Ilhéus is a major city located 430 km south of Salvador, in the southern coastal region of Bahia, Brazil. The city was originally founded in 1534 as Vila de São Jorge dos Ilhéus. It is known as one of the most important tourism centers of the northeast of Brazil.
Ilhéus boats beautiful beaches and a rich cultural heritage that includes early Portuguese buildings, history and culinary distinctions.
Things to see and do
* Jorge Amado House of Culture Museum
* Mata da Esperança Botanical Garden - Hope Woods Botanical Garden
* Ecoparque de Una - Una's Ecopark
* Bar Vesúvio - Vesuvius Bar
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Real (R$) (BRL)
Language - Portuguese
Population - 222,000 approx
Land Area - 1850 kmÂ²
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time - GMT minus three hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 55
Port Location - The port is located in IIheus harbour.
Transport Links - Ilhéus is accessible by air with multiple flights daily from both Salvador and São Paulo on TAM Brazilian Airlines and Gol Linhas Aereas.