Best Areas, Guesthouses & Hotels in Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil

If you’re planning a trip to Itacaré and are wondering where to stay, wonder no more. Here you find the best areas, ‘pousadas’ (guesthouses) and hotels in Itacaré, Brazil.

This resort town in the south of Bahia, 155 mi away from the capital, Salvador, is enveloped by an opulent Atlantic Forest and boasts lovely pedestrianised cobbled streets, astonishing tropical beaches, rivers, mangroves, charming pousadas and boutique hotels.

Whether you decide to stay in the town centre, with easy access to many facilities, at one of the urban beaches, or in more isolated areas, there are hotels in Itacaré for every taste and pocket.

I’ve been visiting Itacaré since I was a kid, and this town doesn’t cease to amaze me. It’s the reason I decided to write this practical guide to where to stay in Itacaré to help you choose the best area and hotel for you, according to your interests and budget.

Aerial view over Itacare, Brazil
Itacaré is one of the best resorts in Brazil

Best Areas to Stay in Itacaré

The best areas to stay in Itacaré are:

  • Centre: the perfect place for budget travellers and those who want to enjoy the nightlife and an array of facilities. It’s within walking distance of some of the best beaches in Itacaré.
  • Praia da Coroa: Similar to the city centre, staying at Praia da Coroa you have easy access to many markets, bars and restaurants. Parking can be a problem if you’re driving.
  • Praia da Concha: the best beach to stay in Itacaré. It has good infrastructure and it’s conveniently located close to the centre. There are many adorable pousadas enclosed by lush greenery with swimming pools and private parking.
  • Praia da Tiririca: the perfect place for those who want to stay on a quiet beach, but not far from the city centre.
  • Praia de São José: where to stay in Itacaré for a more secluded and relaxing holiday. You will need a car to get around.

Best Guesthouses and Hotels in Itacaré

Itacaré’s Best Luxury Hotels

Txai Resort

Set in a coconut farm amidst the Atlantic Rainforest, a protected environmental area, 15 km from the city centre, Txai Resort is not only one of the best resorts in Itacaré but in Bahia.

This 5-star eco-friendly resort offers a spa, 5 pools surrounded by coconut trees, 3 restaurants and a tennis court.

The tastefully decorated spacious suites and private bungalows are built on suspended wooden decks and have king-size 4-poster beds, AC, and private balconies.

Txai Resort has welcomed many international and Brazilian celebrities. It’s the perfect place for those who want more privacy, to disconnect from everything and rest. There are kilometres of empty beaches.

The pool area of Txai Resort, one of the best Itacare hotels, Bahia, Brazil

São José Beach Club & Hotel

Set in a privileged location, a few steps from São José Beach, São José Beach Club & Hotel is one of the most gorgeous and secluded hotels in Itacaré.

It features comfortable and spacious rooms and bungalows, an outdoor swimming pool, a terrace, a garden, a shared lounge a restaurant and a bar, and a private beach area.

Staying at São José Beach Club & Hotel will be able to enjoy activities in and around Itacaré, like hiking and kayaking.

Aerial view over Sao Jose Beach Club & Hotel swimming pool and Sao Jose Beach, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Itacaré Eco Resort

Sit within the Itacaré – Serra Grande Reserve, just 100 metres from São José Beach, Itacaré Eco Resort was once a cocoa farm and nowadays is one of the most well-known resorts in town.

The spacious rooms are fitted with a balcony, a flat-screen TV, and a minibar. You can enjoy a rich breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared with seasonal ingredients, exercise at the fitness centre, relax in the sauna, and swim in the pool surrounded by a tropical garden.

Guests love the peaceful settings, the food, the comfort and cleanliness of the rooms and the facilities for families with children.

Master Suite with Sea View at Itacare Eco Resort, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Barracuda Hotel & Villas

Set 500 metres from Resende Beach, Barracuda Hotels and Villas is an exceptional hotel, rated 9.5 on Booking.

This sophisticated and amazingly decorated 5-star gorgeous hotel in rustic style boasts a dream infinity swimming pool with striking views across the jungle and beaches, a beautiful garden, a terrace, a restaurant, a bar, and a tennis court.

The air-conditioned rooms offer a desk, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a shower.

Barracuda Hotel & Villas is one of the most stunning Itacaré hotels and provides high-quality service. You can enjoy activities in and around the city, like cycling, and the common areas of this incredible place.

The infinity swimming pool area of Barracuda Hotel & Villas, Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil

Barracuda Boutique

Located on Itacaré’s main beach, Barracuda is a gorgeous boutique hotel decorated in Bahian style a few steps from the urban beaches and main street.

It features an outdoor pool, a restaurant and bar, and comfortable rooms with AC, a minibar, and a flat-screen TV with cable channels.

According to the reviews on Booking, the staff is extremely kind, polite, welcoming, helpful, and empathetic. The food is wonderful!

Barracuda Boutique Hotel, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Aldeia do Mar Hotel

Right on the sands of Concha Beach, Aldeia do Mar Hotel designed with a mixture of wood and decorated with bright colours, offers spacious chalets and suites with a balcony facing a large tropical garden.

It features an outdoor pool and a sun terrace where you can relax. You can also book water sports activities and services including fishing trips, paddle boards and canoeing.

Aldeia do Mar is only 900 metres from the Itacaré’s centre and within walking distance from the main nightlife street. It can organize romantic dinners and honeymoon packages.

Master Family Suite, Aldeia do Mar Hotel, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Terra Boa Boutique Hotel

Situated 500 metres from Concha Beach, the best-rated area in Itacaré, this family-friendly boutique hotel provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool with a bar, a fitness centre, a garden, and free private parking.

It has also a kid’s club, a shared lounge, a sauna, a hot tub, room service and a tour desk.

Guests particularly like the location, the spacious and comfortable rooms, and the attentiveness of the staff. Meals here are highly recommended.

The pool area of Terra Boa Hotel Boutique, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Chocolate Hotel

Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, a beautiful garden, a terrace with striking views, an exceptional restaurant and a bar, Chocolate Hotel is one of the newest 5-star hotels in Itacaré.

Located close to the buzz and life of the town, but far enough away to relax and chill when you needed, this amazingly designed hotel, rated 9.3 on Booking, boasts tasteful décor and super attentive staff.

Guests love the fantastic food prepared by the chef Jorge, the surreal views and the personalized service. The hotel is 1.8 km from Concha Beach and 2.3 km from Resende Beach. So, you might need a car.

A deluxe suite of Chocolate Hotel, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Top Mid-range Itacaré Guesthouses

Pousada Burundunga

The last time I visited Itacaré, I decided to stay at Pousada Burundunga, one of the most charming guesthouses in the city.

This wonderfully decorated pousada, ranked 9.4 on Booking, is surrounded by the Atlantic Forest and has an excellent location, just 180 metres from Concha Beach, and a 5-minute walk from Itacaré city centre.

Pousada Burundunga boasts rustic infrastructure, a beautiful pool with sun loungers by a lush garden, spacious air-conditioned rooms with TV, coffee maker, minibar, and exotic décor.

I loved my stay at Pousada Burundunga. The breakfast was so delicious, and the staff was friendly and helpful.

Swimming pool and garden area of Pousada Burundanga, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Vila Pérola Negra

Vila Pérola Negra is another top-rated and great value-for-money hotel in Itacaré, located right next to the city centre and close to the beaches (500 metres from Resende and 600 metres from Concha).

This superb pousada offers very spacious air-conditioned villas with a full kitchen, a patio, a private bathroom, and a balcony from where you can enjoy the city or pool view.

There’s also an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub, a shared lounge, a garden, and barbecue facilities.

Pousada Vila Pérola Negra, Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil

Pousada Ilha Verde

Sitting within tropical gardens in Itacaré’s centre, Ilha Verde is an eco-friendly pousada, where you can enjoy relaxing massages in the bungalows, and take Yoga, capoeira, dance, and cooking classes within the property.

It offers a swimming pool and boasts air-conditioned rooms with a patio and garden views containing a minibar and a private bathroom with a shower in exotic, kiosk-style décor.

Pousada Ilha Verde, rated 9.0 on Booking, is a little hidden paradise, a beautiful green oasis close to the city centre and the beaches.

Superior Trple Room of Pousada Ilha Verde, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Pousada Tãnara

Facing Tiririca Beach, Tãnara is a superb beachfront guesthouse surrounded by the Atlantic Forest.

It offers unique rustic bungalows equipped with air conditioning, a minibar and a private bathroom fitted with tiles. They offer sea or garden views and have a balcony or a patio.

Pousada Tãnara provides scenic views of Praia da Tiririca and is ideal for those who want to relax and spend good days on a beautiful beach.

Pousada Tãnara's lounge, Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil

Pousada Coqueiro Verde

If you’re looking for pet-friendly hotels in Itacaré, you might be pleased to hear that you can take your four-legged friend to Coqueiro Verde, a great value-for-money pousada close to the beach and town.

Set in a brilliant location, just a 2-minute walk from Concha Beach, this guesthouse surrounded by rich native Atlantic Forest, offers a shared lounge, games room, barbecue facilities, a swimming pool, a fitness centre, and a dry and steam sauna (for a surcharge).

All the air-conditioned rooms feature a comfortable bed, a TV with cable channels, a minibar, a balcony fitted with a hammock and a private bathroom.

Pousada Coqueiro Verde, Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil

Pousada Villa Maeva

Boasting a magnificent infinity pool, Pousada Villa Maeva offers sophisticated rooms and cosy communal areas, including a lovely terrace, tastefully decorated.

Staying at this well-located beachfront pousada, 600 metres from Itacaré city centre, you can get around easily without a car. You can also enjoy a buffet breakfast that includes a variety of fresh fruits, breads, and cold meats, as well as a selection of beverages.

Pool area of Pousada Villa Maeva, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Pousada Guaiamum

Located 200 metres from Concha Beach, Pousada Guaiamum is embedded in a greenery surrounded by lots of trees and an exuberant garden.

It offers very affordable and comfortable rooms with garden views, a private bathroom with a shower, and a mosquito net. It also offers free breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Pousada Guaiamum, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Pousada Villa Bella

Situated just 200 metres from Praia da Concha Beach, Pousada Villa Bella provides air-conditionate rooms featuring either a balcony or a patio and garden views, with satellite TV, a minibar and a private bathroom.

There’s free Wi-Fi in public areas, a daily tasty buffet breakfast, a 24-hour front desk service, and many restaurants and bars 250 metres away.

Guests particularly like the attentive and cordial staff and the great location, close to Pituba and Resende Beach.

Pousada Villa Bella, Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil

Mar Ilha Pousada

Located 700 metres from Resende Beach, Mar Ilha is one of the highest-rated guesthouses in Itacaré, 9,4 on Booking and 9.6 on

Built in 2015, this pousada with amicable staff provides accommodation with a garden, a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a tour desk, free private parking, and a terrace.

The rooms have AC, a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, a minibar, and a balcony with a garden view. A super tasty buffet, continental or vegetarian breakfast is available daily at the property.

Mar Ilhada Pousada's façade, Itacaré, Brazil

Pousada Vila do Dengo

Situated 500 metres from Coroa Beach and 250 metres from the main road, Pousada Vila do Dengo features an outdoor swimming pool and wellness facilities, including a sauna and a sun terrace.

The air-conditioned rooms with a balcony are fitted with a cable TV, a hammock, and a wardrobe.

You can relax by the pool, book rafting trips, do many different hikes in the area, and visit the waterfalls.

Guests particularly liked the kindness of the staff and the cleanliness of the room.

Swimming pool area of Pousada Vila do Dengo, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Budget Guesthouses and Hostels in Itacaré

Hostel Casa Conduru

Located within 500 metres of Concha Beach and 1.3 km of Resende Beach, Hostel Casa Conduru is enveloped by a lush garden, a truly affordable oasis of peace and relaxation in Itacaré.

This exceptional hostel ranked 9.5 on Booking, every room comes with a shared bathroom and bed linen. There’s also a shared lounge and free Wi-Fi for its guests.

Casa Conduru is one of the most beautiful hostels in Itacaré and perfect for those who want to be close to nature but with easy access to the city centre and the beaches.

Hostel Casa Conduru, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Pousada Raisis

If you’re looking for inexpensive hotels in Itacaré with incredible cost-benefit, excellent service, and great location, Pousada Raisis is a great option.

Located in downtown, right by the beach, it features an outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, a very good tropical buffet breakfast, plus a terrace where you can admire the view of Rio de Contas and the Atlantic Ocean.

The rooms with balcony come with air conditioning, TV and minibar.

Twin Room of Pousada Raisis, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Tropicália Hostel e Pousada

Situated in a perfect area for solo travellers, close to many bars, restaurants and the bus terminal, Tropicália Hostel e Pousada offers accommodation with a garden, a terrace, and free WiFi.

The accommodation provides a nice, shared kitchen, luggage storage space, and beds with linen. Popular points of interest near the hostel include Concha Beach, 700m away, and Resende Beach, a 17-minute walk.

A corridor with two hammocks of Tropicalia Hostel and Pousada, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Che Lagarto Hostel

Located on Itacaré´s popular Pituba Street, a 10-minute walk from the historical centre and beaches, Che Lagarto is one of the best hostels in Itacaré.

It has a great ambience and features a pub with a panoramic street view, and a colourful lounge for watching TV and movies.

Che Lagarto Itacaré offers air-conditioned mixed rooms and private rooms for up to 3 guests (both with private bathrooms). You can enjoy a buffet breakfast, vegan options included, and also use the open kitchen.

The shared lounge with a pool table of Che Lagarto Hostel, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Buddy’s Hostel Itacaré

Another fantastic hostel with an excellent location, top-rated on Booking, 9.2, featuring a good ambience and a chilled environment.

Buddy’s Hostel is in a quiet area in the town centre, just a 7-minute walk from Concha, and offers private rooms fitted with a bathroom and a fan, female and mixed dormitories with a shared bathroom and a fan.

There’s a bar, a tour desk and free Wi-Fi. Guests particularly liked the great breakfast and the helpful and friendly staff. The beaches of Tiririca and Resende and the bus terminal can be reached in 10 minutes on foot.

Buddy's Hostel Itacare, Brazil

Pousada Tikuna

Located a 5-minute walk from Praia da Concha, Pousada Tikuna features a garden, a terrace, a bar, and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.

The rooms include a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV, a minibar, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels.

Pousada Tikuna has a helpful and friendly staff, and a quiet and cosy atmosphere and is an ideal place to rest and recharge, as well as socialize with the other guests in the communal area.

Garden area of Pousada Tikuna, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Lah Selva Pousada Hostel

Set on the quiet side of Tiririca Beach, Lah Selva Pousada is a very charming little hostel surrounded by a peaceful environment graced by the sound of the waves, just a 15-minute walk from the centre.

The hostel provides a shared kitchen, free Wi-Fi and rooms with private bathrooms and a shower. Some of the rooms offer a balcony and others also have sea views.

Lah Selva Pousada Hostel is perfect for those who want to sleep and wake up listening to the sea in Itacaré without breaking the pig bank.

Deluxe Double Room of Lah Selva Pousada Hostel, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Pousada Hanalei

Hanalei is a rustic beach hotel situated next to the Itacaré tropical rainforest and overlooking the Tiririca beachfront.

It features dark wood rooms with white canopy beds with nets, all equipped with air conditioning and satellite TV. Most of the rooms have private balconies with hammocks and scenic views.

Pousada Hanalei also offers free Wi-Fi and a range of adventure sports. You can enjoy nearby rafting, kayaking, or diving. You can also participate in a hike to nearby waterfalls, or simply relax in the hotel’s tropical gardens.

A balcony with a hammock and sea view, at Pousada Hanalei, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Pousada Vilarejo

Situated in a quiet neighbourhood 400 metres from Concha Beach, Pousada Vilarejo is within a short distance from main shops, restaurants, Resende Beach, and Praia da Tiririca.

This superb pousada ranked 9.4 on Booking, has a cosy tropical garden, non-smoking rooms equipped with a wardrobe, a private bathroom fitted with a shower, a flat-screen TV and AC. Certain rooms also have a balcony.

Pousada Vilarejo provides wonderful service and free Wi-Fi is available to all guests throughout the property.

Triple room with Private Bathroom, Pousada Vilarejo, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

Jurema Hostel

Located on Pituba Street close to Caminho das Praias Street, Jurema Hostel features female and mixed dormitories as well as private rooms.

The accommodation provides a shared kitchen, rooms with bed linen, and free WiFi throughout the property. Resende Beach, Praia da Tiririca and Concha Beach are within walking distance.

Quadruple room with balcony of Jurema Hostel, Itacare, Bahia, Brazil

I believe that after this breakdown and hotel options, you will sort out where to stay in Itacaré.

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