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Boipeba Brazil
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Boipeba

You can stop looking: if it's paradise you're looking for, we've found it here! This remote island is not the easiest place in the world to get to and is much better preserved than the nearby Morro de Sao Paulo on Tinharé Island. The journey to Boipeba involves a 30 minute ferry trip from Salvador to the island of Itaparica, followed by an hour and a half drive to the town of Valence, and then a further hour-long boat ride that drops you off next to the sandy streets of the village of Boipeba. You then need to walk 20 minutes through the village to a tractor that will take you through the tropical forest to Moreré, 30 minutes away. The paradise setting is definitely worth the effort! As far as accommodation is concerned, we recommend the ocean-facing Pousada Colibri (hummingbird), which consists of 5 chalets tucked away in a tropical garden where hummingbirds nest, hence the name of the establishment. The Swiss owner, Jacques, prepares the best breakfast on the island and is also more than happy to act as your guide to this beautiful location, which he knows like the back of his hand!

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Boipeba

Boipeba , Brazil
Boipeba

Difficult to reach; this island at the ends of the Earth has remained preserved.

© Dorival Moreira Lucin - age fotostock
Boipeba , A pirogue boat , Brazil
A pirogue boat

One of the few means of getting around on this car-free island.

© Dorival Moreira Lucin - age fotostock
Boipeba , Looking for paradise? Stop here! , Brazil
Looking for paradise? Stop here!

Not the easiest place in the world to get to (literally), this island is much better preserved than the nearby tourist hub of Morro de Sao Paulo on Tinharé Island.

© Dorival Moreira Lucin - age fotostock
Boipeba , The island is reached by boat , Brazil
The island is reached by boat

The journey to Boipeba involves a 30 minute ferry ride from Salvador to the island of Itaparica, followed by an hour and a half's drive to the town of Valence, and then a further hour long boat ride to the village.

© Dorival Moreira Lucin - age fotostock
Boipeba , Spectacular sunsets , Brazil
Spectacular sunsets

As far as accommodations are concerned, we recommend the ocean-front Pousada Colibri, which consists of 5 chalets tucked away amid tropical gardens where you may get a peak of a hummingbird or two.

© Teresa Serigo - age fotostock
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