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How to get to Fortim and Pontal de Maceió in Ceará

How to get to Fortim and Pontal de Maceió in Ceará

Maceió is the capital city of Alagoas and you could be forgiven for thinking that Pontal de Maceió would be in the same state at least. It isn’t! It’s a tiny unspoilt fishing village just past Fortim in the southeast of Ceará state! Getting here is simple so long as you are not trying to […]

19 de May de 2015 | By | Reply More
How to get to the Rota Ecológica of Alagoas, Porto de Pedras and Sao Miguel dos Milagres

How to get to the Rota Ecológica of Alagoas, Porto de Pedras and Sao Miguel dos Milagres

The 24 km stretch of Rota Ecológica of Alagoas which runs between Porto de Pedras and Barra de Camaragibe is a stretch of pristine coastline almost equidistant between Maceió, state capital of Alagoas, and Recife state capital of Pernambuco .There are two municipalities here – Porto de Pedras in the north which takes in Praia […]

15 de May de 2015 | By | Reply More
Last day in paradise in Maraú Peninsula, Brazil

Last day in paradise in Maraú Peninsula, Brazil

Last night we stayed up late talking to Nanana and Cacau the owners of the fabulous  Casa dos Arandis , but I can’t waste my last morning in paradise and am up  and awake at 5am to catch the predawn, dawn and sunrise. During this last 10 days we’ve had many days when it has rained overnight […]

6 de May de 2015 | By | Reply More
10 essential tips for what to pack when travelling Brazil off the beaten track

10 essential tips for what to pack when travelling Brazil off the beaten track

Hidden Pousadas Brazil has just had its 7th birthday and over the years I’ve travelled far and wide and way off the beaten path to find the best places to stay before they get known and are discovered by package-type tourists. In the process I’ve become a dab hand at packing for Brazil in every season/weather […]

29 de April de 2015 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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