Downtown, near the cathedral, is the Jorge Amado Block – there, you can visit the house where the writer spent his childhood, the cabaret that inspired the burlesque show in Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon, and a restaurant that aims to reproduce the Vesuvius bar run by Nacib the Turk.
Don’t forget to take a tour of a cocoa farm – you’ll learn everything there is to know about chocolate production. If you can, talk to one of the travel agents at your hotel about scheduling a visit to the Una Ecopark (31 mi/50 km), an Atlantic Forest reserve traversed over suspended walkways.
The Olivença district (20 km/12 mi to the south) has chalybeate thermal springs and the beach with the most infrastructure, Batuba. The beaches of Itacaré are 75 km (47 mi) to the North, and the centenarian houses of Canavieiras, on the coast of the Jequitinhonha River, are 125 km (78 mi) to the South.