To get a feel for the town’s thriving fishing industry, wander along the riverfront where the fishers return with the day’s catch. When the locals go to the beach, most head north for Praia Grauçá (7km) or the more isolated Praia Iemanjá (20km). Both have calm water colored brown with river silt. Reachable by boat are Praia Pontal do Sul (across Rio Caravelas) and the island beach Coroa da Barra (30 minutes offshore).