FAQ Hostel Itacaré
What is the exact address of the hostel?
Rua Pedro Longo 58 Pituba, Itacare , Bahia
In between which streets is it located?
The hostel is located in the middle of the main road, where all the bars, restaurants, agencies and shops are. It’s literally in the middle of everything. The best location to be!!
Which are the main avenues around? How many blocks separate the hostel from each one of them?
Our street (Pituba) is the ‘main spot’ in Itacare. After this we have:
Rua das Praias (the street leading to the beaches): 3 blocks
A Orla (harbour promenade/fisherman’s bay): 2 blocks
Rua da Rodoviaria (the street leading to the bus terminal): 4 blocks
If there are beaches, at what distance are they from the hostel?
The Orla Beach– the fisherman’s beach , where the River Rio das Contas and the Atlantic ocean meet and where you’ll find the most beautiful sunset in Itacare. 3 mins walking distance from the hostel.
Concha Beach - the only beach without waves, perfect for swimming, sunbathing and having a tasty Bahian Moqueca for lunch or sipping a cocktail on the beach. 7 mins walking distance from the hostel.
Tiririca Beach – where the locals surf and where all the surf and skate tournaments are held. The coolest beach of Itacare! 12 mins walking distance from the hostel.
Resende Beach- the local capoeira beach, with an ideal setting, full of palm trees! Only 10 mins walking distance from the hostel.
Ribeira Beach – where the waves are perfect for those learning to surf, where the river meets the ocean and where the trail through the rainforest begins for Prainha Beach. 15 mins walking distance from the hostel.
Costa Beach – the smallest beach of Itacare with a choice of sand or green grass to sit on and beautiful views out to sea.13 mins walking distance.
Prainha Beach- said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in all Brazil! Long, paradisiacal and deserted. To get there you have to walk 30 mins through the rainforest along a trail starting from Ribeira beach.
Which is the main point of reference of the destination? At what distance is the hostel from it?
The most famous point of reference is Pituba street, where we’re located. We are connected to the historic centre at one end (10 minute walk) and all the beaches at the other end (also a 10 minute walk).
At what distance from the hostel is the city centre? What kind of stores or attractions can I find in the city centre?
We are right in the middle of the centre of Itacare. To arrive to the historic centre it’s only a 5-10 minute walk. Here you will find the old Jesuit church and the first houses of the Portuguese settlers.
What tourist attractions are there in the city? At what distance is the hostel from each one of them?
The principal attractions of Itacare are the famous, exotic beaches, where the rainforest meets the ocean. There are many to choose from! The most incredible beaches are known to be Prainha (45 mins walk from the hostel), Jeribucacu, Engenhoca and Itacarezinho.
These last beaches are reached by a combination of local buses (40 mins) and walking through the forest (+/- half hour). Che Lagarto organises excursions taking you to these beaches.
Another popular activity is canoeing or kayaking along the River Rio das Contas, with its impressive mangroves and wildlife. We recommend that you take a trip by dug-out canoe (option to row or ‘be rowed’) all the way up-river to one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Itacare (perfect for a refreshing dip on those hot summer days!) The embarkation point for the river canoes is only 10 minutes walking distance from the hostel.
And for those who like adventure activities, Itacare has loads on offer; rafting, rapelling, scuba diving/snorkeling, hikes through the forest, canopy tours, 4x4 off-road adventures, whale-watching, surf lessons, capoeira lessons etc! All these activities take place either in Itacare itself or in the surrounding area, taking half a day or a full day, depending on the activity.
For example the canopy tour (zip-lining through the rainforest canopy) takes place at Ribeira beach, 15 mins walking distance from the hostel. It can be done in a few hours, like-wise the surf and capoeira lessons. In comparison, the 4x4 off-road adventure tour to the Peninsula of Marau is a full day excursion. You are picked up at the hostel at 7.30am and returned at about 6pm. This is a great day out.
At what distance is the hostel from the subway and bus routes?
There is no subway. The one and only bus terminal (Rodaviaria) is an easy 10 minute walk from the hostel.
At what distance is the hostel from the airports?
The closest airport is Ilheus (IOS). From Ilheus you can rent a car or take a taxi (1 hour) or bus (1hr 40) to Itacare.
There are daily flights to Ilheus from Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Belo Horizonte and São Paulo with GOL and TAM .
The closest international airport is Salvador (SSA).
Click here for all the different ways to get to Itacare
Which are the gastronomic sites in the destination? At what distance is the hostel from each one of them? Is the hostel near any bar or pubs recommended?
All the popular and recommended restaurants, eateries and bars are found in the area surrounding the hostel. The most popular bars - Favela and Jungle Bar - are only 45 seconds away, the best baguettes in town are one minute away, best pizza 30 seconds away, best ‘prato feito’ (local meal of the day) 2 minutes away! All on foot.
There are some good bars and clubs on the Orla, for example Casarao Amarela. Only 10 minutes walking distance!
What about practical things? How far from the hostel to each of these?
Closest ATM machine – 5 mins walk
Big supermarket – 10 mins walk
Minimarket – Next door
Post Office – 10 mins walk
Pharmacy – 3 mins walk
Internet – Free in hostel or 2 minutes walk in either direction
Laundry –7 minute walk or leave your clothes with the hostel