The surrounding area is a horse-breeding and fruit-growing center; you can visit the orchards and pick fruit, or rent horses or a 4WD and take to the hills. Most local pousadas can arrange these activities.


Saquarema's best accommodations are the pousadas and hostels along the Itaúna beachfront. Other lodging options are strung out along Praia da Vila, the long beach west of the city center.


For a beachside bite, hit one of the perennially popular seafood joints along Praia Itaúna. You'll find plenty of other options – from pizza to burgers to por-kilo Brazilian fare – around Praça da Vila in the city center

Drinking & Nightlife

Praia Itaúna's resto-bars and barracas are a prime destination for beers and caipirinhas anytime of day.