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Tours in Morro de São Paulo

Take the tours in Morro de São Paulo, but before you buy your catamaran ticket, which is the most traditional way to get to this paradise, don't forget to jump off the Zipline.

Garapuá beach

If you have already traveled or are planning a visit to  Garapuá near Morro de São Paulo , you've certainly heard about the quiet and peaceful climate of the region. The beach is located on the eastern portion of the island of Tinharé and has a strip of sand that extends for about two kilometers.


The tours in Morro de São Paulo are varied, but a visit to Garapuá is a mandatory stop for anyone visiting the region.


The bucolic atmosphere of the fishing village that lives in the place is reiterated by the difficult access, making the region a true stronghold of simplicity and local culture, which is expressed in the cuisine and crafts produced by the residents.


Tours for all tastes


A visit to Garapuá is one of the most popular options when looking for things to do in Morro de São Paulo, as the beach has an exuberant view.


Want more? Check out some of the options available to visitors and find out what the region has to offer:


Canoe in  Mangroves:  the meeting of river waters with the ocean is responsible for the formation of mangroves at Garapuá in Morro de São Paulo. It is worth knowing the structure and finding out more about the fauna and characteristics of this fascinating ecosystem.


Woods:  one of the characteristics that makes Garapuá even more exuberant is the portion of the Atlantic Forest that is still preserved for a long stretch of the region. If you like hiking and hiking, take the opportunity to enjoy this stretch and see up close the remnants of this vegetation that originally dominated a large part of the country.


Garapuá Lagoon:  to relax in the late afternoon, swimming in Lagoa is the perfect option and one of the best tours in Garapuá. Enjoy the calm and warm waters to recharge your energy. Oh, it's over three kilometers long, and it's also great for walking.


Snorkeling:  in the sea, some agglomerations form the so-called “reef banks”, which, in turn, ensure the formation of small natural pools of crystal clear water. In them, you can see fish swimming and enjoy direct contact with nature. If you like diving, you will surely love the natural beauty that the region has to offer.

Ponta do Curral and Gamboa Clay

Choosing among the tours in Morro de São Paulo is not always an easy task, as there are varied options that cater well to all types of tastes. So, for you who are looking for a quiet walk and in direct contact with nature practically untouched by man, the tip is to visit the graceful Ponta do Curral Beach and the  clay ravine on Gamboa beach .

Located in the northern portion of the island, Ponta do Curral near  Morro de São Paulo is a true cinematographic setting. The strip of area is surrounded by preserved native vegetation. In contrast to the white sands and crystal clear waters, the landscape is undeniably breathtaking.

If you want to plan your travel itinerary and define what to do in Morro de São Paulo, be sure to visit Ponta do Curral  and get to know the charms of this place.

Check out some of the characteristics of the region below and enjoy:

How to get to Ponta do Curral and Barranco de Argilo?

Ponta do Curral is located in the northern region of the archipelago and is very accessible to tourists. The tours depart from the third beach of Morro de São Paulo and allow maximum enjoyment of the region's beauties. The tour is done on a sloop.

You can also reach the clay ravine by walking along the Porto de Cima beach, which gives access to the village of Gamboa, which is very close to Morro de São Paulo.

The location is perfect for those who want to diversify their trip without having to travel a lot and still guarantees incredible clicks for photography lovers who want to record the most unforgettable moments of their trip.


What to do in Ponta do Curral?

deserted beach:  not everyone knows, but Ponta do Curral takes its name as it is the first region to receive a cattle herd in Brazil. Currently, the deserted beach is private and one of the stops of the tours, but it does not have any kind of infrastructure to receive tourists.

Crown of sand:  one of the most important characteristics of the Morro de São Paulo region are the sand banks formed on the beaches, which, consequently, create small portions of calm waters. In Ponta do Curral it is no different. Observing these formations and seeing all the fauna that live there is one of the best options for anyone visiting the island.

Clay Bath: A beach place with crystalline and calm waters, applying clay to the body is already a tradition for everyone on the tour, it tells the stories that the skin becomes smoother and softer. 

City Tour in Morro de São Paulo

In addition to the beautiful beaches that make up the main postcards of Morro de São Paulo, Bahia, the historical and cultural baggage of the region is also not lacking.

Costa do Dendê, where Morro is located, was one of the first places to be inhabited by Portuguese settlers and to receive buildings. Therefore, the City Tour Morro de São Paulo is an unmissable tour for those who love history and want to know the beginnings of Brazilian history up close.

If you want to know the island's historic sites on one of the most famous tours in Morro de São Paulo, the city tour is a must-see. You will be facing some of the oldest buildings in Brazil, restored or in ruins.


However, pay attention to some basic precautions: go with sunscreen, sunglasses and light clothing. Even though the activity is not directly on the beaches, the intense heat also requires protection.


City tour Morro de São Paulo – what does it include?


The City Tour Morro de São Paulo goes through historic and unmissable buildings:


Nossa Senhora da Luz Church: the construction of the Church began in the 17th century and was a milestone in the settlement of the region, since it was around it that the first inhabitants settled. Note the baroque style that the building displays and the sacred sculptures that adorn the entire interior, as well as the tombstones that mark the tombs, where several illustrious residents of Morro de São Paulo's past are buried. The Church is currently listed by the National Artistic Heritage Institute.


Lighthouse: seeing the lighthouse and the incredible view it provides is one of the favorite points of most visitors who take the City Tour Morro de São Paulo. That's because it's from there that you can see the entire region and have the real dimension of all the beauty that makes up the archipelago.


Lookout and zipline:  and who said that the tour only includes beautiful views and historic buildings? Those looking for adrenaline and still not sure what to do in Morro de São Paulo can take the opportunity to spend incredible moments on the longest zipline underwater in all of Latin America. In addition to the view, you even fall directly into the ocean.

The strong:  The Tapirandu Fortress of Morro de São Paulo is from the 17th century and was recently restored.

Here in this fortress was the place where numerous battles and conflicts took place to defend the Baia de Todos os Santos, the construction was made with stones and whale oil along its entire length of 678 meters.


Tip:  The Fort is one of the ideal places to enjoy the sunset in Morro de São Paulo.