Vila Barracuda is a small and intimate boutique hotel in the heart of Itacaré village, in the fishermen shore. Due to its location, the Hotel works as a great starting point for those who enjoy experiencing the local culture and exploring nature.  Vila Barracuda is in front of the encounter of Rio de Contas (Contas river) with the Atlantic Ocean and only a few steps away from the main street and the beaches of the village.

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Take advantage of the swimming pool area, while enjoying a drink and the beautiful view of the river and the blue sea!


TThe Hotel has only 9 rooms, divided into 4 categories, all with air conditioning, minibar, ceiling fan, safe box, Wi-Fi and homemade bathroom amenities. The suites are spacious and perfect to accommodate the family together!

Double Room

Comfortable and cozy, albeit being the entry-level category of the hotel. Located on the ground floor, the 30sqm units have impeccable service, testifying the luxury of simplicity.

Standard Suite / Terrace & Hammock

Also on the ground floor, they have and an exclusive small terrace with a hammock to relax at the end of the day.

Superior Suite / Balcony & City View

On the first floor, the Superior Suite has a beautiful balcony with views to the city and 40sqm of very well distributed space. This suite also has a sofa bed and can accommodate 3 people very comfortably.

Master Suite / Balcony & Sea View

The Master Suite is the Hotel’s most special accommodation. There are 75sqm, enough space to offer a special experience for a couple or host a family, as if necessary, it is possible to connect this suit to another room. A spacious balcony places hammocks for a rest with an unique view of the fishing boats in the sea.


The History of Vila Barracuda began when a group of Swedes came to Itacaré to know its natural beauties. Passionate about the local nature and culture, still native, they decided, together with a couple of Brazilians, to realize a common dream of having a hotel and a house, both under the same roof, to welcome guests from around the world.

Both the concept of architecture and interior design as well as the concept of services are based on the connection Bahia – Scandinavia, resulting in a warm and cool atmosphere that makes guests feel at a friend’s house.

Villa Barracuda’s Gastronomy is a highlight during your stay at the Hotel. Besides the Pizza Bar, located in seaside, the Hotel has a native Chef who prepares, in the integrated kitchen, dishes based on regional and contemporary cuisine, using the freshest seafood and ingredients gathered in the day.

Itacaré, Bahia - Brazil

Itacaré is a small town located in the so-called Costa do Cacau (literally the Cocoa Coast), south of Salvador. Albeit being a small town, Itacaré is home to a wide variety of natural beauty: gorgeous beaches, beautiful waterfalls, a very well preserved Atlantic rainforest area, rivers, mangroves and the famous waves that attract surfers from around the world.

Undoubtedly, the nature of the region is its greatest appeal, but the local culture, that still is quite native and rustic, also surprises all travelers.

Its colonial past is present in vintage large houses scattered throughout the city, which now house some restaurants and hotels.


Itacaré is famous for being one of the best surf “peaks” in the world. Besides being a paradise for surfers, Itacaré is also excellent for those who like to enjoy nature, guaranteeing wonderful views of the Atlantic Forest, Rio de Contas, several beaches and the sea. Vila Barracuda offers the whole structure to recommend, organize and conduct guests on tours. With the hotel’s speedboat, it is possible to cruise upriver to a waterfall and visit picturesque restaurants on the margin of the river. The beaches are different from each other and appeal to all types of tourists, both those who like walking on trails to know unexplored and rustic places, as those who search for a good infrastructure. In addition to these options, there are cultural programs such as visiting a Cacao Farm, where you can see the entire process of manufacture handmade chocolate. Miscellaneous gastronomic options are available on the main street, which is just a few meters from Vila Barracuda.


The nearest airport to Itacaré is located in Ilheus, which is located 60Km away. The road that connects Ilhéus to Itacaré is the BA-001. The road trip is delightful, during 1h20.

From Salvador, the best way by land is throught the Ferry Boat to Bom Despacho. From Salvador to Itacaré it is a 5-hour road trip.

For guests’ convenience, Vila Barracuda offers a transfer service that can be scheduled at the time of booking.