Portuguese colonies searching for fertile soil, on the first decade of XVIII century, settle the Puxim region. They were expulsed by local Indians, moved to the Pardo River mouth, and started the village.

The Canavieiras district was separated from Ilhéus, and first called Imperial Canavieiras Village, under Province Law at November 13, 1832. The village, initially with the catholic name of Saint Boaventura of Puxim of Canavieiras was promoted to city by State Act in may, 25, 1891.

In 1746, the Bahia economic history begins to change as Mr Antonio Dias Ribeiro first planted cocoa seeds on the Cubiculo Farm by the Pardo River banks. After long years of financial up and downs, the cocoa industry came into a definitive crisis with the “witch brush” plague, and the region started to pay more attention at tourism business, mainly after 1980.

The blue marlin and the snook fishing, became the main tourist attractive for the city. As a curiosity, he famous local food “snook head” is not related to the same name fish meat.

City Data

CEP (Postal) 45860-000
Phone Code: 073
Electric Energy: 110 V
Distance from Salvador(Bahia State Capital): 596 km
Main roads: BA 001 and BA 274.
Average year temperature: 25 Celsius

Bus Station

Av Assis Gonçalves, S/N, tel 73 3284 1201
Airport : Av Felinto Melo
Mail Office: 15 de novembro Square, tel 3284 1557
Bank Branches: Banco do Brasil and Bradesco
Public Library: 15 de novembre Square, 224, open Monday to Friday, 07:30-21:00, 9,822 books.

Pedro Menezes Sports Stadium capacity 900 people
Canavieiras Sports Gym (GECA) capacity 700 people
Multisports Square (CEOB) Capacity 1.000 people


Coast Beach, Atalaia Beach, Patipe Beach, North Beach or Oiticica


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