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Leaving a boat from Terceira Praia, in Morro de São Paulo, it is possible to make one of the most sought after tourist routes. With only twenty minutes of navigation, one arrives in the crystalline waters of the natural pools of Garapuá, point of stop for observation of the rich marine life. Navigating a few more minutes, the highlights are the natural pools of Moreré. Floating with snokell, swimming and enjoying the sun are the ones ordered here. This tour also includes a stop on Ilha de Boipeba, on the beaches of Cueira or Tassimirim. With a thirty-minute walk, passing by a farm producing oil palm, cashews and mangabeiras, in addition to beautiful coconut trees, you come to the village of Boipeba. Take the opportunity to visit the unusual Museum of Bones and learn more about the history of the Church of the Divine Holy Spirit. Another option is to continue sailing through Rio do Inferno, passing through one of the largest mangrove reserves in Brazil, to Canavieiras and / or Tapuias to taste raw oysters or gratin. On the way back, getting to know the historic city of Cairu, seat of the archipelago, is an obligatory stop. Walk between the colonial houses to the Convent of St. Anthony, founded in 1654, a masterpiece of the Brazilian Baroque.
Bainema and Moreré
This other special itinerary, which also leaves from the Third Beach, in Morro de São Paulo, is for those who like peace and quiet. Sailing for 50 minutes, we arrive in the beautiful pools of Bainema to observe the marine life, another 5 minutes and we are in the deserted and paradisiacal beach of Bainema. Enjoy the nature and silence of this magical place. Navigating a little more, one arrives at dazzling Moreré. In this fishing village, for every place you look you will see a unique scenery. Moreré is also a stopover point for lunch, enjoy the seafood and the typical cuisine of the region. By boat, follow the tour passing the beaches of Cueira, Tassimirim and Boca da Barra, following the Rio do Inferno, sighting one of the largest reserves of mangroves in Brazil. Stretch up to Tapuias or Canavieiras to try the raw oysters or gratin. Return to enjoy the sunset, approaching the sunset, passing through Cairu, Galeão and Gamboa.
Ponta dos Castelhanos and Cova da Onça
Departing from Terceira Beach, in Morro de São Paulo, we sail for about 1 hour to Ponta dos Castelhanos, one of the most beautiful of Ilha de Boipeba, perfect for those who like calm beaches and without great tourist flow. with a well preserved ecosystem, is ideal for hiking and snorkeling during low tide in the small pools that form between reefs and sandbars. Here, in 1535, the captain's ship commanded by Simão de Alcázoba, who was part of a Spanish navy that had for the purpose of colonization of land, was shipwrecked on the reefs. Thus came the name of the place. The second stop of the tour is in a bunch of sand in the middle of the bar, enjoy tropical fruits, drinks and refreshing juices. In the hospitable village of Cova da Onça, delight yourself with the seafood and know a little more about the many legends that give the place its name.
This is a script that requires little navigation. We will leave Terceira Beach, in Morro de São Paulo, to get around the Island of Saudade and the secular Fortaleza do Morro, passing through the beaches of Porto de Cima, Ponta da Pedra and Alambique. The first stop is at Coroa do Meio, a sandbank located between Gamboa and Ponta do Curral. Here you will feel on a deserted island, enjoy the low tide and experience short. Sailing only 15 minutes, we are in the fishing village of Galeão, rich in culture, Atlantic Forest and vast mangroves, as well as a rich cuisine of its own. Ask for lunch while you wait to visit the shed where the piaçava is stored, raw material for handicrafts and brooms, watch the scavengers that separate the fiber from the bagasse. The shipbuilding wooden shipyards are another attraction, take a stroll in one of the canoes built by the skilled carpenters of the locality. Relax after lunch taking in the scenery and head for a 50-minute walk in the Atlantic Rainforest to Caticanga lagoon, a stopover point for a refreshing swim. End the tour in the viewpoint of the Church of São Francisco Xavier, one of the most beautiful views of every municipality, from there you can see the cliffs in Gamboa and Morro de São Paulo.
Garapuá off road
Leaving the Second Beach Receptive car in Morro de São Paulo, we will face an adventure off road to the paradise of Garapuá. Bromeliads, orchids, evergreens, piaçava and palm trees make up a stunning landscape along the way. More than 1.5km from a shell-shaped bay surrounded by coconut palms form a unique beauty beach, as well as excellent for water sports, with natural pools of crystalline waters with pleasant temperature. Here you can find several ecological tours, among them the canoe ride through the mangrove swamps of Ponta do Panã, being a great natural producer of moped, the bottom of the river is not of mud but of limestone. For those who want a little more excitement, the floating bar with varied drinks is a good option.
Departing by boat from Terceira Praia, in Morro de São Paulo, the first stop will be in Ilha do Caitá, a place of flat marine life, for a free swim. Navigating a little further, we went around the Island of Saudade, Second and First Beaches, Morro Fortress, Ponta da Pedra and Praia do Alambique to the cliffs of Gamboa. Here the demand is the famous clay bath, either for fun or therapeutic properties. Enjoy the beach, after all the name Praia Linda is not for nothing. A good infrastructure of restaurants and tents ensure excellent services. Follow by boat to Cora do Meio and Ponta do Curral, the deserted beaches are worth the experience.
Quinta Praia (Praia do Encanto)
Morro de São Paulo has a little known side, far beyond the hot and fussy Second Beach parties. Leaving a cart or horse on the Fourth Beach, you can cross miles of quiet beaches, practically deserted, until you reach the white sands surrounded by coconut groves and mangroves of Quinta Praia, also known as Encanto Beach.