An idyllic strip of perfect palm fringed beaches and crystal clear water, Peninsula Maraú is a classic, postcard perfect, tropical beach location.

Located on Bahia’s south coast, this long spit of land shelters calm lagoons, mangroves and rainforest making it a stunning place for both sun-worshipers seeking relaxation and those with a taste for adventure.

Limited access – there are no significant roads on the peninsula – means that the beaches have been preserved as long swathes of unspoilt sands. Travel by boat to explore Camamu Bay’s hidden strands, take a jeep tour to Bela Vista Hill for a panoramic view and swim in the Taipus de Fora natural pools, formed by a live coral reef.

What to do

  • Pure beach relaxation
  • Exploring the natural swimming pools
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Snorkelling
  • Canoeing
  • Waterfall excursion
  • Jeep tours