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“The lost paradise”
Review of Boipeba

Ranked #41 of 977 things to do in State of Bahia
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

The paradise list in bahia,boipeba is the most beautiful beach I have had put my feet on!!!and if u want relax time this is the place!!!I'm completely in love!!

Thank Marcone P
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Nice boat tour, a lot less touristic than Moro de Sao Paulo, small villages, quiet beaches, a bit of surfing :)

Thank Glenndhi
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Low budget option at the end

In case you're deciding right now if you either want to go to boipeba or to morro de São Paulo ask yourself what you want.

Morro: a supposed to be very touristy party island, very clean, European and less locals as well as expensive.

Boipeba: still touristy in the main season but with lots of locals, cheap and good food, beautiful nature and morere, a little village worth checking out.
To get to boipeba is a little adventure but you've got some options:

Salvador <-> boipeba:
Take a catamaran for 100R $ to morro and take another boat or jeep to boipeba which is around 50 to 70 R$

I recommend to take the ferry to bom despacho for 5R $, take a bus from there to valenca for 20 to 25R $ and then take a boat from there for 35 to 45R $. It's also quiet beautiful going from valenca or graciosa to boipeba.

There is a super cheap option to go from boipeba to valenca. The boat leaves everyday except for sundays at 5 am and costs only 10R $ but also takes 3 hours. Could be nice to be on a boat while watching the sunrise.

On boipeba are plenty of great pousadas where the best is supposed to be o céu de boipeba, I don't know about the pousada BUT you HAVE TO GO to the restaurant just to enjoy the view.

In case you want to eat there go there at 4 pm to make a reservation for later. You might be asked to pay half in advance as they only accept a certain amount of guests per night and only serve one main dish per day which is always a great experience. Watching the sunset from the terrace upon a hill overlooking the island while having dinner... is there anything more romantic? It's also not thaaaaat expensive as it sounds. The main dish is around 40R $ per person and cocktails start at 15 for a great Caipirinha.

As I'm a low budget traveller here the options :

You can camp right at the beach when you arrive at boipeba just walk along until you pass a pizzeria on the right hand side beside that to the left is the camping from patua. He charges 15R $ per night in winter and 20R $ during the high season. It's not the cleanest place but it's right at the beach, has a very simple and rustical kitchen, bathrooms and animals ^^

There's another one further down the beach at the rasta bar and restaurant who charges 15R $.

other than that there are two more cleaner camping spots uphill close to the point where the tractor leaves towards morere. It's 15R $ as well but you also get free wifi which is quiet rare on this island and the kitchen is actually able to cook at.

In case you don't have a tent there's a place called family guest house which has dorms for 40R $ without breakfast but therfore it's very clean and comfortable.

For food: I recommend the places along the port where you can find prato feitos for 15R $ that are definitely worth going for. At the main square you find some cheap snacks like tapioca, pastel or crepes. The supermarkets usually close around 10 pm.

There is Nearly live music every night, either at the main square, at the point of the tractors or in some bars or pousadas.

I highly recommend boipeba and also take the walk along the beach (around one and a half hours) to go to morere. There you can stay at camping da selva for 15 tô 20 R $, sometimes he even has tents available that you can use. Just a tent tho, no mattress no anything haha


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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

People usually go to Morro first and then go there. I did the other way and took a week off in this wonderful location. The beaches are waveless and the people are very humble and helpful. There are hikes you can take alone and won’t take more than 1,5miles so you find a deserted beach to do whatever you want on. The silence at night is inspiring and the foreigners occupy at least 30% of the place: very nice place to meet people indeed.

Thank RunnerHostil
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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Boipeba is a piece of paradise just a few hours from Salvador. The Island is still very quiet and even though there are many tourists around it hasn’t lost its essence. The perfect place to go and take a time off from the “real world”. bOipeba is for those into nature, as a lot of walking is needed and there isnt much infra structure on the island

Thank Salomão O
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