The Best bits of Brazil
Bahia has arguably some of the countrys best beaches, and a homing beacon for surfers is Itacar, south of the city of Salvador. A crescent of soft, white sandy stretches along a 20mile coastline, and keen surfers will want to head there in July, as the waves are strongest then.
The temperature veers between 25 and 30C, and can rise to 40C in the hot season from December to March. June can be a bit rainy, but thats when you can bag the best deals.
Itacar is a town in the cocoa zone of the state of Bahia in Brazil, south of Salvador. It is located 70 km north of Ilhus where the Rio de Contas, which comes from the Chapada Diamantina, meets the Atlantic Ocean. Itacar has about 27,000 residents. Out of these, approximately 50% live in the rural interior. A mixture of races Amerindian, black and white can be seen in the features of the natives, called na