Located between the mouth of Jaguaripe River and Camamu Bay, the Dendê Coast is a true mosaic of beaches, bays, mangroves, rocky walls, sand banks, springs, lagoons, rivers, waterfalls and estuaries. Its 115 km of seashore comprehend Valença, Morro de São Paulo, Boipeba, Igrapiúna, Cairu, Camamu, Taperoá, Nilo Peçanha, Ituberá and Maraú.
The untouched beaches of limpid and warm waters, with different formations of coral reefs and framed by vast coconut groves, are among the best in the country. The fluvial archipelago of Una River shelters a variety of paradisiacal islands – Tinharé, Boipeba, Cairu. The dazzling Camamu Bay opens up in ten unexplored islands with primitive vegetation and coconut trees. The endless mangroves work as a nursery for many kinds of fish, crabs, shrimps and oysters. An extensive counter coast of placid waters is ideal for sailing, diving and fishing.
The impressive waterfalls are the right location for extreme sports. Environmental Protection Areas preserve a rich fauna and flora. The abundance of dendê trees, spice that gives a peculiar flavor to Bahia’s cuisine, gives the final touch to the local scenery. In this paradise of great ecological diversity, nature divides the landscape with a rich historical heritage of Colonial Brazil. The primitive settlements preserve their traditional cultural characteristics. (search: bahia.com)
|Dendê fruit and palm tree. Photos via flickr by Adilson Simoes and Luiz Leite|
It is connected to Salvador and the southern part of the state by ferryboats and the BA-001 highway, the second ecological highway along the Bahian coast, which connects the southern coastline and the extreme southern part of the state.
|Valença. Photo flickr by prddiniz|
|Valença. Photo flickr by coresdaterra|
|Valença. Photo flickr by Alessandra Kocman|
|Morro de São Paulo|
|Morro de São Paulo entrance. Photo flickr by turismobahia|
|Morro de São Paulo. Photo: wikimedia.org|
|Morro de São Paulo. Fruit's drinks on the street. Photo by Patricia Seixas.|
|Morro de São Paulo streets. Photo flickr by semi di metallo|
|Morro de São Paulo by Patricia Seixas|
|I think this picture is awsome! Morro de São Paulo by Patricia Seixas|
|Itacaré. Photo flickr by itacare|