Brazil: simply reminiscing Post 7 of 10
This beach paradise was the 6th stop on my Journey. Morro de Sao Paulo is one of five villages on the Island Tinharé- This island is of located 60 km south of Salvador the Capital of Bahia. It is part of an archipelago of 26 islands, only three of them inhabited. It’s in the district of the city of Cairú, an island of the archipelago Tinharé which is connected with the mainland.
How to get there
From Salvador you can take a flight from the International Airport, which takes no more than 20 minutes. From the Mercado Modelo, next to the Pelourinho Elevator, catamarans take a couple of hours to reach Morro de Sao Paulo. If you are driving, the option is to leave your car in Valença and take the speedboat to the island, which takes around 40 minutes.
Best time to go.
From October through March is when the water is clearer. January and February are a bit busier, and also a little more expensive. April through June is the rainy season.
Upon arrival in Morro de Sao Paulo
Tourist are greeted by locals who offer to help you carry your bags to the top of the steep hill and onto your accommodation ( for a fee of course 😉 there no such thing as free lunch!- If you have not got accommodation they will also help you find something.
We stayed in Che legarto hostel – This hostel is very social in the evenings and very relaxed during the day
A few more fun facts: There are no cars and no there are no banks on the island. I brought all the money I would need with me. however, you can find one or two ATMs
The main activities on the Island are centred around the Beach life and night Life
are the main attraction on the Island! on Morro de Sao Paulo. The main beaches are named in numerical order, Primeira Praia (First Beach), Segunda Praia (Second Beach), Terceira Praia (Third Beach), Quarta Praia (Fourth Beach) and Quinta Praia (Fifth Beach) which makes it nice and simple to remember:) – My fav beach happens to be GAMBOA . ( click link for more info)
We spent all day everyday on the beach – , swimming, socializing , and playing.
Every single day there is a party and like i said you get to know everyone quite quickly so your know where to go:) the main parties I would say are :
- Beach Parties=-The Luaus (Brazilian Beach Party) on Mondays and Thursdays at the Second Beach of Morro de Sao Paulo.
- On Wednesdays, for a more traditional night out you may want to head to the Teatro do Morro de São Paulo, located in the Mangaba district. You have to climb a staircase of 188 steps to get there but it is ell worth it.. The theater starts at 9pm, kicking off with a presentations of capoeira, traditional dances, classic theater, poetic readings and live music. Around midnight the party starts with DJ playing electronic sound and the whole theater turns into a big party that’s ends only when the day breaks.