Morro de Sao Paulo

This peaceful fishing village is situated on the northernmost tip of Tinharé Island (1 hour flight from Salvador).  Lush with ferns, palms, and birds of paradise, this island has lots of good walking and horseback riding tours.  The town is dominated by the lighthouse and the ruins of a colonial fort, built in 1630 as a defense by the Portuguese against other European raiders.  From the lighthouse, a path leads to a ruined lookout with beautiful panoramic views of the 3 big beaches and the lush green vegetation of the island.

Lovely sunsets can be seen from the old fort and dolphins can sometimes be seen jumping through the waves.  From Morro de Sao Paulo, day trips are offered to other beautiful and tranquil neighboring islands.