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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 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 Live Music in Itaúnas

Bar Forró

This ever-popular forró-themed bar with its huge dance floor is the center of the action during New Year's, Carnaval and the Festival do Forró in July.
Dance in Itaúnas


For 10 days in mid- to late July, Itaúnas hosts this national festival celebrating forró (popular music of the Northeast). Big-name performers pour in from all over Brazil, and there’s music and dancing all day and …
Brazilian in Itaúnas

Restaurante do Celsão

Delicious comida caseira (home-cooked food) and a warm welcome await anyone who reaches this end-of-the-line beachside hideaway on the border between Espírito Santo and Bahia. Local residents Celsão and Mara greet g…
Italian in Itaúnas

A Casa di Berê

Grab a table on the front patio of this pretty turquoise house, suffused with the warm-hearted presence of chef-owner Berê, who specializes in delicious pastas and parmigianas (meats with melted cheese and homemade …
Seafood in Itaúnas

Dona Tereza

With a breezy front terrace and menus printed on wooden boards, this long-standing Itaúnas favorite is a family affair – don't be surprised if the young grandson takes your order! The prato feito (listed as ‘pf’ on …
International in Itaúnas

Restaurante Sapucaia

Sophisticated Sapucaia is beloved for its inventive seafood, rice and pasta dishes – ravioli stuffed with shrimp, ricotta and bananas, risotto with codfish, pumpkin and hearts of palm – not to mention its home-brewe…
Pizza in Itaúnas

Oficina 1 Express

Opposite the church square, Oficina 1 serves some of Itaúnas' best and most reasonably priced pizzas in a bright space playfully decorated with road signs, tires, car seats and the refurbished shells of vintage VW b…
Live Music in Itaúnas

Buraco do Tatu

A popular venue for live forró during holiday periods throughout the year, the 'Armadillo's Lair' also periodically hosts other events. See the Facebook page for current goings-on.