Blogs from Boipebá, Cairú, Bahia, Brazil, South America


South America » Brazil » Bahia » Cairú » Boipebá December 24th 2008

Boipeba Island is a quiet, tropical island well off the coast of Salvador. It isn't really known to the tourists, who head to the much easier to access Morro Sao Paulo or Itaparika to hit the beaches. Knowing it was a difficult place to reach, we start early on our mission to get to Boipeba Island, getting an 8am taxi to the ferry terminal, just 10 minutes away. It was one of those mornings where we woke up with no idea what to expect and decided that we would just stay calm and expect the unexpected, we had a whole day and surely we could get to Boipeba in a day - even if we had to swim! We get tickets for the 8:30am ferry to Bom Despacho, the main terminal on Itaparica island. It is ... read more
Sunset on Boipeba Island
Tables at Boipeba restaurant
Skimpy bathing costumes

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Cairú » Boipebá April 2nd 2007

After spending my birthday in Salvador, all of a sudden time seemed to have moved far too quickly and we only had a week left in Brazil. Some friends had tipped us off that Boipeba, an island in the Tinharo archipelago, south of the more touristy Morro de Sau Paulo, was a fantastic place to see. We were told of unspoilt beaches, dense Atlantic Rainforest and clear calm waters. Sounded great, we had to check this out! Armed with some fantastic directions (thanks Demo!), we got the ferry to Bom Despacho, the bus to Graciosa and arrived with time to have a slap up lunch at the ferry dock before the 2pm boat. We boarded the cute ferry, made friends with some Swiss people and waited for the ferry to leave. The ferry was broken ... read more
Morere Beach
Palm fringed beach
Another beautiful beach

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