Praia dos Padres

Top choice in Espírito Santo

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.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Espírito Santo attractions

1. Praia do Meio

4.83 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 de Ubu

5.87 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.

3. Praia do Morro

6.34 MILES

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…

4. Santuário & Museu Padre Anchieta

9.09 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

12.23 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

26.48 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

26.9 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…