The idyllic beach village of Morro de Sao Paulo sits on the island of Tinharé, a short boat or plane journey away from Salvador da Bahia. It’s a blissfully tranquil spot and perfect for any holiday to Brazil.
The absence of cars on the island creates this tranquil environment and the only vehicles which are allowed on Tinharé are tractors which carry people around the island.
No cars exist on the island primarily because there are no paved roads, sand replacing bitumen, meaning you may not feel the need to wear shoes as you wander about.
Morro de Sao Paulo is still well equipped with hotels, restaurants and shops to cater for all your needs. The beaches here are the real draw for visitors and creatively named First, Second, Third and Fourth beach. Second beach is the place to go at night to watch capoiera on the sands and drink caipirinhas from the beach stalls.
Morro de Sao Paulo combines well with a visit to Salvador or as part of an extended visit to Bahia on a Brazil holiday.