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Boutique Hotel located by the Fisherman’s Bay of Itacaré

The connection between surfing and Itacaré runs deep. Set amidst the Atlantic rain forest, an abundance of juicy, warm-water beach breaks, reef breaks, and an amazingly long right-hander rivermouth. First discovered by the first surfers in the 70s’, the region has been on the traveling surfer’s map since then!

Located in the center of Itacaré, opposite the waterfront, where the fishermen dock their boats and the River Rio De Contas flows into the ocean, this exclusive hotel provides a unique involvement combining comfort and a great surf experience!

The Resort

With panoramic views of the sea and on the picturesque banks of the Rio de Contas, Vila Barracuda Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of the local culture and provides experiences that reflect the authentic Bahian way of life.

Opened in 2013, the Vila Barracuda was created by a group of Swedish and Brazilian friends willing to offer a homey feel to their guests through a hotel that reflects the main values of the group: a deep respect for the town and its culture, a passion for nature and the environment and a spontaneous lifestyle offered to those who like it to experience luxury through contrasts.

Vila Barracuda is ideal for families and friends who want to enjoy an exclusive service as for solo travelers looking for a small hotel with a caring staff.

Waves at Vila Barracuda

Year-round surfing and warm waters are the highlights of Itacaré. The shoulder months of September to December and March to June are the best months to surfing in this region, with medium size waves with lots of perfection, light offshore winds, and low crowds! The summer (December to March) is characterized by small waves with offshore winds in the morning. Winter, June to September, see bigger waves and constant wind swells, giving a good shape and power to the beach breaks.

The most famous spot of Itacaré is Boca da Barra, a super-long, fun righthander that peels across a sandbank at the mouth of the River Contas.  Across the river are 6km of exposed, deserted beach breaks on fine sand backed by coconut trees. Many of these spots are only surfed by a few surfers because of their remote location and limited access. Surf Lessons and Surf Trips to the nearby breaks can be organised at the hotel.

Why We Love Villa Barracuda

The exclusivity of the hotel and the warm welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel at home!

A great variety of surf breaks for all levels, year-round surfing and warm-water!

Vila Barracuda is involved in many social projects to support the local community!

Ready to surf in Brazil?

The Rooms

Vila Baracuda Boutique Hotel has 8 tastefully designed suites and represents the vision of a group of Swedish and Brazilian friends to create an exclusive hotel with a homey feel.

All suites have Air Conditioning, ceiling fan, mini-fridge, cable TV, exclusive handmade bathroom amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The decor includes furniture designed by Brazilians incorporating Swedish style and built by local craftsmen. If you are looking for an authentic Bahina experience, then Vila Baracuda is your home.

The Cuisine

At Vila Barracuda luxury meets the fisherman, the small farmer, and follows the preparation of each dish. All recipes are inspired by the local culture and fresh ingredients found in the daily life of Itacaré.

Nowhere in the world will you find the same flavours and spices you will find here. The Barracuda’s kitchen concept is the perfect fusion between traditional Bahian cuisine and contemporary Nordic simplicity.

Chef Eliés Santos, a native capoeirista and cook puts dedication and a lot of love into the preparation of each dish.

Activities

Unique and integrative experiences are created especially for each guest. The nature of Itacaré invites each of its visitors to experience moments of relaxation, connection, and emotions. The Barracuda Team organizes and accompanies each of its guests on different journeys: from canoeing to SUP, fishing and boat trips, mountain biking, rafting, and more!

Spa

Itacaré provides moments of self-discovery and self-care. Being well with yourself and achieving a more balanced mind, is the basis for enjoying in a more intense way
this whole experience. Get a massage on the veranda with the relaxing sea breeze. Enjoy sunset yoga and meditation for maximum restoration and relaxation.

Get There

The nearest airport is the Ilhéus Airport – IOS, located 70km from the Hotel. The trip from the airport takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. The journey allows you a chance to get to know the beautiful landscapes of the Bahian coast and appreciate the exuberant Atlantic Forest. Vila Barracuda offers a private transfer service between Ilhéus airport and the Hotel.

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Boutique Hotel located by the Fisherman’s Bay of Itacaré

The connection between surfing and Itacaré runs deep. Set amidst the Atlantic rain forest, an abundance of juicy, warm-water beach breaks, reef breaks, and an amazingly long right-hander rivermouth. First discovered by the first surfers in the 70s’, the region has been on the traveling surfer’s map since then!

Located in the center of Itacaré, opposite the waterfront, where the fishermen dock their boats and the River Rio De Contas flows into the ocean, this exclusive hotel provides a unique involvement combining comfort and a great surf experience!

The Resort

With panoramic views of the sea and on the picturesque banks of the Rio de Contas, Vila Barracuda Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of the local culture and provides experiences that reflect the authentic Bahian way of life.

Opened in 2013, the Vila Barracuda was created by a group of Swedish and Brazilian friends willing to offer a homey feel to their guests through a hotel that reflects the main values of the group: a deep respect for the town and its culture, a passion for nature and the environment and a spontaneous lifestyle offered to those who like it to experience luxury through contrasts.

Vila Barracuda is ideal for families and friends who want to enjoy an exclusive service as for solo travelers looking for a small hotel with a caring staff.

Waves at Vila Barracuda

Year-round surfing and warm waters are the highlights of Itacaré. The shoulder months of September to December and March to June are the best months to surfing in this region, with medium size waves with lots of perfection, light offshore winds, and low crowds! The summer (December to March) is characterized by small waves with offshore winds in the morning. Winter, June to September, see bigger waves and constant wind swells, giving a good shape and power to the beach breaks.

The most famous spot of Itacaré is Boca da Barra, a super-long, fun righthander that peels across a sandbank at the mouth of the River Contas.  Across the river are 6km of exposed, deserted beach breaks on fine sand backed by coconut trees. Many of these spots are only surfed by a few surfers because of their remote location and limited access. Surf Lessons and Surf Trips to the nearby breaks can be organised at the hotel.

Why We Love Villa Barracuda

The exclusivity of the hotel and the warm welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel at home!

A great variety of surf breaks for all levels, year-round surfing and warm-water!

Vila Barracuda is involved in many social projects to support the local community!

Ready to surf in Brazil?

The Rooms

Vila Baracuda Boutique Hotel has 8 tastefully designed suites and represents the vision of a group of Swedish and Brazilian friends to create an exclusive hotel with a homey feel.

All suites have Air Conditioning, ceiling fan, mini-fridge, cable TV, exclusive handmade bathroom amenities and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The decor includes furniture designed by Brazilians incorporating Swedish style and built by local craftsmen. If you are looking for an authentic Bahina experience, then Vila Baracuda is your home.

The Cuisine

At Vila Barracuda luxury meets the fisherman, the small farmer, and follows the preparation of each dish. All recipes are inspired by the local culture and fresh ingredients found in the daily life of Itacaré.

Nowhere in the world will you find the same flavours and spices you will find here. The Barracuda’s kitchen concept is the perfect fusion between traditional Bahian cuisine and contemporary Nordic simplicity.

Chef Eliés Santos, a native capoeirista and cook puts dedication and a lot of love into the preparation of each dish.

Activities

Unique and integrative experiences are created especially for each guest. The nature of Itacaré invites each of its visitors to experience moments of relaxation, connection, and emotions. The Barracuda Team organizes and accompanies each of its guests on different journeys: from canoeing to SUP, fishing and boat trips, mountain biking, rafting, and more!

Spa

Itacaré provides moments of self-discovery and self-care. Being well with yourself and achieving a more balanced mind, is the basis for enjoying in a more intense way
this whole experience. Get a massage on the veranda with the relaxing sea breeze. Enjoy sunset yoga and meditation for maximum restoration and relaxation.

Get There

The nearest airport is the Ilhéus Airport – IOS, located 70km from the Hotel. The trip from the airport takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. The journey allows you a chance to get to know the beautiful landscapes of the Bahian coast and appreciate the exuberant Atlantic Forest. Vila Barracuda offers a private transfer service between Ilhéus airport and the Hotel.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Omar AlJammaz 07/07/22

Trustpilot
Great service. Quick response.

Sue Christy 06/09/22

Trustpilot
Giulia and Awave were great. Highly recommended to others.

Gavin 06/08/22

Trustpilot
James is a legend & will get everything you need for your trip setup & take care of all your needs. It was super easy & he responds to all emails very fast!

Oli 09/05/22

Trustpilot
Everything was perfect!

Garret Cleary 06/03/22

Trustpilot
They were great for our trip to the Maldives. Very fast response times to any questions we had and overall really helpful.

Gadi Haliva 07/17/22

Trustpilot
excellent service all the way . will use this service again

Anthony Luczkow 07/11/22

Trustpilot
James and the team at Awave do great work! Our trip was seamless the whole way through, which is really all you can ever ask for...plus the waves were great

Ray-Mie Nederland 05/30/22

Trustpilot
We booked a trip to Niyama Maldives (13 - 20 May 2022) with Awave.

Before deciding to go to Niyama I had close contact with Giulia about what would be the best resort for that season. Giulia responded almost immediately and gave us good and detailled advice about the surf and of course also about the resort.

We had a great trip! The resort was just prefect as well as the service! Unfortunately the waves were a bit choppy and the wind cross/ onshore, but that's mother nature....... (and May is a very difficult month for the Maldives). We still surfed every day in fun size waves and had a great time.

Would definitely recommend Niyama as well as booking with Awave!

Benjamin Soto 09/13/22

Google
the service we got froma James was excelent. He answer really fast and always willing to help. He provided super usefull information and good tips.

George Nexus 09/14/22

Google
Great communication, fantastic care and attention from James who is very knowledgeable and approachable, and the product recommended to us as an alternative, Ayada, was a real paradise. We had very high expectations and we were really impressed with everything (apart from the the quality of the surfboards for hire). :)
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