Pousada Tãnara, Itacaré, Bahia

"great bed and breakfast with ocean views & superb surfing"

About the Pousada
Pousada Tãnara is a laidback friendly 6 room guesthouse located moments from Tiririca beach, one of the best beaches for surfing in Brazil. Apart from the  beautiful views what makes me keep going back there are the wonderful breakfasts, the location (close to Itacaré village in one direction and beautiful treks in the other) plus the wonderful hospitality offered by Belgian owner Nele. There are lots of more luxurious pousadas in itacaré but Tãnara is the pousada I always return to.
10% book direct discount for 4 nights
15% book direct discount for 7 nights
20% book direct discount for 10 nights
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Nearest Airport: Ilheus - 70 kms
Trip Style: Yoga + Spa, Watersports, Nature + Wildlife, Eco-tourism, Beach
Pousada Facilities: 6 bedrooms
wi-fi, terrace, spectacular views, local information, hammocks, bi-lingual reception
Language(s): Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, English, Dutch
Recommended attractions: yoga, whale watching, waveboarding, waterfalls, walking, surfing, stand-up paddle, snorkelling, night life & shopping, massage, local handicrafts, kayaking, indigenous culture, horseriding, hiking, flora & fauna, boat trips
Ideal for: solo travellers, small groups, friends sharing, families, couples
Cards Accepted: Visa, Mastercard
Web Site: http://www.pousadatanara.com
E-mail: info@pousadatanara.com
Skype: pousadatanarabb
Telephone: +55 73 32513423
10 reasons to visit: 10 reasons to visit
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Note: Where pousadas are off the beaten track, Google maps only show the nearest town, and are not an accurate guide to location.

Alison's pousada review
photo, foto, Pousada Tãnara, Itacaré, Bahia, Brasil, Hidden Pousadas BrazilThis morning once again I woke up in paradise-this time in Pousada Tanara. My eyes opened  to an unforgettable scene of dawn breaking over Tiririca beach, a small bay flanked by palm trees and Atlantic rainforest; in the background the sound of the powerful ocean waves which are what have made this such a mecca for surfers. The word “tanara” means nature in Pataxo Indian dialect and the 5 rooms of Pousada Tanara blend comfort with nature in an extraordinary location- 10 minutes walk in one direction from all the shopping and nightlife of Itacare village and minutes’ walk  in the other direction to Praia da Costa and Praia da Ribeira. Praia de Tiririca is just down the path. 
Rooms and bathrooms here are all different and most are small, with steps leading up to them or down to them, but what the pousada lacks in terms of size is more than made up for by the character and quirkiness of the place, the tropical foliage all around, the beautiful deck overlooking the ocean, the superb breakfasts and the wonderful hospitality of Nele and Marcos.
For anyone looking for a beautiful place to chill seconds from the beach or surf but still be  walking distance from the village you really couldn’t find a better place, and I certainly did not want to leave.
About the location

photo, foto, Pousada Tãnara, Itacaré, Bahia, Brasil, Hidden Pousadas BrazilItacare is situated on the Cocoa Coast of Bahia, the stretch which runs between Ilheus, 65km to the south and Salvador 230kms to the north, just where the Rio das Contas river meets the ocean. The town itself has indigenous origins but became known as Itacare as early as 1732 and countless grandiose mansions atest to the wealth of the town and region during the cocoa boom of the early 20th century.

Rediscovered some 40 years ago by surfers, the town has grown  rapidly and there are now countless pousadas, bars, restaurants and nightlife. But for those who prefer more peace  or who prefer more ecological tourism there are some wonderful trails and palm tree fringed deserted beaches nearby, many set in spectacular scenery, with mountains and atlantic forest as a backdrop.

Read '10 reasons to visit Itacare, Bahia by Nele Blaton'

Find out more about Itacare on Itacare.com

Not to be missed

photo, foto, Pousada Tãnara, Itacaré, Bahia, Brasil, Hidden Pousadas Brazil

  • surfing on Tiririca, Engenhoca, Jeribucacu and Prainha beaches
  • capoeira, shopping and nightlife in Itacare
  • eco adventures: rafting, tiroleza, whalewatching (July- November)
  • side trips to Taipus de Fora and Peninsula de Marau
  • good value, great food at Maluca Beleza restaurant 
Pousada Starpoints
  • Best surfpeaks of northeastern Brazil on your doorstep
  • Wonderful breakfasts with home made delicacies
  • Views over Tiririca beach from lounging deck

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if you prefer pool and spacious grounds to beach location close to the village.



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