Praia do Morro

Espírito Santo

Guarapari's best and longest urban beach is this long crescent of golden sand backed by high-rise buildings, just northeast of downtown. Be aware that its so-called healing black monazitic sand is, in fact, said to be radioactive!

Nearby Espírito Santo attractions

1. Praia do Meio

1.51 MILES

As the Portuguese name implies, this beach is right in the middle of downtown Guarapari, at the foot of a small peninsula crowned by palm trees. There are…

2. Praia dos Padres

6.34 MILES

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…

3. Praia de Ubu

12.15 MILES

This long, picturesque stretch of sand 20km south of Guarapari has a cliff at one end and a mermaid statue marking the beach’s midpoint.

4. Santuário & Museu Padre Anchieta

14.9 MILES

Dominating Anchieta town from its impressive hillside location, this striking blue-and-white church dates back to the 16th century. A graceful 150-year…

5. Praia de Iriri

18.02 MILES

Lined with beachfront eateries and pousadas, Iriri's pretty crescent-shaped beach is tucked into a sheltered cove flanked by rocky ledges on either side…

6. Instituto Reserva Kautsky

22.49 MILES

Flora lovers should head out to this lovely mountainside reserve, established by dedicated botanist Roberto Kautsky, who cultivated more than 100 species…

7. Casa da Cultura

22.94 MILES

Opposite the first bus stop in town, this place serves as an unofficial tourist office, offering a wealth of advice about Domingos Martins and the…

8. Anchieta Palace

24.86 MILES

Vitória’s grandest historic building is this former Jesuit college and church, now the seat of state government. Free 40-minute guided tours include the…