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Vila Barracuda

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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Vila Barracuda

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

Justin West 19/04/2022

TrustPilot
I run surf coaching trips to perfect, uncrowded waves and I relied on the AWAVE team to deliver for my clients a month long boat trip to the Maldives. We had great waves on an absolutley 5* boat called North Seven which I REALLY recommend you enquire about.

I was dubious at first as a few boats were changed, in for repair but James assured me correctly this was a usual thing and they would endevour to find us the very best replacement (which they did). North Seven was so new we were the third guests but the crew were super experienced and could not have given us a better service. Captain Usmaan, the Chef great food, Hasan and Azim our surf boat operators could not have worked any harder and always had a smile even after the 50th request to speed us to the line up or spend four hours cruising looking or waves.

AWAVE team were always on hand to answer any fears and smooth out any worries. The payment system using Revolut was super easy.

We did have a few hiccups with the local airlines which was resolved and partly our fault (as for a month trip we took alot of surfboards and in some cases were over weight).

Take the fear out of booking and especially group bookings by using the AWAVE team. Justin West Coaching recommended.

Alex J. Zalewski II 12/11/20

Trustpilot
These guys are the BEST! Massively knowledgeable, fun and absolute shredders. I approached them asking for a UK winter getaway somewhere in the Indian Ocean and they suggested the perfect place, awesome setup with the beach a short stroll from my accommodation with 3 sick waves breaking over reefs to chose from. Real life doesn’t get much better than this. I also popped my barrel cherry in a big way on this trip so it was a truely memorable one. James also somehow wangled a boat charter to some super remote islands where we scored epic surf and landed some massive fish. James’ broken Indonesian language skills will get you places. Thanks again guys you rock.

Christine Losser 04/27/21

Trustpilot
James was very helpful and always there to answer all the questions. I will definitely book again with him!

Mark Carless 05/11/21

Trustpilot
James is a super knowledgeable surfer with a great ability to match any trip requirements to the right locations. He has arranged several trips for me and my friends in France, Morocco and more recently Indonesia. Awave have a great knowledge of all the surf spots and will go the extra mile to make sure your trip is all set up. With limited time to do this myself their service was invaluable.

Andrea Gomez 05/19/21

Trustpilot
Giuliana has been amazing to work with!! She was always available and answered all my questions. Thank you for all your help! We can't wait for our trip!

Adam 05/23/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service from start to finish from James and his team. After having several ‘self organised’ trips to Asia end with only a handful of good surf days I decided this time to use Awave in hope of maximising my valuable holiday time. James custom built a trip for me and my friends tailored for our abilities and requirements. There were no days wasted waiting for transfers as he organised it all from the airport to the beach. We scored pretty much every day whilst also having a surf trip that had that ‘off the beaten track’ feel we wanted. To round it off there was also a secret boat trip in the end where we surfed an awesome spot just us...Unforgettable. Will be using again.

Micio Pardo 07/13/21

Trustpilot
Fantastic service and support from Giulia during our trip. During a self organised trip to Maldives, we ended up in a sketchy situation: the hotel was far from the described plus the owner 'forgot' to mention that the whole island was in lockdown for a covid emergency. I quickly realized that I would need support and the best in class. That's when I decided to use Awave! Giulia answered reactively and custom built several solutions for me and my girlfriend, based on what feasible, our budget and surfing preferences!! No other words needed. Thanks Giulia, we'll be in touch again!

Caroline 07/18/21

Trustpilot
A wave travel were great! They helped me organize my trip to Sumatra. I would definitely book with them again!

Harry Vargas 07/19/21

Trustpilot
My friends and I recently went on a trip to the Maldives. We booked a week on the Hudhuranfushi resort which was amazing! The staff was very welcoming, flawless facilities and tasty food. One day our surf guide Ryan caught a fish and made some sashimi on the spot! I think that was pretty thoughtful! Awave agency really made sure all our needs where met as we where a big group of friends. A very personal approach and clear communication. Epic surf, great service, memories of a lifetime! I highly recommend traveling with Awave!

A. Laprell 09/03/21

Trustpilot
I had just arrived in Bali when the whole of Indonesia went into lockdown again. Despite travel restrictions such as mandatory vaccination and PCR tests, flight cancellations and even the fast ferries to the Mentawis being cancelled, Giulia tried everything to get me there. It was a hell of a trip to get there but totally worth it.

I scored pristine and empty Mentawis. The resort was affordable yet very luxurious given the remoteness. And with their great surf guide and their boat, I scored amazing empty waves!
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