Pousada Encantos da Mata
5 out of 5
It's a hostel with private, comfortable airy suites with air conditioning, tv and minibar and free wifi. Also communal kitchen with a barbecue grill available for the guests and friends. Private and shared rooms. Breakfast and room service included.
A place where you feel at home, surrounded by lush rainforest and lots of green. A quiet place for you to rest and enjoy your trip /surftrip. Family environment.
An area with lot's of space to wash and keep your surfboards. A safe place, far from the noise but close to everything.
We offer surf and stand up paddle lessons for kids to adults, also surf trip/ surf guide. We offer service for transfer and tours.
Itacaré is one of the best know surfing city in Brazil. A small town with everything that you need to learn how to surf and to find what to need for surfing. Many diferente beaches for surfing. A tropical paradise.
We are 1km from two of the main surf beaches inside the city, Resende and Tiririca and 700 meters (about 5 minute walk) from the center with restaurants and shops.
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How did you like the accommodation?
Really comfortable and relaxed pousada where you get a great welcome from Jessica and Esdras who make you feel at home. You will not find a better breakfast in the rest of the continent than the one made by Jessica each morning - absolutely delicious!
Really close to one of Itacares main beaches and a short stroll into the main street of the town for restaurants and bars, though you have access to a small kitchen at the pousada if you wanted to cook for yourself.
How were the surf lessons?
Esdres is a great coach, and even managed to work around my lack of Portuguese by using actions and signals to get his advice across. He's really passionate about surfing and will eagerly show off the board that he has made which is very cool! He is also passionate and knowledgeable about the nature of Itacare and pointed out lots of interesting things on the walk through the jungle to the beach as well as in the garden of the pousada which added to the surfing for me.
As a beginner I was taken to Engenhoca beach where there was an easier channel to swim through to get beyond the break but where you got good waves consistently, but there are plenty of other beaches you could choose to go to in order to find the right waves for you. Whichever beach you go to, it is guaranteed to be paradise.
Thank you for all your compliments. You were a wonderful guest and it was really nice to have you here. Hope you come back someday to surf a lot with Esdras.
Additional Fees:Transfers from the airport to the pousada and vice versa , surf trip, surf classes, surf guide and tours.
Room Type: Private
Three of our rooms have a double bed, a single bed and a trundle. And one room has 3 single beds and a trundle to each one fits up to four people.
Room Type: Private
This room fits up to five people. But it can also be a room for two, three or four people. There is a bunk bed, a double bed and a trundle.
Room Type: Private
Our biggest room witch is also adpated for people in wheelchairs fits up to 6 people. There is a double bed, a bunk bed , a single bed and a trundle.
You can never get lost
When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.
We provide Airport Transfers from and to Ilheús and they can be booked in the booking steps.
- Price for 1-4 people: BRL160
- - Nearest Airport: Ilheús
- - Distance from Airport in kms: 70km
- - Time from Airport in a car: 1hour and 15 minutes
- - There is no train from the airport
- - There is a bus from the airport
Come Surf With Us
Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.
Itacaré, bahia has 10 beaches with waves ranging from 2 to 10 feet depending on the time of year and has waves for all levels of surfers. Good weather most of the year and many beaches each with its own beauty. A real surf city. Engenhoca beach is considered to be the second best beach in the world to learn how to surf. Tirica and Jereibucaçu beaches are good for advaced surfers.
Main Surf Beach: Engenhoca
Surf Lessons we offer:
Kids Surf Lessons
We offer lessons for kids 4-8. Each lesson is up to 1 ½ hours per day and includes surfboard and wetsuits. First a quick theoretical lesson and then practice. An adult responsible for the child must be present. The class is held with water at the waist of the instructor. We pick you up at your accommodation and take you to the beach (up to 4 passangers). Safety and fun are guaranteed.
Beginner Surf Lessons
8-60 years - 2 hours of class, board & wetsuits. For minors someone responsible must be present, the whole class is held with water at the waist of the instructor. We pick you up at your accommodation and take you to the beach. You'll be taught the techniques of sitting, lying and paddling on the board.The end goal is for the student to surf green waves, depending on the sea conditions of the day.
Intermediate Surf Lessons
8-60 years - 2 hours of class then free surf, surfboard & wetsuits. We pick you up at your accommodation and take you to the beach. We will take you to the best beach according to the weather conditions on the day and depending on your ability. 1 instructor for up to 6 students, the class will be divided into two parts of 1hour. Information about waves and wind directions & lessons in the water.
Advanced Surf Lessons
Above 14 years, 2 hours of surfing/free surfing. We pick you up at your accommodation and take you to the beach. You' ll be taken to the best beaches according to the weather conditions on the day and depending on your ability. 1 instructor for up to 6 students, the ultimate goal is to surf good and improve your surfing.
Private Surf Lessons
Exclusive lessons for one student. Objective is to teach and practice in the students pace, time and need.
We will take you to the best beaches in the area following the forecast of the waves and direction of the winds opting for the waves that offer the best surfing condition of the day. We provide transportation to the beach, wetsuits and a lot of fun.
We will do the lesson at Concha beach, 150m from our inn. At this beach there are still waters, where we will teach the techniques to stand and paddle on SUP's board and depending on the development we will do a beautiful row by the river of contas (the name o the river). A two hour class and after 1 hour, a short rest for hydration.
One of the main beaches for surfing. Almost always with good waves. Normally when the waves are bigger then 2 feet, only experienced surfers manage to surf. Waves for intermediate and advanced level, the fastest wave of Itacaré, provides good tubes in the dry tide.
This beach is the temple of surfing in the city where there is an annual WQS stage.
Respectful localism when respected. Surf lessons can't be taught at this beach, just surf guide. This beach is in the city, a walking distance.
Level: All Levels
Beginner, intermediate and advanced wave, considered the second best beach in Brazil for surfing lessons, the wave is fuller facilitating the drop, being the best option for beginners, it has a channel that facilitates the entry into the sea and has a stream which provides a swim after surfing. Best beach to learn how to surf and for practice. To get to the beach there is a beautiful trail through the atlantic forest where you can enjoy nature and the birds singing.
Intermediate and advanced wave, paradisiacal beach, works well between 2 and 8 feet, with waves to the right and left, has a channel that facilitates the entry into the sea, there is the encounter of a stream formed by the water of the waterfall with the sea which provides a great after to surf bath and beach stalls where you can enjoy a delicious fish prepared on the coals.
Wave intermediate and advanced level, strong and curl waves forming tubes at low tide, has no channel to enter the sea. To get there it is necessary to walk a trail of approximately 2 kms (45 min of foot), best surf in the mare flood.
Level: All Levels
Wave level beginner, intermediate and advanced, usually breaks to the right, forming tubes in a few days, best timing to surf is when the dry tide filling. To get there, it's necessary cross the river (rio de contas) by boat or paddle.
Wave intermediate and advanced level, fast waves, provides good tubes at low tide, is located next to tirica beach, at this beach it isn'tpossible to have surf lessons, just surf guide. This beach is in the city, a walking distance.
Level: All Levels
Beginner, intermediate and advanced level wave, pay a fee of 40 reais to park near the beach (best option), strong waves and depending on the day forms tubes, breaks to right and left.
Surf conditions in Bahia State - Itacare:
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- A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
- Your balance is due at check in.
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- Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
- You can cancel anytime up to midday the day before and you will not be charged the balance.
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