ItajaiBrazil

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Visit 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.

Where to stay in Itajai

Centro, Bombinhas, Brazil

Centro

Travellers like the beaches in Centro, and Bombinhas Beach is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Centro
Canto Grande, Bombinhas, Brazil

Canto Grande

Travellers like the beaches in Canto Grande, and Tainha Beach is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Canto Grande
Centro, Balneario Camboriu, Brazil

Centro

While visiting Centro, you might make a stop by sights like Almirante Tamandare Square and Unipraias Park.

Centro
Nacoes, Balneario Camboriu, Brazil

Nacoes

Travellers like the monuments in Nacoes, and Cristo Luz Monument is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Nacoes
Estaleiro, Balneario Camboriu, Brazil

Estaleiro

Travellers like the beaches in Estaleiro, and Estaleiro Beach is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Estaleiro
Zimbros, Bombinhas, Brazil

Zimbros

Travellers like the beaches in Zimbros, and Zimbros Beach is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Zimbros

Top hotels in Itajai

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Mercure Camboriu Hotel
Mercure Camboriu Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Av. Atlantica, 2010, Centro, Balneario Camboriu, SC
£97
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

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! (398 reviews)

"Located at by far the best location in BC. Attractions will require transport, but still not too far. Only complain is that amenities are almost non-existing, considering the fact that it's an expensive hotel."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2020

Mercure Camboriu Hotel
Mercure Itajaí Navegantes
Mercure Itajaí Navegantes
3.5 out of 5
Rua PEDRO FERREIRA, 363, Itajai
£38
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2

Located in Centro, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Fish Market and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Cabecudas Beach. Dr. Hercilio Luz Stadium and Igreja Matriz do Santíssimo ...

4.3/5Excellent! (18 reviews)
Mehor bartender em anos!

"Hotel impecável. Único ponto negativo foi o chuveiro que não é muito confortável. Melhor atendente do bar é a Aline (não desmerecendo os outros!), uma pessoa muito gentil e acolhedora! Se a oportunidade se apresentar, retornaremos sim!"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2020

Mercure Itajaí Navegantes
Slim Balneário Camboriú by Slaviero Hotéis
Slim Balneário Camboriú by Slaviero Hotéis
2.5 out of 5
Rua Santa Catarina, 1000, Bairro dos Estados, Balneario Camboriu, SC
£26
per night
Feb 8 - Feb 9

Located in Estados, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Balneário Shopping and Bruno Nitz Municipal Theater. Raimundo Goncalez Malta Nature Park and Santa ...

3.9/5Very Good! (382 reviews)
Good value but nothing too fancy

"Great value for the money! There was plenty of parking despite what the reviews said. Location is convenient to the highway. Bed was fairly comfortable. Also the elevator was really modern, and cool! A/C and wifi worked fine. Just wish the room was a bit bigger, and had more convenient electric outlets ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2017

Slim Balneário Camboriú by Slaviero Hotéis

Popular things to do in Itajai

Estaleiro Beach
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Estaleiro Beach

Why not spend a care-free afternoon at Estaleiro Beach during your travels in Balneario Camboriu? Discover the area's countryside and monuments.

Balneario Camboriu Cable Car
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Balneario Camboriu Cable Car

Enjoy an outing to Balneario Camboriu Cable Car during your stay in Balneario Camboriu. While you're in the area, stroll along the beaches.

Top activities in Itajai

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

£31

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

£25

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

£9

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.

Shared Transfer from Balneário Camboriú to Floripa Airport
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Shared Transfer from Balneário Camboriú to Floripa Airport

£25

Shared transfer from hotels in Balneario Camboriu to FLN Airport. Air-conditioned transport.

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

£19

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).

Combo Barco Pirata, Praia e Parque Unipraias com traslados
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Combo Barco Pirata, Praia e Parque Unipraias com traslados

£34

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Parque Unipraias Camboriu, Avenida Atlantica 6006 Barra Sul, Balneario Camboriu, State of Santa Catarina 88330-036 Brazil Não inclui atividades extras como ZipRider e Youhooo Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Praia das Laranjeiras, Rod.

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