International Volvo Photo Locations Part 490
Praia de Cabeçudas is located at Rua Juvêncio Taváres D’amaral in Itajai, Brazil.
Itajaí is a municipality in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. It is located on the northern central coast of Santa Catarina and is part of the Vale do Itajaí Mesoregion, on the right bank of the Itajaí-Açu river mouth. It lies at the mouth of the Itajaí River, at 6 metres above sea level. The city has the 2nd largest gross domestic product and the highest per capita income in the State of Santa Catarina.
The Port of Itajaí is the main port of Santa Catarina, and the second largest in Brazil in terms of the movement of containers. It serves as the main port for exports in the region, and almost all production of the state of Santa Catarina moves through it at some point.
In 2013 it has been chosen as the arrival point of the Transat Jacques Vabre and it was a stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2012, 2015 and 2018.
Itajaí is in the south of Brazil, on the north coast of Santa Catarina State. It’s positioned about 100 kms north of the state capital of Florianopolis. More importantly, it marks the end of the big Southern Ocean challenge and the first port of call after the boats have rounded Cape Horn. After racing thousands of miles through the planet’s frozen wastes, the first boat into Itajaí will get some serious kudos – and a very welcome tray of the local Caipirinhas.
This is one of the coolest beach and surf spots on the planet. If you’ve never experienced Brazil’s beach culture then this is your chance – it’s a heady mix. Check out Praia de Cabeçudas and Praia Brava, the latter being the better surf spot. If it’s nightlife you’re after, then head to the Warung Beach Club – several times voted as one of the world’s best places to dance.