Boipeba Bahia Brasil
As well as its natural beauties, Velha Boipeba (Old boipeba) has an architecture expressing the good taste of its inhabitants in the colour and in the shape of its houses.
All the house fronts are adorned with flowers.
An important exemple of the local architecture is the church of the Divine Saint Spirit, a building of the XVII century, with neoclassic altars and tiles portraying biblic subjects, rests of the Jesuit presence.
Placed on the eastern part of the island it is one the main community of fishermen in Boipeba, with views of great scenic beauty.
The beach is shielded by the coral barrier and with the low tide wonderful natural swimming-pools come out.
You can arrive to Moreré through trips on boat including the visit to the swimming-pools themselves, on foot along the beaches or through a sandy path inside the island.
Also knows as São Sebastião, Cova da Onça lies on the southern part of the island.
Its name comes from a little cave where, according a legend, there would be an underground shelter used by the Jesuits during the assaults of the natives.
Over there the Jesuits would have left a Saint Sebastian's image to protect the place.
The village can be reached in three hours walking alone a lane crossing the wood area called Mata do Serrão and passing through the tiny Monte Alegre village.
At the mouth of the Rio do Inferno, this beach is the starting point for boat trips. In Boca da Barra are most of the lodges and some "barracas" where you can eat local dishes. It 'is an ideal beach for swimming and for fishing.
Tassimirim is characterized by extensive reef where fishermen fish with nets and catch lobsters and octopuses. Great place to relax and read a book in the shade of his "amendoeiras". Take advantage to bathe in its warm and calm waters.
Immediately after Tassimirim, begins Cueira beach characterized by its white sand and bordered by a wide expanse of coconut trees. At the end of the beach you come to the mouth of the river Oritibe and a rocky promontory that separates it from Moreré. It's a good beach for swimming and for surfing.
Moreré beach is protected by the reef and at low tide you can find fantastic natural pools where you can bathe in warm and clear water. A sandbar at low tide allows long walks to reach the coral reef.
Ponta dos Castelhanos is one of the less frequented beaches of Boipeba, nesting site for sea turtles. Protected by the reef that reduces the force of the waves, is suitable for diving but also for a simple refreshing bath. The name comes from a Spanish galleon that sank in the sixteenth century, whose wreck is lying on the seabed.