When you are on ilha do campinho you must hire snorkelling gear and head over to Barra Grande. You need to be there just before low tide. As there are some very large rock pools about 30 metres off shore. Many tropical fish are trapped in these rock pools which makes it easy to view them as the tide resides.
You can hire fairly good snorkelling equipment in town from Didi. Just ask anyone where to find him.
McDidi's burgur bus serves delicious hamburgurs, fries and cold drinks.
There is plenty of outdoor seating where you can watch the world go by.
Favorite Dish: The McDidi burgur.
It was very big.
Tasty, and full of fresh ingredients.
At Ilha do Campinho i was introduced to a local cocktail called Capeta.
I like them a lot.
I even managed to write down the ingredients
1 shot vodka (2 oz) or cachaca
½ cup sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon guarana powder
1 teaspoon Nesquik
1 cup ice
Wow, a few of them and your anybodies.
Dress Code: Whatever.
On the morning i was to leave Ilha do Campinho and return to Camamu the seas were extremely ugly. Big waves meant that no water taxis were in operation and the ferry was not running on time.
The waves were so bad that all the ferry passengers had to wear life jackets. Waves were crashing over the side of the ferry and the floor was fairly deep. Many people were scared including myself.
But fear not I managed to survive long enough to tap in this VT tip so go for it.
Ilha do Campinho is about 2 hours ferry ride from Camamu port. It is a place where many Brazillians go to relax during their vacations. I hardly saw any tourists :)
The town is very casual (almost hippy) with sand roads and a few restaurants here and there. There was entertainment every night, mostly live folk music played outdoors in an outdoor bar. There were also some big beach parties that went all night, with Brazillian music and dancing. There are many hostels/hotels that are not too ugly or too big.