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Itajai
Travel Guide

Itajai showing railway items and a city

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

Mercure Camboriu Hotel
Mercure Camboriu Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Av. Atlantica, 2010, Centro, Balneario Camboriu, SC
Free cancellation
The price is Rs3,823 per night from 16 May to 17 May
Located in Balneario Camboriu Centro, this beach hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Taquarinhas Beach and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Brava Beach. Almirante Tamandare Square ...
4.1/5Very Good! (476 reviews)
"The price paid for the daily rate does not correspond to what the hotel offers. For the amount paid we expected a much higher standard than what was offered."

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2021

Mercure Camboriu Hotel
Fazzenda Park Hotel
Fazzenda Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Rua Joao Mathias Zimermann 2299, Gaspar, SC
The price is Rs9,446 per night from 5 May to 6 May
Set in Gaspar, this family-friendly agritourism property is within 16 mi (25 km) of Sao Luiz Gonzaga Church, Brusque Zoo-Botanical Park and Sculpture Park. Neumarkt Shopping ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (365 reviews)
Beautiful resort for families
"The resort was beautiful and the staff were all very friendly. There was always a lot to do. Really enjoyed the choppe at 11 am at the pool and the food was always fantastic. The water slide was a little crazy for Canada standards. Really enjoyed our time there."

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2017

Fazzenda Park Hotel
Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort
Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort
5 out of 5
Rua Eupídeo Alves do Nascimento 104, Ganchos de Fora, Governador Celso Ramos, SC
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Located in Governador Celso Ramos, this beachfront resort is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of Gancho de Fora Beach, Praia Ganchos do ...
5/5Exceptional! (40 reviews)
Paradise
"This is the best Hotel in South America, by far."

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort
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.
Bomar Residence
Bomar Residence
2.5 out of 5
Avenida Falcão, 129, Praia de Bombas, Bombinhas, SC
Located in Bombas, this beachfront apartment building is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Bombas Beach and Bombinhas Beach. Quatro Ilhas Beach and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)
"Incrível muito bom 👏 o hotel 🏨"

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2020

Bomar Residence
Vila do Sol Apartamentos
Vila do Sol Apartamentos
3 out of 5
Avenida Leopoldo Zarling, 563, Bombas, Bombinhas, SC
The price is Rs4,151 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr
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
Pousada Brisa do Mar
Pousada Brisa do Mar
2.5 out of 5
Rua Tubarão n 22, Bombinhas
The price is Rs3,360 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr
Located in Bombinhas Centro, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bombinhas Beach, Bombas Beach and Quatro Ilhas Beach. Sepultura Beach and Mariscal Beach ...
4.1/5Very Good! (9 reviews)
"Foi apenas uma noite mas, foi uma estadia excelente, café da manhã bom e ótimo atendimento."

Reviewed on 16 Nov 2020

Pousada Brisa do Mar
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