Surf em Ilhéus

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Ilhéus has many options regarding sports in the city and region. Due to the presence of beautiful beaches and ideal waves, surfing is one of the favorite sports among locals. Especially on the beach of Backdoor in Olivença. Other water sports such as fishing, diving, boat trips and kayaking are popular as well. Extreme sports (paragliding, rafting) and mountainbike tours are also a spectacle thanks to the surrounding nature. Who wants to stay fit during the summer can go to one of the many gyms in the city. Ilhéus has a football (soccer) team playing in the Serie A state championship; Colo Colo.

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Surfar em Ilhéus

Surfing in Ilhéus

Location: both south and north beaches
Spotlight: Praia do Backdoor beach(in Olivença)

Parapente Paragliding Ilhéus

Paragliding in Ilhéus

Location: the lookout in Serra Grande
Atlantic Rainforest, North Beaches

Rafting Itacaré Taboquinhas Ilhéus

Rafting in Ilhéus

Location: Village of Taboquinhas (near Itacaré)
Rio de Contas river

Ciclismo Mountainbike Ilhéus


Location: Ilhéus, Serra Grande and Itacaré
Ecological road Ilhéus - Itacaré, Atlantic Rainforest, North and South beaches

Canyoning Ilhéus

Canyoning in Ilhéus

Location: Lagoa Encantada lake
Waterfalls in the Atlantic Rainforest

Caiaque Ilhéus

Kayaking in Ilhéus

Location: the whole region
Rivers in Ilhéus and the region, Lagoa Encantada lake

We recommend the tourist agency Órbita Turismo e Expedições to schedule your tours and expeditions in the region. More info: here