Brazil is like a continent within a single country. No destination is like Brazil. From 7500km of coastline with the most beautiful beaches to the Amazon rainforest – the lungs of Mother Earth.
We chose to be based around the wave rich coastline of Itacaré when we are in Brazil. It is located in the south of Bahia in the pristine and captivating UNESCO designated Brazilian Atlantic rainforest preserve. Experience the magical healing of the Atlantic Ocean, loose yourself in the Brazilian lifestyle where people express joy in living unlike anywhere else on this planet.
Attention this little place might steal your heart. This former fisher town is located in the perfect spot. Surrounded by the Atlantic raining forest touching the Atlantic Ocean along the so called cacao coast south of Salvador da Bahia. Relax to the max and welcome to the state Bahia. The spot to be to reconnect with yourself and enjoy nature at its best. Beautiful beaches, the tropical raining forest, warm water, waterfalls, the roots of Brazilian culture like Capoeira and great food.
An authentic place that shows the body and soul of this special region in Brazil, combining maximum comfort with the luxury of simplicity – the sophistication of being basic, but at the same time cool. A lifestyle that enables each person to enjoy their own time with the coziness of their infrastructure.
Welcome to the Txai Itacare.
Here you will have an experience beyond hospitality. The Resort is Iocated on a 100-hectare estate of native Atlantic Rainforest, an ancient oceanfront farm that produced coconut and cocoa in the Environmental Protection Area of Itacaré – Serra Grande. The Villa is one of a few accommodations located within the area of the resort. It ensures coziness and privacy with maximum comfort.
This condominium offers safety and privacy with the possibility to enjoy all the amenities, comfort and infrastructure of the resort such as swimming pool, beach service, restaurants and spa.
“So much simplicity, peace and good taste. No detail has escaped Txai Itacaré. A life poem, made up by sounds, scents and tastes.”- “Blue Travel” Magazine Portugal –
The coastline of Itacaré is special because here you can find flat beaches that stretch out for miles, to very small beaches, that are kind of hidden surrounded by hills and the raining forest. Knowing this it is no surprise that this region offers a big variety of surf spots receiving different swell directions, with different bottom shapes. Many of these spots are empty due to their remote location and limited access.
Alchemy occurs when passion, regional ingredients and international culinary techniques blend together. Enjoy the finest cuisine in the whole area in one of the restaurants at the resort. The restaurants offer a light cuisine with local products served in carefully prepared dishes.
THINGS TO DO
The therapies, massages, baths and aesthetical treatments offered by the Shamash Healing Space ensure health and wellbeing. Because cure is not associated to the illness, but to the constant knowing and taking care of oneself. The rituals at the spa will provide balance, following western millenary techniques and tradition. Besides that it offers an astonishing view from top along the whole beach.
THE TXAIRUGA PROJECT
This project has been under way since the Txai Itacaré opened, focuses on the monitoring and handling of turtles in the region, where more than 60 thousand little turtles have been helped. Developed in partnership with the state University of Santa Cruz, the Txairuga project works together with the TAMAR (Sea Turtle Project) to preserve sea turtles that lay eggs in the region.
THINGS TO DO
VILA ROSA – Cacao & Culture
Just a short ride away you can visit Vila Rosa and get to know all about cacao. The beautiful original colonial manor house of a cocoa plantation is the meeting point for the tour you can take and in the end you be able to try some of the delicious chocolate.
HOP INTO TOWN – ITACARÈ
When here you shouldn’t miss out on visiting this little fisher village. The land of Jorge Amado, candomble, capoeira and samba shows another surprise: happy people, who will always bounce back when necessary. Streets made of stone and colonial houses preserve historical relics from the Black Gold Era, when the cocoa barons helped the city flourish.
THINGS TO DO
If you want to understand more about the history and culture of Brazil then Capoeira should be on your list. This martial art is a combination of fight, dance and music. It shows the origins of Brazilian culture from the time when the Portuguese began to import slave labor from Africa. Participate in a class or visit a Roda and experience the Axé of Capoeira.
BEACH BEACH BEACH
The area around with its beaches is like paradise. Make sure to visit some of the beaches. They are world class, some of them even empty and without any infrastructure. Take a walk through the raining forest to reach for example Prainha or Engenhoca with the feeling of THE BEACH.
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ITACARÉ PHOTO GALLERY
We share our experience, local knowledge and a few waves with you.