CACHOEIRO DE ITAPEMIRIM
BIRDWATCHING LOCATIONS AND CONTACT WITH NATURE
Cachoeiro de Itapemirim is the fifth most populous municipality of Espírito Santo, with a little more than 200,000 inhabitants. A "Secret Capital of the World" is known nationally for the fact that the consecrated singer Roberto Carlos was born in the city. Besides the King, Rubem Braga was another illustrious citizen of the municipality of Espírito Santo. In addition to the illustrious residents, Cachoeiro de Itapemirim has prominent tourist attractions, such as a Casa de Cultura Roberto Carlos, a Casa dos Bragas, a Railway Station, the Bernardino Monteiro Palace, the Rubem Braga Theater, the Itabira Peak and others. For bird advocates, it is worth knowing a traditional Pios Factory of the municipality, founded in 1903. The districts of the municipality are also known, with Burarama being one of the main tourist routes of the region.
BURARAMA / MONTE ALEGRE
The district of Burarama is known for all the scenic beauties, while the quilombola community of Monte Alegre is famous for the cultural scene.
Burarama is one of the main districts of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, in the south of Espírito Santo. The district has about 700 inhabitants in the center and approximately 2500 inhabitants when added the residents of the neighboring communities. Burarama is considered the main tourist route of the municipality of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, as there are occurrences of waterfalls, natural pools, native forests and scenic beauties, being the Pedra da Ema and the Igrejinha do Cantagalo the main references about observation and visitation respectively. The district still maintains traditions of decades ago, being Folia de Reis one of the main attractions during the Christmas festivities. In addition, in the 30's, the district was one of the main Integralistas headquarters of the country, having an incredible history referring to that time, documented in books and videos. Some residents still remember hymns and possess objects of the time. The main tourist attraction (and curious) of Burarama is the Pedra da Ema. Between the months of April and August the drawing of a Ema is formed in a great rock. Besides the date, there is also time for Emma to appear: between noon and 4pm! Monte Alegre is close to Burarama, approximately 15 km. The community is of great cultural importance to the State of Espírito Santo, because it is of quilombola origin. Monte Alegre is formed by approximately 550 quilombolas, who have black roots that supposedly came from Angola and were enslaved in nearby farms during the middle of the 19th century. The community has cultural activities, such as Caxambu and Capoeira, typical foods and Ecotourism activities, the main activity being the walk in the National Forest of Pacotuba, where monkeys can be observed.
*PICTURES TAKEN ON SITE*
(see complete list of occurrence on the specific observation pages)
HOW TO GET THERE
HOW TO GET THERE BY PLANE
The nearest airport to Cachoeiro de Itapemirim is the Eurico Airport of Aguiar Salles, in Vitoria. It is important to inform that Cachoeiro is at a distance of about 140 km from the capital of Espírito Santo. Soon, a car or a bus must be taken so that it is possible to reach the municipality.
HOW TO GET THERE BY BUS
Leaving Vitoria - ES and other states / cities: A bus should be taken to Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, noting that there are companies that carry out this itinerary on a daily basis and at different times.
Cachoeiro de Itapemirim has the Bus Terminal Gil Moreira, from where there is boarding and disembarkation of municipal, intermunicipal and district buses.
Gil Moreira Bus Terminal Address: Av. Francisco Lacerda De Aguiar, 47, Gilberto Machado, Cachoeiro De Itapemirim, ES, CEP 29304-900, Brazil.
HOW TO GET THERE BY CAR
Leaving Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro: Take BR - 101, in the direction South - North, to Cachoeiro de Itapemirim. Leaving Vitoria: You should also take the BR - 101, north - south direction, to the municipality.
HOW TO GET THERE ON FOOT
In Cachoeiro de Itapemirim the population uses the sidewalk of Avenida Beira-Rio to carry out walks. During dawn and dusk there is a great movement in this area. The city center generally has a large stream of people, which can cause difficulties for quieter trips. Already on Saturdays and Sundays the sidewalks will be more empty, where it will facilitate, for example, to know the Casa de Cultura Roberto Carlos.
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(Institutions and people who helped put together this site)
Leonardo Merçon - Wildlife Photographer and President of the Instituto Últimos Refúgios.
Isabela Gava Rosseto - Graduated in Environmental Engineering - Multivix.
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