Get The Best Of Both Worlds At Morro Sao Paulo

Morro Sao Paulo – where striking contrasts are a way of life and make for a great holiday too.

The village of Morro Sao Paulo is between 30 to 90 minutes away from Salvador by boat. There is plenty that contributes to the charm of this quaint holiday spot. To begin with there are no cars allowed in the area. You might however come across a few tractors that are used to reach areas that are remote. The village has no streets; there are only paths and alleys. The best part however, is the blend of sophistication and rustic. All over you will find shops and restaurants that are simple and ones that are boutiques. Morro Sao Paulo attracts everyone from top models, to celebrities and other tourists from all over the world.

The beaches in Morro Sao Paulo are a definite treat. You will find however that they lack specific names; they are just numbered from North to South. You will find beaches in Morro Sao Paulo with sand that is soft and white to ones that have natural pools when the low tide sets in. The beaches get progressively calmer at the Third Beach, while the Fourth Beach experiences high tide like no other. The Fifth Beach is not accessible unless you use a tractor. It requires you to pass through mangroves and streams. The Pontal Beach is the furthermost of the lot, located at the tip of the island and is known for its coconut groves.

The village of Morro Sao Paulo is also packed with history. Most Morro Sao Paulo tours begin at about 4 p.m. so that you can finish by watching the sunset. You can begin at the Grande Fountain and then move on to Praca Aureliano Lima where you can admire a mansion from the 19th century. Next to it is the Igreja Nossa Senhora da Luz. After this you can make your way to the Portuguese Fortress where you can not only watch sunsets but dolphins as well. Finish your tour with a trip to the lighthouse and a flight on the Tirolesa from where you get the most beautiful panoramic views of the beaches below.

What will your journey to Morro Sao Paulo be like?

17 de Nov de 2010