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Boipeba Island

Why visit Boipeba Island?

This island is a place to come to get away from it all and relax in an area of wonderful natural beauty. The island is quite isolated and best reached by ferry and speedboat or catamaran. The largest village has fewer than 2000 inhabitants and best of all, there are no cars on the island. You get around by tractor-trailer, mule carts and your own two feet. Wheelbarrows are often used to transport luggage and supplies, it’s blissfully simple here. Reasons to visit Boipeba Island include: 

  • An island rich in biodiversity with precious eco-systems that has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site
  • Spend time on the quiet beaches, lulled by swaying palms, and waters lapping the shore
  • Visit some of the amazing colourful restaurants, bars and pousadas
  • Locals are incredibly friendly and hospitable, spend time getting to know some of them
  • You are a million miles away from the noise and bustle of bust Salvador - it couldn't be more different
  • Explore the mangroves on a canoe trip and discover this amazing eco-system up close
  • Sunsets are magical here, and there are several excellent venues from which to enjoy the views, such as Boca de Barra beach and O Ceu de Poipeba Hotel whoise hilltop location lends itself to spectacular views of the island
  • Boat tours around the island are a great way to get a good idea of the size of Boipeba and perhaps scout out some quiet little beaches
  • It is possible to do day trips out to other islands such as Barra Grande, Tinhare and Morro de Sao Paulo
  • Whale watching trips are offered from July to mid-September giving you the opportunity to see humpback whales

When to go to Boipeba Island

Our simple answer would be now! Go sooner rather than later whilst this little paradise island is still relatively untouched by mass tourism. It’s a year-round destination, that said, it’s warmest between October and March, then it becomes milder. May through to July sees most of the rainfall. The sea temperatures are warm throughout the year, so a dip in the ocean is a must.

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Time: GMT -3 hours

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Most flights go to Sao Paulo but some airlines have direct flights to Rio de Janeiro, and to North-eastern Brazil. British Airways and TAM have direct flights from London and many European carriers also offer flights to Brazil.

Language: Portuguese is the official language. Spanish and English are understood quite widely.


Not required for British nationals.


There are no compulsory vaccinations, except yellow fever if you are coming from an infected area. Malaria prophylactics are recommended in the rainforest.



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