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R. Dom Eduardo, 190 - Centro, Ilhéus - BA, 45653-320, Brazil

The best thing to do in Ilhéus proper is roam its atmospheric old town, a no-filter-necessary collage of colonial buildings and colorful architecture, and take in such highlights as Jorge Amado's house, Catedral de São...

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Cocoa once paid the bills in Ilhéus; although today most of the cocoa plantations have disappeared, Vila Rosa, 20 kilometers (12 miles) outside the city, has been gorgeously restored to its former glory. Guided tours go from bean to bar,...

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São Sebastião, Ilhéus - State of Bahia, 45653-040, Brazil

It's hard to miss the city's legendary cathedral and best-known architectural icon, an eclectic hodgepodge of building styles jutting skyward from the centro histórico. Construction on the ethereal house of worship began in 1931 but...

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This state-protected area of Atlantic rain forest shelters numerous waterfalls and wildlife and is a wonderfully tranquil spot to get out on the water—be it by boat, stand-up paddleboard, kayak or wooden...

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R. Jorge Amado, 20 - Centro, Ilhéus - BA, 45653-200, Brazil

A must-stop for fans of Brazil's most famous writer, this canary-yellow house is where Amado lived with his parents while writing his debut novel, The Country of Carnival. Amado's father built the neoclassical-style family home in 1928. Guided...