Welcome to Tutuala & Jaco Island
Tutuala village is set on a bluff, with sweeping views out to sea from a renovated Portuguese pousada. Nearby, just off the road to Valu, are rock art caves. They're signposted, but it's best to go with a guide. Down the hill, Valu has a picturesque white-sand beach, while a left after the 8km descent will take you to the thatched cabins of community-run Valu Sere. Fall asleep listening to waves lapping and wake to the stunning vision of Jaco Island, just across the turquoise waters. Development (and overnight stays) are prohibited on this sacred isle, but fishers will take you across for US$10 return. Once you arrive, you're officially on a deserted tropical island. The water is crystal clear and there's excellent snorkelling along the coral drop-off.