Ubatuba, Brazil

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Thanks to Renana, for this great postcard from Ubatuba.

Wikipedia says:

Ubatuba is a Brazilian city, located on the southeast coast, in the state of São Paulo. The population in 2010 was 78,801, its density was 110.87 hab/km² with an area of 712 km².

The urban area is mainly concentrated in the Atlantic and valley areas. The city frequently receives rain, hence the nickname Uba Chuva (chuva being Portuguese for “rain”). Much of the land to the north is forested and mountainous, forming a part of the Serra do Mar mountains. Serra do Mar State Park covers 83% of the city and has few connector roads through the mountain range. A marine park was created under Projeto TAMAR (Project Tamar) to protect sea turtles. In addition, the Oceanographic Institute of the University of São Paulo runs the Clarimundo de Jesus research base in Ubatuba.

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. It has been a nature preserve since March 22, 1977.

Lately, the city is also known by its biodiversity, specially related to birds. There are more than 565 different birds species already identified (as of April 2012), what has each day attracted more and more birdwatchers.