Brazil - Morro de São Paulo - Beach

Morro de São Paulo

We spent a half-day traveling to Morro de São Paulo by taxi and ferry. Morro de São Paulo is a village in the northern tip of the Bahian island of Tinharé. Visitors enter Morro Town through a stone arch, accompanied by porters carrying their luggage in wheelbarrows. The setting is gorgeous, with a lighthouse and the ruins of a 17th-century colonial fort perched above coconut palms and white-sand beaches. The town has gone “all in” on tourism though. The beaches are lined with resorts, and beautiful women in thong bikinis hand out foam party invitations to beachgoers.