Boipeba

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.

During our boat trip
During our boat trip to Morere beach
How the low tide looked like outside the place we stayed at
What the low tide looked like outside our place
A map over Boipeba, Morere beach and Bainema too.
A map over Boipeba, Morere beach and Bainema too.

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!

Place we stayed at
Place we stayed at. Pousada Oba on Morere beach
Having a cognac on the house at Oba Pousada
Having a cognac on the house at Oba Pousada

Bainema beach

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.

Bainema beach. Paradise
Bainema beach. Paradise
Encountered a tractor on our walk towards Bainema beach
Encountered a Valtra tractor on our walk towards Bainema beach
Black and white pic with my handprints and a snorkel equipment
Black and white pic with my handprints and a snorkel equipment
A turtle was found dead on the beach
A turtle was found dead on the beach. RiP cutie

Beach football

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.

Guys playing beach football in Brazil, Boipeba, Morere beach
Guys playing beach football in Brazil, Boipeba, Morere beach
Guys playing football as the sun sets
Guys playing football as the sun sets. This is at Velha Boipeba

Amazing sunsets

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!

I worked hard to get this one. Just walked and walked out into the water, not knowing about anything and seeing how the sky got crazier for every second passing by. Ended up getting totally wet, but the photo was definately worth it!
I worked hard to get this one. Just walked and walked out into the water, not knowing about anything and seeing how the sky got crazier for every second passing by. Ended up getting totally wet, but the photo was definately worth it!
One of my favourite pictures during this trip!
One of my favourite pictures during this trip!
Our jumping picture. The sky is so unbelievable
Our jumping picture. The sky is so unbelievable

Velha Boipeba

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.

My way of studying just before leaving Morere beach
My way of studying just before leaving Morere beach
Getting from Morere beach to Velha Boipeba
Getting from Morere beach to Velha Boipeba
Chilling in the hammock. Maybe even sleeping?
Chilling in the hammock. Maybe even sleeping? Who cares, it doesn’t matter in my life anymore

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.

Day before Christmas
Day before Christmas
Christmas with Germans
Christmas with Germans
And Christmas with our fourlegged friends.... The more. the merrier
And Christmas time with our fourlegged friends…. The more. the merrier

Christmas day

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.

Merry Christmas from Germans in Brazil
Merry Christmas from Germans in Brazil
Actually managed to find Santa Clause
Actually managed to find Santa Clause
Day after Christmas was a pretty harsh one, and this is how I decided to spend it
Day after Christmas was a pretty harsh one, and this is how I decided to spend it

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.

Our shadows
Our shadows
Cute little ambulance boat
Cute little ambulance boat

On to Maceio!