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Getting There & Away

The closest place you can make long-distance bus connections is in Conceição da Barra, 23km south. Águia Branca (www.aguiabranca.com.br) runs three buses daily from Vitória to Conceição (convencional/executivo R$68/90, five to six hours).

From Conceição a local Mar Aberto bus goes to Itaúnas (R$9.75, 40 minutes) at 7am, 12:30pm and 3:30pm daily, returning to Conceição at 8am, 1:30pm and 4:30pm. There's an additional 10:30am bus to Itaúnas on Monday and Friday throughout the year (returning at 11:30am), plus multiple extra buses in summer. If you get stuck overnight in Conceição, there are several pousadas to choose from.

To head north into Bahia, first catch an Águia Branca bus from Conceição out to São Mateus on the main highway (R$10, 45 to 55 minutes, five to eight daily). From there, buses run to Porto Seguro (convencional/executivo R$81/100, 6¾ hours, two to three daily).