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Engenhoca Beach

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Address: Itacare, State of Bahia, Brazil

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Beautiful beach in stunning suroundings

A short bus ride from Itacare takes you to the point where you can walk to Engenhoca beach. Give it about 30 mins to descend down the path through the trees which run parallel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A short bus ride from Itacare takes you to the point where you can walk to Engenhoca beach. Give it about 30 mins to descend down the path through the trees which run parallel with a small river. Once you arrive there is a shack selling tapioca. Refuel here, the tapioca with coconut and banana is not to be missed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great beach for surf. After a 15 minutes of a light trail, you will find this very beautiful beach and a small river where you can swin. There is only one tent to sell water and coconut water, so remember to bring your food if you decide to spend the day, and don´t forget to pick up your trash. ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

In late afternoon (about 15:00 to 16:00) the light on a clear day is absolutely stunning. The shape of the beach, the river flowing into it are particularly beautiful. It maybe my favourite beach of the 14 I visited in Itacare.

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I would recommend taking a tour with an agency that has vans to their customers. You can also take the bus leaving from the city bus station (Rodoviaria). Make sure you keep the bus schedule and be patient. Bus punctuality in Brazil is not the best. Expect a 15 - 30 min. delay. Engenhoca is wonderful. After you take off... More 

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Sao_Paulo_Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It has a small bar where they serve coconut water. A down mountain Riozinho that hot water is clear despite the reddish color due to the iron minerals. Has high rocks in the end where you can take beautiful pictures but do not take bath in these locations. Bathe only on the beach. In all the beaches we visited the... More 

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Londont9
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This beach was basically designed for surfing. Given the amount of waves it receives and the force at which they approach, not necessarily great for swimming. However, as a beginner surfer it provided the perfect classroom for a full day of learning to ride the waves due to the protected nature at least on one side. Not much infrastructure which... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Another amazing dream beach. Just avoid it at high tide, specially full moon high tide, as then the beach dispppears

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Aracaju, SE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

There are a lot of groups that start the day going to Praia da Engenhoca before heading down to other beaches. So if you manage to get there after lunch it is very likely you'll have the beach to yourself. Not much structure there though, so better to take water and some food with you.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

For me for sure the best beach to surf. Im still learning to surf and I got my first waves on this beach. Its also a really beautiful scenery. Love how the rainforest meets the beach. You have to walk about 30 min before you arrive on the beach but it's all worth it! There is a small cabine that... More 

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The most beautiful around Itacaré. You can eat very cheap tapioca, only 15 minutes by walk in the forest. There is very few people there, you feel like it's your private beach. Good waves for surf beginners. Nice beach for kids with a river. 15 minutes from Itacaré by car. Our favorite beach there

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Address: Address: Itacare, State of Bahia, Brazil
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Bahia (BA)  >  Itacare

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