|Morro de São Paulo ||TOP|||
|People from all over the world are
attracted to the spectacular landscape and international scene of Morro de
São Paulo. The largest town on the island at the historic most northern point on the island of Tinharé, Morro de São Paulo village
is famous for its five beaches facing the open sea, miles and miles of
beautiful deserted beaches with clear turquoise waters, natural swimming
pools, coral reefs, and coconut trees, not to speak of flora and fauna
found inland, such as wild orchids and lush ferns, monkeys and birds.
A true ecological paradise and internationally famed
tourist mecca is the main village on the island of Tinharé (Municipality
of Cairú) Discovered in 1531, Tinharé Island is about 22 kms long
and 15 kms wide (433 km). The direct distance to Salvador is 70 km, which
makes it easily accessible.
Upon arrival locals with wheelbarrows vie for your
business, offering to take your bags to your pousada for R$5 (US$1.65) per
bag. A steep uphill trail takes you from the docks to the main village.Up this
ramp from the harbor pier, through an old gateway, is a winding street,
passing the lighthouse and church going south, with scores of handicraft
shops, small restaurants and bars on both sides. Further down the street
are the beaches where there are a resort and many small inns.
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PLACES TO STAY
is south of Tinharé, a two-hour boat trip from Morro de São Paulo and
three hours from Valença. The island has 20km (12 miles) of very beautiful
semi-deserted, coconut tree-lined beaches, with weak waves and transparent
water pro-tected by coral reefs, which are located near a fishermen’s
The island contains the villages of Velha Boipeba, Moreré and São Sebastião (aka Cova da Onça.) Velha Boipeba hosts the Mother Church of Divino Espírito Santo (from the beginning of the XVII century) and, in São Sebastião, the Church of São Sebastião . Boipeba offers ecological tracks that go through Mata Atlântica.
It has a beach that’s good for surfing—called Cueira—another one that’s fine for snorkeling—known as Ponta de Castelhanos—and a third one that’s excellent for fishing—by the name of Cova da Onça. Access between beaches is by boat, or by foot, the latter only when tides are low. The island has only one small inn, located on Tassimirim Beach (or Praia Primeira, First Beach).
Barra do Carvalho
near Nilo Peçanha - swimming, coconut trees, fishing village,
across from Boipeba Island and Pratigi Beach
PLACES TO STAY
GETTING THERE: Valença motorboat, for about 3
hours, through Inferno’s River. Another option is going through Cairu
road until Torrinhas’ crossing way, and taking a small
motorboat from there, for more than 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Stuck between the steep hillsides and the great mangroves of the Canal of the Serinhaém, cut to the way for the River Santarém, Ituberá is an important city for the region of the low south of the State. In one of the stretches of the River of the Cágados, in the urban area, it is the Waterfall of I castrate Alves.
In 1909, the Village of Santarém was raised to the category of city. In 1943, its name moved for Serinhaém and, in 1944, it passed if to call Ituberá. Its most prosperous period was during the sugar cane boom in colonial times which was fueled by black slave labor.
Píer moorings onthe Canal of Serinhaém has opportunities for some out of the way towns. The First Church of Our Lady of the Conceição, dated from the first half of XIX century is a beautiful monument Constructed in middle of XVIII century, the Church of Saint Andres is also distinguished in the urban landscape and has a panoramic view of the city.
|Cairu is the 3rd major island of the Una
River archipelago, with the islands of Tinharé and Boipeba.
The city is endowed with good tourist infrastructure, with hotels, inns, restaurants and moorings for exits of boats freighted for Valença.
Cairu does not possess good bathing beaches but is an
important historic town where the past is still deeply felt particularly
during religious ceremonies. The coconut and piaçava provide basic
elements to the artesian. Fishing and boat construction are important
|Camamu 3rd largest bay in Brazil ||TOP|||
|Camamu Bay is the third biggest one in
Brazil, after All Saints' Bay and Guanabara Bay, in Rio de Janeiro. Camamu
city is full of Natural wonders, such as Âmbar, Sapo, Flores, Grande e
Pequena islands and Acarai, Santa Isabel and Salto Pinaré waterfalls.
Cajaíba do Sul Village is 7km by boat from the Camamu. It's local economy is based on fishing, painting, joinery and the construction of ships. The beach of the village is very calm and good for swimming.
Visiting the Islands of Camamu Bay
Kiaroa Beach Resort:
www.kiaroa.com.br/ close to
|The Peninsula of Maraú
has beautiful untouched beaches, tropical forest, rivers, waterfalls and
preserved nature. On the peninsula Maraú, at whose end the Ponta DO
Mutá and the village Barra Grande its found at the end of a long not
asphalted road. There's a handful of small fishing villages mostly not on
any maps. A perfectly unspoiled area with breath-taking beaches.
The Camamu Bay, with its many islands, is the third major bay in Brazil and is good for sailing. Barra Grande is the main village of the Peninsula and the starting point to discover this paradise
On the upper city, the belvedere offers a great view of the Maraú's estuary and of the lower city. Maraú was an important city in the 18th century as the Portuguese influenced architecture reminds you. Its nearest beach is 17 km (10½mile) away, at Guaibim.
The tourists began to pay attention to Maraú only a few
years ago but the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who wrote "The
Little Prince". bought a house and lived there for a while.
GETTING THERE: Access to the historic town is by paved road from Salvador, 272 km (169 miles) away, or by small aircraft. Leaving from Valença through BA-001 towards south, drive 63km until Camamu, where you'll have to take a boat to cross Contas river. Then take BR-030 and drive 37km to get to Maraú.
Tremembé waterfall Marau is located in the middle of the peninsula, on the Camamu Bay.
Known as a fishing village with old houses, stone-paved streets and
gentle people who maintain typical traditions from Bahia. Rio Maraú,
which is the part of the Camamu Bay that separates the Peninsula and
the rest of the continent. Rio Maraú. Visitors are very fond of the
beaches of the Peninsula
Marau is located in the middle of the peninsula, on the Camamu Bay. Known as a fishing village with old houses, stone-paved streets and gentle people who maintain typical traditions from Bahia. Rio Maraú, which is the part of the Camamu Bay that separates the Peninsula and the rest of the continent. Rio Maraú. Visitors are very fond of the beaches of the Peninsula
Pousada Ponta do Mutá : pousadapontadomuta.com.br In Barra Grande
• Ilha do Goió - swimming, calm waves,
coconut trees, forest, summer homes
• Ilha do Campinho - swimming, calm waves, coconut trees, forest, summer homes
• Barra Grande - swimming, fronts bay, village, summer homes
• Três Coqueiros - swimming, open sea, big waves, coconut trees, summer homes
• Taipus de Fora - swimming, coral reefs, many small fish
• Cassange - swimming, sailing, weak waves, coconut trees, lagoon nearby
• Saquaíra - swimming, weak waves, coconut trees, rustic village
• Arandi - swimming, weak waves, raft rentals
• Algodões - swimming, weak waves, raft rentals
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