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With few direct transport links, Boipeba's pristine white sand, turquoise waters, and virgin forests have remained something of a Robinson Crusoe's dream. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and Rio do Infeno (Hell's River) on the other, access to the island from Salvador can be time-consuming and requires a little more effort and planning than most places, but upon arrival, it is well
worth it. As yet, no big hotels have found their foothold on the island, and the pousadas here range from the simple to increasingly rustic-chic. Many serve lunch and dinner as well as breakfast. Wi-Fi access is often patchy, so workaholics should come expecting to switch off.
The municipality of Arraial starts just across Rio Buranhém from Porto Seguro. The town is about 4 km (2½ miles) south of the river. It was...
This riverside colonial town dates from the 16th and 17th centuries, when sugarcane was the economy's mainstay. It has been designated a national...