Vera Cruz is a municipality in the state of Bahia. Located at latitude 12 57 '32 "South and longitude 38 36' 16" West, with an altitude of 13 meters.
Vera Cruz is an essentially urban municipality, attended weekend usually by the middle and upper-middle classes of Salvador, the cities of the Reconcavo.
Sun and Beach (tourism and leisure) is the main natural attraction of Veracruz, which has yet Rios bathing cliffs; reflecting pools that portray the green mangroves; sources of drinking water by the sea; sandbank rainforest with trail to adventure tourism and the most beautiful scenery in the world for the practice of water sports (races) and air (skydiving).
Ruins of churches, furnaces and mills represent the historical attractions. The culture is strongly portrayed by religious parties with land and sea processions. The Folia de Reis, the Bumba-Meu-Boi, network Pull, Maculelê, Capoeira, the street festivals and carnival make up the folklore of Veracruz. The Church of Our Lord of the True Cross is the most important Itaparica Island Heritage, (Sec. XVI) is located in the town of Puffer, (Fisherman's Village).
In cooking the veracruzenses fisgam visitors with the spice that Brazil inherited from Africa, but with native raw material.
A part of the lives typically fishery population, feeding on seafood: oysters, BB, aratu, crab, crab, sarnambi, octopus, squid, shrimp, lagostae the various types of fish.
The great biological diversity and fauna and the terrestrial and marine flora, awaken biologists, agronomists, oceanographers and other specialists the desire to explore scientifically Vera Cruz; a clear example is the partnership of UFBA / Prefecture, culminating in the creations of the Ecological Park Puffer and the APA of Pinaúnas.