Prado Bahia Whale Coast




Prado lies on the Whale Coast, neighbor counties are: Alcobaça, Itamaraju, Porto Seguro and Veredo.
Prado was elevated to town and county in 1755, receiving city status in 1896. Population: 26000. Total area: 1670 sq km.
Besides the city of Prado another highlight is the district of Cumuruxatiba, and the village of Corumbau.
The climate is tropical humid, average temperatures range between 22° C and 31° C in summer and 18° C and 26° C in winter.
With about 85 kilometers of coastline, beautiful beaches and a pleasant climate throughout the year, the county of Prado is a great choice for your vacation.
Most of the Prados beaches have cliffs that reach an impressive height, offering unforgettable views. All beaches are good for swimming, some of them with coral reefs, natural pools and calm waters, many are semi-deserted and of outstanding natural beauty.

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In the open sea there are more attractions waiting: the Reefs of Guaratiba that are part of the Abrolhos Marine National Park, and the reefs of Timbebas, less than an hour by boat from the coast of Prado. The Abrolhos Islands and reefs fascinate with its clear waters and rich marine fauna and flora.
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.
The municipality of Prado has the largest tourist infrastructure of the Whale Coast. Most hotels and restaurants are located in the town of Prado.
Cumuruxatiba and Corumbau also offer good accommodation options, with inns and hotels. Beach bars are found on most beaches.
The town of Prado features a wide variety of restaurants, pizzerias, snack bars, ice cream parlors, bars and beach bars. In addition to the Carnival and New Year's party, there are other popular festivals as the Gastronomic Festival, the Mototour Fest, the Beer Festival and some more.
Access to Prado is by the BR-101 until Itamaraju, then by the BA-489 until Prado. Coming from the south there is the option of leaving the BR-101 at Teixeira de Freitas and go for the BA-290 and BA-001 until Prado.
There are regional airports in Teixeira de Freitas and Caravelas. The nearest international airport lies in Porto Seguro, a 200 kilometers distance from Prado.