According to IPHAN (Institute of National Historical and Artistic Heritage), Caraiva is the oldest village in Brazil. A paradise in the far south of Bahia, surrounded by the Caraiva River, the Atlantic Ocean and a Pataxós Indian Reservation. With streets of soft sand, very green and colorful houses, here time passes slowly, being the perfect place to contemplate every detail of nature. At dusk, the half-light ambience from the houses and shops offers even more charm to the village. Full moon nights are the most special. Accompanying your sunrise at sea is a guarantee of a light and energy show. Then just move to the riverside and enjoy the same spectacle on the Caraiva River. You can still enjoy and dance a forrozinho by the river, have a nice dinner among the gastronomic diversity that the village offers or have good drinks in Beco da Lua. How about?
Restaurants: Boteco Mangaba, Boteco do Pará, Patioba, Manga Rosa, Rosewood and Gourmet Casinha
Tours: Barra Beach, Satú Beach, Espelho Beach, Corumbau, Barra Velha Village and Floating down the Caraíva River
Night: Siri's Nest, Moon Alley, Hedgehog, Pelé and Porto Bar
How to get here?
By plane, the nearest airport is Porto Seguro / BA. From there you can come by taxi, rent a car or take the bus.
Taxi transfer: Tabulated value of R $ 350,00 (freight for up to 4 people). Approximately 2h30 trip.
Car: The traditional way is by Arraial / Trancoso. For those coming from via BR-101 south, take the exit near Monte Pascoal district. Whichever route you take, signposts Espelho/ Caraiva should be followed, especially on the dirt road. Arriving at Caraíva River is necessary to park the car (R $ 20,00 per day) and take a boat to the village (crossing about 3 minutes and costs R $ 5,00 / person).
Porto Car Rental Company: http://www.portomaisturismo.com.br.
Bus: Cross by ferry to Arraial d'Ajuda and take the bus to Caraíva (approximately 3h30 trip). Ferries from Porto to Arraial leave every 20/30 min. Bus schedules - Porto Seguro / Caraiva: 7h00 and 15h00. / Caraíva / Porto Seguro: 6h20 and 16h00 (ticket price: R $ 24,00 / person).