideal spot for water sports including surfing and fishing.
Because of the region's immersion of cultures, you'll find some dishes offer a creative combination of African and Bahian flavors. Some of the typical ingredients include ginger, hot peppers, coriander, coconut cream and dendé oil.
Weather in Ilheus, Brazil
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