Surrounded by water on all sides. River, bay, open ocean. Ocean fishing, sailing, windsurf, kitesurf, stand up paddle, banana boat, diving, pedal boats, water sports for all tastes. Laziness in the sand, delicacies at the kiosks, happy hour everywhere until dawn. Praça dos Namorados, Praça dos Desejos, Praça do Papa … For grown-ups and kids, a beautiful place!
PROFILE OF THE CITY
The history of Vitória begins soon after the discovery of Brazil. In 1551, after finding a sheltered place to fix the seat of the Capitania do Espírito Santo, the Portuguese had to fight a tough battle against the native Goitacás Indians. After defeating the Indians, the Portuguese named the village, Vitória. From the Capixabas – or fields – in the area, came the gentilic of the people of Victoria, a nice nickname that, with time, spread to all the inhabitants of the state.
Vitória today is a prosperous city, with two of the most important Brazilian ports, Porto de Tubarão, the largest iron export port in the world, and Porto de Vitória for diversified loads and passengers, with facilities distributed on both sides of the bay, part in Vitória and part in Vila Velha.
Surrounded by Baía de Vitória and the estuary formed by the rivers Aribiri, Bubu, and Santa Maria and connected to the mainland by seven beautiful bridges, Vitória enchants the visitor with its landscapes, made of islands, slopes, coves, mangroves and beaches. Nicer than the nature of Vitória, only the friendly hospitality of its people.
SURROUNDINGS – GUARAPARI
Guarapari became famous in the 1960s, with the discovery of the medicinal properties of the sands of Praia da Areia Preta, rich in monazite, a radioactive mineral indicated for the treatment of rheumatic diseases. Thereafter, other parts and features of the city were discovered and gained more and more, the friendliness of the visitors.
Guarapari has 17 beaches, among which the most sought are: Praia das Castanheiras with its natural pools, Meaípe, the point of summer fashions, and Praia do Morro, the busiest, with stretches of calm waters and stretches of strong waves. Preserved and peaceful, but difficult to access, are Praia dos Padres, Enseada Azul, and Praia da Aldeia, actually a group of small beaches separated by rocks, and Praia d’Ulé.
The islands are also great. Dolphins inhabit the waters around the Ilha Escalvada, and around the Ilha da Raposa there are multicolored fish and corals. Scuba diving is a great option in both.
And closing the circuit, carefully prepared regional food. The Moqueca Capixaba, the Torta Capixaba and fish are generally served in restaurants like Cantinho do Curuca, the Gaeta and the Guaramare.