Top things to do in Espírito Santo

Top Choice Park in Pedra Azul

Parque Estadual da Pedra Azul

If you've made it to Espírito Santo, don't miss this gorgeous state park. A two- to three-hour self-guided walk affords magnificent views of Pedra Azul and the surrounding forest and farmland, with stops at the rock…
Top Choice Park in Itaúnas

Parque Estadual de Itaúnas

The 36.7-sq-km Parque Estadual de Itaúnas extends for 25km along the coast and has impressive 20m- to 30m-high sand dunes that afford magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding mangrove forest and w…
Top Choice Seafood in Guarapari

Moqueca do Garcia

Celebrating more than half a century in business, this award-winning restaurant with a spacious, airy dining room down by the mermaid statue on Ubu's waterfront serves top-notch capixaba cuisine. Seafood is the hous…
Top Choice Seafood in Vitória


With award-winning moquecas (featuring everything from whiting to shrimp to lobster) and torta capixaba (seafood frittata with olives and hearts of palm), Pirão has earned a reputation as one of Vitória’s finest res…
Top Choice Seafood in Itaúnas

Dona Pedrolina

At this sweet, unassuming family-run place, Dona Pedrolina prepares delicious home-cooked meals, as she's been doing for 25 years – in between lull periods working at her sewing machine on the back table. The menu i…
Top Choice Seafood in Guarapari

Cantinho do Curuca

The moqueca (fish stew) at this beachfront eatery in Meaípe has been voted the best in Brazil multiple times. Everything from fish to squid and shrimp to bananas finds its way into the dozens of clay pots bubbling a…
Top Choice Italian in Pedra Azul


Hearty Italian fare and pretty perspectives on Pedra Azul make this one of the area’s nicest restaurants. Dishes such as saltimbocca (prosciutto-and-sage-stuffed veal escalope), lemon and thyme-crusted lamb with gol…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Domingos Martins

Cervejaria Barba Ruiva

At the sign of the red-bearded lumberjack, Espírito Santo's very first brewpub (opened in 2016) is a welcome addition to Domingos Martins' social scene. Their award-winning IPA is the star attraction in a quintet of…
Top Choice German in Domingos Martins

Choperia Fritz Frida

This half-timbered building overlooking Domingos Martins' main square serves old German favorites such as sausages, sauerkraut and Wiener schnitzel, along with fondue, pizza and locally brewed Trarko beer. Half port…
Top Choice Beach in Guarapari

Praia dos Padres

About 8km south of Guarapari, this beach with stunning green waters is perhaps the region's prettiest. It's accessible only by trail from the adjacent Praia Enseada Azul.