Itacaré has become one of Bahia's most famous coastal destinations, attracting visitors in all seasons not only for its fantastic beaches but also for its waterfalls and rivers in the middle of the Atlantic forest. Tourism in the region revolves 100% around what nature has to offer, so sports such as surfing, rafting and hiking in the forest are the most popular activities. To start exploring, simply walk the path of the four beaches (Praia da Engenhoca, Havaizinho, Praia Gamboa and Itacarezinho). Closer to the city are the beautiful Praia do Resende and the quieter Praia da Concha. It is best to plan to stay for a few days, as the lush nature is really relaxing.