©

Santa Cruz Cabralia trip planner

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

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

Santa Cruz Cabralia

Said to have borne witness to the first mass in the nation's history, Santa Cruz Cabralia in many ways stands as a quintessential coastal Brazilian city. A hodgepodge of homes, palm trees, and hotels come together in the city center, all against a backdrop of the Atlantic's blue waters and white sands. Sightseeing in Santa Cruz Cabralia often starts with the giant cross erected on the main beach, a tribute to the first Catholic mass. Climbing up to the hilltop historical part of the city rewards with sweeping views out over the red tile roofs, shoreline, and sea. You'll also find architectural gems like the 17th-century Jesuit church, painted in white and blue, and historical buildings including the jail and administrative house. Add Santa Cruz Cabralia and other destinations in Brazil to your travel plans using our Brazil online holiday maker .
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Santa Cruz Cabralia

  • 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 Santa Cruz Cabralia

Most accommodations in Santa Cruz Cabralia lie in the relatively small area within a few blocks of the beach and the coastal highway, south of the mouth of the river. Just about anywhere in town lies within easy walking distance of the ocean and historic sites, though to access the older part of town you'll need to hike up the bluff occupied by the church. While a few larger hotel complexes do exist in the city, the majority of places to stay come in the form of "pousadas," essentially family- or independently run guesthouses, bungalows, and bed and breakfasts that often occupy historical buildings, and generally at budget-friendly rates.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to State of Bahia

16 days in South America BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Salvador BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, outdoors, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Salvador BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM MOROCCO March, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM MOROCCO February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in State of Bahia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 32 days in Salvador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 52 days in Brazil & Santiago BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in State of Bahia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans