Eagle Bay in Jaragua National Park is one of the most beautiful and wild on the island. 400 different bird species can be spotted here, including many pelicans and eagles, explaining where the site gets its name from. Turtles come here every year to lay their eggs. A heavenly site that brings to mind some of the islands of Thailand, or even Halong Bay: clear water, cliffs, rocky islets... this is Eagle Bay, free of man-made constructions as far as the eye can see. Reaching it involves several hours on a 4x4 followed by a ride on a small motorboat. After the return boat trip, there is nothing like enjoying a lunch of local specialities by the water or under a small thatched hut at the Rancho Tipico.
A heavenly site which brings to mind some of the islands of Thailand, or even Halong Bay, with its clear waters, cliffs and rocky islets.© C. Rodrigues
It takes several hours on a 4x4, followed by a ride on a small motor boat to reach it.© C. Rodrigues
Visitors can observe some 400 bird species here, including many pelicans and eagles.© C. Rodrigues
It isn't rare to come across them on this beach, which is free of man-made construction as far as the eye can see.© C. Rodrigues
Returning from the boat ride, there is nothing like enjoying lunch at the edge of the water under a thatched roof, where you can taste the local specialities at the Rancho Tipico.© C. Rodrigues