Ubatuba is a Brazilian municipality, located on the southeast coast, in the state of São Paulo. The urban area is mainly concentrated between the Atlantic and a part of the Serra do Mar mountains. The city frequently receives rain, hence the nickname Uba Chuva (chuva being Portuguese for “rain”). A marine park was created under Projeto TAMAR.
Ubatuba is an important tourist city, receiving tourists from many parts of Brazil. Ubatuba features over 100 beaches. Among these are Maranduba, Lázaro, Itamambuca, Vermelha, Grande, Enseada, Perequê, and Saco da Ribeira. Ubatuba also features an island named Anchieta after José de Anchieta.
Ubatuba is considered, by law, as “The Surf Capital of São Paulo State”. The city received this honor because more than ten important surf contests are on its beaches every year, including two world qualifying series, two Super Surf Pro series.