In the municipality of Pernambuco, Ipojuca is one of the favorites of international tourists who just like topack their bags and head on a trip. While the settlement dates to as early as the 16th Century, officially this place was established in 1560. Pretty famous for its lovely beaches which were a reason for its colonization, the land is very suitable for lustrous crops of sugarcane, which is also attributed to the rapid growth of this area. The main families that settled her in the early times were those of the Lacerda, Cavalcanti and RolimMoura. At the time of the Dutch Invasion, many industries had already been set up here and with a victory over the Dutch, Ipojuca became the most important region of this area.
There are two ports in this area which cater to the maximum commercial activity of production and sales. A part of the colonial triangular trade, the town was centered on NossaSenhora do O and then was shifted to the village of San Miguel de Ipojuca. There are many theories to origin of this place and the most credible is the one according to the Vicar of the Parish which is accounted in the years from 1956. The origin of its name comes from Tupi Guarani, which means Dark Water in the local dialect and it is also the death place of the Boxing Champion Arturo Gatti. Apart from the beauty of this place, the tourist finds enough solace and peace here in spite of the crowds that flock to this place every year.
When To Go:
This place is wonderful at any time of the year but because of the presence of the beaches around this area, Ipojuca is very hot and humid during the summers. The presence of humidity in this area makes it sticky and suffocating at times.
The year sees showers and rains almost throughout and the winters are very pleasant. There is not much of a temperature difference betweenthe night and the day keeping it relatively the same. Plan your trip avoiding the summer months from February till October to enjoy your trip completely.
Start looking at the
things to do
in Ipojuca to make your trip more interesting…
This place has a lot that you can do. Apart from the regular sightseeing and the nature captures, a lot of adventure and fun activities have been planned her to make is an excellent experience for all types of vacations. The
is the best way to enjoy this place. The beaches are too interesting when explored on a buggy. There are many guides who can accompany you while you are trying to figure out the place for yourself and apart from the helpful nature, they are also very well versed withthe history and fanatics of the place to keep you entertained with all the tactics and stories that they share with you.
Renting a buggy is easy and does not involve many formalities. In fact if you know how to drive, you may hire a buggy not just for a day but for your entire stay at this place. The buggy’s are in god condition and are reliable over long distances also. The easiest way to move around the place with ease, fun and convenience! In fact to some who have experienced it Buggy Rides do seem to be funny also. Though the other alternative that you have is boarding a bus, but if you are in group then renting out buggies is the best way to have some street fun too. And if you alone, it is even better! Gives you the leverage of moving around at your own choice and will.
Muro Alto Beach
This whole place is lined with beaches and every beach is special in its own way. It is very surprising of nature to be able to give some many geographic modifications to one piece of land.Head on to the
Muro Alto Beach
for great sand, great dining, great waves and an excellent experience! Considered to be one of the best beaches around, the Muro Alto Beach has the tendency to surprise every one. Almost mysterious, the weather here changes frequently and the tides have no count either. A lot of places to eat and drink line the area and it is easy to grab a good bit while you enjoy your drink. Though there is nothing technologically fancy about this place, yet the best of the tourist group’scome to spend time and laze around making this one of the most elite places in Ipojuca.
One of the best locations to visit with children if you have some in your group! Walled by a reef, this is almost like a natural swimming pool. The water is ideal temperature and neither too cold nor too are warm and the sands extremely clean. The efforts of the tourism authorities to maintain cleanliness have been paid off and you will not be able to find any litter here. Modeled on the slow Brazilian style, this beach is slow and cool and does not even have potable showers to take a shower before you go and lunge at the waters. Swim out to the waters or fancy a kayak and enjoy your day. The best of this beach is that you can even take your food and sit in the waters and have it. No one is going to interrupt your idea of having fun at this place. This is why this is one of the most famous beaches around.
There is nothing better the under waters for all those who love the ocean. With so many hidden secrets to explore, witnessing the underwater in its full glory is a sight to enjoy. In Ipojuca
is an extensive activity. Not only meant for those who are experts, first timers can try it to. There are many tour operators who can arrange for instructors who would teach the basics to you and make you ready for the big dive. Though some places also let you enroll for the full long term courses, your hotels would also be able to arrange for a temporary instructor. Ganesh Melrgulhos for instance is the best in town and experts in the field of Scuba Diving.
If you are here and want to go Scuba Diving, then this is the place. The instructors here are very well versed the art of scuba diving and also make you see the selected spots which are considered to be the best in the area. They are also very professional and meticulous making the experience for you a totally grateful one. You can for some reason just feel very safe with them. The equipment which is shared with you is high quality and has all the certifications in place making it completely safe for your dive. Something about these people makes you trust them with your life and in you go!
The River Marcaipe Tour
There are places where you can just walk throughthe river and see the sand stone formations in progress. While the area is filled with water, there are some areas, where the water is not that high up. You can also take the traditional Jangada boats and go right till the middle of the river. When you are done, youcan even walk by along a stretch to make the best of your time.
It is difficult to find such natural and intriguing walking stretches while we are busy with our fast lives and this is one place that will make you wantto stay here for longer. The tour operators are excellent with years of experience in the industry and make you fell just awesome about the entire experience. Stopping at spots which are the most important, thee boat tour lasts for around an hour or two.Definitely worth a visit, if this place is on the location list for your holidays.
has a lot to offer to everyone who goes there.
This place calls itself a dance bar and a chacharia. Boasting of years of experience in scintillating dances and frolic in the evenings, this place is a must see of you want to have some naughty fun.The music is traditionally folklore and the dance steps the original dances. Not mixed with the modern variations, nothing beats the excitement on the face off the guests at this evening joint. While normally you would want to have a drink or two, this place will take you beyond and serve you excellent dinner as well.
The prices are economical and buying good drinks while yousit and enjoy a beautiful dance performance by some of the expert artists here, will not burn a hole in your pocket. In fact many people who go here, keep visiting the bar every evening to spend an hour of relaxation and awesome music. Grooving to
which is symbolic of northern pop, this place is a buzzing live joint in the evenings. Come to
for a good drink and some merrymaking and loads of noise of course!
Categorized as the best place under Nature and Wildlife in this area,
is a surprise. Nothing like you may haveexpected before, this place sure amazes you. Now this place of the planet is very famous about sea horses and the many legends associate with them. People here almost consider them especially sacred. A very illustrative place, this place gives you an insight about the rearing and breeding of sea horses and their lifecycles. You have to visit this place to understand how living and affectionate research studies can be.
Not just the visuals but all the valuable finds about these strange yet lovely creatures are shared with all those who come here to see this miraculous piece of beauty. In order to preserve its fragility, the responsible authorities are breeding this creature in controlled environments. What’s even more amazing is the variety of colors that they are found in. Air conditioned and well ventilated, Projeto Hippocampus will not tire you at all. The entire pace has been designed to show case various aquariums having different species of organisms and though it might seem to be boring when it is described to you, this place happens to be one of the best points on the tourism of Ipojuca in Brazil. Do not miss it!
Every catholic place has its church which is of supreme relevance to it and this place is utmost important to everyone living here. The first sight of this place is amazing in itself. When you see the place, it is located in a crowd of shops and market areas surrounding it making it almost impossible to imagine the presence of such a quiet and peaceful place here. Definitely worth a visit to get to know about the history and amazing parts of the legends of this rich culture! Look out forthe traditional constructions and some parts that have been designed and constructed with gold.
The location in and around the
is captivating. With green and warm waters and a lot of foliage around it, youwill just love being here. Located on the wonderful
, this place would not know what modernization to this little piece of land means. Completely in its natural state the altars are a sight to remember. A must visit for all those who have not yet forgotten God!
A natural pool has contributed to so many natural reefs here. Amust visit for the beach lovers;this place has a wonderful feel to it. There is nothing better than watching the sun set here. The whole sky lights up in brilliance of all shades of colors and makes it a worthwhile watch. The waters are clear and a lovely hue of blue. You would also be able to see your own feet under the water. The sands are very soft grained and do not cause any rashes and irritation.
A must visit for those who like having a day to laze around. You canalso get in touch with some deep sea instructors at this place to tread a bit farther. Safe and secure, this is one huge natural pool you can swim in. Not dangerous at all, you can easilyrelax while you children play with their mud baskets making castles all day long. Just the kind of a place which would give you a wonderful tan a trip to the
is a perfect day spent.
What do you call a day when you can spend your time choosing the best horse which appeals to youand then make it your pet for that day? Even better you can take the horse for a long ride and get happy pictures clicked. Pet the horse and feed him for a wonderful experience. Almost as if the horses understand the language you speak, they are hugely responsive of whatever you ask them to do.
A must visit for all those who love horses and enjoy the rides. It does not matter whether you know how to ride or not, the Caretakers here are excellent teachers too. They tech you the basics of horse riding in just an hour making you comfortable with the horses. Imagine the rippling waters reaching high while you sit on a horse back and enjoy a small tour of the place. Divine is just a word in comparison to it!
Gaipio Sugar Cane Mill
So if the sugar we eat is so sweet, what would the place it is made at be like? Sweeter of course! Visit this place for a base knowledge of the process of how sugar is made. Considering sugar cane is the most important product here, the manufacture of sugar is a huge industry and a source for livelihood to many people. The machinery here is amazing and they also explain the entire process of procurement of sugar and then it’srefining and then processing to make whatever we find on out dining tables. The sweet woody smell of sugar is a classic! Enter the place for a guided tour of the etiquettes of sugar making and to see the vastness of this industry overall. A must visit for the inquisitive minds; the
Gaipio Sugar Mill
has extensive tours to help you feel comfortable and also involve you in some of their activities.
Ipojuca is one place in Brazil that has a lot of variety to it. Ranging from the pristine clear beaches to the nice cool breezes, this place is a collection of so many things to do. Not just the city itself, but a lot of surrounding areas are also a big attraction to the international tourists. A must visit for those who want to enjoy the beaches, the nature and adventure activities, Ipojuca also has some lovely place to dine in. Be it enjoying your drinks or making you have sumptuous food, Ipojuca is one best tourist spot on the maps. Have a great Trip!