It is the most outstanding construction in Morro de Sao Paulo. A friendly arm for those at the sea as well as for those on land, it is a perfect spot to admire a calm night, full of stars.
You can reach the Lighthouse through a trail that begins in front of the Church. There are two belvederes close to it, the northward one is where you can see the port - "Ponta do Curral", and a bit of the Gamboa beach. The other facing south, is where you can see the main post card of Morro: the first three beaches.
It is also the starting point of Brazil’s highest "tiroleza". You must go there to take photos and admire the landscape!
If you want more informations about Morro de Sao Paulo, take a look at www.morrodesaopaulo.esp.br.
Ull need about 20 min from 2nd beach to the fort ..theres also a fortress beach that appears only during low tide and which reveals a strip of sand next to the natural swimming pools that are ideal for snorkeling.
Access, as one might guess, is located at the end of the fortress ruins.
Strolling on the huge and deserted 4th beach, jogging, playing frisco ball or having a dip in the shallow and crystal clear natural swimming pools, or sipping caipirinhas on the load and popular 2nd beach, or just stare at the guys jumping from the top of the hill on the 1st beach..theres loads to do and fill in a whole happy happy summer:)
I have enjoyed snorkelling much more than the diving trips to be honest. Combined with a very short kayak trip to a tiny sand island, a nice guide – Gabriel and wake up at 9 as opposed to 6 for the diving was definitely better choice. Plus we had better visibility, same fish and corral delightful scenery and less strong currents..
We weren’t very lucky for the diving unfortunately. December and January are meant to be the best months however the plankton was growing, we had very strong currents and bit of rain..plus the diving instructors were not paying enough attention..so for our both trips we had 5 meters visibility which was quite distressful when you are used with more like 20 and we had to swim a lot to beat the current while returning back to the boat..the icing on the cake for me especially was the shaky diving boat which combined with a very rough sea made me seriously sea sick..otherwise nice colourful schools of fish, lobsters and corrals but nothing to write home about ..all in all had better ones..
Daily Excursion to Boipeba and Cairu' by boat. You do many activities like snorkelling, visiting Cairu' and you can enjoy a really nice travel on the boat that brings you back to Morro by passing through the river. Really beautiful views !
Another nice option is the ecological walk. You spend the morning walking on the island, discovering a cascade, doing the pink argilla bath and finally resting on a nice small restaurant/bar on the beach.
They have a fun little cable ride down to 2nd beach. It starts at the top of the mountain where the light house sits. Here is a picture of a group of daredevil girls before they take the big plunge.
there is a litle island , sailing 2 hs. from bahia
is MORRO DE SAO PAOLO, is wild & natural
don´t forget it...