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Tinharé Island

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Gamboa do Morro

Gamboa is a village near Morro de São Paulo is located in the northern part of the island has calm beach and a beautiful view of the sunset from Tinharé Bay. A heavenly retreat for those seeking peace and tranquility. The beaches of Gamboa are naturally protected and therefore ideal for many types of water sports. The sailing club Morro de São Paulo, owned by the Nature Inn Hotel, is located here.


Garapuá is a small fishing village surrounded by coconut trees and large expanses of mangroves. Garapuá is visited by tours that leave daily from Morro de São Paulo. There is a basic infrastructure and some beach huts on site. During low tide, tide pools among the coral reefs arise. In the small town you find Garapuá River, about 3 km long, the Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi.

Cairu Island

Cairu, the county seat, was founded in the mid 16th century and gained city status in 1610.'s Partially built on an elevation and divided between an upper and lower part (called "Upper Town" and "Lower City", respectively ). The Upper Town of Cairo boasts historical buildings of great value, such as the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary (~ 1610) the famous Monastery San Antonio (17th century), and the residence of St. Francis Xavier and St. Ignatius, both built by the Franciscans ( 17th century).

The monastery of St. Anthony is a Portuguese baroque architectural gem, built under the care of the Capuchins, a visit is well worth it, the set of precious mosaics of Portuguese tiles from the 17th and 18th centuries.'s Viewpoints on the top floor offer a beautiful view of the archipelago.

Boipeba Island

The Boipeba Island is located south of Tinharé and boasts beautiful beaches and three small villages-Boipeba Moreré and San Sebastian (or Cova da Oz). The boats depart from Valencia to Boipeba and Torrinhas on the mainland as well as from Morro de São Paulo. Boipeba is famous for its beautiful beaches. The beach is a tropical dream Cueira. It is practically deserted, has a wide strip of white sand and gentle waves, protected by distant reefs.

The beach Moreré, a small cove, has calm waters and coral reefs forming natural pools at low tide. The beaches of Southern Boipeba are Ponta Castelhanos and San Sebastian, (also known as Cova da Oz).

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