updating - sorry if there is any mistake (02/09/09)
Ubatuba Facts    

Brasil is a really, really big country. Brasil is the 5th country in the world in territory area. The city of Ubatuba is located in the state of São Paulo, wich has an more than 248.000m2 (it's bigger than United Kingdon). Besides this, when you decide to visit Ubatuba you can be sure that your are not going to have to loose much time traveling because Ubatuba is close to many turistic cities - so you can plan an itinerary putting Ubatuba rigth in the middle of it - but remember to spend at least one week here!

We are a halfway between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo cities. In fact, the state of Rio de Janeiro is at our bondaries (Paraty, our nighboard city, is up north). At the other side, going south still in the coastline, you have São Sebastião and Ilhabela, two famous beach cities. So, we suggest you a travel between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro by the "green coast" - you are gonna love it!


Praia Grande View

Praia Grande Beach View
The Beaches  
Birdwatching and the Atlantic Forest

If you really want to know all the beaches of Ubatuba, well, in this case you are gonna need to spend some time here... the city has 86 beaches for all kind of people. It just depend of what you are looking for - calm waters, only two relax streched at the sand? Want to surf? Maybe a hang out at a surf beach as Itamambuca? Want a crowdy beach like Praia Grande? Or maybe swetting at a trakking from 15min to 1hour, just to be presented with a almost non-touched beach at the end of the trail? Take a look at a list of beaches near our Hotel

Ubatuba’s climate is humid temperate. The region’s annual average temperature is 21ºC, with highs of 35ºC and lows of 15ºC.

Ubatuba is not only for surfing or general beach lovers. It is also one of the best places in Brazil to nautical sports, diving, adventure sports and birdwatching. And if you want some adventure, don't forget to make the schooner ride to Anchieta Island.

Ubatuba has 85% of its area preserved at the Serra do Mar State Park - needless to say that, wherever you look, you are going to see the forest. Birdwatching is becaming a important turistic option at Ubatuba mainly because of another wonder: the preserved “Mata Atlântica” (Atlantic Forest). It's important to mention that recently, and thanks to the Ubatubabirds Group, Ubatuba is becaming known by the birdwatchers community because of it's more tham 510 registered birds species. That's much more than what you find in several countries.

If you like birding, certanly Ubatuba is a must know place for you. The news about new species found here are common. Just as an example, recently the Ruby-Topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis Mosquitus) was seen here (this bird was seen before only on up north brazil). On 2008 also a Calapytura Crystata was seen, but this time not registered.

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Birds from Hotel Coquille

Some History

The origin of the name comes from the Tupi words (arrows or canoes) and tuba (many). Ubatuba was the place where the Portuguese signed the first treaty of peace of the Americas with the Tupinamba Indians, a treaty that keep Brazil in the Portuguese hands, with one language and one faith. Back in the 16th century the Tupinamba families had been put into slavery by the Portuguese to work in sugar cane plantations in the South, in the surroundings of the city of Saint Vincent. The Tupinamba answered to this outrage with a powerul confederation - The Tamoio Confederation - that could destroy Saint Vincent with the help of the French who had founded a colony before the foundation of Rio de Janeiro in the Guanabara Bay, named The Antarctic France. The Portuguese counted on the Jesuits Priests, Fathers Anchieta and Nobrega, who were sent to Ubatuba (a tribe named Yperoig) to make peace with the Indians. Anchieta was kept as a hostage and Nobrega got back to Saint Vincent with the Chief Cunhambebe to make arrangements for the final Treaty. The Portuguese won, destroying the Antarctic France and keeping the land. If the French had won, the history could have been another one: where there are the States of Rio and São Paulo nowadays, there could be a huge French department or another French speaking country.


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