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Ilhéus's history as a cocoa port and birthplace of famed novelist Jorge Amado have earned it a place in Brazil's top tourist destinations. Book with LATAM and enjoy quality service and exclusive entertainment when you travel to Ilhéus.
What to see in Ilhéus
One of the city's biggest attractions is Casa de Jorge Amado. The house where he lived when writing his first novel, it has been converted into a museum chronicling his life. Fans of Amado's work can also visit Bar Vesúvio, a location featured in one of his novels. See more of the city's history at churches such as the Catedral de São Sebastião, or just walk around some of the old streets and take in the architecture.
Travel tips in Ilhéus
If you have a chance, pay a visit to a cocoa farm in the general area to learn how the treat is made. Another nearby destination is the Centro de Recuperação do Bicho-Preguiça, a center designed for reintroducing sloths to their habitats. Other native animals also call the center home, but you need to schedule your visits in advance. To make the most out of your trip, book your flights to Ilhéus with LATAM and get the best rates.