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Boipeba Island

Surrounded by the ocean on one side, and the Inferno River on the other, the island is of rare natural beauty, home to a great variety of ecosystems.

Boipeba Island

Surrounded by the ocean on one side, and the Inferno River on the other, the island is of rare natural beauty, home to a great variety of ecosystems.

Boipeba Island is one of the islands of the Tinharé archipelago, in the south of the state of Bahia.
The Tassimirim Beach is surrounded by coconut palms and almond trees. The low tide form small pools between the reefs, ideal for diving in shallow water.
Is an environment rich in flora and fauna with many corals, fish, lobsters, starfish, octopuses and underwater plants.
Cueira Beach is a bay with an extensive coconut farm. The beach has no reefs in front and it is ideal to bathe, swim or do some water sports.
In front of Coeira Beach and Moreré, on low tides between the reefs, the natural pools of Moreré emerge. With a distance of about 500 meters from the beach, the water is so clear that lets you can see the fish with easily.
The beach of Moreré, also is a beach of coral reefs, which emerge at low tide. It stretches from the Aritibe River to the village of Moreré.
The village of Moreré is a small community of about 50 families who live from fishing and tourism.
The beach of Bainema is the most extensive with a coconut farm, clear sand and crystalline water.
Among the coconut palms it has a curios coconut tree with two tops. Is unique by its formation, which divided the trunk into two parts.
The Ponta dos Castelhanos, a deserted beach with coral reef. The site received its name because of the Spanish galleon Madre de Dios, which sank there in 17 century.
The Coroa Grande, a sandbank in front of the Rio dos Patos, also emerges at low tide. Is the time, a small tent offers some drinks.
São Sebastião also known as Cova da Onça, is the second largest village of the island. It's a quiet place where most people live from fishing.
The Rio dos Patos separates the island of Boipeba from the Mainland and is surrounded by a dense mangrove forest. In the mangrove live many birds such as herons, which search for fish, crabs and shrimps.
Velha Boipeba is the largest town of the island, situated at the Rio do Inferno that separates the islands of Tinharé and Boipeba. During the Portuguese colonization, the Bahian coast was occupied by indigenous groups and Velha Boipeba grew from an Indian village, with the arrival of the Jesuits in 1563.
The Igreja do Divino Espírito Santo is the most important historical monument of the island, built by the Jesuits around 1610. Until today, Velha Boipeba retains the typical trait of the villages founded by the Jesuits that consists of the Church located on top of a hill and below this, in the Centre of the village, a rectangular square.
In honor of Boipeba, the artist Bel Borba installed his sculpture Peixe-Taoca, in Plaza de Santo Antonio, in partnership with the Pousada Tassimirim.

Boipeba Island Video

Whale in front of Boipeba Island