Alcobaça Bahia Whale Coast




Alcobaça lies on the Whale Coast, neighbor counties are: Caravelas, Prado, Teixeira de Freitas and Vereda. Population: 20000. Total area: 1505 sq km.
The climate is tropical humid, average temperatures range between 22° C and 31° C in summer and 18° C and 26° C in winter.
Besides the beautiful beaches, the city has beautiful mansions of the nineteenth century, and the proximity of the Abrolhos Islands and the Reefs of Timbebas. Between July and November, the coastline of the Whale Coast is a great natural spectacle scenario - when humpback whales visit the warm and calm waters for reproduction.
Humpback whales, up to 18 meters long, stand out from other species by curiosity and impressive figures, sometimes leaping with such strong impulses that the whole body is out of the water. This gave them the nickname "acrobat whales."
Several companies offer boat tours for whale watching, visiting the reefs and the Abrolhos Islands.
Alcobaça has a good tourist infrastructure, diversified, for all tastes and pockets.
Access to Alcobaça is by the BR-101 until Teixeira de Freitas, there you take the BA-290 until Alcobaça. Another option is taking the BR-101, then the BR-418 and BA-001. There are regional airports in Teixeira de Freitas and Caravelas. The nearest international airport is in Porto Seguro, which is 290 km away.

The beaches of Alcobaça:

In the summer with festivals and quite some movement, after the summer relatively quiet.

urban and with boardwalk, golden sand and calm waves. In the summer, the beaches are crowded, with good infrastructure. The water is turbid because of the winds and the fact that there is no reef protecting the coast.

South of city center, calm and good for hiking.

The beach where there is the mouth of the Rio Itanhém. Gives the option of bathing in salt or fresh water.

The beach is on the border with Caravelas. Access is via boat or from Caravelas. Semi-deserted and without infrastructure.