"It's nice!"

Guriri is located in São Mateus, north of the Espírito Santo, Brazil. In their calm and crystalline waters, during the low tide, there are famous natural swimming pools of lukewarm waters,  more than 40 Km of beach, where it is located one of the main áreas  de  of sea turtles and of the Projeto Tamar.

The attractions of the place include, besides the two bars, the beach, forests and refuges to the edge of the rivers, small towns with typical people, bars and restaurants close to the rivers or to the beach where she can prove local delicacies as cooked crabs, fried fish, robalo fish stew, shrimps of all of the types and sizes and the most varied broths. During the summer, in the square of the center of the neighborhood, it is attended capoeira shows, musical bands and beauty contests.

But what really moves the life in the island are the tourism and the fishing. Justifiable. And, as complement, it was honored with a climate of a lot of sun that seems summer almost the whole year, providing, as they say the verses of the local bands on the island, an own atmosphere for the love.



GURIRI-it is an island with a beach of almost 20 kilometers, calling the Beach of New Barra. It possesses agitated and lukewarm waters forming natural swimming pools in the low tide. Urbanized and enough frequented. TheCarnival, of street, is one of the most lively of Espírito Santo coast. It is to 13 Km of São Mateus's center with access in paved highway.

"Long beaches here!"

BARRA NOVA – MANGUEZAIS – -has a river of dark waters, it polishes thick and gold, with a peculiar characteristic: the formation of stones that are favor the sururu production.The extension is calculated around 60Km. During the low tide it is possible to arrive of Indian for the beach of Guriri. Another option is the dirt road of the Ranch, it is the right, after Ponte of Mariricu, or to proceed of canoe for the growth of mangroves of the Native. It possesses some small located bars. Distance = 23 Km of São Mateus.

URUÇUQUARA-it Begins in Rio Mariricu's mouth and it proceeds to the south for more 15 Km. One of the most isolated passages of the coast capixaba. Beach deserts, with limpid waters and good temperature. Frequented by surfers or people that like peacefulness. It can be arrived by the beach in the low tide or for the growth of mangroves of the Native, other option is for BR 101 in the Km 87. It is distant of the municipal district about 58 Km.

CACHOEIRA DO CRAVO -Old property of the Baron of Aymorés. The big house was restored by the new proprietors. Formed by Rio Cricaré. It is placed to 03 Km of the headquarters of Nestor Gomes' District. Km 41 of the Highway Miguel C. Carneiro (São Mateus X New Venécia).

CACHOEIRA DO INFERNO (WATERFALL OF THE HELL)-Ideal for ecological walks. Formed by the Cricaré River. That name was given by the residents alleging a called well to exist “Caldron of the Devil”. they Say that who she venture to dive doesn't return to the surface. It is placed to 06 Km of the headquarters of Nestor Gomes' District. Km 41 of the Highway Miguel C. Carneiro (São Mateus X New Venécia).

PROJECT TAMAR-it Acts in the research, control and protection to the sea turtles. The led off their activities in 1988 in the Beach of Guriri, 12 Km of São Mateus's center. The spawning period begins in September, extending until March, period of high season. An important local attraction is considered.

RIO SÃO MATEUS OR CRICARÉ-it is Born in the Mountain of the Sapphire in Minas Gerais of the union of the rivers Xopotó and Piranga. It served for long years as canal of the wealth of the municipal district. The fishing of the robalo, had betrayed, piau and Jew besides shellfishes as crab, shrimp and pitu is abundant. It is located to 500 downtown meters.

RIO MARIRICU- Also known like Maririke (called by the natives). Tributary of Rio São Mateus or Cricaré. It is located in the Km 08 of the Highway Othovarino Duarte Santos.

"There are a lot of restaurantes and hotels here."

RIO BLACK-Very known by tourists by possessing medicinal properties. Their waters are dark. It possesses camping and close bar his/her margin. It is located in the Km 06 of the Highway Othovarino Duarte Santos.

RUINS OF the OLD CHURCH-Built in 1596. Ruins of a temple built by Indian and slaves. For his/her construction they were used stones that came as ballasts in the embarkations and as supporter of the blocks, a league obtained with whale oil and whitewash. Says the legend that they were hidden treasures in their walls. It is located in the Praça Anchieta, Center.

CHURCH OF SÃO BENEDITO-Built the more than one century. Stage of folkloric and religious events accomplished by devoted blacks in praise to the “Santo Protetor”, in the month of December. Located in the Praça São Benedito, Center.

MOTHER CHURCH-Jesuit Construction of the oldest of the State and older of São Mateus. In 1949 a fire that destroyed her happened partially. In 1751 it was high to the Parish and today it is Diocese of São Mateus. Located in the Municipal Square, Center.

CATHEDRAL OF SÃO MATEUS-Inaugurated in May of 1989. It possesses in the interior beautiful sacred paintings of Cláudio Pastro. Located in the Avenida São João XXIII.

MONASTERY OF THE VIRGIN OF GUADELOUPE- Inaugurated in February of 1994. Busy for nuns Beneditinas. Opened daily to you visit. It possesses masses with Gregorian song. Located in BR 101, Km 67,5.


OLD HOUSE OF THE PIECE OF ADVICE-Built in 1765 to shelter the headquarters of Municipal Council. Until the end of the decade of 80 the Municipal City hall worked. In the inferior part of the building the prison worked. Now it is used as headquarters of the Municipal General office of Education. It is placed at the Municipal Square, Center.

The FATHER OF ALL (MARCO DEMARCATÓRIO)-it is at the place since October 03, 1764. Demarcation of lands donated for the patrimony and income of Council, according to Royal Letter of March 03, 1755. Located in the root of the slope that ties Porto (City Lowers) to the Municipal Square (High City).

RIO CRICARÉ OR RIVER are MATEUS-it is Born in the Mountain of the Sapphire, in Minas Gerais. Has an extension of 188 kilometers, 104 of them in the Espírito Santo State. The fishing is the only economical activity. Their waters are green and calms. It possesses a beautiful vegetation at dusk in the margin and a beautiful look.

WATERSPOUT-Historical Patrimony of São Mateus, built in 1880. For a long time it supplied drinking water the community mateense, in Porto. Now it assists the residents of the proximities. Located in the Avenida Cricaré, close the Slope of Bezouro.

"Old stuff"

FARINHEIRAS (QUITUNGOS)-they were responsible for the prominence position occupied by the municipal district at national level, in the times of the export of the manioc flour. They were introduced in the periods Colonial and Imperial of Brazil. It still today exists dozens of them dispersed for São Mateus. The ones that more they stand out are the one of the Comunidade Espírito Santo. The access is for ground highway, with entrance in the Km 80 of BR 101.

PORTO OF SÃO MATEUS-THE Historical Ranch Porto of São Mateus reflects São Mateus's importance in the century passed with his/her powerful rural aristocracy that it produced and it exported flour, coffee, wood etc. For him the enslaved blacks arrived. Their descendants form 70% of the population mateense today. The big houses began to appear in 1636 and they reflect the wealth and decadence of a golden time. Remained them appeared in the Cycle of the Flour in 1770. It was tumbled by State Council of Culture in the decade of 70. It is located in the low part of the city. It exists four access roads to the place, three slopes, one of them the one of São Gonçalo, and a road that borders Rio Cricaré.

It is WORTH OF CRICARÉ-Group paisagístico of rare beauty. Distant downtown 500 meters. Frequently happens the flight of herons.




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1.The carnival, already recognized nationally the one of the biggest,  presents shows and music a lot

2.Who go to New Barra, for a narrow highway of earth, to 27 Km of the center of the neighborhood,  will see one of the more beautiful women, local landscapes, besides appreciating, in the full tide in the morning, the exit of the fishing boats for the sea and, in the middle of the afternoon, and the return.

3.You can rent a kayak and to row for the estuary.

4.Go to an unit of the Projeto Tamar, of protection to the turtles, open to the visitation.

5.Best time to visit: December to February.

6.Go to the historical ranch, it is very beautiful

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