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Getting There & Away

Itacaré’s bus station is just out of the center, but it’s a bit of a hike from many of the pousadas (guesthouses). A taxi will cost around $15–20 depending on where your pousada is.

Many travelers arrive in Itacaré from points north – from Salvador, taking the ferry to Bom Despacho and then connecting to a bus – or from Camamu, the jumping-off point for Barra Grande and the Peninsula Maraú. From Camamu, Águia Branca has buses at 12:50pm and 5:05pm (R$12, one hour.) Santana ( also makes the trip at 9:39pm (R14). Buses depart from the bus companies' offices, around the corner from the port where boats depart for Barra Grande.

Coming or going from the south, Rota has around 15 daily departures to Ilhéus (R$15, 1¾ hours, from 5:15am to 8pm). The same buses will drop you at the access points to the beaches between Itacaré and Ilheús – make sure to tell the driver where you'd like to be let off. Rota also has one 7am bus to Porto Seguro (R$87, eight hours). You'll have more options for the same trip if you're willing to switch buses in Ilheús.

Rental cars and private taxi services advertised around town are useful for transfers to Ilheús (R$220 to R$280) and Camamu (R$250).