Ubatuba is linked with the Rodovia Longitudinal or the BR-101 and is also located east of São Paulo and east/north/east of Santos and west of Rio de Janeiro. The city lies within the Tropic of Capricorn.
The urban area is mainly concentrated in the Atlantic and valley areas. Much of the land to the north is forested and mountainous, forming a part of the Serra do Mar mountains. The Serra do Mar State Park covers 83% of the city and rarely has connecting 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 operates the Clarimundo de Jesus research base in Ubatuba.
Ubatuba is an important touristic city, receiving tourists from many parts of Brazil. Ubatuba features over 70 beaches. Some of these are Maranduba, Lázaro, Itamambuca, Vermelha, Grande, Enseada, Perequê, Saco da Ribeira and many more. Ubatuba also features an island named Anchieta after José de Anchieta, a preserved area since March 22nd, 1977.
The Tupinamba responded to this outrage with the Tamoio Confederation, a powerful military alliance that could destroy Saint Vincent, with the help of the French who had founded a Protestant refugee colony, France Antarctique in Guanabara Bay before the foundation of Rio de Janeiro. The Portuguese setw two Jesuit priests, Fathers Anchieta and Nobrega, to Ubatuba (a tribe named Yperoig), to make peace with the Tupinamba Indians. Anchieta was kept as a hostage and Nobrega got back to Saint Vincent along with the Chief Cunhambebe to make arrangements for the final Treaty. The Portuguese won, destroying France Antarctique and keeping the land.
The revival of a statuesque church: a mix of Carrara marble and Ubatuba granite reinvents the Bakers Memorial United Methodist Church, developing a fresh appearance to an aged building.(Renovation & Restoration)
Sep 01, 2003; A few miles outside of Chicago, a white church stands large and monumental in the heart of St. Charles, IL. Located on a grassy...