WHERE WE ARE GOING
The town of Itacaré was, at one time known as a notorious hideout for pirates. Today, it is a fishing village with lingering colonial buildings and curious travellers on a quest for paradise. A surf culture exists, but is mixed amongst nature lovers and adventure seekers. Itacaré is surrounded by a vast and dense area of Atlantic Rain Forest that contains rivers, waterfalls, and a variety of endemic flora & fauna species. The stunning beaches, consistent surf conditions, and abundance of nature is what make Itacaré a true paradise.
WHY WE LOVE IT
Warm waters, friendly locals, endless activities, delicious food, gorgeous surroundings, jungle everywhere....
Vila Barracuda was built in 2013 by a group of friends who wanted to create something “homey” in the heart of Itacaré. They created the perfect blend of comfort and experience at Vila Barracuda. The location they chose cannot be beat, just a stones throw from the beach and minutes away to the river. With only 9 rooms available, the experience at Vila Barracuda is intimate and personalized. The décor is surf-inspired and each room is very comfortable. Vila Barracuda stands out for its sophistication created by the union of simplicity and elegance.
WHY WE LOVE IT
Located right in front of Orla Beach, you can watch the tide roll with a caipirinha in hand from the comforts of the pool.
Wi-Fi, restaurant, bar, massage, pool.
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|ARRIVAL DAY||SURF’S UP!||BE STRONG!||NAMASTE!||GET LOCAL!||SURF & SUNSETS!||JUNGLE HIKE||HOMEWARD BOUND|
|Your transfer will be waiting for your at the Ilheus airport.||First SURF Class with Meninas do Mar||Morning surf inspired CROSSFIT||SURF lesson number TWO.||Morning Surf inspired CROSS FIT||SURF session||HIKE through the Atlantic Rainforest||One final breakfast together and maybe one last dip in the sea.|
|Afternoon YOGA||Seaside LUNCH||SUP Bliss||Fresh caught FISH lunch||Visit to LOCAL community||BEACH lunch on your own||PICNIC on the beach||Transfer to Ilheus|
|Welcome DRINKS & DINNER||Beachside YOGA||Cabana Beachbar LUNCH||Sunset YOGA||Veggie, fresh LUNCH||WATERFALL & Sunset CRUISE||YOGA by the sea|
|Local seafood HOMECOOKED dinner||Night on your OWN||Dinner in TOWN||COCKTAILS & Sunset SUP||Dinner in TOWN||Farewell BBQ|
|CAPOIERA Show||Night on your OWN||SAMBA||DANCE DANCE DANCE|
She is the queen of the sea, and a master in the kitchen. She loves to share Itacare with travellers from across the globe. She is our local connection and always knows where to find the best açai in town! Her teaching technique is professional, while still reminding us to have fun in the waves, She is the life of the party and always up for an adventure!
She was born in the great white north of Canada, but is truly a free spirit of the globe. She is a professional travel guide, lover of language, yoga teacher, fanatic foodie and curious explorer of the world. She is passionate about creating and sharing real life experiences that open hearts & minds to find true connection. Ready for adventure, always with her dancing shoes in her bag!
She is a Yoga instructor with a background in Exercise Science and Public Health, a constant traveller with an obsession with being barefoot as often as possible. Stella undertook her 500h Yoga Teacher Training in Montreal and Meditation training in Mexico. She also has taught in Canada, Mexico and Morocco. She continues expanding her knowledge in numerous trainings such as Yin, Restorative & Trauma Sensitive Yoga
EATING IN BRAZIL
With such an enormous territory in Brazil, you can find almost anything. We run straight for the cheese bread and açai when we arrive! The tropical fruits are abundant and just wait until you try all of the seafood! Let us know if you are veggie or have any other dietary restrictions and we will make sure to take extra care for you!
SPECIAL TREATS OF ITACARÉ
Known as the Cacao coast, it is no surprise to find endless amounts of Chocolate. Everything from artesanal raw cacao to sweet milk chocolate mixed with local fruits. Being that Itacare is on the Atlantic, we have endless amounts of fish and seafood options. Oh, and coconuts! You can never have enough coconut water, milk or meat!
We will join Meninas do Mar (Girls of the Sea) surf school for 3 surf classes. Whether you are a first time surfer or already comfortable shredding the waves, they will be ready for you. Your classes include photos and videos, so you can improve from one class to the next. We will start with the basics and work our way up to the waves. The ratio of Students to teacher is 3:1, so you get a lot of personal instruction. You will be standing up on the water in no time. The class also includes a rash guard, so you don’t need to worry about packing it with you.
If you are interested in staying on, we are happy to help you arrange more classes. You just might become a surf addict too!
We love to stay active while we travel, so we can indulge in all of the other riches of the land! We have planned some fun activities for you while in Itacaré, which of course can always be optional if you choose. We have designed a special surf inspired cross-fit class on the boardwalk to help us pop-up even faster. Our yoga classes by the pool or on the beach will keep us zen. A break from the waves, but still in the sea, we have 2 SUP sessions waiting for you. One of our favourite parts of Itacaré are the trail, endless jungle trails to secret beaches. Be sure to pack a pair of comfortable shoes!
We will have an excursion to a nearby community called Pancada Grande where we have the opportunity to spend some time with the locals and have an introduction to where & how they live. This community lives from the agriculture that they produce: cacao, papaya, banana & yuca. They are a self sufficinet community that has access to very little. On their property they have an impressive waterfall that we can hike to and swim in. Jane has been visiting them for the last six years. A donation to the community is included in your trip and will be used to help with the annual Christmas party that Jane hosts every year.
- Airport pickup/drop off to IOS
- All transport during adventure
- 7 nights with breakfast at Vila Barracuda
- 5 lunches, 5 dinners
- Local beer & cachaca with meals
- Daily Coconuts
- 2 SUP rentals
- 4 yoga classes
- 2 surf-inspired cross-fit classes
- Sunset Boat Cruise
- Guided Hikes
- Donation to local community
- Capoeira Show
- All gratuities at hotel + restaurants
- Special welcome surprises
- Board, leash and Rash
- 3 professional surf classes with photos + video included. guard included. 3:1 Ratio Students to teacher
|USD $2795||MASTER SUITE|
|USD $2595||MASTER SUITE|
There are various room categories at Vila Barracuda, so we have made the following prices:. If you are coming on your own and interested in sharing a room, please let us know and we can set you up with a roomie!.
In order to hold your space. Please e-mail Stephanie at:
Please note, that this trip is only guaranteed to run with 10 people. Space is limited.