Serra Grande is located in the middle of the main road BA-001 in between Itacaré and Ilhéus, at a distance of approximately 30 km from each city.



The national airport of Ilhéus (IOS) has connections with most of Brazil's major cities. There are daily flights to Ilhéus from Salvador, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and São Paulo. The main companies flying to Ilhéus are LATAM, GOL and Azul


The highway BR-101 is the main access for those coming from south of the country. For those who come from the north, Itacaré is best accessed is by highway BA-001.

Bus transportation

Buses connecting with Serra Grande mainly come from Porto Seguro, Ilhéus and Salvador.

If you are arriving from Salvador, then the best and fastest option is to take the ferry from the port of Salvador to the island of Itaparica. When you reach Itaparica's port, Bom despacho, take a bus to Itacaré with the bus companies Águia Branca and Cidade Sol that operate hourly on this route. The fare costs around 33 Real and the travel time is approximately 5 hours.
From Itacaré you take the bus towards Ilhéus and get off at Serra Grande. Buses to Ilhéus operate on an hourly base but check before you get onboard because it only makes a stop in Serra Grande twice a day. The bus company Rota (tel: +73 3251-2181) makes this route and costs 12 Real.
Note: In Bom Despacho buses are available at the same location for the ferry, making the trip faster and less tiring.

Coming from Ilhéus, the bus companies Águia Branca and Cidade Sol have daily buses to Serra Grande. The journey takes about one hour and 10 minutes and costs around 10 Real.
For those coming from Porto Seguro, Arraial D'Ajuda or Trancoso it is best to take a direct bus from the bus station of Porto Seguro. The journey takes about 7 hours, costs around 50 Real and is operated by the bus company Rota.

Private car

Coming from Salvador the best option is to catch the ferry to the island of Itaparica's port Bom Despacho and then follow the highway BA-001.

If you are arriving from the south like Porto Seguro, Arraial D'Ajuda and Trancoso, it is better to take the BR-367 until Eunápolis and then follow the BR-101 towards Itabuna. At the connection with the highway BA-263, turn right towards Ilhéus. When you reach Ilhéus take the BA-001, towards the northern beaches/Serra Grande.

Note: In general, coming from Salvador to Ilhéus the road conditions are good and well marked, however attention must be paid due to the many curves and small communities along the road. Keep the speed reduced at all time.


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