As soon as you cross the ferry, the contrast between the bustle of neighboring Santa Cruz Cabrália (which follows the rhythm of Porto Seguro) and the quiet village of Santo André is clear.
The village is an inlet formed by the meeting of the João de Tiba River with the sea, and is accessible only by ferry.
The proximity to the river makes the beaches of the region, which are north of Porto Seguro, the least blue in southern Bahia.
Video about the village of Santo André BA
The fact, however, does not take away the charm of the village of Santo André, which offers as a reward the scenarios framed by coconut trees, native vegetation of Atlantic forest and reefs that form natural pools.
Despite the isolation of the village of Santo André and the lack of gas stations and ATMs, for example, the village offers cozy inns, as well as pleasant restaurants.
It is also a suitable destination for ocean fishing for blue marlin, being considered one of the best places in the world for the activity.
Even though the village of Santo André is small – it has only one main street – it offers good walks in its surroundings.
There are jeep tours of the beaches, dives in the corals of Araripe and Coroa Alta and hikes that lead to hidden indigenous villages.
Araripe and Coroa Alta
Boat trips lead to the corals of Araripe and Coroa Alta.
Departing from the port of Santa Cruz Cabrália aboard a schooner, you sail along the João de Tiba River bordering the mangroves to the mouth of the river going out to sea.
During the tour you have a breathtaking view of the beaches of the charming village of Santo André.
After 45 minutes of navigation we arrive at the Coroa Alta Marine Park, which is formed by reefs and coral residues. At low tide natural pools are formed with various species of fish and crustaceans.
The place is excellent for diving.
Tourism and Travel Guide to Bahia, Salvador and the Northeast