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Boat trip around Camamu bay & BiriBiri Caipirinhas in Maraú, Bahia

Boat trip around Camamu bay & BiriBiri Caipirinhas in Maraú, Bahia

There are sunrises and sunrises but nowhere have I seen one quite as amazing as this one, taken at 5.15am as I wake up in Casa Maralago (one of the houses which make up Fazenda Maison). It’s just one blaze of golden light with palm trees silhouetted against the sea. I’m already in seventh heaven […]

21 de April de 2015 | By | Reply More
Taipu de Fora to Cassange, Maraú

Taipu de Fora to Cassange, Maraú

It’s Day 7 I know that much but I haven’t got a clue which day of the week it is. After a few days in Bahia you kind of forget things like that as you start slowing down and chilling and just forgetting the outside world. I’ve now been in Taipus de Fora 4 days […]

20 de April de 2015 | By | Reply More
Day 5 & 6: From paradise to paradise in Taipu de Fora, Maraú

Day 5 & 6: From paradise to paradise in Taipu de Fora, Maraú

Day 5 I’m up early this Monday morning as the dawn light streams in through my window at Dreamland Bungalows, so it’s off to the beach for a long walk before breakfast.  There are 5000 miles of coastline in Brazil and thousands of sandy beaches, but the beaches of Bahia count among some of my […]

17 de April de 2015 | By | Reply More
Chilling at Dreamland Bungalows, Maraú Peninsula, Bahia

Chilling at Dreamland Bungalows, Maraú Peninsula, Bahia

One of the things I adore about Dreamland Bungalows is that not only is it right on the beach (with a fabulous beach bar) but that there are sea views from practically every suite. Not only that but all suites have verandas with chairs, table and functioning wi-fi so you can keep in touch (if […]

16 de April de 2015 | By | Reply More
Day 3: Itacaré to Taipus de Fora, Maraú

Day 3: Itacaré to Taipus de Fora, Maraú

Not sure if the rain is over as my ground floor view as I awake is of tropical flowers rather than sea and sky but I decide to take a walk along the oral (waterfront) anyway. Itacaré has (fortunately for me) never become a beach resort of the Canoa Quebrada, Jericoacoara, Trancoso sort although the […]

15 de April de 2015 | By | Reply More
Checking out the best places to stay in Itacaré: from Pousada Tãnara to Vila Barracuda

Checking out the best places to stay in Itacaré: from Pousada Tãnara to Vila Barracuda

Well, we were promised rain and rain it certainly did last night and again this morning. Torrential tropical rain like the sort you definitely don’t want to go out in! I don’t mind as I’ve been to Pousada Tãnara before but it’s not good for photo taking and of course it always means that the […]

14 de April de 2015 | By | Reply More
Back to Bahia: Rio de Janeiro to Itacaré

Back to Bahia: Rio de Janeiro to Itacaré

Rio de Janeiro is often referred to as the Cidade Maravilhosa (wonderful city) and no way is this truer than when you are high up in the sky above it. Down below the traffic is appalling at the moment because of the metro building project and sheer weight of traffic; worse in rush hour or […]

13 de April de 2015 | By | Reply More
Which paradise pousada to go to first in Boipeba, Bahia

Which paradise pousada to go to first in Boipeba, Bahia

  Q. “Hello Hidden Pousadas, We are in early stages of planning Boipeba for November as we have read that weather and beaches are lovely that time of year and would appreciate your advice. We will probably arrive in Salvador from U.S. on early morning of Saturday, November 7 and want to get to Boipeba […]

7 de April de 2015 | By | Reply More
Where to stay near Salvador to relax on the beach, drink and dine

Where to stay near Salvador to relax on the beach, drink and dine

Q. “Hi Alison, I´m planning to come to Brazil in December. I arrive in Salvador with my wife and want to stay there for 2 nights. Do you have any ideas for 2 nice Beach pousadas for chrstmas and new year. Just relax, swim drink, dine and sleep ;-)) Thank you for your help and […]

1 de April de 2015 | By | Reply More
How to get from Chapada Diamantina to Boipeba, Bahia, Brazil

How to get from Chapada Diamantina to Boipeba, Bahia, Brazil

By bus/boat Rapido Federal runs 4 buses a day between Seabra and Salvador all of which pass through the Chapada Diamantina towns of  Palmeiras (for Capão) and Lençois. The journey takes around 7 hours from Palmeiras and 6 from Lençois and costs approximately R$68,00. However if you are travelling from Chapada Diamantina to Boipeba you don’t […]

17 de March de 2015 | By | Reply More