©

Camamu trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Camamu

Trip Planner South America  /  Brazil  /  State of Bahia  /  Camamu
(2.7/5 based on 20+ reviews for 2 attractions)
Things to do: beaches
Camamu is a municipality in the state of Bahia, Brazil. Politically, it is in the Valença subregion of the Sul Baiano region. It is located on the southern coast of Bahia state, the Costa do Dendê (Palm Coast), along the BA-001 highway. The municipality covers an area of 885.20 km², and, as of the 2010 census, it had 31,055 inhabitantsHistoryThe region was originally inhabited by native Macamamus Indians. The name Camamu was the name of the Indians' village. In 1560 the Jesuits established a mission, that the next in year, upon completion of the chapel, was converted into a parish with the name "Aldeia de Nossa Senhora da Assunção de Macamamu". On 22 May 1693 the village was elevated to town status with the name of Camamu. And finally, on June 27, 1891, it officially became a city.Like many coastal towns, Camamu was built at two levels. In the upper town were the churches and colonial houses, while down by the harbor were the commercial establishments.The town grew rich as the area became the largest producer of cassava in Brazil, and it became the target of pirates and invaders such as the Dutch. From 1624 to 1627 the town suffered several attacks by the Dutch. To protect itself from further incursions, the inhabitants blocked the passage to the harbor with huge rocks, that forced boats to zigzag in the channel in order to reach the port. The rocks remain in place today.In 1782, by order of the Portuguese Crown, the pioneer João Gonçalves da Costa opened the first road connecting Camamu with inland settlements. Because of its importance to the economic life of the province, it became known as the "Estrada das Nações" ("Road of Nations").In 1961, Camamu municipality was subdivided with a portion remaining in Camamu and a portion becoming the municipality of Ibirapitanga.
Add Camamu and other destinations in Brazil to your travel itinerary using our Brazil trip builder.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Camamu

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Camamu

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Camamu:
Beaches, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, historic sites, nightlife
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, zoos & aquariums, historic sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, nature, adventure
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, historic sites, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to State of Bahia

41 days in South America BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Diamantina & Salvador BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Salvador BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in South America BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 33 days in South America BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 41 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM SWEDEN February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News