Corumbau is in the extreme south of Bahia, between Prado and Porto Seguro

Ponta do Corumbau
Ponta do Corumbau

Ponta de Corumbau stands out for its 2 km long pier forming reefs and sands that disappear when the tide rises.

The beach is very beautiful, highlighting the Ponta de Corumbau, a strip of sand that extends into the sea at low tide. A great option for swimming, fishing and walking. It has a beach hut.

Corumbau (or Ponta de Corumbau) is in the extreme south of Bahia, between Prado and Porto Seguro.

Tranquility reigns here all year round, even in high season.

Vila de Corumbau has diverse accommodation, from rustic inns to sophisticated resorts.

Due to the difficult access, the 15 kilometers of white sandy beaches, greenish sea and framed by coconut and almond trees are completely preserved.

At the meeting of the Corumbau River with the sea, a point of sand over the ocean is home to a fishing village. There, rustic restaurants offer freshly caught fish.

Ponta de Corumbau
Ponta de Corumbau

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One of the coolest activities in the region is diving in the Itacolomi reef.

Boats depart from the village beach and take about half an hour to reach the place, full of natural pools inhabited by colorful fish and turtles.

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The beautiful coral formations also draw the attention of those who face the mask and snorkel.

The route can be done by speedboat, schooner or trainera. The departure time of the tours varies with the tide.

Still among the attractions of diving in the coral of Itacolomi is to look at dry land and notice the Monte Pascoal (536 meters high) with the same perspective as the discoverers of Brazil. Pure emotion!

map of Corumbau
map of Corumbau

Include in the itinerary a visit to the indigenous village of Barra Velha, six kilometers away, after crossing the river.

Pataxós Indians welcome visitors, who find a multitude of handicrafts – jewelry, utilities and even bow and arrow.

For fans of kayaking, it is worth going up the Corumbau River at high tide to enjoy the mangroves up close.

Tourism at Ponta de Corumbau


Not all tourists who visit Ponta de Corumbau stay there.

In fact, most of the visitors who come to Corumbau are only doing day trips.

The most common tours to Ponta de Corumbau leave from Caraíva and Cumuruxatiba, the two neighbors of Corumbau.

From Caraíva, the most popular tour among visitors is the buggy ride. The route is only 8 km long and in half an hour tourists arrive at Ponta do Corumbau.

The buggy also stops at the Barra Velha Village, where Pataxós Indians welcome visitors.

The journey from Caraíva to Ponta de Corumbau takes place on a dirt road and, at the end, there is a crossing of the Corumbau River in a small boat. The tour lasts all day and tourists can calmly enjoy Ponta do Corumbau.

It is worth saying that the same itinerary can be done on foot, on your own and at zero cost.

The walk will be beautiful and the gift at the end rewarding. Another way to go from Caraíva to Ponta do Corumbau is with the speedboat and boat tours.

The route is not commonly offered in low season and the ideal, so that the charter of the boat does not cost too much, is to form a group to share the value.

If you are further south, in the region of Cumuruxatiba and Prado, it is worth taking one of the speedboat tours to visit the reefs and Ponta do Corumbau.

With a greater flow of tourists, it will be easier to form a group to dive in the natural pools. After the dive, the tour goes to Ponta do Corumbau.

When to go 

The first detail to be seen on a trip or tour to Ponta de Corumbau is the tide table.

To be able to observe the phenomenon of the long strip of sand that forms in the sea, the ideal is to visit Corumbau on the new and full moons, when the low tide reaches the lowest values and with that the strip of sand becomes even more apparent.

The best time to see the beautiful scenery is near the low tide peak. At high tide, no sign of the sand strip will be visible. Visiting the beach at the wrong tide makes many tourists feel like they are on an ordinary beach.

Having seen the tide issue, it is time to think about the weather.

Ponta de Corumbau Beach can be visited all year round.

The climate in the region is constant and the temperature difference between the hottest and coldest months does not exceed 4°. The summer months – especially February and March – mark the hottest period, with a minimum of 26° and a maximum of 28°. The coldest months of the year are July, August and September, when the minimum reaches 23° and the maximum 24°.

The sun is present throughout the year in Ponta de Corumbau, however the rain is a faithful companion, and the wettest months are March, April, May, October, November and December, with averages ranging from 120 mm to 165 mm. *

The high season in Ponta de Corumbau follows the calendar of vacations and vacations. Between Christmas and Carnival the beach receives more visitors, as well as on long holidays.

Even though the number of tourists increases, you will hardly find Ponta de Corumbau beach full. The strip of sand is very long and the difficult access makes many travelers give up going there. Don’t go there! Ponta de Corumbau deserves every minute of the trip.

How to get to Ponta de Corumbau Beach

Located in Corumbau, in the district of Prado, Ponta de Corumbau is one of the most isolated regions on the South Coast of Bahia.

Ponta de Corumbau occupies only a small piece of the long strip of sand that forms Ponta de Corumbau Beach, which has 15 km of fine sand and calm sea.

Corumbau is located on the Costa do Descobrimento, 224 km from Porto Seguro, 55 km from Cumuruxatiba and less than 10 km from Caraíva (on the way along the sand strip).

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