The beach of Taipu de Fora is considered one of the most beautiful in Brazil

Taipu de Fora na Bahia
Taipu de Fora

The beach of Taipu de Fora is located in the Peninsula of Maraú is in the Dendê Coast, south of Bahia, between Morro de São Paulo and Itacaré.

The beach of Taipu de Fora is considered one of the most beautiful in Brazil because it has a natural pool of one kilometer long with fish of all colors.

In summer, dives are made with flashlights to observe the nocturnal marine fauna. In winter, the rains are more frequent, but the tours take place normally and the periods of new moon and full moon, when the tide is dry, are ideal for diving.

The scenery of Taipu de Fora beach is reminiscent of paradise – clear blue sea, golden sand and a row of coconut trees as far as the eye can see – and can be enjoyed from the sun loungers of the bars.

The best thing about Taipus de Fora, however, is the immense natural pool formed at low tide, one kilometer from the coast. All you need is a mask and a snorkel to be enchanted by colorful fish and coral formations.

The beach is 7 km from the village and access is by jardineira (the point is near the Barra Grande mooring) or on foot, on a walk of about two hours along the coast.

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Natural pools and almost deserted beaches make the Maraú Peninsula (BA) an unmissable getaway.

mapa da Península de Maraú
map of the Maraú Peninsula

Just by referring to the two neighboring natural paradises, you can already imagine the richness of the region’s landscapes and ecosystems.

There are more than 40 km of beaches practically deserted all year round.

Even in the summer, when the inns are full, the beaches seem empty because the tourists disperse along the vast coast covered with coconut trees.

View the map of Costa do Dendê

At low tide dozens of natural pools are formed, crowded with fish, which appear between mazes of reefs.

In fact, it is important to check the tide table daily because the landscapes can change completely with the changes of the moon and the tides.

Barra Grande

Barra Grande is the largest village of the Maraú Peninsula and still preserves the caiçara simplicity, despite housing the main inns, bars and restaurants in the region.

On almost all beaches there are inns with 4×4 vehicles, speedboats, catamarans and good service, which organize tours throughout the region.

One of the best known is by boat through the islands of the peninsula.

Sapinho Island

When you arrive at Sapinho Island for lunch, the best choice is guaiamum, a blue crab caught on the spot.

Ilha dos Sapinhos na Península de Maraú - BA

Another famous trip is to the beautiful Tremembé waterfall, the only one in Brazil that flows into the sea.

The boat comes so close to the fall that it is possible to touch it before disembarking.

The peninsula belongs to the APA (Environmental Protection Area) Maraú, a sustainable use conservation unit of the Atlantic Forest Biosphere Reserve in southern Bahia, which has a series of nature preservation laws.

The town that gives its name to the region is in the south of the Maraú Peninsula, far from the beaches. It was founded in 1705 by Italian friars who settled in the indigenous village of Mayra-hú and preserves the church, colonial houses and the ruins of a 19th century kerosene plant.

Taipu de Fora Tourism and Travel Guide in Bahia

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