Itajai

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Try fresh seafood at the beach, go on a wine tasting in a villa and explore museums where displays focus on anything from beer to colonialism. 

Itajaí is a vast city and district with a stunning bay and a fascinating colonial past. It’s also known for its annual music festival and rich culture. Much of the municipality’s activity is based around the lively Port of Itajaí. Stroll along the banks of the Rio Itajaí-açu, as it flows from the historic center into the Atlantic Ocean.

Relax on the pristine white sand of some of the city’s beaches, including Cabeçudas Beach and Praia do Morcego. The latter is a stunning secluded cove hidden beneath verdant cliffs. Anticipate fairly wet and mild winters, with dry, hot summers that are perfect for sunbathing.

Cool down with a refreshing dip in the ocean at Atalaia Beach. Head to the beach’s southern tip to take photos of the iconic Parrot’s Beak cliff formation. Visit some of the historic center’s attractions, such as the Jardim da Luz and Itajaí Municipal Theater. Head inland to the Vinícola Villa Prando to taste wine varieties.

Attend the Marejada festival to try the succulent seafood of the region, with shrimp among the most popular dishes. Enjoy beers and purchase souvenir plates featuring dancing groups, accordions and fish. The festival lasts for around 2 weeks in the middle of October.

Many intriguing landmarks are dotted around the city’s outskirts. Learn about the history of the region at the Museu da Familia Colonial and go to the Museu da Cerveja in the culture-rich Blumenau area. Visit the Blumenau Cathedral and the Blumenau City Hall. Continue inland for the Music Museum and Botanical Garden in Timbó.

The municipality overlooks the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern side of the state of Santa Catarina. Arrive at the Ministro Victor Konder International Airport in the city of Navegantes on the other side of the river. Take a passenger vessel from the main pier to travel up and down Brazil’s green coast. You can get around the main city by bus or taxi.

Come to Itajaí for an unspoiled, jagged coastline and a strong local culture.

Top hotels in Itajai

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hilton Garden Inn Itajaí - Praia Brava
Hilton Garden Inn Itajaí - Praia Brava
3.5 out of 5
Av. Oswaldo Reis, Itajai, Santa Catarina
SG$66
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Situated in Itajai, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Brava Beach and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Cabecudas Beach. Amores Beach and Careca Hill are also within 2 miles ...

4.3/5Excellent! (58 reviews)

"Tudo certo. Estabelecimento novo. Café da manhã magnífico."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb,2020

Hilton Garden Inn Itajaí - Praia Brava
Barra Sul Hotel
Barra Sul Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Rua 4000, 85 - Barra Sul, Balneario Camboriu, SC
SG$55
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in Barra Sul, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Central Beach, Unipraias Park and Balneario Camboriu Cable Car. Raimundo Goncalez Malta Nature Park ...

3.3/5 (64 reviews)
Gostei!

"Atendimento muito bom, apesar de aparentar ser antigo, gostei muito."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep,2019

Barra Sul Hotel
Tropikalya Gold Hotel
Tropikalya Gold Hotel
3 out of 5
Rua 401, nº 94, Centro, Balneario Camboriu, SC
SG$71
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

Located in Centro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bruno Nitz Municipal Theater and Atlantico Shopping Mall. Taquarinhas Beach and Cinerama Shopping ...

4/5Very Good! (32 reviews)

"Sem nenhum problema, localização muito boa, nenhuma ressalva."…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep,2019

Tropikalya Gold Hotel

Top activities in Itajai

Blumenau City Full-Day Tour
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Blumenau City Full-Day Tour

SG$54

Visit the charming little city of Blumenau. Explore this German-colonized city with your knowledgeable guide and enjoy convenient roundtrip transportation to and from your Florianopolis hotel. After hotel pick ups, tourists head towards Blumenau, the Brazilian beer capital.

Blumenau City Tour
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Blumenau City Tour

SG$45

Visit the charming little city of Blumenau on a tour that gives you a look at the European side of Brazil. As you walk the streets originally laid out by German colonists in the 19th century, you can see how the community remains true to the culture of the country where its founders were born.

Round Trip Beto Carrero World from Balneario Camboriu
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Round Trip Beto Carrero World from Balneario Camboriu

SG$16

At morning, departure from the hotel to Penha, located 45 km from Balneário Camboriú. There is one of the main theme parks in Latin America. Shows, radical games for the whole family and zoo. All in one place. Fun guaranteed for all ages.

Cascaneia Water Park Admission Ticket
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Cascaneia Water Park Admission Ticket

SG$22

Visit: Parque Aquatico Cascaneia, Jose Patrocinio dos Santos, 2355, Gaspar, State of Santa Catarina 89110-000 Brazil For those who love adrenaline and for those who want to enjoy shade and fresh water, the park caters for all tastes! There are more t

Green Coast and Sea (South) from Balneário Camboriú
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Green Coast and Sea (South) from Balneário Camboriú

SG$34

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Balneario Camboriu, Balneario Camboriu, State of Santa Catarina Barra's Neighbourhood with time for photos continuing to Interpraias (access by Interpraias is subject to release, as it is a restricted road).

German Route
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German Route

SG$34

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Ilhota, Ilhota, State of Santa Catarina City that stands out as a pole of underwear, beach and fitness.

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