Itajai Port was founded in the year 1824; it is one of the leading economic ports on Brazil. It was recognized in 2005 as one of the most efficient ports in the Southern Brazilian region and in Mercosouth. The Itajai port of call is truly a must see destination if you love white sandy beaches and a taste of nature.
Itajai is now an important fishing center for the country and hosts one of the largest universities in the state. During the previous centuries, Itajai Port was the meeting place of German, Italian and other European merchants. The town was originally colonized by Portuguese explorers but at the end of the nineteenth century, German immigrants began to flocking to the land.
The Itajai cruise port is strategically located in the mouth of the Itajai-Acu River in Santa Catarina State, Brazil. The town is blessed with humid weather during winter and hot dry summers.
Situated just miles away from the Itajia cruise terminal, the Itajia Shopping Center is the center of leisure and entertainment in town. The establishment has over 80 boutiques, shops and restaurants that cater to the needs of both the Itajian locals and the tourists. The mall is the home to local and international brands such as Colcci, Makenji, Camisaria Colombo, Athletic Shoes Ingres Toys and many more. The mall’s ground floor is usually the home for clothes, shoes, accessories and toys. For all your electronic needs and for the latest gadgets, check out the third floor of the main building. You can also drop by the Museu Historico of Itajia that houses relics and artifacts on the early history of the town and early settlements in the Itajia Valley.
Things to See
Itajai is endowed with magnificent beaches and lovely shorelines. The town’s beaches are famous for their rustic and untainted beauty. Enjoy surfing or simply just taking a quick dip at the clean beaches. If you want to surf, check out Praia Brava. On the other hand, the Praia de Cabecudas features a tranquil and blissful environment coupled with several yachting competitions.
For a more nature feel of the shorelines, you can go visit the Praia de Amores where guests can enjoy a 480 foot platform for a bit of free flight.
The city has an annual festive celebration called the Marejada; it showcases attractions relative to the ocean and the Azores (remembering Brazil’s Portuguese roots). Make sure that you visit the city’s nautical park for a deep sea fishing adventure and exploration of the aquatic life.
Restaurants and Bars
The town has a variety of fine restaurants, cozy coffee houses and eclectic bars and pubs that you will make your nights busy and occupied. The Avenue Side River is a great gastronomical experience for seafood lovers. Drop by the Bar Dancante do juca Ltda at night and enjoy their relaxing ambience and good music. For a lively late night music and dancing, check out the Warung Beach Club at Rua Jose Medeiros Vieira 1.