Espírito Santo is one of the states of southeastern Brazil, often referred to by the abbreviation “ES”. With its capital at Vitória and largest city at Vila Velha. Those who are born in the state are known as “capixabas”, although the precise word is “espiritossantenses”. The name means literally “holy spirit” after the Holy Ghost of Christianity. With an extensive coastline (40% of the territory is on the coast), the State has the main ports of the country but the beaches are the best tourist attractions. Vitória, the capital, is on an island, next to Guarapari, well known by its sands. In the extreme north is Itaúnas part of the municipality of Conceição da Barra, whose sand dunes and forró are famous. Still on the coast, the typical gastronomy is another attraction with the moquecas capixabas and many fruits from the ocean and seafood. In the interior of the State are the many natural beauties, as the parks of Pedra Azul and Alto Caparaó, and the Italian and German colonies.
Espirito Santo - January/08
by Mario Nakahara March. 29, 2008 817 views