Itamambuca is a sleepy, paradaisical world about 10km to the north of Ubatuba and 60km south of Paraty. Set in a valley amongst Atlantic rainforest, Itamambuca is divided into a condominium of luxury homes and rentals, and the Vila - a friendly, cozy, and laid-back town of families who have lived here for generations. Bamboo Groove is located on the edge of the Vila, in a section known as the Recanto de Itamambuca, which is the closest neighborhood to the surf. The waves in Itamambuca are world-class, and suit the needs of beginners, as well as, advanced surfers. Stand Up Paddleboarding is also excellent and can be practiced on both the ocean and the river estuary, which is a calm swimming area with scattered boulders creating a stunning backdrop for photography.
The Vila has a mini-market, a few simple restaurants, and a pizzaria, while the condominium has a larger market, a bakery, and more restaurants to choose from. For those looking for banks, supermarkets, nightlife and fine dining, Ubatuba is the best option and is only 10 minutes up the road.