The towns, beaches and the Abrolhos Archipelago of the far south of Bahia, Costa das Baleias, is a tourist route that starts at the border of Bahia with Espírito Santo and goes as far south as Porto Seguro. Whoever thinks of whales in Brazil immediately thinks of Abrolhos, a well-known […]
Whale Coast (Costa das Baleias) has the largest and most diverse set of coral reefs in the South Atlantic, the Abrolhos Archipelago, mangroves, stunning beaches, history and comprises the municipalities of Prado, Alcobaça, Caravelas, Nova Viçosa and Mucuri.
Tourism on the Whale Coast
The tourist route of the Whale Coast begins at the southern border of Bahia, on the border with Espírito Santo, and extends for 200 km of beaches to Prado, a city south of Porto Seguro.
There are five small coastal municipalities (Mucuri, Nova Viçosa, Caravelas, Alcobaça and Prado), with populations ranging from 21,000 (Caravelas, Alcobaça) to 38,000 (Nova Viçosa).
Isolated from the rest of the state until the first half of the 20th century, the Costa das Baleias only began to integrate into the state and national economy in the 1970s, with the construction of the BR-101 motorway.
This is also why it still preserves a significant part of the coast, with stretches of rivers, waterfalls, mangroves and beaches.
In the urban centres there are traces of the Portuguese colonial occupation, a cuisine rich in fish and seafood and good accommodation facilities.
Whale-watching tourism gives the route its name.
The activity is practised in the region of the Abrolhos National Marine Park, an area with the greatest biodiversity in the South Atlantic, 70 kilometres out to sea.
Tourism and Travel Guide
The Catabrigas Waterfall is very rare, surrounded by greenery, mountains, birds and ecological trails, it can be found on the outskirts of the district of Ibirajá, in the interior of the municipality of Itanhém. The place besides being the meeting point of the residents of the region, especially on weekends, […]
Ponta de Corumbau stands out for its 2 km long pier forming reefs and sands that disappear when the tide rises. The beach is very beautiful, highlighting the Ponta de Corumbau, a strip of sand that extends into the sea at low tide. A great option for swimming, fishing and walking. […]
The municipality of Prado in the Costa das Baleias in Bahia is the one with the largest tourist infrastructure in the region. The town of Prado was founded in 1755 and preserves its 18th century houses, cobbled streets and churches. There are 84 km of beaches, many of them next […]
Cumuruxatiba is a district of the municipality of Prado, in the state of Bahia, in Brazil. Cumuruxatiba is a small fishing village in the Costa das Baleias and in the south of Bahia, with a difficult name and even more difficult access, kept as a secret by those who have […]
Nova Viçosa in the south of Bahia has an average annual temperature ranging between 30º and 24º C, providing tourists with complete leisure, with the sun as a permanent companion to warm up the summer in the place, which has more riches than we can imagine. Nova Viçosa is the […]
Mucuri in the far south of Bahia in the Whale Coast, hides a virtually untouched natural stronghold. Formed by ecosystems of Atlantic forest, restinga, mangroves, dunes and beautiful beaches. Mucuri is a must for those who enjoy ecotourism. The colonisation of this area was delayed by the absence of precious […]
Caravelas is in the far south of Bahia a 870 km from Salvador and 36 km south of Prado, on the BA-001, on the banks of the Caravelas River, which meets the sea there. Along the coast, close to the town, there are beautiful beaches, Kitongo, Grauçá and Iemanjá in Barra de […]
Alcobaça, a very simple place, with good beaches and beautiful walks, the most attractive are the boat trip to the Archipelago of Abrolhos or the reefs of Timbebas. Municipality originates from a village created on 12 November 1772 by the Ombudsman José Xavier Machado Monteiro in the place called Arraial […]
Learn about the characteristics of the Humpback Whale. Abrolhos National Marine Park is the birthplace of the Humpback Whale The humpback whale, also called humpback or black whale, belongs to the Balaenopteridae family and is known for its docile temperament, the acrobatics it performs (jumps, head and flippers exposure, etc.) and […]
The Archipelago of Abrolhos is a refuge and nursery for humpback whales and its reefs, which according to the SCT, are internationally recognised as having the greatest biodiversity in the entire South Atlantic. The name Abrolhos was given by Portuguese navigators in the 17th century. As it was an area […]
The Tourist Zone of the Whale Coast on the south coast of Bahia comprises the municipalities of Prado, Alcobaça, Caravelas, Nova Viçosa and Mucuri in the far south of Bahia. Having been part of the Captaincy of Porto Seguro, the Whale Coast has a great diversity of landscapes with beaches, favourable […]