Welcome to Morro de São Paulo


Remotely perched at the northern tip of the Ilha de Tinharé, Morro’s appeal stems from its relaxed pace – no cars are allowed on the island – and unique geography: three jungle-topped hills on a point at the meeting of the mangrove-lined Canal de Taperoá and a clear, shallow Atlantic.

During the high season the village booms, dozens of vendors mix fresh-fruit caipirinhas (cocktails) on the sand, and lighthearted dancing and music enliven the beaches every night.


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$171.94 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo (dropoff at Valença)

Private Transfer from Salvador to Valença, where you can take the ferryboat to the island Morro de Sao Paulo.  Transfers are available until 12.00am from all hotels, AirBnB at any address in Salvador, or from the international airport Salvador. We will take you to the ferry-terminal Salvador, via ferryboat to Itaparica, further on by car over Nazeré to Valença  where you can take the ferryboat to the islands Morro de Sao Pauolo or Boipeba. Ivan Bahia Travel Guide is offering you a safe, punctual and comfortable (air-conditionned) transfer. Please do advise all hotel / appartment details (name + phone + address) in Salvador. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Now you can enjoy a perfect vacation continuation in thanks to Ivan Bahia Travel Guide. You may use our Whatsapp Hotline +55 71 984.112.900 anytime if you would need extra info

$15 Kid Friendly

Private Hike Morro - Gamboa with Fonte do Ceu Waterfall

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Ecomorro, Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of BahiaWe will meet in Aureliano Lima Square (main one) of Morro where our guide will be waiting all the group.We will take the road that goes by Fuente Grande and continue through different Morro's neighborhoods getting to the road that leads to the "Fonte do Céu" waterfall. Before leaving Morro's last houses we will be able to appreciate beautiful views of the continent, appreciating the calm waters on that side of the island. Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Fonte do Ceu waterfallOnce out of Morro we will reach part of the APA (area of environmental protection of the Tinharé and Boipeba islands) which houses species native to the place. We will walk up to the Fonte Do Céu where we'll take a revitalizing fresh water bath and we'll spend some time listening to the water and looking at the place's biodiversity.Duration: 50 minutesStop At: Gamboa Beach, Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of BahiaWhen we'll got our strength back we'll continue along the road to Gamboa's northern region, where we'll found some rest bars, inns and houses. Here we will be able to eat or drink something, for those who want to, and then we'll head towards mud beach. This mud is well known for its beneficial properties for the skin. Here we'll have a mud bath and we'll also bathe in the calm sea.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Hike Morro - GamboaAfter that, we will continue on the same beach to a pier known as Madagascar, former Yacht Club. In this road we'll get to know "gamboas" fishing system typical of this area, which gives it the name. After going by Madagascar we'll reach Porto de Cima beach where we will continue until reaching Morro de Sao Paulo entry.Our guide will leave you at the meeting point. Duration: 1 hour

$60 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Around the Island

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Morro de Sao PauloAfter be picked up in your accommodation you will walk until the third beach where the speedboat will be waiting youDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Garapua Beach, Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of BahiaRelax time in Natural Pools with colorfull fishes and drinksDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Morere, Ilha de Boipeba, State of BahiaRelax time in natural poolsDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Velha Boipeba Beach, Ilha de Boipeba, State of BahiaRestaurant and free time at beachDuration: 1 hourStop At: Convento de Santo Antonio, Cairu, State of BahiaYou can visit the Santo Antonio Church.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Cueira Beach, Ilha de Boipeba, State of BahiaGuido restaurant with lobster option. From here you can pay a guide to go with you until Boipeba in a easy hike that cross the town.Duration: 30 minutes

$830.84 Kid Friendly

Morro de Sao Paulo Experience 4d - Beach, Nature & Fun

ItineraryDay 1: Transfer to Morro de Sao Paulo - CatamaranStop At: Salvador-Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International AirportOur program begins in Salvador de Bahía where our driver will pick you up at airport or in your hotel. Then we will go to the maritime terminal to reach Morro de Sao Paulo by Catamaran. Beautiful landscapes make up Bahía de Todos los Santos which we will see around us from the sea.When we get to Morro de Sao Paulo our Tour Leader and a typical local "taxi" (handcarts) will be waiting to take our luggage to our hotel. Here we will be able to feel Morro's distinctive island and bahian atmosphere.After check-in at hotel you can go to lunch at a local restaurant and discover the town or enjoy the cuisine of your hotel and just relax in the Atlantic shore. Ask at hotel for additional services as massages.Free afternoon.Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in 3 or 4 stars Accommodations.Day 2: Getting to Know the Tinharé and Boipeba IslandsStop At: Tinhare, State of BahiaWe will wake up with the sounds of the island: ocean waves, some boats, birds, etc. This day we will have a broad view of the whole island of Tinharé doing a tour called "Around the Island".We will enjoy the most beautiful beaches on the island of Tinharé and Boipeba tasting products like cocadas, lobsters and oysters among others. Our guide will be waiting in your hotel or meeting point at 09:00 am and we will go back to Morro about 17:30 to enjoy a beautiful sunset. That night the passengers will be free to discover for themselves the best of Morro de Sao Paulo night scene.Around the IslandYou will be picked up in your hotel to walk until the third beach.The tour will start here at 09:45 am where our "capitan" will be waiting for you. After check your information we will go on the sea to get the boat that will be our primary mean of transportation through our trip.The first stop will be Garapuá beach that will amaze visitors with its natural pools that are ideal to practice snorkel and colorful fish watching that live in this place (these activities depend on the weather for an optimal visibility). Besides, the beach offers us the typical landscape filled with palm threes where the locals sell the famous “cocada” a typical sweet made of coconut. We will stay here around 50 minutes enjoying one of Tinharé's most beautiful landscapes.We'll encounter a similar sea line on our next stop: Moreré natural pools. This place has stayed away from tourist and urban development that both Morro de Sao Paulo and Boipeba have had. You can only get there via boats or tractors that leave from Boipeba. Its natural pools also offer us 50 minutes of enjoyment and fish watching.Then we'll go to Cueira Beach. Here we'll be able to enjoy the cuisine that local fishermen offer us with lobster as the main attraction.The next destination is Boca da Barra beach in Boipeba we can get there by 2 different ways: by sea using our boat or making a small 20 minutes walking down the island vegetation and through Tassimirim beach. Once we are in Boca da Barra we will eat some typical local dish based on fish and seafood. The gentle breeze of this place will give us some time to digest our lunch.At about 14:30 we will continue our tour sailing on Rio do Inferno, a water passage that divides the Tinharé and Boipeba islands and we'll head towards Cairu, the administrative city of Tinharé archipelago, to visit the Santo Antonio convent, historic heritage from Brazil colonial times.Then on our way to Morro de Sao Paulo we will stop at Canavieira's natural oyster breeder, where you can taste their various dishes besides taking one last bath.The return to the pier of Morro will be around 17:30 with the option to stop at Morro de Sao Paulo fort to delight us with a beautiful sunset.What do I need to bring?- Sunscreen- Swimsuite- Towel- Flip FlopIncluded:- Boat transport- Bilingual guideNot included:- Cocktails (R$ 15-25). Optional- Lunch (R$ 70-150 per 2 person). Optional- Snorkel (optional: R$ 15). You can rent it at beach before departure. Optional- Canavieira's natural oyster dozen (R$ 30-35). Optional- Cairu entrance fees (R$ 6). Optional- Local Guide in Cairu (R $5). OptionalPlease Note:Tour subject to weather conditions. In the case you can take the tour any other day.For people from accommodation located on 4th or 5th beach the pick up will be in the "Receptivo", where these hotels transport arrive/depart behind the 2nd beach.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in 3 or 4 stars Accommodations.Day 3: Hiking to Gamboa and Clay BathStop At: Gamboa Beach, Morro de Sao Paulo, Ilha de Tinhare, State of BahiaThis day you'll have a regenerating adventure hiking to the clay banks located in Gamboa. This hike will be by the sea shore or across the hills between Morro and Gamboa (through the waterfall Fonte do Ceu). Gamboa is a fishing village that offers calm beaches because its facing the continent. On the banks of clay you can give to your body a therapeutic clay bath that will leave your skin incredibly soft. You will return walking through the beach or hills depending on the tie.Hike Morro – Gamboa (through the hills):We will take the road that goes by Fuente Grande and continue through different Morro's neighborhoods getting to the road that leads to the "Fonte do Céu" waterfall. Before leaving Morro's last houses we will be able to appreciate beautiful views of the continent, appreciating the calm waters on that side of the island.Once out of Morro we will reach part of the APA (area of environmental protection of the Tinharé and Boipeba islands) which houses species native to the place. We will walk up to the Fonte Do Céu where we'll take a revitalizing fresh water bath and we'll spend some time listening to the water and looking at the place's biodiversity.When we'll got our strength back we'll continue along the road to Gamboa's northern region, where we'll found some rest bars, inns and houses. Here we will be able to eat or drink something, for those who want to, and then we'll head towards mud beach. This mud is well known for its beneficial properties for the skin. Here we'll have a mud bath and we'll also bathe in the calm sea.After that, we will continue on the same beach to a pier known as Madagascar, former Yacht Club. In this road we'll get to know "gamboas" fishing system typical of this area, which gives it the name. After going by Madagascar we'll reach Porto de Cima beach where we will continue until reaching Morro de Sao Paulo entry.What do I need to bring?- Trekking shoes- Sunscreen- Swimsuite- Towel- Flip Flop (only recommended)- Snack (if you want)Included:- Bilingual guideNot Included:- Cocktails (R$ 15-25). Optional- Lunch (R$ 70-150 per 2 person). OptionalPlease note:Tour subject to weather conditions. In the case you can take the tour any other day.For people from accommodation located on 4th or 5th beach the pick up will be in the "Receptivo", where these hotels transport arrive/depart behind the 2nd beach.We can only walk along the beach road when there's low tide, so the circuit might be done in the opposite direction depending on this.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in 3 or 4 stars Accommodations.Day 4: Transfer to Salvador de Bahia - CatamaranStop At: Morro de Sao PauloAs every beginning has an end, after a delicious breakfast our Tour Leader will be waiting in the lobby of your hotel (or “Receptivo”) to go to the pier where you will take a Catamaran back to Salvador. The departure time is flexible having talked about it at booking of the program (if not you will take the Catamaran of 11:00 hrs). When arriving to Salvador our driver will leave you back at your hotel or at the airport, whichever you choose.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$87 Day Trips & Excursions

Salvador to Morro de Sao Paulo Guided Day Trip

Morro de Sao Paulo, located on the island of Tinhare in the Bay of Camamu, is an enchanting location with fine beaches, crystal-clear waters and naturally forming tide pools.Enjoy a relaxing ferryboat ride from Sao Joaquim, a short bus trip to Valença and a quick speedboat journey before arriving at this natural paradise that attracts thousands of people from all over the world. You'll get the opportunity to visit the splendid beaches that are ideal for swimming and relaxing. Explore trails and go diving while you visit this unique location. You also have full access to all facilities.