May 14, 2013

Morro de Sao Paulo weekend trip

Spend a weekend in Morro de Sao Paulo was what I wanted after a days of hard work in Brazil, so despite the difficult access, a friend of mine and I decided to embark on this adventure.

Un fin de semana en Morro de Sao Paulo

A village located more than 200 kilometers from Salvador de Bahia, in Tinhare island, this would be our gateway to what would become a fun weekend and full of discoveries.  

There are several ways to get to Morro de Sao Paulo: by plane or catamaran from Salvador de Bahia, or by a combination of bus and catamaran.

Un fin de semana en Morro de Sao Paulo

Since the latter option was 4 hours and the plane's schedule did not fit what we wanted, we took the option of the catamaran, which took less than two hours and at first seemed the most interesting. What we didin't have in mind was that the sea was rough that day and what it seemed a pleasant two hours tour became dizzy and I was unable to get up to see the scenery.

Un fin de semana en Morro de Sao Paulo

But definitely worth the trip, and I would repeat it again without hesitation. When we got to Morro de Sao Paulo, we were so good. There were many people waiting to take our bags in a wheelbarrow to our hotel. Funny thing, as a wheelbarrow trhough the beach sand looked pretty complicated, but is had to be considered that any kind of vehicle was forbidden in the island.

Un fin de semana en Morro de Sao Paulo

We get to our lodging, and what we saw on the way it was stunning. Walk on the beach, wild, anything built, only colored low houses and small shops with local products. It was clear we had chosen the perfect place to spend the weekend.

Un fin de semana en Morro de Sao Paulo

We stayed at the Posada Villa das Pedras, a charming little hotel that opened directly onto the second beach, with rustic decor and a terrace full of lights what made  Morro de Sao Paulo's ​​night more spectacular if possible.

Un fin de semana en Morro de Sao Paulo

The idea was to spend a memorable weekend trip, and it was. On Saturday, we dedicate to walk around the beaches, that are named with numbers, from the first to the fourth.

Un fin de semana en Morro de Sao Paulo

The last beach was the longest, with rainforest as a veil, white sand and almost transparent hundreds of crabs hiding by our steps.

Un fin de semana en Morro de Sao Paulo

The food was spectacular. Tried the typical local fish, cooked with care, grilled and baked, as we tasted my dear abacaxi juice and delicious caipirinhas. Could we ask for more?

After a relaxing morning, we decided to benefit the evening to the fullest. We took a walk to the village, where we visited every store. Typical Brazilian bikinis, tiny and full of color, local products, crafts... Everything was amazing!

Un fin de semana en Morro de Sao Paulo

After buying some things and chat with the lovely people of Morro de Sao Paulo, we prepared for an amazing night at Pulsar outdoor three floors disco with sea views. The night in Morro de Sao Paulo is full of activity, both midweek with beach parties, such as weekends at this famous club.

Un fin de semana en Morro de Sao Paulo

To end this express visit, we could not leave without taking a stroll along the beach. And what was our surprise when we saw in the distance, three horses and a guy who had them. So we decided to take a spectacular ride through Morro inside the countryside to watch the day to day of its inhabitants.

Un fin de semana en Morro de Sao Paulo

It was an unforgettable weekend in Morro de Sao Paulo and a shame having to come back to reality. Definitely a place not to be missed.