Pousada in Morro de São Paulo
Place to stay
The Hotel Swimming Pool
The Hotel Room
The Hotel Breakfast include
The Hotel Varanda
Visitors are pleasantly surprised by the high quality
food served in our charming restaurant. We serve a hearty breakfast
daily, always with a variety of juices, fresh fruits, homemade cakes
and local delicacies – copious enough to keep guests skipping
a full lunch as they wait for the evening dinner menu. We are open daily,
for lanch and dinner, for our guests as well as for the general public.
Morro de São Paulo Island is Paradise
A Short History of Morro De São Paulo
In 1531 a guy called Martim Afonso de Souza arrived at this place and decided that it would be the Tynharéa Island, but as time went by, people changed the name to TinharéIsland.
The owner of the captaincy where the island is located, a guy called Jorge de Figuereido Corrêa, told Francisco Romero that the place belonged to him, and that he wanted to see that place colonized before someone get to it, wanting to dominate the region.
In that time there were some battles between the local inhabitants and French and Dutch. Oh, the pirates and corsairs also tried to enjoy the beach there, but they were all kicked away. The Tupiniquins and Aymorés Indian, also didn't like the invasions, and they attacked the invaders that lived in the continent, so the islands got quickly full of people.
The tractor serves as means of transportation!
To get to the hotel, you can either take a tractor or the hotel will send a van. The tractor provides for an unforgettable experience. It is the primary means of transportation into town at night.
Lots of great views
"Primeira Praia" (First Beach) - it is the most frequented beach by the people that live in Morro. There the first houses and lodgings were raised at the beach. Some motorboats and sailing anchor, because the Hill protect them from the strong winds, besides being a beautiful beach
Bar, Restaurants and Tables on the Beach.
There are tables on the beach. You can have a drink,
food, read a book, or just relax There are some waves at a reef that
has small bay. It is a perfect right formation that breaks with more
frequency in the winter and it is advisable to use boot, because the
point is very shallow.
"Segunda Praia" (Second Beach) - it is the beach where the things happen. There the nightlife takes place, that begins late, around 1:30, 2:00 and it goes until the morning. In the daytime, it is the beach of the youngs and of the chicks. There people play footvolley, volley, racketball, capoeira, drinks some beer, or a coconut and search a target for night, in other words, it is where the flirting is. Also several lodgings, campings and kiosks exist.
Hotels in Morro de Sao Paulo
"Terceira Praia" (Third Beach) - right after "Saudade" Island. It is where the more alternative peoplego. There it is possible to catch a Tractor-train!?, that takes people to the more distant beaches like the end of the Fourth Beach, Boipeba and Garapuá. When you are walking on that beach, pay attention to those authorized monsters, because they are very fast, and I believe they don't have ABS brakes. There is also plenty people riding on horseback, besides, it was there, that for the first time I saw a guy riding on horseback inside of the sea with the water on the waist and the horse only with the head out. It looked like he was enjoying the beach.
Which beach to stay? and Which hotel to stay in?
Peace i like the Fourth Beach and hotel Pousada Vila Marraro
"Quarta Praia" (Fourth Beach)
- The Fourth beach is the best in Morro. It's the perfect place to get
away from it all. Nothing is seen in the distance but palm trees, sand
and sea. The only problem if you stay there is that it's far away from
the village, so you won't be able to go there on foot. Many pousadas
offer transportation service to and from the village
The last and larger of all. It is more frequented by the riches. It is also the calmest, and ideal for who wants to flee from the crowd to enjoy some peace. There are great natural swimming poolst, with clear water and several little fishes. cheap lodging, as Pousada Morro de São Paulo lodging.
The Fort here
Fortress - The governor Diogo Luiz e Oliveira ordered the construction a fort in 1630 to guarantee the safety of the island from possible battles. The cannal had a great strategic importance, and they took advantage of it
What a beautiful view!
In 1728, the Count of Sabugosa decided to renovate the fort to face the evil French Villegaignon. Now, it is the entrance door of Morro de São Paulo and it still is a beautiful construction.
Lighthouse - it was built in 1855, it is the most cool observatory of the place, and it was already part of the defensive group of the Island for having a wide vision of the roundness. It is a great view. Inside Morro de Sao Paulo: Local Walks
While in Morro de São Paulo, try to climb the
hill to the lighthouse. From there you'll get a beautiful view of the
village and its beaches. And go also to the old portuguese fortress.
Next to it there's an unbelievable natural swimming pool. The paths
to both places start near the Portaló, an old stone arch located
next to Morro's pier.
Town Nightlife Bar and Restaurants
Town - it is at the town, on top of the hill, where the night begins. She is cut out by only 2 main streets, and for that not even a blind one could get lost there. It has several restaurants, bars, lodgings and all kinds of infrastructure necessary for the tourist. Morro's main street had changed, too. Where there once had been a handful of candlelit restaurants serving fried fish, there were now two dozen, huddled together, stacked on top of each other--creperies and pizzerias with high ceilings and flaming-orange walls; Internet cafés selling art and art galleries offering Internet service; boutiques stocked with crocheted bikinis, diaphanous skirts, and T-shirts that commanded no stress, and beneath, in small letters, morro de são paulo.
Hotels in Morro de Sao Paulo
Food and Eating Out
A great restaurant on the island is Praia do Encanto
. It is located 10 minuts from center of town. The service is
great, the food is spectacular, and the prices are very reasonable.
Hotels in Morro de Sao Paulo
How to get to Morro de São Paulo
By boat: Leaving from Salvador, take a fast motorboat (2 hours), or a slow boat (4 hours), at "Mercado Modelo". It costs R$ 50 (USD 25, more or less
By airplane: 20 minutes of flight, leaving the international airport of Salvador landing in "Fazenda Caiera" or in a landing track after the Fourth Beach.and costs R$ 185 (about USD 95).
Car or Bus: go by car to Valencia and, there, take a fast motorboat (30 minutes), or slow boat (1 hour) to Morro
the course of boat from Mercado Modelo to Bom Despacho, bus from Bom Despacho to Valença and boat from Valença to Morro de São Paulo take more time (about 4 hours) but it is cheaper and won't make you too sick than the straight course of fast motorboat or catamaran from the Mercado Modelo to Morro de São Paulo (about 2 hours).
Morro de São Paulo Things to Do
A very interesting daily trip from Morro is going by boat to Boipeba Island. There you'll find a nice natural swimming pool called Morerê, in which you can snorkel, beautiful beaches, such as Tassimirim (considered one of Brazil's 10 best beaches, according to Guia 4 Rodas) and good, reasonably-priced restaurants at Boca da Barra beach. The return to Morro is done through the mangrove swamps of the Rio do Inferno. Some tours also stop at Cairu, a little village that has one of Brazil's oldest churches.
African Americans in Morro de Sao Paulo
Every year, many African Americans travel to Salvador
to learn about the many African traditions that are still in existence
there. Seldom do they venture outside of the city to explore other parts
of the state of Bahia. There is so much more waiting for them to see
One particular place is the island of Morro de Sao Paulo. It can best be described as paradise. It is a very small island. The island consists of four beaches and each one is generally within walking distance of the other. You can relax on the beach, horseback ride, kayak, and snorkel. It is safe to walk around late at night. There are many restaurants and the prices are fairly reasonable.
There is one interesting thing about Morro de Sao Paulo. Cars are not allowed on the island. You can arrange to have someone put your luggage in a cart and transport it to your hotel. Some hotels, like the ones at the fourth beach, require a tractor to get the hotel. It makes for an interesting ride.
If you are traveling to Salvador, please consider extending your trip so that you can see the beautiful island paradise of Morro de Sao Paulo.
Morro de Sao Paulo Tips
1. There are cell phone signal and several public phones.
1. 2. There are no bank agencies.
3. Many places accept credit card, but you must bring cash.
4. You have to pay a maintenance tax when leaving, so keep about 2 or 3 bucks in cash for that expense.
5. Try a drink called "caipirinha", it is the mixture of "cachaça" with some fruits.
6. If you are short of money, camp at the Second Beach, the camping is near where nightlife happens.
7. If you have diving equipment, bring it; it makes necessary there.
8. Trousers and trainers are a waste of space in your bag, just bring shorts and slippers.
9. There are banks in Valença: Banco do Brazil, Caixa Econômica Federal, BANEB, Bradesco e Excel-Econômico, however there is no day and night agency.
10. There are many foreigners there.
11. One of the best times for going is after the Carnival, when the city is full and the night is great. It is the famous "Ressaca de Morro" (Morro Hangover).
12. "Without any doubt it's one of the most beautiful places to be visited. In spite of the distance, you don't isolated, you can communicate with the world by e-mail in internet stores.
15. "Morro is really very beautiful! The sunset at the Fort is one of the most beautiful
16." There are very pleasant and cheap lodgings, Good place to stay as lodging. The local guides offer good boat trips or walks.
places to stay
Hotel Guest House
Morro de São Paulo Bahia