Garcez Beach is close to Salvador and far from stress

Praia do Garcez in Bahia
Garcez Beach

Garcez Beach has an incredible view, is quiet and little visited by tourists who decide to go to the famous Morro de São Paulo and other places in Dendê Coast.

Garcez Beach, on Ilha d'Ajuda, located in the Municipality of Jaguaripe, is another fantastic beach on the Costa do Dendê, located between the sea and the river, surrounded by Atlantic Forest and coconut trees.

Its sands are white, soft and has a great space for the practice of various sports. Its grandiose sloping coconut trees on Garcez Beach give the beach a robust look.

There are stretches where instead of coconut trees, trees command the landscape and provide shade for visitors. Hiking, quad biking, buggy, motorcycle rides, among others, are common on this beach.

The color of its waters at Garcez beach varies between dark blue, green and gray and as it is calm and with few waves, it is ideal for bathers or for a boat ride.

Video about Praia do Garcez and Jaguaripe BA

In the upper part there is a great lawn for picnics, a parking lot and some beach huts that offer drinks, snacks with typical spices and other dishes, in addition to chairs, plastic tables and wooden benches so that visitors can feel at ease. .

It is very popular during the turn of the year.

map of Costa do Dendê
Dendê Coast

Garcez beach is discreet, beautiful and preserved; limited to the south by the mouth of the Jiquiriçá River and to the north by the outlet of the Jaguaripe River.

This is Garcez beach, with its 18 km of sand and the beginning of the south coast of Bahia.

It is so discreet, it goes unnoticed by the vast majority of Bahians and tourists normally interested in heading to Morro de São Paulo, Biopeba and other destinations on the Costa do Dendê (the first tourist region on the south coast of Bahia from Salvador).

By the way, from Garcez beach it is possible to see the lighthouse that is an icon of Morro de São Paulo in the distance.

Stage for one of the most recent editions of the gigantic outdoor music and art festival called Universo Paralelo, Garcez beach is what can be called a pearl of the Bahian coast still enjoyed by few who are informed about its existence (compared to to the infinity of tourists who "pass by" towards other more famous destinations on the coast).

On this beach halfway between Dendê Coast and Recôncavo Baiano (since it is in the jurisdiction of Jaguaripe) the landscape is unforgettable and relaxation is complete.

Praia dos Garcez on Ilha D'Ajuda in Jaguaripe
Praia dos Garcez on Ilha D'Ajuda in Jaguaripe

How to get to Garcez beach BA

To get there from Salvador, the shortest way is via ferry and BA-001, towards the city of Nazaré, in a total of 60 km.

From there, continue for another 15 km (on the access road to Valença) until you reach a white sign that points to the entrance to Camassandi, Ilha da Ajuda and Garcez beach.

Along the road, there are another 14 km to the seaside and total relaxation.


Leandro Troesch, the popular Leo, 33, lives by receiving visitors at Pousada Paraíso Perdido, where he offers tours by speedboat, 4×4 vehicle and quadricycle along a trail in dense woods, a tour that surprises those who think they will only find a beach.

He also highlighted the incursions into the Landi River and the bars of the Jiquiriçá and Jaguaripe rivers.

He said that the first ride (except on the speedboat) is free, “hiking, to get to know”.

From the second, the 4 x 4 car and the quadricycle cost, respectively, R$ 200, for the whole day. The speedboat tour costs R$ 150, for 1 hour, for groups of up to seven people. Leo is waiting for the visit of a large group of geology students next month and, already looking forward to the next New Year's Eve, announces the third Lost Paradise, which in the last edition brought together around 500 people during two days of celebration.

Electronic music and bands of different styles animate the public during the turn of the year, making it necessary to expand accommodation at the campsite.

Aside from the festive events, the sound that can be heard at Garcez beach comes only from the sea, the birds and the 'whispering' of coconut palm leaves (which, by the way, are plentiful everywhere on the shore). Near the beach, a large tent is a strategic point of support.

Tourism and Travel Guide for Praia do Garcez in Bahia

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