Morro de Sao Paulo Bahia
Morro de Sao Paulo Bahia is one of our most exciting island getaways in the state of Bahia; just a short boat ride from Salvador. For sure, Morro island is the perfect party town during Carnival. Similar to Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles California, Morro de Sao Paulo has a unique mix of lively nightlife and secluded beach life.
There are no cars and no banks on Tinharé Island. You'll only find ATMs on the island, so cash is king! For sure, this is an odd reality when you consider that Morro is one of the most popular island resort towns in Bahia. Cairu, of which Morro de Sao Paulo is a district, is the only city in Brazil whose limits comprise an archipelago. Occupation of the area dates back to pre-colonization. Local Tupiniquim people called the island Tinharé "land that advances into the sea".
Part of Morro de Sao Paulo’s charm is its mix of upscale, new hotels and restaurants with new and older pousadas and taverns. This car-free and carefree island has just one road and a handful of pristine beaches; it’s a perfect place to get away from it all.
Morro de Sao Paulo is in the north of Tinharé Island, part of the Dendê Coast. This stretch of the Bahia shores, south of Salvador, is named after the palm tree whose fruit is used to make an oil extensively used in the local cuisine. One of 5 villages of the island Tinharé in the municipality of Cairu, Bahia, Morro is a relaxing two-hour boat ride south from the Bahian capital of Salvador makes Morro de Sao Paulo, the main village on the 232-square-mile island.
For the most part, during the summer months of December, January and February here in Brazil, the clubs on the beaches are busy all night, every night. But there's still plenty of year-round peace. If you enjoy tranquil island life with a taste of over the top nightlife than Morro de São Paulo is the perfect place for you.
Our overnight and weekend tour packages to Morro de Sao Paulo are very popular getaways from city life in Salvador.