How to get to Boipeba and Morere beach
A 4×4 took us for an hour long ride through very rough terrain and sand. From there we had to take a boat crossing the river between the islands. But since we were going to the east side of Boipeba (Morere beach), the boat took us there instead for a hefty price because we were stupid enough not to ask for the price first. The Captain left us on a minimal little island with all our luggage. Because of the low tide, he couldn’t get closer. We had to carry all our luggage over the water and for at least a kilometer on the beach, not even knowing where we should’ve been heading. This was the beginning of a real workout. I still don’t know what Nadin had in her bag, but it felt like a toolbox of inappropriate dimensions. The walk took us about an hour and a half and everyone we asked for the directions to our Pousada was looking like a question mark.
Being the first guests at the Pousada
No one knew about this place that we were looking for, named Pousada Oba. No wonder. When we finally found the place, the Scottish guy told us we were his first guests. But seeing the low tide, I don’t believe we could’ve been dropped off any closer anyways. Don’t know about the tides but we arrived in the afternoon. Recommended to try and find out how the tide is at different hours before coming. Rooms were very nice and it felt great to be the first one to use the bed for its purposes. Since the guy was Scottish, I naturally asked him if we could celebrate us being the first guests with a beer. He didn’t want to drink one himself, but offered me a Cognac on the house. An offer I would never refuse!
Walked around the surroundings and the owner told us about Bainema beach. This beach was like paradise. No one else there, good weather, some wind and we had the bamster (musicbox) going on for some music. It was easy to walk over to Bainema beach from Morere beach were we stayed.
Wherever we’ve been in Brazil, there’s always guys playing football on the beach. Boipeba and Morere beach wasn’t excluded even though it’s so deserted from tourism and people. The guys had to play during low tid since the field was underwater during the day.
Before sunset, on the second day, I had a great feeling about the sky. I felt how it was gonna be looking really crazy. And I was right. A truly amazing sky could be witnessed this evening. It wasn’t the only evening with a great sunset either. When we stepped off on the island, it was close to the palm tree growing almost sideways. I knew that we had to get back here at some point to get some cool pictures. We did a jumping picture next to the lying palm tree. I’m collecting my sunset pics from Boipeba here. Enjoy. These pics have been some of my most popular ones on Instagram this far!
After being three days by the east coast of Boipeba on Morere beach, it was time to head back towards Velha Boipeba which is the northern part of the island. This is were you can see the island of Morro de Sao Paulo too. The islands are divided by a small river. Technically, it’s possible to even walk over through the water at one point. But due to massive currents that kill several people annually, it’s not recommended trying it out. After all, using a boat to cross over is less than $3. In Velha Boipeba there are some stores, restaurants and over New Years, we heard it was packed with party people going on all night. Sad that we scheduled to leave before this.
Christmas was coming
We had an easy time the first day on Velha Boipeba. Shared some drinks and didn’t really do much. Enjoyed using our Christmas hats.
Our christmas was spent together on the beach just like last year in the Dominican Republic. Drinking many caipirinhas, beer, finding some new human friends and some four legged friends too. When the guys heard that we were European, they started playing some old dance and party music. It was a CD with maybe 12 songs that went on and on throughout the night. We danced on the beach, enjoyed many caipis and beer.
Rest of our stay
These are some pictures of our last few days before leaving back for a night each at Morro de Sao Paulo and then Salvador. After this, we headed towards Maceio! Some more pictures that are worth showing from Boipeba.