Itajai

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
The price is SG$62 per night

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Amores Beach and Brava Beach. Cabecudas Beach is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) away.

4.2/5Excellent! (85 reviews)
Para que gosta de conforto, eu recomendo.

"Hotel muito bom, instalações impecáveis, atendimento muito bom, bem confortável, limpo etc. O custo benefício foi excelente, as refeições também são muito boas com preços justos, o que pra nós foi uma surpresa bem agradável. A ponto de atenção é com relação a localidade. É "próximo" da praia, mas ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar,2020

Hilton Garden Inn Itajaí - Praia Brava
BRUT by Slaviero Hotéis
BRUT by Slaviero Hotéis
4 out of 5
1901 269 - Centro, Balneario Camboriu, SC
The price is SG$56 per night

Located in Centro, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Taquarinhas Beach and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Brava Beach. Canto Beach and Sao Sebastiao Church are also within ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (252 reviews)

"Everything was good. I just think they should have a 24 hour room service and check-in should be faster"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb,2020

BRUT by Slaviero Hotéis
Rezende Suites Hotel
Rezende Suites Hotel
2.5 out of 5
The price is SG$29 per night

Located in Barra Sul, this pousada is within a 15-minute walk of Central Beach, Passeio San Miguel and Raimundo Goncalez Malta Nature Park. Santa Ines Church ...

3.7/5Good! (19 reviews)
Razoável

"Prós: localização boa, cama confortável, limpeza boa, café da manhã ok, chuveiro bom, WI-FI funciona bem, TV também ok. Contras: quartos antigos, não tem escada, não tem cofre, não tem lugar para arrumação, nem cabide, nem varal para pendurar roupa de praia, não tem nem onde pendurar toalha. Fica ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan,2020

Rezende Suites Hotel

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