The town of Itacare was elevated to the status of municipality in 1732. Initially inhabited by Indians tupiniquins, others say Pataxós, São Miguel da Barra do Rio de Contas, since 1931, Itacare, was an important port moonlighting at the time of the reign of the golden times of extraction of precious stones in the Chapada Diamantina. The flow of production through Contas River, which rises in the Plateau and flows in Itacare, made ??the city hideout for pirates who sought riches who passed by. In the early eighteenth century, the Jesuits built the church of St. Michael is not lost in time. Proof of this is to have been declared a historic site.
The port city of Itacare, which provided an important link between the other regions of the county, was losing strength when the first roads were built. The cocoa culture for many years, developed in the city was preserved.
The influence of the fruit was so strong Queo municipality is now also included in the Cacao Coast. Today, Itacare living from fishing and especially tourism.
With an area of 730km², with about 20 000 inhabitants, the city of Itacare maintains the beauty of the Atlantic. Full of streams that flow into the Atlantic Ocean, reliefs ranging from rocks to the hills by the sea, ecological reserves and beaches cupped and are all these attractions provided by nature that make the city of Itacare city of contrasts.
It is possible to find places for partying and sports. Not to mention, of course, the tranquility that makes visitors feel at home. Walking through the neighborhoods of the city of Itacare, you can observe the charm of historic buildings such as the church of St. Michael, built in 1718, and the House of the Jesuits.