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
Hotel Morro do Sol
Hotel Morro do Sol
3 out of 5
SG$49
per night
19 Nov-20 Nov

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Praia de Porto Belo and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Bombas Beach. Bombinhas Beach and Sepultura Beach are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (72 reviews)

"Tudo maravilhoso! Funcionários atenciosos! Café da manhã muito bom! Simplesmente perfeito!"…"

Reviewed on 4 Nov,2019

Hotel Morro do Sol
ibis Budget Navegantes Itajaí
ibis Budget Navegantes Itajaí
2.5 out of 5
Avenida Vereador Abrahao, Joao Francisco 587, Itajai, SC
SG$34
per night
2 Dec-3 Dec

Located in Fazenda, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Itajai Valley University (UNIVALI) and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Cabecudas Beach. Adelaide Konder Theater and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (180 reviews)

"The staff was great and very helpful. they when out of their way to make us feel at home."…"

Reviewed on 25 May,2019

ibis Budget Navegantes Itajaí
Mercure Camboriu Hotel
Mercure Camboriu Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Av. Atlantica, 2010, Centro, Balneario Camboriu, SC
SG$145
per night
24 Nov-25 Nov

Located in Centro, this beach hotel is steps away from Taquarinhas Beach, Almirante Tamandare Square and Cinerama Shopping Mall. Central Beach and Atlantico ...

4.2/5Very Good! (388 reviews)
Wonderful Experience

"Check in staff were very friendly. Room was clean. Breakfast was very nice,"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jun,2018

Mercure Camboriu Hotel

Top activities in Itajai

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

SG$57

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.

Balneário Camboriú City Tour
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Balneário Camboriú City Tour

SG$69

Book the day to enjoy the best activities in Balneario Camboriu, knowing the city from different angles. The first point of visit is the North Point, where a photographic stop will be made, observing the entire border.

Cascata Carolina Water Park Admission Ticket
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Cascata Carolina Water Park Admission Ticket

SG$27

Visit: Parque Aquatico Cascata Carolina, Estrada da Carolina, 650 Belchior Alto, Gaspar, State of Santa Catarina 89110-000 Brazil Cascata Carolina Water Park is an aquatic complex distributed over a total area of ​​more than 65 thousand square meters.

Nova Trento City Tour from Balneário Camboriú
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Nova Trento City Tour from Balneário Camboriú

SG$54

Our itinerary takes the visitor to this little piece of Italy in Santa Catarina, in Nova Trento the main attraction is in the community of Vigolo, a place of exuberant nature and where there is also the Sanctuary of Santa Paulina.

Balneário Camboriú Open City Bus Tour
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Balneário Camboriú Open City Bus Tour

SG$45

In our amazing Open Top Bus, you can meet in one day the main cultural sites, Itajai and the beautiful beaches of Camboriu. You will visit the municipality on an open deck tourist bus, which is widely used in the main tourist cities of the world.

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