Elected the best island for visitation in Brazil, and the second best in South America, Boipeba or originally in Tupi m'boi pewa, means sea turtle or flat snake. The island is part of the archipelago of Tinharé, staying in Cairú, on the dendê coast, region of the Southern Bahia Lowlands.
Surrounded by the ocean and the estuary of the River of Hell, Ilha de Boipeba is part of an Environmental Protection Area (APA - Tinharé-Boipeba); the island stands out for the unexplored natural beauty and diversity of its ecosystem; for this natural heritage, the region was recognized by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve and world heritage site.
Its people, of quilombola roots, cordial and hospitable, together with the exuberant nature leaves the atmosphere of the place even more welcoming and cozy, perfect environment for the visitor who comes to enjoy this place paradisíaco.
Relax, dive, walk, savor; to appreciate without moderation the nature, in the rhythm dictated by the waves of the sea and the songs of the birds, are the only commands allowed in this natural nook that exalts peace, peace and harmony.
For those who come to meet you, for water, land, or air it is worth to play in this delicious adventure that is to know this beautiful place. With an extensive mangrove area that can be seen along the way, the first stop for an aperitif is in the village of Canavieiras, where visitors can taste fresh oysters and, according to the natives, aphrodisiacs.
Arriving in the town of Boipeba, a fishing village that preserves a lot of native characteristics, the visitor will find plenty of lodging options, as well as several services because it is a more "urban" place on the island.
Once on dry land, now it's time to clear the beaches! The closest to the town of Boipeba is the Boca da Barra beach, the point of arrival; place where the first inhabitants stuck their anchors in 1565, and until today the place is meeting point of residents and visitors; with most of the options of restaurants and tents.
Following a trail, amidst coconut groves and Atlantic forest vegetation, you will arrive at Tassimirim Beach, which at low tide forms small pools, where you can dive in shallow waters.