Pousada Lagoa do Cassange is a 13 cabana pousada sandwiched between the ocean and a lake on the Marau Peninsula, a narrow strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and Camamu Bay, the third largest bay in Brazil. It is about 5 hours south of Salvador overland, and a 45 minute plane ride. The landscape is characterised by pristine beaches, coconut groves, Atlantic forest reserves, mangroves and traditional communities of fishermen and boat builders. It is a beautiful place to relax, gain an insight into traditional coastal life, and escape from the more crowded beaches found further north.
The cabanas are ensuite and each has a small terrace with a hammock. Inside and outside dining is offered and the excellent food is a particular feature of the pousada. The menu largely depends on what the fishermen land each day, and many of the ingredients come from a nearby organic farm.
Various tours can be arranged including a boat trip to explore the islands of Camamu Bay, a jeep tour of the Peninsula and snorkelling.
Open: Pousada Lagoa do Cassange is open all year.
Location: Pousada Lagoa do Cassange is set in 4 hectares of land on the Marau Peninsula in the state of Bahia. It is located between the sea and lagoon. The nearest airport is Ilheus, 120kms away.
Rooms: Accommodation is in 14 self-contained cottages, scattered throughout the gardens and all overlooking the sea, with some closer to the beach than others. Each cottage has a double bed and bunk beds, table, lamps, minibar, CD player and safe. The shower room has solar-heated hot water. All cottages are air conditioned and have verandas with hammocks. Room service is available.
Activities: Relaxing at the hotel or on the beach. The hotel offers kayaks and canoes for guest use and can arrange boat trips to neighbouring islands. Volleyball, racquetball, chess and ping pong are also available. This is a good area for walking and bird watching with varies landscapes of mangroves, fields and forests, and for fishing. Brazilian cookery classes can be arranged for guests who are interested.
Facilities: The restaurant serves a Bahian and continental breakfast, while lunch and dinner feature seafood, chicken, pastas and salads, all enjoyed with views of the sea. The pousada has a bar and provides beach service. There is a TV room, library and a collection of CDs and DVDs. Massage and meditation can be arranged on request. A laundry service is offered.
Dining: Meals are taken at separate tables.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Baby cribs are available.
Health: Bahia is not a malarial area.
Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access in cottages and public areas.