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Espírito Santo is a state in the southeast of Brazil.


Regions of Espírito Santo
North Coast


  • Vitória - The capital of the state of Espírito Santo, famous for its bay, beaches and nightlife.
  • Conceição da Barra
  • Domingos Martins - To get a taste of a town colonized by German immigrants.
  • Guarapari - A popular beach resort town. Famous for its lively ambiance, with many clubs and beach parties, especially during the summer months.
  • Itaúnas - Famous for its dunes and forró, a Northeastern Brazilian dance.
  • Santa Teresa - To get a taste of a town colonized by Italian immigrants.
  • Vila Velha - Famous for Convento da Penha (a 16th-century hilltop Franciscan convent), and the beaches of Praia da Costa, Itapuã, and Coqueiral de Itaparica.

Other destinations

  • Pedra Azul State Park — the main attraction of this 12 square meters park is its 1909 meters high peak, Pedra Azul, which got its name due to the blue tonality reflected on the rock at some moments of the day


Forming a narrow and long band between the ocean and the mountains, the state of Espírito Santo has a great potential for tourism, offering to visitors beaches for all tastes; old buildings, and historic landmarks of its colonization. The origin of the capixaba people – that´s how locals there are called – comes from a mixture of Indians, blacks and Germans, among others.

Its capital, Vitória, stands out for sheltering one of the most important Brazilian ports, Tubarão – and for offering excellent places for sports fishing. Besides, it is the second oldest city in the State. The oldest is Vila Velha, founded in 1534; but the hostility of the Goitacas indians who used to live in that region forced the colonizers to move to the island across it. In the land dispute, the Portuguese triumphed and gave the new settlement the name of Vitória. At present both cities prosper harmoniously, separated only by a 4.8km bridge.

The state of Espírito Santo holds a very diversified industry, standing out as the one which had the biggest economic development in the past few decades. Besides, the state is greatly responsible for the connection of the country with the international market. Its port complex is among the most efficient in Latin America.


Get in

By plane

Vitória Airport (VIX) - also known as Eurico Salles Airport - is the main airport of the state, and is situated in the capital Vitória. It receives daily flights from most state capitals in the country. Among the main airlines serving the airport are TAM [1] and Gol [2]. A number of smaller carriers also serve the airport, including Azul [3], TEAM [4], and TRIP [5].

Get around


  • O Frade e a Freira (The Monk and the Nun) - An interesting rock formation near Itapemirim.



  • Caranguejada, a local stuffed crab dish.
  • Moqueca Capixaba - a delicious seafood stew cooked in a traditional clay pot. This version in milder than the Bahiana version because it does not contain dende oil.
  • Torta Capixaba


Stay safe

Get out

  • Rio de Janeiro - World-known city famous for its breathtaking landscape and annual carnival.
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