Itacaré is a county in the state of Bahia in Brazil. Its estimated population in 2013 was 26,753 inhabitants. It is very famous for its beautiful beaches, which attract many surfers.
The municipality has its origin in a church founded by the Jesuits in the eighteenth century. The village was elevated to county seat in 1732 under the name of Saint Michael of the Rio de Contas Bar. Now has the current name in 1931.
Four statistically improbable events Itacaré made a special and high degree of preservation site:
Has a unique geological formation in northeast Brazil, with a coastline endowed with fertile soil and rocky cliffs, and so the Atlantic Forest advances to the sea.
The predominant crop was cocoa, which needs the shadow of the Atlantic forest to be planted, unlike cane sugar and coffee, it would be necessary to devastate entire forest.
The city has grown between 1890 and 1940 thanks to cocoa, but in the 1940s, the city's harbor silted up and the place was isolated, as the roads were very bad. This isolation hindered the growth until the construction of Road Park Sierra Ilheus-Itacare in 1998, the first really ecological highway of country.8
In 1993, the state government created an environmental protection area before building the road in 1998, giving rules to the growth of the city. This conservation area has stimulated the development of Itacaré as ecotourism destination rather than mass tourism.
So, since the creation of the Road Ilheus-Itacare, the city is a major tourist centers in the southern Bahia coast, such as the main surfing point estado.6 Another important moment was with the construction of the bridge over the Rio de Contas, the old ferry was disabled and the northern access the BA-001 highway was part of the city more fully in the Marau Peninsula and shortened the distance to the state capital through the ferry Good order in Itaparica Island.
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