Blogs from Morro de São Paulo, Bahia, Brazil, South America - page 2


South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo March 11th 2010

Hello all, It is my (Lilach) turn to be the family spokesman. Morro De Sao Paulo is located on Tinhare Island, some 20 km or so from the eastern coast of Brazil. But no one pays attention to the name of the island, and everybody refers to the island by the name of this town (though there are 2 other little towns on the island). This is our destination - the location of the happenings which will be described in this entry. When we left Lencois we took a night bus toward Salvador, but got off the bus on the way, in Feira de Santana (~5 hours ride). There, we waited for an hour, to catch another bus to Valenca. Upon arriving to Valenca (again ~5 hours ride) we took a taxi to its port, where ... read more
The yard and pool in Encanto de Morro hostel
The sand streets of Morro de Sao Paulo, Brasil
Swimming in Beach 2 - Morro de Sao Paulo, Brasil

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo December 20th 2009

We took a two hour catamaran ride from Salvador to the island of Tinhare and the small town of Morro de Sao Paulo perched over the Atlantic Ocean. I read that there were no paved roads in MSP. In fact there were only two sand roads in town, one of which lead out to four beaches, appropriately named, First Beach, Second Beach, etc. Before we even left the boat men came aboard trying to grab our bags, offering us a taxi. I thought that odd because there were no roads, so how were there taxis? Turns out, “taxis” were nothing more than wheelbarrows. They push along your luggage and take you to your hotel (on our way off the island we saw the true “taxi” an old woman with few teeth being wheeled inside the wheelbarrow, ... read more
First Beach
Second Beach
Our Room at the Pousada

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo October 20th 2009

I spent a weekend on an island, it was very nice. Morro de Sao Paulo was where all the foreigners used to go and have fun and relax... anyway, that place was packed with foreigners and brazilians not native to Salvador. Totally a tourist town with family owned restaurants and inns. One of the things that bothered me was the sand wasn't clean... I just expected places that tourists go to get their beaches cleaned better. There were some kids picking up trash, but...I especially didnt want to walk too far from the surf barefooted with all the junk on the sands. Anyhow, there were nice beaches, but we didn't have enough time to check then all out. There was a whole beach with the cliff that is made with clay...and you can take it off ... read more

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo February 27th 2009

It would have been nice to have stayed here for a few days but we were running out of time so done it as a day trip instead. The boat trip there and back is not nice, so be warned! Loads of people threw up. I felt a little sea sick on the way, so had a really nice mixed seafood grill on the beach and slept the whole journey back! The island itself was pretty amazing, it had about 3-4 different beaches and they were paradise.... read more
Morro de Sao Paulo
Morro de Sao Paulo
Morro de Sao Paulo

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo February 2nd 2009

Heisann! After spending a great weekend on the island Morro de Sao Paulo, we are finally back at our casa. Morro de Sao Paulo is an island 2,5 h by boat south of Salvador. The island has only dirt roads and is known as a typical tourist island for people from all over south america. We took a catamaran boat out to the island on friday and planned on staying there for two nights. A plan that went through. The boattrip over was pretty hard considering we went out the day before and that we of course forgot to eat before we got on to the boat. When we arrived, and after some food, we luckily were able to get a room wit A/C, so for the first time since my arrival I had really good ... read more
View from balcony
View from balcony

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo February 1st 2009

Today, more pictures of Morro de São Paulo. I went on a little excursion that involved swimming around with tropical fish. I dont have a waterproof camera, but I think a couple of the pictures I took convey how amazing that experience was. Otherwise, this has been a very restful weekend. Morro de São Paulo is an extremely small and safe place, in which most things are with easy walking distance. I didn't have to worry about security, which made a world of difference compared with Salvador. I will sorely miss those clear waters.... read more
More fish...
Even more fish...

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo January 30th 2009

Today, I shall compensate the until now lack of photos. I am in the island of Morro de São Paulo, and (if you get away from the touristy bits) it is really really nice. The beaches are superb, and I have never been in such a warm sea! The sea is so hot it's almost a relief to find a cooler current. I hope not to make too many people jealous. No comments today, pictures speak for themselves.... read more
View from the third beach
Pristine waters
Yours truly

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo December 16th 2008

Best part of Brazil...and all thanks to a friend's advice - good call! Vistited Winter 2006.... read more
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South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo September 24th 2008

Zum Ende unserer Reise testen wir nocheinmal so richtig unser in den letzten Monaten antrainiertes Sitzfleisch und machen uns auf zu einem 30 Stunden (!) Trip von Pipa nach Morro de São Paulo: zunaechst geht es mit dem Minibus (vollgepackt mit unserem Gepaeck, Surfbretter, Fernsehern und allem, was ein Brasilianer sonst noch so braucht) zum eigentlichen Bus nach Salvador, der gleich mal eine Stunde Verspaetung hat, was bei einer 20 Stunden Fahrt und suedamerikanischer Mentalitaet aber nicht sonderlich viel ausmacht. Von Salvador aus muessen wir am naechsten Morgen einen weiteren Bus nehmen, der bereits vom Lonley Planet als Tuckerbus angekuendigt wurde, dass er aber 4 Stunde fuer eine (auf der Karte) winzige Strecke braucht, haetten wir uns auch nicht traeumen lassen... zu guter Letzt nehmen wir noch ein Speedboot, das uns endlich zu unserem Ziel bringt: ... read more
einfach nur bezaubernd!
Coole Nuss!
Bei der Hitze ist ein gelegentliches Bad sehr willkommen...

South America » Brazil » Bahia » Morro de São Paulo August 14th 2008

And on the 7th day, God made Morro de Sao PauloIt takes a trecherous 2 hour catamaran ride to get to this tiny little island, but the seasickness which affected most of the boat is well worth it (although Paul was fine to have crabs, chilli AND a prawn empenada and still have a stomach of steel; very brave!!) as you pull into the blissful docks of Morro. Imagine an island consisting of 4 large beaches each with its own unique character; a place with no roads, where wheelbarrows serve as taxis for your luggage; eclectic restaurants, pousadas and bars that spill onto the sand, and a constant hum of jamaican music that encourages the copious intake of caprihinas.....we call it paradise and wish you were here to join us!Island highlights: The hair-raising zip wire starting ... read more
coming into port
our taxi
our taxi driver + paul

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