Caraiva

Without electricity, cars, banks, or even decent phone lines, the village of Caraiva is remote and beautiful, a combination that has attracted those looking for a quiet pace of life.  The village is strung along a mango-lined river bank and a long deserted beach kissed by strong waves.  Generators light up the limited amount of shops and restaurants that line the sandy streets; but most importantly, they keep the forro (popular music of northeast Brazil) hopping on Friday night.