During the month of July and the beginning of August, photographer Ricardo Junior , of GuiaViagensBrasil.com, traveled more than 5 thousand kilometers registering the beautiful images of our coast.
The photographic expedition, which lasted 40 days, began in the capital of Espírito Santo, Vitória, whose port – one of the country’s main – moves the region. A trip to the interior of Capixaba aimed to observe the beauties of the mountains and valleys of the region, with a stop at Domingos Martins, known for its main attraction, Pedra Azul, which, according to the photographer, “gains beautiful contrasts during the day due to differentiated incidence of sunlight. ”
Pedra Azul, in Domingos Martins – ES
Orla de Vitória – ES
The trip continued north, to Itaúnas, already on the border with Bahia. “Many beaches of Itaúnas remain wild and untouched, with difficult access by trails of up to 10 km in the sand or by the vegetation until arriving at the beach. This makes the region even more beautiful, “says Ricardo. To get to the beach closest to the village you need to walk 1 km on the dunes. But every effort is rewarded.
Dunas de Itaúnas – ES
Beach of Itaúnas – ES
Next stop: the paradisiacal extreme south of Bahia. “For those who want to relax and get in touch with incredible natural beauties and a welcoming people, the extreme south of Bahia is the ideal place,” recommends Ricardo. The photographer passed through the villages of Prado and Cumuruxatiba, which are rather rustic, but its pristine beaches and white, fine sand provide beautiful scenery, practically untouched at this time of year.
Japara Grande beach in Prado – BA
The clicks followed until Porto Seguro, internationally known for its beach parties, mainly in Taperapuã, Mundaí and Itacemirim, and the restless night in Passarela do Álcool. But in addition, the region of Brazil’s discovery preserves much of our history in museums and monuments. “Circling through Porto Seguro and Santa Cruz de Cabrália, its neighbor, is like traveling a little in the history of Brazil, knowing how our Indians lived and how was the process of Portuguese colonization,” says Ricardo referring to the Memorial of the Epic of Discovery – which houses a replica of the Nau Capitania, the Jaqueira Indigenous Reserve – where the Pataxó Indians live and preserve and show visitors their traditions and customs; and Praia Coroa Vermelha, considered by historians as the landing point of Pedro Álvarez Cabral’s expedition in 1500, and also the site of the first Mass prayed in Brazil.
Jaqueira Indigenous Reserve in Porto Seguro – BA
Following the trip, the stop is in the charming villages of Arraial D’Ajuda and Trancoso, which are not present. Close to the villages, there is a lot of movement and parties, as there are several bars and restaurants, in addition to the exquisite foot-in-the-sand stalls that offers a lot of comfort to visitors.
Although all the coast of the region is beautiful, it is on the route between Arraial and Trancoso that the most paradisiacal and wild landscapes are found. “For those who are willing to walk for 1 to 2 hours along the waterfront, you will find dream scenarios,” says Ricardo. Close to Trancoso is Mirror Beach. “She came on the list of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil and registering these landscapes, you can understand the title,” comments the photographer, enthused by the region’s natural beauty.
Church of Saint John the Baptist in Trancoso – BA
Square, Trancoso – BA
Mirror Beach – BA
This he did not know what awaited him in Caraíva, his next stop. An almost forgotten fishing village on the coast of Bahia makes Caraíva a perfect destination for lovers of beautiful and tranquil beaches, but with many attractions. “Caraíva has access only by boat and is a very different place. It has simple infrastructure, a very peculiar way of life, many stories of fishermen and an indescribable natural beauty, “says Ricardo.
Caraíva is also a gateway to the Monte Pascoal National Park, home to the Barra Velha Mother Village, an indigenous reserve where you can get to know more about the culture, dance, cooking, and the Pataxó language native to the region.
Crossing of Ponta do Corumbau, Caraíva
Finishing the photographic expedition and leaving the tranquility of the south of Bahia, Ricardo Junior went straight to the Marvelous City, seat of the Olympics in 2016. Besides the beaches, Ricardo recorded the beautiful images of the parks and bohemian neighborhoods of the city. “Rio de Janeiro is a city boiling with attractions, it has for all styles and tribes, only to arrive,” reveals the photographer.
Christ the Redeemer – RJ
Photo panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro
Images are available on your site ( www.ricardojuniorfotografias.com.br ) and also in GuiaViagensBrasil.com. Just access and enjoy.