|The Itariri River flows by the village toward
the sea, making a very wide curve, where a huge dune, covered with coconut
trees, is isolated by water, resembling a huge monument.
•This very beautiful beach is located 9 km (5½ miles) from
the Green Line, on a dirt road. It’s straight, with clear and fine sand,
dunes and coconut trees. It has a small fishing village and some summer
There are some bars and beach-side stands selling drink and food
during the summer season. The next beach to
the north—Sítio do Conde—can be reached either by going back to the
paved Green Line highway, or by taking a 16-km (10-mile) long dirt/sand
road running along the beach.
PLACES TO STAY: There are two small resorts located on
Pousada Praia de Subaúma, Telefone:
Pousada Subaúma, Telefone: 71-433-1033
Pousada Rio Mar, Telefone: 71-433-1006
Pousada da Praça, Telefone: 71-433-1012
Pousada Kasebre, Telefone: 71-433-1036
On this beach there are reef barriers forming natural pools for swimming
when the tide is low. It’s straight, with coconut trees, loose white sand,
various sea shells, and strong waves. It has a little village for
fishermen and workers who process coconuts, and subsistence farmers.
Fishing here includes camarão (shrimp), lagosta (lobster), badejo (sea
bass), olho-de-boi (amberjack) vermelho (red snapper), and arraia
(stingray). At Sítio
In this region are tropical wetlands mixed with beaches running some 40 km
(25 miles) along the coastline (where the following three beaches are
located). The region has plenty of coconut trees and mangroves, dunes,
rivers, and lagoons—all part of an ecological refuge. The area is ideal
for jungle camping along its Itapicuru River, that flows through
the region. Boat trips may be taken on the river to view the wetland’s
flora and fauna.
PLACES TO STAY: there are three inns
GETTING THERE: Access to the beach is by paved road that first goes
through the town of Conde (pop. 18,695), located 3 km (almost 2
miles) off the Green Line highway, and going a further 7 km (just over 4
miles) to the sea.
This beautiful beach has similar characteristics to the others in the
Conde region: it’s straight, has clear sand, strong waves, and coconut
trees. There’s a natural port for boats of fishermen living there and in
nearby villages. Boats and motorized canoes may be rented for a short trip
just off the coastline.
• This very beautiful long beach is straight with clear sand and strong
waves, and many coconut trees. There are many rustic houses along the
beach. Access is by a picturesque road and trail by Poças beach, where it
runs north along the coconut tree-lined coastline. From Sirbinha‘s beach
it’s possible to walk further north to the next beach—Barra do Itapicuru—which
is 2 km (just over a mile) away.
This beautiful beach, with clear and fine sand and many sea shells, is
located at the mouth of the Itapicuru River. It has strong waves
and lots of coconut trees. In the river there’s good fishing for bagre
(catfish). Just up river is a tributary—Pirangi River—where at a
place called Cavalo Russo (Black Horse) there are excellent
conditions for swimming in an area surrounded by white sand dunes. If you
walk there, make sure you wear tennis shoes to protect your feet from the
hot sand. The best bet is to rent a boat to get to know this beautiful
GETTING THERE: from the Linha Verde, through Conde via Sítio, a
22-km (14-mile) trip.
• Barra do Itapicuru -
swimming, fishing, sea shells, big waves
• Siribinha - swimming, big waves, coconut trees, rustic
• Poças - swimming, canoeing, big waves, fishing village,
• Sítio - swimming, fishing, coral reefs, sea shells,
• Barra do Itariri - swimming, dunes, coconut trees,
| The beach is 1½ km (almost a mile) away from the
This very beautiful beach is 30 km (18 miles) long and quite deserted,
located at the northeast tip of Bahia, just across from the stateline with
Sergipe. It became very famous after the site was used to film several
chapters in a TV novela (an extended dramatic series) based upon Jorge
Amado’s book “Tieta do Agreste.” The beach has high dunes, coconut farms,
sand banks and man-groves. The dunes are in constant movement and cover
coconut trees, threaten houses, a church and squares in the local village.
The dunes serve as a “sand skiing” area, using coconut tree splints for
summer season, tractors pull small wagons to transport tourists over the
dunes to the beach. It has white loose sand and strong waves. Near the
beach are rental dune buggies for a short ride around the area.
GETTING THERE: The best way to get to Mangue Seco is by the way of
Sergipe. As the Green Line ends, connecting with a state road on the other
side of the border, one continues on for 8 km (5 miles) to Indiaroba.
From there one must turn off toward Pontal on a 12-km (7½-mile) long dirt
road. Once in Pontal, cars are left there, while passengers catch a boat
(from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm) to cross the Real River to Mangue Seco.
The village has an inn and restaurant.
|Heading further North out of the State
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