Ei! Welcome to Vitória & Vila Velha, Espírito Santo!
Vitória is a city that is progressing fast but without sacrificing its glorious past and heritage. It has retained the elegance and beauty of its old architecutre, including old monuments, churches, buildings and convents, as well as the traditional skills of local clay potters and fishermen. Yet the city also continues to forge ahead, modernising itself to emerge as a strong thriving economy on par with global standards. You will not be disappointed when you come and visit Vitória, an island that has many things to see and do, while you enjoy the comfort of one of the numerous Vitoria hotels.
Come to behold the breathtaking Camburi beach and exciting night life on offer in Vitória, the greenest city of Espirito Santo!
It was in the year 1535 that Portuguese sailors first discovered a beautiful island covered with verdant forests and surrounded by mangroves and the sea. The island, known by the local residents as Guaananira (island of honey) and tucked away between water and forests, provided them a safe haven against attacks, and they dropped anchor.
In 1551, the island was renamed Vitoria. Today Vitória is the capital of Espirito Santo and a very important city in Brazil. It is also one of the earliest capitals of Brazil's states. Vitória is rooted in granite in and has two major granite outcrops: the Hill of Sao Benedito (Morro de Sao Benedito), which rises to a height of 194 metres and the Stone of Eyes (Pedra Dos Olhos), which rises to a height of 296 metres. The principal peak of Vitoria is the Hill of the Great Spring (Morro da Fonte Grande), which is 308.8 metres high.
Vitória is one of the greenest cities in Espirito Santo with around 91 square metres of green area per person. Surrounded by lush mangroves, beautiful gardens, parks and squares, Vitória is not only a visual delight for tourists to see on Vitória tours, but also provides a healthy and enriching environment for its citizens.
The three most important ports of Brazil are found in Vitória and they contribute significantly to the economy of the island, as well as that of Brazil. It was the coffee industry that pioneered economic activity in Vitoria around 1900. The island has come a long way since then, and is today the largest producer of steel in the world. Lately, Espirito Santo has also become one of the largest producers of oil in Brazil. The island has very well developed infrastructure and 6 bridges cross the ocean to link it to the mainland. The pride of Vitória is the 3.33-km Darcy Castelo de Mendonca Bridge. This is the largest infrastructural project undertaken by the state and offers a stunning view of the bay of Vitória, with its ports, islands and beaches and the neighbouring Vila Velha.
Vitória's warm sunny climate and beautiful beaches and coves are perfect for embarking on Vitória tours to make the most of any Vitória holiday. There is a beautiful 6-km beach at Camburi where tourists can not only soak in the sun but, also go for a stroll or jog and find comfort in a Vitória hotel. The Canto beach has two main squares, Namorados and Desejo, which have some fine Vitoria restaurants. There you can sample the iconic dish of Vitória, the moqueca capixaba, a rich fish stew. You can also take on the extensive nightlife. Take a look at the Vitória map to see where all the best beaches are located and decide on the ideal hotel in Vitória in relation to its nearby attractions.
Local residents of Espirito Santo are known as Capixabas, which translates as 'corn plantation' in Tupi Guarani, a family of native South American indigenous languages. There were five indigenous tribes living in the area when the Portuguese arrived. Capixabas is thought to originate during this time, as the blond hair of the Portuguese resembled the color of the locally-grown corn. Many elements of the local indigenous cultures have grown into the larger and distinct Brazilian-Portuguese culture of southern Brazil.
It is the natural splendour of Vitória that primarily attracts travellers. But once in the region, they are touched by the warmth of the hospitable Brazilian locals.
Browse through our personal recommendations of hotels in Vitória and our organized Vitória tours to piece together the perfect Brazilian holiday. If any questions arise, feel free to contact us to find out more about the lovely state of Espírito Santo!
From: R$ 222
The Senac Ilha do Boi Hotel is a highlight among hotels in Vitoria. Its location, facilities, structure, first line apartments and its magnificent view of the Vitória's bay makes it one of the most famous hotels in the city![more info]
With a strong infrastructure to provide a pleasant stay, the Camburi Hotel has a swimming pool, laundry, parking lot and an excellent location for those who are in town for leisure or business.[more info]
From: R$ 235
With the guaranteed standards quality provided by the network Atlantica Hotels, the Comfort Hotel Vitória Beaches is one of the best accommodation options in the capital of Espírito Santo, offering an excelent value for money.
The Hostess Hotel offers comfort, leisure, security and tranquillity in a privileged location, in front of the sea of the Costa Beach, in Vila Velha. Hostess Hotel's modern and adorable installations offer complete structure for leisure, business and events, and with the qualified attendance, the total satisfaction of guest is guaranteed.[more info]
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Olá! Hello from Serra Verde Express…your local connection in Vitória and Vila Velha, Brazil! We have been operating in the Espírito Santo region of Brazil for years and are in a perfect position to help travellers find the best Vitória hotels, the most exciting Vila Velha tours and everything in between. We take our commitment to responsible travel seriously and want to ensure that our visitors not only have the time of their lives, but also respect our home in the process. If you have any questions about travelling to Vitória and Vila Velha, or Southern Brazil, feel free to contact us and we will shower you with all the helpful local tips that will guarantee a great travel experience in Espírito Santo![more]
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