The Peninsula de Marau (Marau Peninsula) is in the south of Bahia, close to Salvador, and is an idyllic area of islands, mangroves, palm trees, lakes, deserted beaches as far as the eye can see and stunningly unspoilt scenery.
The main town on the peninsula is the lovely Barra Grande which juts out into the Bay of Camamu and it is here that most visitors stay. However the peninsula also offers a number of other accommodation options and some very luxurious ones at that.
Although the Marau Peninsula is only 110 kilometres south of Salvador and 50 kilometres north of Itacare, the peninsula has stayed unspoiled because of the limited access. There are no significant roads on Marau and the easiest way to get around is in 4 x 4 vehicles or boats which enable the beaches to be preserved.
There are tremendous opportunities for adventure activities such as hiking, snorkelling and canoeing plus a variety of water sports on offer.
A visit to the peninsula makes a great addition to any holiday to Bahia and combines well with a stay in Salvador on a Brazil holiday.