Itamaracá is an island city in Grande Recife. It is separated from the mainland by a 500-meter-wide channel. A bridge connects the island with the continent. It is only 35km away from Recife by road.
Public Transport buses and minibuses run at least once an hour from Igarassu towards the Island
You will have the choice between small combi busses, taxis, and large public busses that all route the main roads of the island.
The island have 13 different beaches. Some with waves, but most are very tranquil white sand beaches.
The small village town of Vila Velha have also the 2nd oldest church of Brazil.
The Fort of Santa Cruz de Itamaracá, popularly known as Fort Orange, located on Itamaracá Island on the north coast of the state of Pernambuco in Brazil. In the context of the second Dutch invasions in Brazil, it was originally a small island (now lost) in front of the tip of the Southeast Itamaracá Island, where the bar dominated the southern channel of Santa Cruz .
The small islet of Coroa de Aviao lies also less than 500m away from the southern tip of the island. Several sandbanks at low tide and sailing boats make the trip for 13R$ return trip.
The island is known for kitesurfing paradise for beginners. However, only few infrastructures exist. Horseback, Cycling, Kayaking, Standup paddle, sailing, snorkeling activities exists on the island.