Linea verde, Salvador da Bahia
The Green Line is one of the few bands left of Atlantic rainforest in Brazil: the development of agriculture, grazing and indiscriminate exploitation of coast have greatly reduced this natural heritage.
The Green Line start to the north of Bahia until the border with the state of Sergipe and along the good BR1 you can meet touristic places, more or less famous, but all very fascinating: from Arembepe, one of the first villages of the hippy Brazil, where many Brazilian and foreign artists live or have a 'artistic' period here, in Porto de S new tourist destination, well known also for protected marine reserves where some protected species of turtles are preserved and where you can visit the center of Ibama, then there are many other small seaside villages, well known especially by Bahianos, where you can find simple tourist facilities and endless beautiful beaches, as Massarandupiò, where the beach is protected by a large dune and a part of the beach is reserved for naturism, and to finish with the last resort in the north of the state of Bahia, Mangue Seco, a place of sand dunes, palm trees and a small village, little surreal, but enchanted, made famous by a soapopera (telenovelas Mangue Seco) and a famous Brazilian film.
Imbassaí is a quiet pretty village, located in Linha Verde's (Green Line) Area of Environmental Protection, 65 km north of Salvador. Sand dunes and the river, which runs parallel to the beach, separate the village from the beach.
The Imbassaí river, also called the Barroso river, creates a diverse environment, shallow and narrow in some places and in others wide and deep. In most places its water is crystal-clear and it's perfect for swimming. It is also worth doing a beautiful and relaxed kayak trip down the river. On the sandbar, where the river meets the ocean, there are a couple of small beach bars where you can enjoy cold drink and delicious fresh.
Imbassaí offers 6 km of deserted beaches fringed with countless coconut palms and sand dunes behind. Whether you walk north of south of Imbassaí, you probably won't meet anybody for miles. A true paradise :)