Get to know Espírito Santo, one of the most attractive Brazilian states, with its beautiful landscapes and rich cultural history resulting from the influence of various peoples, such as Indians, blacks, Portuguese, Italians, Germans and others.
Religious tourism is also a high point of activities there. The religiosity of the inhabitants of Espírito Santo is very intense and can be observed throughout the year through great celebrations.
The Festa da Penha, a tribute to Nossa Senhora da Penha, patron saint of the State, which is celebrated with pilgrimages and masses at the Penha Convent, located in Vila Velha.
Meet the Holy Spirit
One of the tourist attractions in the state is the Penha Convent, built in 1558 on a large rock. There, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the bay of Vitória, Vila Velha and lovely beaches.
Also very popular is the Festa de São Benedito, an event held in January and celebrated in several cities across the state.
In terms of rural tourism, we mention the Carnielli family, which was one of the pioneers in agritourism in Venda Nova do Imigrante.
His main source of income was coffee, but in the corral cows produced milk and Nona began to produce cheese, which became famous in the region. In addition to selling the product, they expose how the production is.
So everything on the farm became an attraction: the corral, the cooling of the milk, the curing of the cheese in the cold chamber, the stone mill to make cornmeal, the coffee drying on the patio, everything became an attraction.
Here, agro tourism emerged naturally in the community and expanded to various regions of Espírito Santo.
Today the state offers a wide variety of products, including jams, sweets, biscuits, bread, coffee, cornmeal, milk, cheese, ricotta, yogurt, wines, liqueurs, cachaça, handicrafts and embroidery.
Espírito Santo and its ecotourism
Espírito Santo is full of natural attractions that vary from north to south and from east to west of the state.
There are options for all tastes, from the sea to the mountains, passing through mangroves and crystalline lagoons, ancient mountains covered by forests, rocky pier, and much more.
Some suggestions include:
1. Caparaó National Park, home to the third highest peak in the country, Pico da Bandeira, at an altitude of 2,890 meters. Located in Dores do Rio Preto, which offers the Pedra da Menina trail and the trekking to Pico da Bandeira.
2. Pedra Azul State Parks, in Domingos Martins, and Forno Grande, in Castelo, are excellent options for ecological walks, with stunning views.
3. Circuito das Três Santas, formed by Santa Teresa, Santa Leopoldina and Santa Maria de Jetibá, is rich in cultural traditions and is home to waterfalls, rocks, orchids and rare hummingbirds.
Here is the Professor Mello Leitão Museum of Biology, popular for bird and plant watching.
Linhares It has the largest lagoon complex in the country, with 64 lagoons, including Juparanã, the largest lagoon in terms of water volume in Brazil. In addition, there is also the Tamar Project, which protects sea turtles.
The Conceição da Barra State Park has several types of ecosystems, such as the Atlantic Forest, tableland, beach, river, mangroves, restinga and wetlands, and is home to a wide range of fauna, including endangered species.
Praia do Riacho Doce in Conceição da Barra is for those who want a quieter and more isolated place.
Espírito Santo is rich in cultural diversity, due to the presence of various peoples who brought their traditions, such as blacks, Indians, Italians, Germans, Pomeranians and Lebanese.
Capixaba culture is represented in many aspects of life, including music, dance, cuisine and parties. Congo is the state's most traditional rhythm and references many aspects of life, including slavery, religious devotion, love and the sea.
Another striking rhythm is the ticumbi, characterized by the sounds of violas and tambourines and singing in verses and rhymes.
The National Encounter of Folia de Reis in October, Boi Pintadinho at Carnival in Muqui. Polenta Festival, Domingos Martins International Winter Festival, Forró Festival in Itaúnas, Accordion and Viola Festival in São Pedro de Itabapoana, Pomeranian Immigration Festival in Santa Maria de Jetibá and the National Theater Festival in Guaçuí are others state attractions.
Handicrafts are also an important part of the culture of Espírito Santo, with the clay pot being a tradition from mother to daughter that is at least 400 years old, making the typical dishes of the state tastier. The clay pot is listed by the National Historical and Artistic Heritage Institute.
Other types of crafts are also recognized, such as banana fiber crafts from Iconha and shell crafts from Piúma.
In Cuisine, the highlight is the pie and moqueca capixaba.
Espírito Santo is famous for its ocean fishing and water sports, attracting fishermen from all over the world with its rich variety of large fish.
Vitória is recognized as the marlin capital of the world, having set two world records for catching this fish, both blue and white. In addition to it, you can catch fish such as tuna, sea bass, dorado, among others.
Diving is also a popular activity in the region at Três Ilhas in Guarapari, they can be day or night and allow the visit to the marine artificial reef created from the wreck of the ship Victory 8B.
Windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddle, surfing, sailing, boat rentals and schooner rides are some of the options available to visitors.
Get to know Espírito Santo and discover all the wonders that this small Brazilian state has to offer!
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