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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.

Where to stay in Itajai

Top hotels in Itajai

Solis Praia Hotel
Solis Praia Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Rua 155, 44 - Centro, Itapema, Santa Catarina
The price is Rs7,236 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Located in Centro, this hotel is steps away from Praia Central and Itapema Beach. Meia Praia Beach and Peace Square are also within 10 minutes.

4.3/5Excellent! (14 reviews)

"Hospedagem, boa, mas pelo preço da diária poderia ser melhor, café da manhã principalmente, localização privilegiada, muito tranquilo."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb 2020

Solis Praia Hotel
Sagres Praia Hotel
Sagres Praia Hotel
3 out of 5
Av. Central 159, Centro, Balneario Camboriu, SC
The price is Rs2,482 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb

Located in Centro, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Cinerama Shopping Mall and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from Brava Beach. Central Beach and Taquarinhas Beach are also ...

3.3/5 (45 reviews)

"Location was great. Staff not friendly or helpful. Did not take my messages n phone in room didn't work n they didn't fix it. Also I think one of cleaners stole my iPhone. I never write bad review but this hotel was worst"…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2020

Sagres Praia Hotel
Sofistic Hotel
Sofistic Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Rua 292, 139, Itapema, Santa Catarina
The price is Rs7,181 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Located in Castelo Branco, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Russi & Russi Itapema Shopping Center and Meia Praia Beach. Praia de Perequê and Praia ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (57 reviews)

"Clean smart hotel, very comfortable stay. Only exception was that they moved breakfast and told guests with a note under the door, in Portuguese. Before I realised I’d missed breakfast..."…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

Sofistic Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Itajai

Vila do Sol Apartamentos
Vila do Sol Apartamentos
3 out of 5
Avenida Leopoldo Zarling, 563, Bombas, Bombinhas, SC
The price is Rs5,279 per night from 21 Jan to 22 Jan

Offering direct access to the beach, this Bombas aparthotel is in the city centre, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bombas Beach, and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Bombinhas Beach. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (9 reviews)

"Excelente ubicación, muy buena la playa, cerca de locales comerciales, casas de comidas y supermercados."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Vila do Sol Apartamentos
Residencial Sunset
Residencial Sunset
3 out of 5
Rua Peixe Camboatá 320, Centro, Bombinhas
The price is Rs3,939 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Located in Centro, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Praia da Lagoinha, Bombinhas Beach and Sepultura Beach. Mariscal Beach is 2.1 mi (3.4 ...

3.8/5Good! (13 reviews)

"Localização e vista maravilhosos. Nada de negativo."…"

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2020

Residencial Sunset
Edificio Kelly Cristina
Edificio Kelly Cristina
2.5 out of 5
Rua Sanhaçu 67, Bombas, Bombinhas, Santa Catarina
The price is Rs3,516 per night from 22 Jan to 23 Jan

Located in Bombas, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bombas Beach and Bombinhas Beach. Sepultura Beach and Mariscal Beach are also within 3 mi ...

4.3/5Excellent! (7 reviews)

"De tudo nao tem como falar uma ou outra amamos! Tudo de muito gratificante"…"

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020

Edificio Kelly Cristina
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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